STEPHENVILLE (August 8, 2016) – The Stephenville HS Stingerettes are gearing up for the 2016 football season. Last week they attended their annual summer camp, hosted by Danceline USA, and individual dancers won multiple awards. This week the dancers begin two-a-days.
“I’m looking forward to the new team growing together and putting on a new set of wonderful dances for the community,” Stingerette director Kim Kelsey said.
Spectators can expect to see some new styles during halftime this year. In addition, to kick, chair, pom, Daddy-daughter dance and prop, the Stingerettes will be performing a field jazz routine. Additionally, instead of performing a homecoming production, the team will perform a “patriotic” prop production in honor of Veteran’s Day and the November elections.
This year, there are 50 girls on the team – four managers, five captains and 41 line members. The captains are junior Kassidy Cowles, junior Rebecca Tuggle, senior Kaitlin Garcia, senior Maurie Dodson and head captain senior Cassidy Balder.
“I’m excited that it’s my senior year and [for] all the dances we are going to be doing, especially the ones we learned at camp,” head captain Cassidy Balder said. “The dances we learned at camp are just amazing.”
At camp last week, the Stingerettes learned choreography for football and competition, conditioned, practiced dance skills and worked on team bonding. The awards they earned are as follows:
Star Performance Awards
Jazz- Blake Been and Landry Stroebel
Kick- Paytin Beyer, Kassidy Cowles and Emily Miller
Modern- Summer Greer, Tara Garza and Rebecca Tuggle
Lyrical- Maurie Dodson and Sara Ratliff
KIRRF Character Awards
Kindness- Devra Winslow
Integrity- Adriana Moreno
Respect- Alex Cameron
Responsibility- Victoria Permann
Faith- Kelli Murphy
Showmanship- Bailey Sanderford
Technique- Kassidy Pack
Lovely Leader- Cassidy Balder
Enthusiasn- Myla Childers
Butterfly- Savanah Beavers
Water Break Champ- Sydney Russell
Dedication Diva- Mary Shewmaker and Kaitlin Garcia
Happy Helpers- managers Aliera Evans, Andrea Esparza, Maddie Hall and Stasia Holmes
Team voted AJC Award of Excellence MVP- Riley Cosby
Elite Team- Cassidy Balder, Savanah Beavers, Blake Been, Paytin Beyer, Alex Cameron, Kassidy Cowles, Maurie Dodson, Tara Garza, Summer Greer, Adriana Ibarra, Amanda Jones, Emily Miller, Kelli Murphy, Kassidy Pack, Grace Rogers, Landry Stroebel, Rebecca Tuggle and Chrysann Whitworth