Charelles finish top 6, to perform season-ending Showcase March 20
Mar 05, 2019 02:44PM
● By Catherine Garrett
The Corner Canyon High drill team finished sixth in state at the 5A state championships and 24 of the 30 members were named Academic All-Region for their excellence in the classroom with at least a 3.75 GPA.
By Catherine Garrett | email@example.com
The Corner Canyon High drill team finished sixth in state at the 5A state championships Feb. 2 at Utah Valley University. The Charelles took fourth in jazz, sixth in military and sixth in kick. “They are always stellar,” head coach Jordan Peterson said. “Very few understand the complexities of this sport and their effort, talent and commitment is second to none!”
Senior Abby Theler, who is also the Charelles’ president, was named All-State, while senior captain Jaida Sinclair and captain Halee Lauritzen along with Theler were recognized as All-Region. Twenty-four of the 30 members were named Academic All-Region for their excellence in the classroom with at least a 3.75 GPA. Other awards for Corner Canyon were April Dong, junior captain Berkelee Anderson and Jaida Pratt in Drill Down and Sinclair with the Outstanding Charelle National Scholarship.
Also on the 2018–19 Corner Canyon squad were drill mistress Elle Kilgore, secretary Ellie Spiers, junior captain Alexa Sharp, class captain Kenedee Beckstead, advertising chair Julie Lindley, Jade Akagi, Jayce Bell, Gracie Bodell, Morgan Brown, Kamryn Cotteral, Claire Covey, Demree Frost, Makenna Gilson, Elle Hagen, Morgan Hill, Bella Kilgore, Elle Kilgore, Aspen Miller, Heather Phelps, Abbie Praag, Addi Richards, Lainie Ryser, Savannah Savage, Alexa Sharp, Ellie Spiers, Lilly Taylor and Zoe Woolsey. Peterson was assisted on the coaching staff by Tanesha Bland, Kirsten Davis and Jacie Epperson with choreographers Brooklin Frampton and Chelsea Divine.
The Charelles will perform in their season-ending Showcase March 20 at CCHS at 6 p.m. Auditions for the 2019–20 squad are scheduled for March 25, 26 and 27. “Dancers work 20-plus hours a week in rehearsal, perform and compete at competitions and community events, complete 10 volunteer and service projects each year all while performing outstandingly well academically, mentally, physically and socially,” Peterson said.