Toss to the top

Twirlers advance to state after recent contest

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Photo By: Laura Thomson

The Lindale High School Majorettes competed at the UIL Twirling Solo and Ensemble contest October 22, earning both medals and feedback.

“The contest as a whole is not just a performance but it is also a judging event,” Majorette sponsor Jessica Glasscock said. “The judges give the girls feedback that they can take home and learn how to improve their twirling abilities through it.”

The girls earned sixteen medals, the most brought home from twirling contest in Lindale history. According to Band Director Steven Moore, the line has been working hard all year.

“They have a great attitude and a great teacher,” Moore said. “This is the biggest line we’ve had, and it’s one of the hardest working ones, so I’m really proud.”

State qualifiers include Erin Tomlinson, Whitney Bacon, Brooklyn Lede, Kaley Perez, Haleigh Hopper, Grace Reynolds, Hannah Sanders, Cameron Wildt, Penelope Straus, and Ashlie Thompson. Several of the twirlers are ready for the challenge.

“I’m not sure how I’m going to do at state, but I’m going to work my hardest to do the best I can,” sophomore Cameron Wildt said.

The state contest will be May 29-30 in Austin. Head Majorette Erin Tomlinson is excited for the contest.

“I’m excited about myself, but I’m more excited about everyone getting to go,” Tomlinson said. “This is the first time everyone advanced, so it’s really cool.”