The Rockwall-Heath Highsteppers attended the American Dance/Drill Team Platinum Line Camp from July 23-26 in Richardson. The Highsteppers performed a Home Kick Routine, and two routines – a streamer and a kick – for final evaluation. The team received the Gussie Nell Davis Award – Day 2, Best Overall Precision, Diamond Sweepstakes Award, All American Team of the Day – Day 3, and All American Team of the Week.
Many members also received individual awards. These Include: Outstanding Performer – Shawnee Gillham, Captain; All American Dance Team – Shawnee Gillham – Captain, Audrey Lawrence – 1st Lieutenant; All American – Shawnee Gillham – Captain, Audrey Lawrence – 1st Lieutenant, McKenzie Bryant – Sr. Lieutenant, Kaitlyn Peacock – Lieutenant, Soriah Hassanizadeh – Lieutenant, Brooke Resseguie – Jr. Lieutenant, Taylor Transou – Jr. Lieutenant, Kelsey Dvorak, Anna Deren, Sara Regian, Paige Rogers; All American Honorable Mention – Brittany Dickison, Juntra Chanthavisay, Molly Mosby, Aly Smith, Karina Wooten, Rio Baswell, Audrey Maxson.
This year the Highsteppers will compete in the Super Team Category at competitions because the team is now 55 members strong, increasing from 36 members last year.
Pictured from left to right are: Bottom Row: Soriah Hazzanizadeh – Lieutenant, Brooke Resseguie – Jr. Lieutenant, Audrey Lawrence – 1st Lieutenant, Monica Lyon – Director, Shawnee Gillham – Captain, McKenzie Bryant – Sr. Lieutenant, Kaitlyn Peacock – Lieutenant, Taylor Transou – Jr. Lieutenant. 2nd Row: Kimberly Valera, Kaelyn Hurley, Crystal Vo, Natalie Jecmenek, Juntra Chanthavisay, Kaitlyn Strother, Brittany Dickison, Molly Mosby, Kelsey Dvorak, Kaitlyn Birdsong, Madison Patlan. 3rd Row: Aly Smith, Karina Wooten, Abby Scott, Tristan Withrow, Ashlynn Smith, Victoria Steele, Jessica Blundell, Taylor Frisby, Elizabeth Carranza, Sarah Sealey, Dara Chanthavisay – Manager. 4th Row: KK White, Sarah Chan, Jessica Le, Mikayla Armstrong, McKenzee Yang, Lexi Shields, Crystal Aguirre, Emma Judd, Yeinsleen Uc, Tatum Perdue. 5th Row: Gillian Douglas, Emily McNutt, Jessica Sneed, Kate Dunbar, Jenna Kersh, Audrey Maxson, Sara Regian, Emma Grabenhorst, Brooke Hamlett, Mallory Goucher, Paige Rogers, Sage Buchanan, Anna Deren, Rio Baswell, Megan Bledsoe. Not Pictured: Emma Young, Madison Severn, and Maggie Weatherman – Manager.