The Twirlcatz, a first-year organization sponsored by Kristin Robinson, includes four eighth and four seventh grade Mauriceville Middle School students.

The group performs at home football games and school pep rallies. So far, the Twirlcatz perform with recordings of “Animals,” “Happy,” and “Team,” but look forward to performing with the band in the future. We believe, said Robinson, that this is the first group of twirlers that the school has had.”

The students learned to twirl in a voluntary class after school. Tryouts for next year’s team will be held in March with a class to prepare for those auditions beginning in early November for anyone who is interested in trying out in the spring. Students who make the team will go to a camp at MMS to learn performance routines.

Photo: Front row left: Assistant Head Twirler Baylea Perry and Head Twirler Erika Cook Middle row left: Gracie Simmons, Ceideah Walker, Darian  Simmons Back left: Britney Wyatt, Reagan Wolfford, Jourdyn Jaime.