Bridge City Strutters dance away with awards
Strutter Officers pictured earned Gold Trophy – Three evaluations in the 90+ percentile from Crowd Pleasers Staff. Above: Lt. Kristen Young, 1st Lt. Rachel Hecker, Capt. Chassadi Decker, Lt. Raven Cormier, Lt. Cheska Podnewich.
The Bridge City Strutters attended the American Dance Drill Team Camp at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas, last week. They danced away with Super Sweepstakes, All American Team of the Day/Week, Most Admired Team and Home Routine Award.
“The Strutters exemplify diligence at all functions and yearn for success,” said Cathy Riley, director of the Strutters. “I expect them to meet high standards not only in dance, but also in academics, work ethics and character.”
Eleven Strutters earned All American and they are Chassadi Decker, Rachel Hecker, Kristen Young, Raven Cormier, Cheska Podnewich, Jessica Green, Hannah Carruth, Madelyn LeBlanc, Chelsea Savoy, Grace Gaspard and Sydney Billington. All American Honorable Mention members are Maura Terrell, Kylie Castaneda, Destin Thomas, Autumn Magnuson and Avery Harris.
Junior All-American members are Lyvia Ebarb and Mia Woodruff. Six Strutters earned All American Dance Company, and they are Chassadi Decker, Rachel Hecker, Raven Cormier, Cheska Podnewich, Jessica Green, Sydney Billington, and Chelsea Savoy. All American Dance Company members are selected among the entire camp’s All American members and are considered the elite dancers.
“I am so elated with the Strutters’ awards this year, and I look forward to watching them grow in all areas as a student throughout the school year,” Riley said, “They make me proud to say that I am their director.”
Over 100 dancers tried out for All American High Kick Company and only six dancers were selected – ALL STRUTTERS. They are Cheska Podnewich, Raven Cormier, Maura Terrell, Hannah Carruth, Sydney Billington, and Chelsea Savoy. Miss High Kick is Sydney Billington. JV All American High Kick Company members are Ashlynn Koons, Lyvia Ebarb, and Mia Woodruff. JV Miss High Kick is Lyvia Ebarb. Outstanding Performer is Chassadi Decker.
The 2014-2015 Strutters are Captain Chassadi Decker, 1st Lt. Rachel Hecker, Lt. Kristen Young, Lt. Raven Cormier, Lt. Cheska Podnewich, Hannah Carruth, Jazmine Culbreath, Jessica Green, Madelyn LeBlanc, Madison Roy, Maura Terrell, Sydney BIllington, Kylie Castaneda, Chelsey Chaffin, Raven Cormier, Grace Gaspard, Elissa Horner, Sarah Kidder, Chelsea Savoy, Destin Thomas, Lauren Guidry, Avery Harris, Hattie LeBleu, Autumn Magnuson, Chelse Cisneros, Lyvia Ebarb, Madison Esquivel, Ashlynn Koons and Mia Woodruff. Director is Cathy Riley.