The Stephenville High School Stingerettes Director Kimberly Kelsey says this year’s team is smaller, but more talented than ever before and member of the team brought home several awards from the Danceline Production’s camp last week.
“After a week of two-a-days, many of the team’s 44 members were honored during Danceline’s award ceremony on Wednesday,” Kelsey said. “Stings are starting this year a little smaller but more talented than ever before.”
Here’s a look at the awards:
Star Performance Awards
Jazz - Myla Childers
Prop - Landry Stroebel
Hip Hop - Adriana Moreno
Contemporary - Grace Rogers
Kindness - Maddie Hall, Devra Winslow
Respect - Mackenzie Ansley
Responsibility - Layla Lara, Sofia Ramos, Tori Vivian
Showmanship - Sara Ratliff
Technique - Andie Meraz, Mattie Stephens
Butterfly - Chrysann Whitworth
AJC Award of Excellence
An impressive number of Stingerettes were selected for Danceline’s Elite Team and those members are Mackenzie Ansley, Blake Been, Paytin Beyer, Tyra Boudreaux, Chloe Brinkerhoff, Alex Cameron, Myla Childers, Kassidy Cowles, Sammie Dewberry, Tara Garza, Macy Hall, Rylie Marett, Haylee McMurry, Andie Meraz, Adriana Moreno, Kelli Murphy, Maria Nelson, Kailei Pritchard, Sara Ratliff, Grace Rogers, Sydney Russell, Bailey Sanderford, Carly Sanders, Mattie Stephens, Landry Stroebel, Diandra Tejada, Rebecca Tuggle, Mason Warren, Chrysann Whitworth and Devra Winslow.
“Being selected for the Elite Team at camp is similar to being named to an All American team with other dance companies,” Kelsey said. “It’s a great honor and this year we had over three-fourths of the girls on Stings make it, which I believe is the most we’ve had since I’ve been directing at SHS.”
The Stings have been gearing up for football season and prepping for Spring competition.
“We have a jam packed football season with the most amount of new routines we’ve ever planned and the girls are excited to perform them for the community,” Kelsey said. “And while that’s certain to keep the crowds entertained this fall, it’s also all strategic in keeping these young ladies at the top of their game and ready for the Spring competition season.”