The Stephenville High School Stingerette Drill Team officers competed against 22 other schools at camp recently in Irving and came home with a slew of awards including the most coveted award given.

The Anita Jefferson Conley Award of Excellence, which honors the most highly evaluated group for the entire camp, was earned by the eight officers for the first time in the teamís history.

The incoming team leaders for the 2007-08 school year are; senior captains, Liesa Arnold, Heather Fritts, Ashley Hansen, Danni Henderson, Atalie Hubbard and Leanna Laughlin. The junior captains are; Adilene Rivas and Shelbie Simpson.

The entire officer line was also selected for the elite Danceline team and will have the opportunity to travel with the prestigious group to Cozumel, New York and Disneyland for performances. This is another first in the teamís history.

The group was awarded the Super Sweepstakes for being on time to every event, winning blue ribbons for every routine learned and for scoring 95 or above on every performance.

The group was recognized as being the most unified group at the camp and earned the officers the Team Unity Award

There were more than 150 girls in attendance at this yearís Christian based Danceline camp that focuses on technique, leadership and assertiveness. Evaluations were judged on performance of newly learned routines, skits, choreography and comprehension.

Director Sherrie Evans and the girls were exhausted upon their return home but the exhaustion didnít out weigh the elation in their hearts for a job well done.