The Rockwall-Heath Highstepper Officers competed this past weekend (March 18-19) at the American Dance/Drill Team National/International Competition in Denton, TX. They were named Best of the Best of all the officer teams that competed. They were named Super Team National Champions and National Champions in the Jazz, Open and Contemporary categories. They also received the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence. What a great ending to an incredible year for our Highstepper Officers! The Highsteppers are under the direction of Monica Lyon and assisted by Anna Blair.
Some of the Highstepper officers also competed with their solos and received National Champion Finalist recognition: Shawnee Gillham – 2nd Runner Up, Taylor Transou – 3rd Runner Up, and McKenzie Bryant – 4th Runner Up.
Pictured from left to right are: Brooke Resseguie – Jr. Lieut., Soriah Hassanizadeh – Lieut., Audrey Lawrence – 1st Lieut., Shawnee Gillham – Captain, McKenzie Bryant – Sr. Lieut., Kaitlyn Peacock – Lieut., and Taylor Transou – Jr. Lieut.