Highlighters make history

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April Lopez, Sports Writer

Chapel Hill Highlighters made history at the ADTS Galveston Island Festival on Saturday, March 7th which was held at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. The 50th Line celebrated the Highlighter legacy of 50 years by winning it all and earning the title of 1st Place Best of the Best Team out of all competing schools.

In addition to Best of the Best Team, the Highlighters won the Get Poms Giving Back Award, the WOW Factor Award Team Pom, Overall 2nd Place Academic Champions, the Judges Award Team Pom, the Judges Award Team Hip Hop, the Judges Award Team Novelty, Best Overall Technique, Best Overall Precision, Best Overall Choreography, Best Overall Presentation, 1st Place Medium Ensemble, Sweepstakes, the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence, and Best in Class Team.

“These young ladies worked so incredibly hard to accomplish their goal,” said Director Katherine Hewitt. “Congratulations to the 50th Line by keeping the tradition of excellence, poise, beauty, and grace alive.”

The team could not have done it without the scores of their officers who include Captain Mackenzie Ibarra and Lieutenants Mimi Ezeigwe and MaKenna Currey. They won the Judges Award Officer Jazz, the Judges Award Officer Novelty, the Judges Award Officer Lyrical, Best Overall Technique, Best Overall Precision, Best Overall Presentation, Sweepstakes, the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence, Best in Class Officers, and 3rd Place Best of the Best Officers out of all competing schools.

Before their Spring Show in April, officer candidates will compete the week of March 23rd for an officer spot.