“One Dream, One Goal, One Team, One Soul.” That is the theme for the 2011-2012 Morgan High School Troyettes. On March 28th, as “One Team”, the Troyettes won first place at 2012 USA Dance/Drill National Competition held in Anaheim, California!
They competed against several teams from across the country including many 5A schools. They competed in three different categories: dance, military, and character. After a challenging start to their drill season, expectations were not very high to place in any of the dances. The girls surprised everyone, including themselves, by earning first place at Nationals in Open Division Medium Military. The judges loved the Troyette’s military routine and every single judge awarded them first place - the competition just didn’t stand a chance! The girls also placed 6th in Medium Character Dance. Under the direction of Cheri Mathews, these girls accomplished this feat, one that has never been done in the history of the Morgan High School drill team.
After wrapping up the competition on Saturday, the girls were able to spend some much deserved free time in Disneyland. They enjoyed each others company for a few days, and then proudly lugged the four foot tall trophy through the airport. They received an incredible “welcome home” which included a Morgan County fire truck and police escort with many “congratulation” signs from friends and local businesses.
The Troyettes would like to thank the Morgan community for supporting them this year. They are grateful for and recognize the support of the local businesses, the High School administration, and of course their parents, families and friends. They would also like to thank Natalie Christensen for choreographing the championship military routine.
An extra special thank you goes to Cheri Mathews. The Troyettes were blessed when Cheri stepped in amid the chaos and brought these girls together. She kept this team together, overcame hurdles, and ultimately achieved an unprecedented National Championship! Thank you, Cheri.
These amazing and talented girls hope to have your continued support at all of the home varsity games this coming school year. The 2011-2012 Morgan High School Troyette Champions are:
Coach: Cheri Mathews
See more pictures of the Troyettes on page 12.