A small group of Bullard High School Twirlers, as well as Twirl Revolutions, recently competed against tough competition from around East Texas at the Rose Capital Marching Auxiliary Competition, held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Tyler Junior College.
As a team, the BHS Twirlers team received first place for their dance twirl, as well as a choreography award. The team’s members were the recipients of several individual awards.
In the junior division, BHS twirler Ally Wilcox received first place for her performance a dance twirl to “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Julie Horchler, a member of Twirl Revolutions from Whitehouse, received fourth runner-up on her twirl routine to “Wasted Love” in the 15-16 senior division, while BHS twirler Lillian Bloxom received first runner-up for her routine to “Chandelier.”
In the 17-18 senior division, BHS Head Twirler Hannah Reschke took home the fourth runner-up award for her performance to “Yellow Flicker Light,” while BHS twirler Codie Lovelady received second runner-up in the division with her routine to “Ignite.”
Bloxom and Lovelady also competed together in the 17-18 small ensemble division, receiving first place for their duet to “Human.”
Bloxom also competed at the Marching Auxiliary Competition at Taylor High School on Saturday, Feb. 25, where she received first place.
The BHS twirlers and several Whitehouse twirlers also competed at the Marching Auxiliaries National Competition, held Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Details regarding finishes for the contest were not available at the time of press.
“As a twirling instructor, I am so blessed to have students who are talented, passionate, and hard working,” said Jeri Coke, BHS Twirlers sponsor and director of Twirl Revolutions. “These girls are such an asset to the Bullard and Whitehouse twirling lines.”