Color Guard takes home the win from states


Rich Condit

Color Guard performs their show “Flora” at South County High School on March 26, 2022.

Logan Stanton, Staff Writer

Winter Color Guard’s “Flora” show won them the AIA North Championship.

Apparently, this team knows how to win. With a win for their first competition at Grassfield High School on March 5, where they took first place with a score of 79.3, they headed to next competition at Powhatan, and they scored 83.95, giving them their second win. At their third competition at South County, they took first place for the third time with a score of 88.21 beating out the competition by six points.

Color Guard ended their season at the AIA North Championship with a score of 92.04.

“I’m super proud of our undefeated season, and I can’t wait to see how far this group goes in the future,” said Josh Makela who is a senior and one of the team’s captains. “Additionally, another one of our captains, Ava Estes, got a $500 dollar scholarship at the championship. Our success comes from individual contribution to create something greater. Each member showed dedication and commitment to improving greatly over a span of four months. A large majority of our members were new to the activity or to the equipment that they were spinning, which was a significant obstacle that we overcame.”

According to one of the newest members on the team, they had some encouragement. Besides solid parental support, they have a visual ensemble director and a design team.

“I feel that the technicality and the maturity of our show was able to give us a boost, but the reason we have been able to make such a technical show is due to the training of our Coach Ale,”
said freshman Bailey Stanton, who referred to the visual ensemble director, Alejandro Lopez, as coach.