Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were chosen to
audition for the 5A All-State Drill Team. Valerie Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean
Friant; Jentrie Reid, daughter of Dallas and Kristina Reid; and Sydnee Winegar,
daughter of Jeff and Toni Winegar, represented Maple Mountain at the auditions held
on Thursday, November 1.
Valerie is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant
Drill Mistress her junior year and is the President/Head Drill Mistress this year. Valerie
was selected as a “Top Corp” Top 5 dancer at Epic Dance/Drill Camp this past summer.
Jentrie is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant
Drill Mistress her junior year and senior year. Jentrie was a “Top Corp” finalist at Epic
Dance/Drill Camp this past summer.
Sydnee is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was the
Photographer for the team her junior and senior year. Sydnee was a “Top Corp” finalist
at Epic Dance/Drill camp this past summer.
The auditions were held at Taylorsville High School. Each 5A school sent three
girls to represent their school at the auditions. There were 47 girls who auditioned. A
cut was made after the girls showed their technique in an advanced across the floor
combination in front of a panel of three judges who narrowed it down to 30 girls. All
three Ellevés made the first cut. Those girls were taught an advanced stylized dance
and then auditioned it for the judges, who decided which girls made the team. There were 15 girls who made the final cut. Valerie Friant and Jentrie Reid made the final cut and were named to the 5A All-State Team.
The 5A All-State Team will be recognized at the State Drill Team Competition that will be held at UVU in February. Congratulations to these girls for their accomplishments!