Three MMHS Ellevés Named To 4A All-State Drill Team

Attributions: 
Story by Molly Brenchley.
Makenna Ellis, Emily Kessinger, and Madi Ellis named to 4A All-State Drill Team.

Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were named to the 4A All-State Drill Team. Madi Ellis, daughter of Christie Ellis and Thad Ellis, Makenna Ellis, daughter of Christie Ellis and Thad Ellis, and Emily Kessinger, daughter of Bryan and Jana Kessinger were chosen to represent Maple Mountain at the 4A All-State Drill Team Auditions. There over 50 girls who auditioned for 20 spots on the all-state team.

Madi is a senior and a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She is an Assistant Drill Mistress for the team this year. Madi was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Makenna is a senior and a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team.  She is an Assistant Drill Mistress for the team this year. Makenna was also a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Emily is a senior and a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the President of the team this year. Emily was one of five dancers of the entire camp to be named a “Top Corp” dancer at Basic Dance Training Camp for two years in a row. 

The All-State auditions were held on Thursday, November 5 at Taylorsville High School. Each 4A school sent three girls to represent their school at the auditions. The girls were taught a short dance routine and then auditioned it in front of a panel of three judges who decided which girls made the team.

The 4A All-State Team will be recognized and perform at the State Drill Team Competition that will be held at UVU in February. Congratulations to these girls for their accomplishments!