The Maple Mountain High School Ellevés competed at the Region VIII Drill Team Competition held at Springville High School on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The Ellevés placed 1st in the Military category; 1st in the Dance category, and 1st in the Character category. Overall the Ellevés placed 1st and were awarded the Region VIII trophy. Four Ellevés placed in the drill down. Jentrie Reid, daughter of Dallas and Kristina Reid, placed 5th, Jaycee Taylor, daughter of Jason and Lianna Taylor, placed 4th, Carlie Tippets, daughter of Mike and Angie Tippets, placed 3rd, and Valerie Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant, placed 1st.
Three Maple Mountain High School Ellevés were named to the All-Region Drill Team. They are Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Chris and Melisa Merrill. Qualifications for this honor were drill team members who have been an active member of drill team for two years or more, having an excellent attitude, unifying the team, going the extra mile, having great sportsmanship, and being respectable and dependable. They must also have above average grades and citizenship.
The Ellevés also had all twenty girls on the team named to the Academic All-Region Team. To qualify for this award, they must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Those making the team were: Tiffany Asay, Jaida Cherrington, Annika Christensen, Kenzie Cowan, Mylee Ellis, Hannah Finch, Valerie Friant, Baylee Hite, Abbie Jackson, Kacey Melton, Sammie Ortiz, Grace Poulsen, Gracie Miller, Kilee Prows, Jentrie Reid, Kristi Runyan, Gabi Smith, MaKiah Staheli, Jaycee Taylor, and Carlie Tippets.
The “Hero” award, given to one member on each of the drill teams, was given to Tiffany Asay.
The Ellevés would like to thank their parents and all of the students and fans that came to Region and cheered them on to victory! They really appreciate all of the support they have had all year.
The Ellevés will now compete in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. The State 4A Finals will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. Good luck Ellevés at State!