The Maple Mountain High School Ellevés competed at the Region VIII Drill Team Competition held at Wasatch High School on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The Ellevés placed 1st in the Military category; 1st in the Dance category, and 1st in the Kick category. Overall, the Ellevés placed 1st and were awarded the Region VIII trophy. McKenna Bate, daughter of Bud and Kelly Bate, won 1st place in the drill down competition.
Three Maple Mountain High School Ellevés were named to the All-Region Drill Team. They are McKenna Bate, daughter of Bud and Kelly Bate; Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant; and Kelci Gathercoal, daughter of Jack and Kelli Gathercoal. Qualifications for this honor were drill team members who have been an active member of drill team for two years or more, have an excellent attitude, unify the team, go the extra mile, have great sportsmanship, and be respectable and dependable. They must also have above average grades and citizenship.
The Ellevés also had all nine seniors on the team named to the Academic All-Region Team. To qualify for this award, they must be a senior and have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Those making the team were: Jessie Abbott, daughter of Tony and Shannon Abbott; McKenna Bate, daughter of Bud and Kelly Bate, Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant; Kelci Gathercoal, daughter of Jack and Kelli Gathercoal; Holly Melling, daughter of David and Kim Melling; Mallory Ross, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Ross; Kathrynn Shaw, daughter of Devin and Kara Shaw; Katelyn Simons, daughter of Dustin and Lisa Simons; and Brooklyn Williams, daughter of Chris and Sangvane Williams.
The “Hero” award, given to one member on each of the drill teams, was given to Katelyn Simons, daughter of Dustin and Lisa Simons.
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 4A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 3:45 p.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. The State 4A Finals will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. Good luck at state, Ellevés!