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

Submitted by tyler.lewis on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:29
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Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were named to the 4A All-State Drill Team.  McKenna Bate, daughter of Kelly and Bud Bate; Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Jadean and Craig Friant; and Mallory Ross, daughter of Lisa and Jeff Ross were chosen to represent Maple Mountain at the 4A All-State Drill Team Auditions.  There were 54 girls who auditioned for 20 spots on the all-state team. 

McKenna is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the Drill Mistress this year. McKenna was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer.. McKenna enjoys dancing, playing tennis, running, tumbling, fishing, and playing soccer.

Jalyssa is 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. Jalyssa was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Jalyssa enjoys swimming, sleeping, eating, and watching Grey’s Anatomy.

Mallory is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She is an Assistant Drill Mistress for the team this year.  Mallory was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Mallory enjoys baking and dancing.

The auditions were held on Wednesday, November 9 at Bountiful High School. Each 4A school sent three girls to represent their school at the auditions. The girls were taught a short dance 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 at the State Drill Team Competition that will be held at UVU in February.  Congratulations to these girls for their accomplishments!

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Story and photo by Molly Brenchley.

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