The Mehlville Majorettes recently traveled to compete in the National Baton Twirling Association’s USA/World Championship Competition. The competition was held July 23-27 at South Bend, Indiana on the beautiful Notre Dame University Campus. The team practiced during the summer and prepared 4 routines to take to the competition. The team competed against High School Majorette Lines from across the country. The Varsity Mehlville Majorettes won the USA/World open High School Majorette Line Half Time Show Championship! They performed a 3 minute routine titled “School of Rock”. Furthermore, the newly auditioned members competed as the JV Mehlville Majorettes & they won 4th place in this same category, performing a routine titled “Motown”. The Mehlville Majorettes also won the title of USA/World open High School Majorette Line Dance Twirl Team! In this category, they performed a one baton twirling and dance routine to a “Bruno Mars” mix. The JV Mehlville Majorettes won 4th place in this division with their “Instruction” routine. It was an awesome experience for the team and they were so excited to bring back 2 National Championship & 2 top 5 placements to Mehlville High School High School and the Mehlville School District.
In addition to their National wins, the team is the current Missouri State Champions in the same categories. They have held the state championship titles for the past 14 years, winning every year that they have been in existence.
The majorettes have been guest performers at many venues this past season. They have been featured on TV on a number of occasions and have enjoyed performing with the MHS band. Their alumnae are performing across the country with various Collegiate Marching Bands and they are excited to support Senior, Deja West, as she becomes the feature twirler at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this fall. She joins current alumnae twirling at the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, Purdue University & Mississippi State University.
It had been an exciting and award winning season for the Mehlville High School Majorettes. While they are blessed with their accolades, they are most excited to perform at halftime of the Varsity Football & Basketball Games and cheer on their Mehlville Panthers to Victory!
The Varsity competition team consisted of Graduating Seniors – Emily Sellers & Deja West; Seniors – Vena Prudent & Julia Williamson; Sophomore – Jenna Carter.
The Junior Varsity competition team (newly auditioned members) consisted of Junior – Olivia Clark; Freshmen – Emma Bradford, Lauren Cagle, Gwen Deaver, Shelby Knobbe, Miles King, Hannah Wiszkon
They are coached by 2009 graduate & St Louis Performance Academy owner & director, Emily Wicks Hawkins. Assisted by Abby Wicks & Kelly Wicks.