Whitney High School Drill Team earns multiple accolades at camp

Pictured (l to r) are: front row – First Lieutenant Roselyn Villarreal, Captain Eliza Banner, Second Lieutenant Annette Prado; second row – Hannah Jaynes, Social Officer Nayeli Estrada, Sandra Contreras, Jaden Henderson, Katie Davis, Jaden Cashio; back row – Evelyn Figueroa, Raylee Thornton, Elyse Minniear, Jaycee Green, Skylie Jones, Marilyn Hatfield and Andrea Figueroa.

Reporter: Ellie Mahan

July 28, 2021

This summer, the Whitney High School Royelles Drill Team, under the direction of Stephanie Robison and Angel Durham, attended a three-day camp with Danceline at Austin’s Lakeway Resort in preparation for the upcoming season and returned with multiple accolades.

They were honored with Blue Superior Performance ribbons each night for their evaluations on routines learned that day, the Team Perseverance Award, Best Dressed for themed days during camp, and Super Sweepstakes overall on their final evaluation.

Seven Royelles also received special recognition.

Senior Skylie Jones and Freshman Katie Davis were recognized for their positivity and friendly attitude.

Members of the Danceline All-American Elite Team are: Social Officer Nayeli Estrada, First Lieutenant Roselyn Villarreal, Captain Eliza Banner, Second Lieutenant Annette Prado.

Sophomore Jaycee Green, who is the first lieutenant, senior Roselyn Villarreal, and sophomore Nayeli Estrada all received Star Performer ribbons. Second Lieutenant sophomore Annette Prado received the AJC Award.

Senior Captain Eliza Banner, senior First Lieutenant Roselyn Villarreal, sophomore Second Lieutenant Annette Prado and sophomore Social Officer Nayeli Estrada were named to the Danceline All-American Elite Team.

Directors reported that it was a very rewarding week at camp and the Royelles cannot wait to wow the crowds on Friday nights during football season and competition season.

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