Sarah Stark announced as HighStepper captain

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Photo by Morgan Bonner

Stark dances at the pep rally before the game against Liberty Eyleau. She will serve as captain after being on the team for three years.

Story by Eleanor Schroeder, news editor

Junior Sarah Stark will lead the HighSteppers in the 2017-2018 school year as HighStepper captain. Her position was announced on March 24 after a week of tryouts. Stark has been a HighStepper since her freshman year, and last year she served as Junior Lieutenant.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be the 2017-2018 HighStepper Captain,” Stark said. “I can’t wait to see what the team accomplishes next year. We have a really strong officer line and I know the team will grow under our leadership.”

Seven girls tried out for the position, creating a high level of competition.

“Officer tryouts this year were very interesting because all of the candidates were very capable on skill level and leadership ability,”  junior Addison Rogers said. “We are also all very close, which made the experience memorable. I learned a lot through tryout week and from my fellow drill team members.”

Alongside Stark, juniors Parker Madlock, Emily McMaster and Addison Rogers and sophomore Sarah Grace Boudreaux will be lieutenants.

“Drill Team officer tryouts is one of the most stressful weeks out of the year,” Madlock said. “It’s really difficult to have to compete against your closest friends. I’m really happy with how it turned out. It was such a talented group but I know Sarah will be a wonderful captain. She is so responsible and so great with the team all the time. We are thankful to have her, and I’m really proud of her because she deserves it.”