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Senior Olivia George performs as the HighSteppers captain with the rest of her team. George plans on furthering her experience in dance, possibly pursuing a career as a Radio City Rockette.

Dancing dreams

Story by Melissa Singleton, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

Just like all sports, dancers have teams and professional athletes that they look up to. For many young dancers, especially those interested in kicklines and jazz and tap routines, the Radio City Rockettes...

While having many other responsibilities, sophomore Tyler Unger rehearses his role in Tiger Theater Companys Fall musical, Annie.

Rest over work

Story by Liberty Maldonado Cowan, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

It’s been a long day of sitting and listening and you’ve just been trying to make it through the day without falling asleep. You were up all night studying for three different tests and are just ready...

Mary Claire Wright stands outside of the Highsteppers dance studio. Wright was selected to lead as the teams 2020-2021 Captain.

Dancing queen, only 17

Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer October 6, 2020

The lights blinded young Mary Claire Wright as she walked into Tiger Stadium for the first time in the sixth grade. During halftime, she got her first glimpse of the girls in the sparkly hats, white boots...

The Highsteppers pose prior to one of their performances at a football game earlier in the school year. Today, the Highsteppers put on a show in the PAC and performed their postponed Spring Show dance.

Step in time

Story by Stephanie Jumper, Feature editor June 27, 2020
Lipstick was applied, choreography was refined and high kicks graced the stage for the final time of the 2020 school year. Although school is out for most students, one team sacrificed a portion of their summer for one more moment in the spotlight.
These boots are made for rockin’

These boots are made for rockin’

Story by Addison Cross, news editor April 19, 2019

The Highsteppers’ annual Spring Show will be held April 26 and 27 at 6 pm in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. The theme is “Rock of Ages”, featuring various rock songs from the late 20th century....

The HighSteppers pose for a congratulatory picture after their final competition of the season. They competed at the DanceLine National Championship this past weekend in San Antonio, and won several top awards.  Submitted photo

HighSteppers sweep national competitions

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor March 26, 2018

The Texas HighSteppers attended the Danceline USA National Championship competition this past Friday and Saturday at SeaWorld San Antonio. This was the second and final competition they attended this year....

Candidates must be sure to attend the informational meeting on Feb. 8, important notices will be explained, and questions are welcome. Graphic by Langley Leverett

Calling all future HighSteppers

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor February 2, 2018

The Texas HighStepper line tryouts will be held after school on Feb. 27 until March 2 at the Tiger Center. Those who are attending Texas High during the 2018-2019 school year and have not been on the team...

Stepping up the management

Stepping up the management

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor October 31, 2017

She is seen sitting in the football stadium alongside the Texas HighSteppers. A backpack filled with uniform pieces, medications and planners is with her at all times during the football games. Caring...

Senior Brooke Rayburn watches her fellow Highsteppers perform at a football game. Rayburn will be unable to dance until December.

Not steppin’ real high

Story by Caroline May, in-depth editor October 9, 2015

She worked hard to be senior lieutenant, she waited three years for this moment, she practiced these skills all year, she perfected this routine for weeks, she landed this leap everyday. What she never...

Texas Middle School students stretch before workouts with the new TMS  dance team.

Highstepping Up the Game

Story by Emily McMaster, staff writer September 2, 2015

Starting this school year Texas Middle School will have a drill team prep class.  So far this course has 25 eighth graders signed up hoping to one day be a Texas Highstepper. These girls will be bussed...

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A step above the rest

Story by Abby Hill and Lauren Potter May 7, 2015

Now that the new drill team has been selected, director Kristi Robinson is looking forward to its continued success. “The Texas HighSteppers have always been a successful drill team,” Kristi Robinson...

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Springing into their final show

Story by Kristin McCasland, viewpoint editor May 7, 2015

The Highsteppers will be performing their annual Spring Show on May 8 and 9 at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. This year’s production is Hollywood-themed. The Spring Show will not only...

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