Highstepper of the Week

Story by Mary Faith Covey

The Texas Highsteppers selected freshman Lydia Walker as Highstepper of the Week, which was announced at the Sept. 24 game against Royce City at Grim Stadium.

Q. What is your favorite part about being in drill team?
My favorite thing about drill team is that everyone knows and cheers for the drill team; that’s why I like it so much. Everyone loves us and I think that it’s awesome that I’m on drill team. I really consider it an honor.

Q: How did you feel when you heard your name called as Highstepper of the Week?
At first, I didn’t even know they called my name, until Mallory and Hillary started screaming for me. But after that, I was super excited and just couldn’t believe it.

Q: What is your favorite type of drill team dance?
A: I like jazz because that’s what I’m best at, and I love hip-hop because I feel so cool when I do it.

Q: Describe your favorite moment while being on drill team.
When I was dancing after I found out that I was Highstepper of the week, it was one of the best feelings in the world. I was so happy. I probably looked stupid because I was smiling so big.

Q: Why do you think the officers chose you as the member of the week?
I was working hard on these pep rally dances and I made both of them; I was just really peppy. I really wanted to be in all the dances, and I guess it showed.