Liberty Christian DanzTeam officers Karen Alday, Katie Dail, and Destany Porter won awards at the Halftime Entertainment Officer Camp held last month at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel.
More than 300 officers competed from 39 high school dance and drill teams, including officer squads from Keller ISD, Garland ISD, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Northwest ISD, and teams from Houston, San Marcos, and as far away as Seattle, Wash.
“I am very excited and proud of what our girls accomplished. This camp recognizes the incredible impact that leadership training has on today’s young people. It specializes in training today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders,” said DanzTeam Director Julie Price.
Alday, Dail, and Porter won “Outstanding Technique,” which is awarded to officers who demonstrate outstanding dance technique throughout the week. Price said this award is very hard to get, with only the top 10 schools receiving this award.
The girls also won the “Dynamic Staff Award,” which is awarded by the HTEDance staff that recognizes officer squads for their strength.
“The HTEDance staff noticed how the LCS officers had great attitudes, showmanship, and energy,” said Price.
Lastly, Alday, Dail, and Porter won the “Spirit Stick,” shown by their excitement in being at camp and the friendships they made while being there.
“A huge thank you goes to DanzTeam coach Cami Christensen for bringing out the best in the officers and to the DanzTeam families who came out to support the officers at their final performance.”
HTEDance is the producer of such award-winning events as the Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children’s Parade in Dallas, the National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C., and the halftime shows at the NCAA’s Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
The objective of Dance Officer Camp is to teach the officers to work together to accomplish common goals, design a plan for success, motivate their fellow peers, and make the most of their potential both as a student leader and as a young adult. In addition to learning many dance routines to teach to their team, the officers also created a team mission statement, focused on honor and respect, and developed their decision making skills.
For more information about Liberty Christian School in Argyle, TX, visit www.LibertyChristian.com or call 940-294-2000.