Ninth Graders Dance Their Way into Winter Guard

Attributions: 
Hayde Blanco, SJHS Staff Writer
Kara Dunn and Makaiah Williams

Winter Guard tryouts took place in mid-November, and two ninth graders from SJHS made it in. Kara Dunn and Makaiah Williams worked hard to learn the routines and dances, and they were excited to make it into Winter Guard.

The girls had to go to the high school and learn an eight count flag routine and a dance. Then they had to go perform it for girls that were in Winter Guard but are now graduated and came back to help.
 
Winter Guard does many things. They do flag and rifle spinning and dances. They have competitions where they get to show off their dance and routines to the other schools. Their first competition is January 30th at Orem High School. They also do the salute at the basketball games.

The ninth graders like working with the older girls. Makaiah said, “It is cool to get to know the older girls and hang out with them.” Kara and Makaiah both love winter guard. Kara said, “Winter Guard is the highlight of my week.”