The Emerald Belles were named National Champions at the MA National Drill Team Competition this past weekend at the Fort Worth Convention Center. They won 1st place overall in their division which earned them their title along with National Championship jackets. The Belles won 1st place in High Kick, 1st place Lyrical, and 2nd place in Jazz.
The Belle officers won the highest awards at the competition. They were awarded 1st place in all three of their dances and 1st place overall. They were also awarded National Champions and will receive rings.
In the Solo category out of over 480 entries, four of the Belles placed in the finals. In the 11/12 division Lacey Munoz won 2nd place and Anna Grace Pruitt 5th place. In the 9/10 division Jessica Bowman was awarded 8th place and Claire Berutti 9th place. In the Duet category Peyton Faltys and Claire Berutti won 3rd place.
Jessica Stephenson, Brooke Davis, Samantha Koszarek, Cayla Contardi, Abby Keyes, Berkley McFarlin, Tatum Wallace, Morgan Wilson, Aspen Reid, Emily Collins, Christina Wettig, Sophia Parrish, Tiffany Springer, and Ryleigh Malloy entered as a Large Ensemble and won 1st place overall and named National Champions in the category.
This is the first time for the Belles to go to a national competition and I'm so proud of their accomplishments.