|Submitted by Sara Roth|
The Yo-Yo Elite
Baton Corps and Show Corps recently attended the Drum Majorettes of
America West Virginia State-Regional Championships held in Charleston WV
on June 4th.
Over 150 twirlers came from across the state to compete
for the honor of being named West Virginia State Champions and earning
the right to represent West Virginia at the DMA National Championships
held at Gardner Webb University in North Carolina in July.
Elite Baton Corps competed in 7 team events and came home with 5 State
Championships and two second place wins. The team was also awarded the
Outstanding Team of the day along with River City Twirlers of
Several members of the team also competed in the
individual competition and took home many Regional and State wins.Along
with competing at the state and national level, the team has also been
busy performing at the WV/Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Football Game, the Rollin
Oldies Car Show, The Grafton Memorial Day Parade, as well as beginning
fund raising for the Twirltacular Hawaiian Championships to be held in
Honolulu Hawaii in July of 2006.
Ashley Conley, 14, is the newest member
of the team. Ashley is the 14 year old daughter of Junior and Carolyn
Conley of Orma. The team consists of girl's ages 4 to 24 from all across
the state of West Virginia and Ohio. They are under the direction of
Bonnie Roth, Sara Roth, Kim Cochran and Suzanne Samples.
Front Row: (L to R) Katy Knight, Candice Collins, Danielle Burke,
Chasity Anderson, Charity Anderson 2nd Row : Alyssa Roush, Jocie Lucas.
Paige Dunn, Sierra Skinner, Mercedes Trescott, Katee
Roush, Ciara Bentley, Malana Hall 3rd Row: Samantha Wolfe, Samantha
Woolard, Ashley Conley , Mariah Hall, Chelsea Hardway, Kayla Layner,
Lori Long 4th Row: Cassidy Cottrill, Brandice Harding, Megan Sheppard,
Kindra Davis, Megan Russell,
Emily Arthur Not Pictured: Kayla Morris,
Kendra Knight, Kristen
Knight, Kadie Lattea, Kyleigh Lattea, Brittney
Giffin, Lindsay Good, Shalyn Baylor, Lyndsay Lancaster, Kara Wilson,