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2017 - 2018 Sparklers

Hannah Usie, Captain

Ashton Weber, Co-Captain

Joei Jacob, Secretary

Lillie Brauns, Treasurer

Abby Barras, Chaplain

Marley Blanchard

Lauren Domingue

Annie Fruge

Camryn Guarino

Seton Hulin

Ava Hyde

Elle John

Taylor Montz

Lia Shivers

Sophie Stockstill

Maddy Strother

2018 UDA National Dance Competition

2017 Summer Camp Accomplishments

The St. Thomas More Sparklers, reigning Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Medium Varsity Pom and Jazz Champions, attended UDA Convention Camp in New Orleans this summer. The Sparklers competed with their home routine and won first place in medium varsity, which qualified them to compete at UDA Nationals in February at the ESPN Center in Orlando, Florida. The team also received a superior trophy for their overall performances and the spirit stick each day.

Sophomore, Annie Fruge won first place in drill downs and senior Lillie Brauns was runner up. Ashton Weber, Lia Shivers and Elle John received the Pin it Forward award which is a leadership, spirit, commitment, kindness and motivation award. Junior Abby Barras and seniors Hannah Usie, Ashton Weber, Joie Jacob and Lillie Brauns were named UDA All American and all seniors were invited to audition for UDA staff. The 16 member team is coached by former Sparklers Jenny Matthews ’95 and Kelly Gilespie ’09.

State Dance Awards

State Pom Champions: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

National Dance Awards

UDA National Pom Champions: 94, 95, 00, 01, 02, 05, 06, 08, 09, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18
UDA National Jazz Champions: 94, 95, 96, 97, 00, 05, 17
UDA National Pom Runners-Up: 98, 03, 04, 07, 10, 11, 14
UDA National Jazz Runners-Up: 93, 01, 03, 07, 08, 09, 16, 18
UDA National Pom Third Place: 96, 99
UDA National Jazz Third Place: 91, 92, 98, 99, 02, 06,10, 13, 15
UDA National Pom Fourth Place: 13
UDA National Jazz Fourth Place: 04, 11, 14
UDA National Pom Fifth Place: 97
UDA National Jazz Fifth Place: 12