High Steppers bring home national awards

Ponca City Now - March 30, 2015 11:01 am

The Ponca City Senior High School Steppers brought home four National Championships at the National Championship competition held at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

The team was named National Champion in High Kick and Prop (using hoops) categories. They were second in the Military and fourth in the Pom category. The Ponca City team placed fourth in the medium team category and ninth out of all the high school teams participating.

The officers also competed in the officer division of Nationals. They included: Cerena Chaney, Captain; Ashlyn Anderson, Courtney Guinn, Julia Hiatt, Alissa Tapp, and Leslie Wilson, lieutenants. They were named National Champions in the High Kick and the Military. They placed second in Pom and fifth overall.

Po-Hi student Destinee Dewberry was named to the National Junior Kick Company, and Alissa Tapp was named Senior Miss High Kick.

“I am very proud of these young ladies, P o-Hi Stepper coach Kristin Smith said. "They put their best on the floor against very stiff competition. Coming back to Ponca City with multiple Nationals Championships is something we work for all year long. Honestly, my girls and I want to represent our high school and our city the best we can. I believe the team did just that over the weekend. I am honored to be their coach.”


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