CREATED May. 3, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nobody expected them to win. Nobody thought they could do it. But the color guard at Cheyenne High School found themselves on top of several local competitions.
Their routine is described as high energy, quirky, and unique. And the judges this year loved it.
JP is a member of the Color Guard. He says, "Last year and the year before we've gotten fourth and last but this year has been an amazing progression."
That progress would have been impressive enough but when you learn this team did it in a year when they lost their coach? It's even more impressive.
Team Captain Stacy Prendiville says, " We thought we could just push through. We just love it. It's our passion."
Members credit team captain Stacy Prendiville for keeping them together.
"Stacey is a great person. She is supportive. She's always pushing us to do better. She calms us down when we're freaking out before a show. She's an all around great person."
Choreographer Tracy Jones is credited with sealing the deal. But the kids say they worked their butts off. And it paid off.
Two of the members of this color guard are graduating seniors. The rest will be dazzling audiences again next year.
Most color guard programs cost students about $200 to participate but these kids have a $600 fee each. They are trying to raise money to cover those fees. If you'd like to help, you can contact Cheyenne High School.