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PG's Showstoppers prepare for national contest after being named "Best of the Best"

Anyone who has ever watched a performance of Pleasant Grove High School's Showstoppers will instantly understand why the team was named "Best of the Best" in a significant Texas dance competition.


Now, the Showstoppers are heading to a national competition in Galveston on March 28 called the "Crowd Pleasers National Showcase."


The Showstoppers participated in the Gussie Nell Davis Dance Classic last month in Kilgore, where they won big.

During this competition, the Showstoppers performed officer, pom, military and, kick routines.

The performances were so well received by the audience that the other teams chose the Pleasant Grove Showstoppers as the "Outstanding Team."

Other awards PG received include: Wow Awards in Pom, Military, and Officer Jazz, Judges Awards in Pom, Kick, Military, and Officer Jazz, Team Sweepstakes Award, Gussie Nell Davis Award for scoring a 93 or above on all routines, Platinum Best Overall in Precision, Choreography, Technique and Presentation, Division 1 Rating for Officer Jazz, 2nd Place Academic Champion, and Medium/Large Team Best in Class Champion.

The big award of the day was also won by the Showstoppers: Best of the Best Team.

This award recognizes the Showstoppers for receiving the top score out of all teams in the competition.

The Showstoppers are under the direction of Tori DePriest. Chloe Carpenter is Captain.

Photo above: 

Pictured: Front Row - (Seniors): Zoe May (Senior Lieutenant), Kathryn Davis, Rachel Hemphill (Senior Lieutenant), Chloe Carpenter (Captain), Cara Anne Court (Senior Lieutenant), and Jordan Poe.

Pictured: Second Row - (Juniors): Holly Thornton (Junior Lieutenant), Hailee Partin, Manager Ashlynn Gonzales, Caylin Scates (Junior Lieutenant), Landry Bruner, Madilyn Morse, Alyssa Avard, and Kyra Knowles.

Pictured: Third Row -  (Sophomores): Lexy Fowler, Noelle Sherman, Tori Scoggins, Landry Trammell, Linda Lee, Sara Jayne Burroughs, and Hannah Holland.

Pictured: Back Row -  (Freshmen): Karoline Knowles, Mollie Hemphill, Kenley Cordray, Edie Neal, Ava Welch, Skyler Kemp, Chloe Rojas, and Camrynn Parrish.

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