Talonettes dance their way to success at summer camp

Staff report
The officers of Prosper High School's Talonettes pose for a photo after participating June 29 through July 1 in a camp sponsored by American Dance and Drill at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront. Pictured in the front row  are, from left to right, Director Cali Hoffman, Julia Bisaillon, Zoë Dale and Ashley Ellis; back row, Lauryn Townsend, Destiny Olaleye, Hannah Gorgueiro, Mackenzie Albrecht and Madison Clark.

The officers of Prosper High School’s Talonettes returned home July 1 loaded with awards they won while competing in a summer camp program sponsored American Dance and Drill.

During the event, which was held at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, the teens competed in a variety of categories. The team’s dance and social officers received All-American honorable mentions while Zoë Dale and Ashley Ellis won the All American Dance Company award.

Dale also took claimed the Outstanding Performance award, and Hannah Gorgueiro received the same award in the social-officer category.

The staff selected the entire team to receive its Spirit award, while the dance officers were presented the All American of the Day and Grand Champion of the Week trophies. Meanwhile, the social officers were the recipients of the Gussie Nell Davis award.

The Talonettes’ dance and social officers also received the Sweepstakes award.