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Color Guard Earns Top Finishes

colorguard with their award(May 9, 2024) On a squad with mostly freshmen and sophomores, captains senior Jade Carr and junior Mikayla Robinson have led the Panther Color Guard to two high-profile finishes in the past few weeks.

At the regional championships in late April at Upper Moreland, the Panthers scored 91.63 points to win the gold medal versus a field of 11 competing units in various classes. The team’s most recent gold at a regional came in 2015.

Last week, the squad, who entered the competition ranked seventh, took third in the Tournament Indoor Association Atlantic Coast Championships in Wildwood, N.J. The unit performed three times against 38 other teams in other regions, placing second after the first and semifinal rounds and third in the finals. They won the equipment and general effect captions.

“I can’t quantify with words how happy I was for the team,” said coach Patrick Yates after Wildwood. “While we were excited for the first and second place teams, our finish brought a smile to my face.

“I’ve been so happy with how the team has handled adversity,” continued Yates, who noted the team had to change its routine the night prior to competition due to injuries.

Following COVID, Yates had to rebuild the program and went on the recruiting trail, pushing for individuals to join the team. He recruited Cedarbrook students, who now comprise the majority of the team. “Our growth since COVID has been great,” Yates said. 

Congratulations, Color Guard!