By Mollie LaSalle
WOODVILLE – The Golden High Steppers, Woodville ISD’s new drill team, were guests last Wednesday of the Rotary Club of Woodville.
According to Tammy Myers, the team’s director, there are currently 13 members, and two managers. Myers brought team members Ebony, Kolbi, Shelby, and Emma to the Pickett House and they performed a short dance routine they have been learning for the last two weeks.
Woodville High School had previously never had a drill team; two of the new members got together a petition and passed it around the cafeteria at lunch asking if this was something the students would support. The girls got close to 50 signatures that day and approached Myers one day after school after starting up a drill team. Multiple students said yes, that would be so good for the school, “football games would be more fun to attend”, one stated. The girls got organized and presented a slideshow to Myers. The next step was going to the school board, and they loved the idea.
Myers said, “we started from the ground up. The school district did not have any money in place for this, we spent hours looking for donations, and the community really stepped up. We will be having more fundraisers in the future. The community has been very supportive.” She went on to say “these young ladies are excited and looking forward to performing at football games, parades, and other sporting events.”