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Eastside Memorial High School Pantherettes Win National Dance Championship

The Eastside Memorial High School Pantherettes Dance Team has been named the National Varsity Small Team Military Champions and National Varsity Small Team Prop Champions.  

The Pantherettes competed at the Halftime Entertainment National Championship competition in San Antonio, Texas.  

The team was also recognized for showmanship, costume and precision. These categories are ranked on energy, smiles, movement and expression throughout the routines.  

The team’s director, Alawin Thomas, said the win is “so meaningful and reflects the hard work and dedication of the young ladies who make up the Pantherettes Dance Team.”  

The Pantherettes celebrate the national title after winning first place in several categories during the recent competition in early March at Vista Ridge Dance Championships in Cedar Park, Texas.  

Members of the Eastside Pantherettes: 

Alizae Duarte

Angel Hernandez

Daniela Flores

Guadalupe Flores

Indiana Govea

Jennifer Perez

Kristal Ibarra

Lilianna Soto

Mai Pham

Marisol Piedra

Mary Ortiz

Milca Ekanga

Serena Tijerina

Alternates (Cubettes):  

Alyssa Rios

Ana Cabrera

Kelly Martinez

Marina Chatman

Monica Perez