Winter Guard Impresses Student Body

Penn Manor High School, you may begin your performance.

Spinning flags, stomping feet, and the celebration of Penn Manor’s color guard.

On Saturday, April 10, Penn Manor Color Guard performed in the Cavalcade of Bands competition held at Wissahickon High School in Ambler, PA.

Winter Guard wins first place at indoor championships. Photo by Lyta Ringo

Penn Manor’s Color Guard placed first in the conference, defeating nine other schools.

“I am very proud of Winter Guard, we definitely deserved it,” said sophomore Shayla Moore, a member of Penn Manor Winter Guard.

Penn Manor Winter Guard preforms at the Festival of Learning. Photo by Lyta Ringo

The final score was Penn Manor  with 92.8 points; Phoenixville in second with 88.2 points; and Wissahickon followed in third place with 87.8 points.

And at the end of the day, Penn Manor had a 17.9 point lead over 10th place Truman Senior High School.

Color Guard is not exactly a well-known sport but those in it say the more the audience sees it, the more they like it.

Ricky Eshleman, a member of the troupe, said  “if more people would see it they would react differently to it.”

Captains Kim Riley (left) and Livie Stoltzfus (right) hold their first place championship award. Photo by Lyta Ringo

Has that been proven?

At the most recent pep rally, the Winter Guard performed for their teachers and peers, and the reaction was stunning. The students cheered like Green Bay Packers fans at a winning home game against rival Chicago Bears.

By Jacqueline Lennon