Twirl-M's Captures 2 Miss Holiday Championships and 4 Miss Holiday Title Wins
The TU Miss Holiday Contest was held on 12/13 in Ida. It is always a favorite amongst those in the Twirl-M's. Six students topped their groups by winning the pageant, while another four placed high enough to reach the podium as a finalist. They are:
Moriah Muscaro - TU Miss Holiday Champion, age 15+ (Winning 1st in strut and solo and 3rd in modeling)
Nicole Dowdell - TU Miss Holiday Champion, age 9-11 (Winning 1st in strut and solo and 2nd in modeling)
Rosie Dodd - TU Intermediate Miss Holiday Winner, age 15+ (Winning 1st in modeling and 2nd in solo)
Amy Vailliencourt - TU Intermediate Miss Holiday Winner, age 12-14 (Winning 1st in solo and modeling and 2nd in strut)
Lauren Robinson - TU Beginner Miss Holiday Winner, age 15+ (Winning 3rd in solo and modeling and 2nd in strut)
Abby Muench - TU Novice Basic Skills Miss Holiday Winner, age 12-14 (Winning 1st in basic strut and solo and 2nd in best appearing)
Twirl-M's students placing in their pageants were: Alissa Yenglin - 1st runner up to the Novice Basic Skills 9-11 Pageant Kelsey Harkins - 3rd overall to the Novice Basic Skills 9-11 Pageant Madisen Fletcher -1st runner up to the Beginner 15+ Pageant Carolyn Gregory - 3rd overall to the Intermediate 9-11 Pageant
The following girls participated in the very fun TU Miss Holiday Contest. Thank you to Twirl Michigan Director Sue Roach and TU Director Dr. Franck for putting on this very fun contest!!
Solo - Sami Hays, 5th overall Senior, Grand National Solo Qualifier - Hailey Henehan, 4th overall Pre-Teen, Grand National Solo Qualifier - Meagan Dullack - Rosie Dodd - Amy Vailliencourt - Madison Stachowiak - Madisen Fletcher - Kelly Burkhard - Casey Dunigan - Alice Dodd
Record Setting Twirling Night at Walled Lake Northern - 29 Twirlers with the Band
Twirlers from across the area converged upon Walled Lake Northern High School Friday, October 3rd for a night of twirling. From age 6 to 15, Twirl-M's competitive and recreation twirlers were treated to a fun night with the WLN Knights Marching Band and Majorettes. They marched in from the school to the field with the band, performed a pre-game routines on the field with the band, and twirled one, two, and/or three batons on the sidelines during the first half of the game.
Students participating were from Wixom, Walled Lake, White Lake Township, South Lyon, and Commerce Township. All are students of Rhonda Muscaro, Director of the Twirl-M's and Walled Lake Northern Knights Majorette Instructor.
"It was a dream come true seeing all those twirlers on the field. The community now knows how big twirling really is here in this area, as well as the abundant of talent and passion our students have for this sport," said Rhonda Muscaro.
Special thanks to Mrs. Mary Hulliberger, Director of Music at WLN for helping to make this event possible. AND to the WLN Majorettes for their coaching and special assistance during this event: Moriah Muscaro, Sami Hays, Rosie Dodd, Meagan Dullack, Amy Vailliencourt.
Thank you to the following students for participating: Kendall Bowen Kelly Burkhard Savannah Carlson Jena Clark Hannah DesRochers Nicole Dowdell Lacie Gladding Carolyn Gregory Nicole Harris Rylee Hayes Mackensy Lakian Abby Muench JJ Olsen Dana Pontious Erika Ranck Lizzie Ranck Casey Rapacki Nicole Rapacki Lauren Robinson Courtney Stachowiak Rylea Wheeler Alissa Yenglin Lexi Yenglin Lydia Zavinsky
Madison and Courtney Stachowiak twirl up north for their grandparents and neighbors and the local county fair.
Two Twirl-M's enjoy Hall of Fame Parade
Sami Hays and Courtney Stachowiak each performed in the College Football Hall of Fame Parade in mid July. The pair took up an offer to Twirl-M's advance and intermediate twirlers to twirl in the parade in South Bend, Indiana. Sami and Courtney braved rainy weather to twirl in front of their respective Hall of Fame Inductees. Courtney twirled for a Mount Union College inductee, Miss Rhonda's college alma mater. Sami twirled in front of Doug Flute's car, the former Boston College Standout. What a memorable day for both twirlers!!
Courtney Stachowiak twirls for the College Football Hall of Fame Parade in South Bend, IN.
AAU Junior Olympics Twirl-M's Update
Day One - AAU Junior Olympic National Baton Contest for the Twirl-M's:
Moriah Muscaro and Nicole Dowdell, AAU Gold Medalist Champions for Advance Duet, age 19-24
Rosie Dodd and Nicole Harris, AAU Gold Medalist Winners for Beginner Duet, age 25-40
Jena Clark and Casey Rapacki, AAU Copper Medalist Finalist, 4th place, for Beginner Duet, age 19-24
Day Two Junior Olympic Update for Twirl-M's:
Moriah Muscaro - AAU Women's Freestyle Gold Medalist, age 13-15
Nicole Harris - AAU Women's Freestyle Gold Medalist, age 10-12
Nicole Dowdell - AAU Women's Freestyle Bronze Medalist, age 10-12
Day Three Results are in for the Twirl-M's. Advance and Intermediate Solo and Two Baton finals are tomorrow. Best wishes to Moriah Muscaro, Nicole Dowdell, Hailey Henehan, Sami Hays, Rosie Dodd, Nicole Harris who are competing in these events tomorrow (Friday)!!
Congratulations to Twirl-M's:
Solo * Madisen Fletcher, Beginner 13-15, Gold Medal Winner * Lauren Robinson, Beginner 13-15, 6th place, Copper Medal * Madison Stachowiak, Beginner 10-12, Gold Medal Winner * Carolyn Gregory, Beginner 10-12, Bronze Medal * Casey Dunigan, Novice 11-12, Gold Medal Winner * Jena Clark, Novice 11-12, 5th overall, Copper Medal * Nicole Rapacki, Novice 11-12, 8th overall, Copper Medal * Casey Rapacki, Novice 9-10, tie for Bronze Medal * Khloe Marshall, Novice 7-8, 9th overall, Copper Medal
Fancy Strut * Madisen Fletcher, Beg 13-15, Gold Medal Winner * Carolyn Gregory, Beg 10-12, Silver Medal * Lauren Robinson, Novice 15-20, Gold Medal Winner * Amanda Hunter, Novice 15-20, 4th overall, Copper Medal * Nicole Rapacki, Novice 11-12, Sliver Medal * Casey Dunigan, Novice 11-12, Bronze Medal
Two Baton * Nicole Harris, Beginner 10-12, Gold Medal Winner * Madison Stachowiak, Beginner 10-12, Bronze Medal * Rosie Dodd, Novice, 15-20, Silver Medal * Lauren Robinson, Novice 15-20, 4th overall, Copper Medal * Madisen Fletcher, Novice 13-14, 4th overall, Copper Medal * Casey Dunigan, Novice 11-12, Gold Medal Winner * Alice Dodd, Novice 11-12, 5th overall, Copper Medal * Carolyn Gregory, Novice 9-10, Gold Medal Winner
3 Baton * Courtney Stachowiak, Advance 13-15, Gold Medal Champion * Nicole Dowdell, Advance 10-12, Silver Medal * Moriah Muscaro, Beg 13-15, Gold Medal Winner * Hailey Henehan, Beg 10-12, Silver Medal * Nicole Harris, Beg 10-12, Bronze Medal
Muliple Baton * Moriah Muscaro, Advance 13-15, Gold Medal Champion * Nicole Dowdell, Advance 10-12, Silver Medal * Casey Dunigan, Beg 10-12, Silver Medal
Basic Strut * Sami Hays, Advance Basic Strut, 16-20, Silver Medal * Rosie Dodd, Advance Basic Strut, 13-15, Gold Medal Champion * Casey Dunigan, Advance Basic Strut, 10-12, Bronze Medal * Carolyn Gregory, Advance Basic Strut, 10-12, 6th overall, Copper Medal * Amanda Hunter, Beginner Basic Strut, 16-20, 4th overall, Copper Medal * Alice Dodd, Beginner Basic Strut, 10-12, 4th Tie, Copper Medal * Nicole Rapacki, Novice Basic Strut, 10-12, Silver Medal * Jena Clark, Novice Basic Strut, 10-12, Bronze Medal * Casey Rapacki, Novice Basic Strut, 7-9, 8th overall, Copper Medal
Military Strut * Rosie Dodd, Advance Military, 13-15, Bronze Medal * Madisen Fletcher, Beginner Military, 13-15, Gold Medal Winner * Amanda Hunter, Novice Military 16-20, Gold Medal Winner * Alice Dodd, Novice Military, 10-12, Bronze Medal * Nicole Rapacki, Novice Military, 10-12, 6th overall, Copper Medal * Jena Clark, Novice Military, 10-12, 9th overall, Copper Medal * Khloe Marshall, Novice Military, 7-9. Silver Medal * Casey Rapacki, Novice Military, 7-9, Bronze Medal
Hoop * Hailey Henehan, Adv 10-12, Gold Medal Champion * Rosie Dodd, Beg 13-15, Bronze Medal
Flag * Rosie Dodd, Adv 13-15, Gold Medal Champion * Hailey Henehan, Adv 10-12, Gold Medal Champion * Nicole Rapacki, Beg 10-12, Gold Medal Winner * Casey Rapacki, Beg 0-9, Gold Medal Winner
Final Day at AAU is complete. See the Twirl-M's Advance and Intermediate Solo, Strut, and Two Baton results below:
Solo * Moriah Muscaro, Advance 13-15, Gold Medal Champion * Nicole Dowdell, Advance 10-12, Gold Medal Champion * Hailey Henehan, Advance 10-12, Bronze Medal * Sami Hays, Intermediate 16-20, 4th overall, Copper Medal * Rosie Dodd, Intermediate 13-15, Silver Medal * Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate 13-15, Bronze Medal * Nicole Harris, Intermediate 10-12, Silver Medal
Fancy Strut * Moriah Muscaro, Advance 13-15, Gold Medal Champion * Nicole Dowdell, Advance 10-12, Gold Medal Champion * Hailey Henehan, Advance 10-12, 4th overall, Copper Medal * Sami Hays, Intermediate 16-20, Gold Medal Winner * Rosie Dodd, Intermediate 13-15, Gold Medal Winner * Nicole Harris, Intermediate 10-12, Gold Medal Winner
2 Baton * Moriah Muscaro, Advance 13-15, Gold Medal Champion * Hailey Henehan, Advance 10-12, Gold Medal Champion * Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate 13-15, Gold Medal Winner
AYOP National Contest - South Bend, IN Brings Twirl-M's 38 Top 10's; 1 Team Championship; 4 National Titles; First Ever Friday Night Finals
From L to R, Nicole Dowdell, Rosie Dodd, and Nicole Harris take a break from twirling and swim in their hotel pool.
Congratulations to the following students from the Twirl-M's who attended the week-long NBTA National Contest, known as AYOP. Held at the University of Notre Dame, the contest features the Miss Majorette of America Pageant and much more. The Twirl-M's netted 38 Top 10 medals, one team championship, 4 national titles, and two finals appearances. These are the students attending:
* Walled Lake Northern High Majorettes are the 2008 NBTA High School Majorette Dance Twirl Champions. Congratulations to members: Moriah Muscaro, Sami Hays, Rosie Dodd, Meagan Dullack, Amy Vailliencourt
* Nicole Dowdell made the Friday Night Finals in Advance Strut and Twirl. She placed 4th in solo age 9 prelims and 8th overall in the 7-9 age finals. She placed 5th in the fancy strut age 9 prelims and 11th overall in the 7-9 age finals. This is quite an honor to be in the finals. She is the first Twirl-M's to do so!
* Nicole Dowdell made the Top 15 in the Little Big One Twirling Championship. She placed 4th out of 46 moving her to the semis where she placed 11th overall.
* Moriah Muscaro placed 26th out of 75 in the Junior Big One Twirling Championship.
* Three Twirl-M's competed in their respective Miss Majorette of America Pageants. They are: Moriah Muscaro - Junior Miss Majorette of America Pageant, 33rd out of 67 Nicole Dowdell - Juvenile Miss Majorette of America Pageant, 12th out of 26 placing 5th in fancy strut Carolyn Gregory - Juvenile Beginner Pageant, 17th out of 28 placing 5th in fancy strut We are very proud of Moriah, Nicole, and Carolyn for their fine representation of MI in the contest!!
* Nicole Harris is the World Open Intermediate Solo Winner, age 11
* Nicole Harris is the World Open Intermediate Fancy Strut Winner, age 11
* Amy Vailliencourt is the World Open Beginner Two Baton Winner, age 13
* Casey Dunigan is the World Open Novice Flag Baton Winner, age 10
* Placing in the Top 10 in SOLO are: - Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate age 12, 10th place - Madisen Fletcher, Beginner age 13, 10th place - Madison Stachowiak, Beginner age 10, 10th place
* Placing in the Top 10 in FANCY STRUT are: - Carolyn Gregory, Beginner, age 9, 4th place - Madison Stachowiak, Novice age 10, 7th place
*Placing in the Top 10 in 3 BATON are: - Moriah Muscaro, age 14, 2nd place tie - Courtney Stachowiak, age 12, 8th - Nicole Dowdell, age 0-9, 8th place
*Placing in the Top 10 in 2 BATON are: - Nicole Dowdell, Advance, age 9, 6th place - Sami Hays, Intermediate, age 15, 7th place - Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate, age 12, 9th place - Nicole Harris, Intermediate, age 11, 2nd place - Meagan Dullack, Beginner, age 15, 7th place - Rosie Dodd, Beginner, age 14, 9th place - Casey Dunigan, Beginner, age 10, 10th place - Madisen Fletcher, Novice, age 13, 4th place - Carolyn Gregory, Novice, age 9, 3rd place
*Placing in the Top 10 in FLAG TWIRLING are: - Rosie Dodd, Advance, age 14, 8th place - Nicole Dowdell, Advance, age 9, 2nd place - Meagan Dullack, Intermediate, age 15, 8th place Tie - Amy Vailliencourt, Intermediate, age 13, 5th place - Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate, age 12, 4th place - Nicole Harris, Intermediate, age 11, 3rd place - Carolyn Gregory, Beginner, age 9, 8th place - Madison Stachowiak, Novice, age 10, 4th place
* Placing in the Top 10 in SHOW TWIRL are: - Nicole Harris, age 11, 10th place Tie
* Placing in the Top 10 in COLOR GUARD are: - Madisen Fletcher, age 13-14, 10th place - Courtney Stachowiak, age 0-12, 5th place
*Placing in the Top 10 in DUET are: - Nicole Dowdell/Moriah Muscaro, Advance age 19-24, 10th place - Rosie Dodd/Nicole Harris, Novice age 25-30, 5th place
Congratulations to all. Each left with at least one top 10 medal. A real credit to our students and coaches Miss Holly, Miss Rachel, and Miss Dori. Fondly, Miss Rhonda
27 Twirl-M's Attend TU International Contest in Canton, OH - 6 National Titles & 6 Pageant Finalists
Congratulations to our 27 Twirl-M's Twirlers who attended the TU International Contest in Canton, Ohio. They are:
Twirl-M's Team Champions: Team Jazz - TU International Junior Production Halftime Grand Champions (all Twirl-M's students listed above)
Twirl-M's International Champions: - Moriah Muscaro, TU International Parade March Junior Champion - Carolyn Gregory, TU International Parade March Juvenile Champion
Twirl-M's Pageant Winners: - Lauren Robinson, TU Beginner Senior Pageant Winner (2nd modeling, 1st fancy strut) - Madisen Fletcher, TU Beginner Junior Pageant Winner (1st fancy, 3rd solo) - Lizzie Ranck, TU Novice Basic Skills Pageant Winner (1st in best appearing, 1st in basic strut)
Twirl-M's Pageant Finalists: - Moriah Muscaro, TU World Majorette 1st runner up (2nd show, 3rd modeling, 3rd solo) - Rosie Dodd, TU Intermediate Senior Pageant 1st runner up (1st modeling, 3rd solo) - Amy Vailliencourt, TU Intermediate Junior Pageant 4th overall (3rd solo) - Kelly Burkhard, TU Beginner Junior Pageant 4th overall (2nd fancy) - Erika Ranck, TU Beginner Juvenile Pageant 4th overall (4th modeling, 4th fancy) - Abby Muench, TU Novice Basic Skills Junior Pageant, 3rd overall (3rd solo)
Other Pageant Finalists: - Nicole Harris, 2nd intermediate junior fancy strut - Carolyn Gregory, 3rd beginner juvenile fancy strut - Alice Dodd, 3rd novice basic skills junior best appearing
Team Finalists: Team Rhythm - 2nd place TU International Medium Junior Dance Twirl (Rosie Dodd, Nicole Dowdell, Meagan Dullack, Madisen Fletcher, Nicole Harris, Hailey Henehan, Moriah Muscao, Lauren Robinson, Madison Stachowiak, Courtney Stachowiak, Amy Vailliencourt)
Team Loud - 6th place TU International Small Junior Dance Twirl (Kelly Burkhard, Alice Dodd, Abby Muench, Bailey Wilson)
Team Popular - 2nd place TU International Medium Juvenile Dance Twirl (Jena Clark, Casey Dunigan, Carolyn Gregory, Lizzie Ranck, Erika Ranck, Nicole Rapacki, Casey Rapacki, Alissa Yenglin)
Congratulations, ladies and thank you to our parents, sponsors, and terrific coaches!!
Moriah and Nicole are the TU Regional Majorettes of Canada
Moriah Muscaro won several titles at the TU Regional Contest in St. Catherine's, Ont. Congratulations on winning: TU Regional Majorette of Canada, 12-14 TU Regional Solo, 12-14 TU Regional Solo Prelims, age 14 TU Regional Fancy, 12-14 TU Regional 3 baton, 12-14 TU Regional 2 baton, 12-14 TU Regional Duet, with partner Nicole Dowdell, 12-14
Nicole Dowdell won many titles at the TU Regional Contest in St. Catherine's, Ont. TU Regional Majorette, 9-11 TU Regional Solo, 9-11 TU Regional Solo Prelims, age 10 TU Regional Fancy, age 9-11 TU Regional Duet with partner Moriah Muscaro, 12-14
Miss Majorette of MI 2008 - A Fun Event for Twirl-M's
The Twirl-M's have five title winners for Michigan's top twirling event. They are: Moriah Muscaro, 2008 Junior Miss Majorette of Michigan Royalty; Nicole Dowdell, 2008 Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan; Carolyn Gregory 2008 Juvenile Beginner Michigan Pageant Winner; Abby Muench, 2008 Pre-Teen Basic Skills Michigan Pageant Winner; Alissa Yenglin, 2008 Juvenile Basic Skills Michigan Pageant Winner.
Congratulations to the Twirl-M’s of Walled Lake, MI for its excellent showing at the Miss Majorette of Michigan Baton contest.Twenty-five students from the Twirl-M’s were a part of the 102 pageant contestants vying for state titles.Those students were:
From Commerce Township: Madison Adams Kelly Burkhard Rosie Dodd Meagan Dullack Madisen Fletcher Carolyn Gregory Sami Hays Moriah Muscaro Casey Rapacki Nicole Rapacki Amy Vailliencourt Alissa Yenglin
From South Lyon: Nicole Dowdell Casey Dunigan
From Walled Lake: Hailey Henehan Abby Muench Dana Pontious Lauren Robinson Courtney Stachowiak Madison Stachowiak
From West Bloomfield: Erika Ranck Lizzie Ranck
From White Lake Township: Jena Clark
From Wixom: Nicole Harris Khloe Marshall
Here are the results:
Moriah Muscaro, 2008 Junior Miss Majorette of Michigan Royalty (2nd in fancy, 1st in solo)
Nicole Dowdell, 2008 Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan
(winning modeling, fancy strut, and solo)
Carolyn Gregory, 2008 Juvenile Beginner Michigan Pageant Winner (1st in modeling, 2nd in fancy strut, 1st in solo)
Abby Muench, 2008 Pre-Teen Basic Skills Michigan Pageant Winner (2nd in basic strut, 1st in solo)
Alissa Yenglin, 2008 Juvenile Basic Skills Michigan Pageant Winner (1st in basic strut, 2nd in solo)
Hailey Henehan, 5th overall, Pre-Teen Miss Majorette of Michigan (3rd in modeling)
Sami Hays, 1st runner up, Junior Intermediate Pageant (2nd in modeling, 2nd in solo)
Nicole Harris, 1st runner up, Pre-Teen Intermediate Pageant (2nd in fancy strut, 3rd in solo)
Courtney Stachowiak, 3rd overall, Pre-Teen Intermediate Pageant (2nd in solo)
Lauren Robinson, 3rd overall, Junior Beginner Pageant (2nd in modeling, 3rd in fancy strut, 3rd in solo)
Madison Stachowiak, 1st runner up, Pre-Teen Beginner Pageant (3rd in modeling, 2nd in solo)
Erika Ranck, 3rd overall, Juvenile Beginner Pageant (3rd in modeling, 3rd in fancy strut)
Lizzie Ranck, 3rd overall, Juvenile Basic Skills Pageant (1st in modeling, 2nd in basic strut)
Other Pageant Awards:
Madison Adams, 3rd in beginner fancy strut
Jena Clark, 3rd in basic skills modeling
Rosie Dodd, 3rd in intermediate modeling; 3rd in intermediate fancy strut
Casey Rapacki, 3rd in basic skills solo
Amy Vailliencourt, 1st in intermediate modeling
Open Contest Wins:
Kelly Burkhard – Adv Basic Strut, 13-15
Jena Clark – Special Beg Solo 10-12
Nicole Dowdell – Adv Fancy 7-9; Adv Modeling 7-9
Casey Dunigan – Novice Solo 10-12
Carolyn Gregory – Beg Solo, 7-9; Adv Basic Strut, 7-9
Nicole Harris – Int Best Appearing 10-12
Sami Hays – Int Solo, 13-15; Adv Best Appearing 13-15
Amanda Hunter – Beg Basic Strut, 13-15
Abby Muench – Novice Fancy Strut 10-12; Beg Two Baton 10-12
Lizzie Ranck – Beg Modeling 7-9
Moriah Muscaro – Adv Solo 13-15
Casey Rapacki – Novice Solo 7-9
Amy Vailliencourt – Int Best Appearing 13-15
Bailey Wilson – Novice Solo, 13-15
Alissa Yenglin – Beg Basic Strut, 7-9; Special Beg Solo 7-9
Two of our students won out of their current solo division at the Miss Majorette of Michigan Contest.Please join me in congratulating:
Sami Hays who is moving into the Advance Solo category, the highest level of solo twirling in NBTA.
Casey Dunigan who is moving into the Beginner Solo category.
Well done, ladies!!
Congratulations to Twirl-M's Winning a Spot on WLN Majorette Line - Moriah Muscaro, Sami Hays, Rosie Dodd, Meagan Dullack, Amy Vailliencourt!!
Twirl-M's Win 43 Gold Medals at AAU Michigan District Contest
23 Twirl-M's Qualify for AAU Junior Olympic Games In Summer of 2008
Congratulations on a super day at AAU on April 12th. 43 Gold Medals were won by the Twirl-M’s 23 Twirl-M’s qualify for the AAU Junior Olympics This Summer AAU Gold Medal Wins - Qualifying for the AAU Junior Olympics Solo Nicole Dowdell - AAU Michigan District Solo Champion, 10-12 Sami Hays - AAU Michigan District Intermediate Solo Winner 16+ Nicole Harris - AAU Michigan District Intermediate Solo Winner, 10-12 Madison Stachowiak - AAU Michigan District Beginner Solo Winner, 10-12 Casey Dunigan - AAU Michigan District Novice Solo Winner, 11-12 Casey Rapacki - AAU Michigan District Novice Solo Winner, 9-10
Fancy Strut Moriah Muscaro - AAU Michigan District Fancy Strut Champion, 13-15 Nicole Dowdell - AAU Michigan District Fancy Strut Champion, 10-12 Nicole Harris - AAU Michigan District Intermediate Fancy Strut Winner, 10-12 Amy Vailliencourt - AAU Michigan District Beginner Fancy Strut Winner, 13-15 Carolyn Gregory – AAU Michigan District Beginner Fancy Strut Winner, 10-12 Lauren Robinson - AAU Michigan District Novice Fancy Strut Winner, 15+ Kelly Burkhard - AAU Michigan District Novice Fancy Strut Winner, 13-14
2 Baton Twirling Moriah Muscaro - AAU Michigan District 2 Baton Champion, 13-15 Hailey Henehan - AAU Michigan District 2 Baton Champion, 10-12 Amy Vailliencourt - AAU Michigan District Beginner 2 Baton Winner, 13-15 Madison Stachowiak - AAU Michigan District Beginner 2 Baton Winner, 10-12 Rosie Dodd - AAU Michigan District Novice 2 Baton Winner, 15+ Carolyn Gregory - AAU Michigan District Novice 2 Baton Winner, 9-10
3 Baton Twirling Courtney Stachowiak - AAU Michigan District 3 Baton Champion, 13-15 Nicole Dowdell - AAU Michigan District 3 Baton Champion, 10-12 Moriah Muscaro - AAU Michigan District Beginner 3 Baton Winner, 13-15 Nicole Harris - AAU Michigan District Beginner 3 Baton Winner, 10-12
Freestyle Moriah Muscaro - AAU Michigan District Freestyle Champion, 13-15
Flag Twirling Rosie Dodd - AAU Michigan District Flag Twirling Champion, 13-15 Hailey Henehan - AAU Michigan District Flag Baton Twirling Champion, 10-12 Alice Dodd - AAU Michigan District Beginner Flag Twirling Winner, 10-12 Casey Rapacki – AAU Michigan District Beginner Flag Twirling Winner, 5-9
Basic Strut Sami Hays - AAU Michigan District Basic Strut Champion, 16+ Rosie Dodd - AAU Michigan District Basic Strut Champion, 13-15 Amanda Hunter - AAU Michigan District Basic Strut Winner, 16+ Madisen Fletcher - AAU Michigan District Beginner Basic Strut Winner, 13-15
Military Strut Rosie Dodd - AAU Michigan District Military Strut Champion, 13-15 Amanda Hunter - AAU Michigan District Beginner Military Strut Winner, 16+ Jena Clark - AAU Michigan District Novice Military Strut Winner, 11-12 Casey Rapacki - AAU Michigan District Novice Military Strut Winner, 9-10
AAU Finalists - Qualifying for the National Junior Olympics Kelly Burkhard - 2nd place silver medal, beginner solo 13-15; 3rd place bronze medal novice 2 baton, 13-15; 2nd place silver medal advance basic strut 13-15 Jena Clark - 6th place copper medal, novice solo 11-12; 3rd place bronze medal beginner flag 10-12. 5th place copper medal novice basic strut 11-12 Alice Dodd - 5th place copper medal, novice solo 11-12; 6th place copper medal novice 2 baton 11-12; 3rd place bronze medal beginner basic strut 10-12; 2nd place silver medal novice military strut 10-12 Rosie Dodd - 8th place tie, copper medal, intermediate solo 13-15; 5th place copper medal, intermediate fancy 13-15; 3rd place bronze freestyle, 13-15 Nicole Dowdell - 2nd place, silver medal, freestyle 10-12 Meagan Dullack - 2nd place tie silver medal, intermediate solo 16+; 5th place copper medal intermediate fancy strut 16+; 3rd place bronze medal, advance military strut, 16+; 4th place copper medal freestyle 16+; 3rd place bronze medal beginner 2 baton 16+; 3rd place bronze medal beginner 3 baton 16+; 3rd place bronze medal multiple baton 16+ Casey Dunigan - 5th place copper medal, novice 2 baton 11-12; 2nd place silver medal, novice fancy strut, 11-12. 2nd place silver medal advance basic strut 10-12 Madisen Fletcher - 3rd place bronze medal, beginner solo 13-15; 3rd place bronze medal beginner flag 13-15; 2nd place silver medal, beginner fancy strut, 13-15; 2nd place silver medal beginner military strut 13-15; 2nd place silver medal novice 2 baton 13-14 Carolyn Gregory - 8th place copper medal, beginner solo 10-12; 3rd place bronze medal advance basic strut 10-12 Kelsey Harkins, 10th place tie copper medal, novice solo 11-12; 3rd place bronze medal novice basic strut 11-12; 4th place copper medal novice military strut 11-12 Nicole Harris - 2nd place silver medal, beginner 2 baton 10-12; 3rd place bronze medal freestyle 10-12 Sami Hays - 3rd place bronze medal, intermediate fancy 16+ Hailey Henehan - 4th place copper medal, advance solo 10-12; 2nd place silver medal, beginner 3 baton 10-12; 4th place copper medal, advance fancy strut 10-12 Amanda Hunter - 6th place copper medal, beginner solo 16+; 3rd place bronze medal, novice fancy strut 15+ Khloe Marshall - 7th place copper medal, novice solo 7-8; 9th place copper medal in novice basic strut 7-8; 2nd place silver medal in military strut 7-8 Moriah Muscaro - 2nd place silver medal, advance solo 13-15 Casey Rapacki - 5th place copper medal novice basic strut 9-10 Nicole Rapacki - 2nd place silver medal, novice solo 11-12; 2nd place silver medal, beginner flag 10-12.10th place tie copper medal novice basic strut 11-12; 3rd place novice military 10-12; 5th place novice fancy strut 11-12 Lauren Robinson - 4th place copper medal, beginner solo 13-15; 3rd place bronze medal beginner 2 baton 13-15 Courtney Stachowiak - 6th place copper medal, intermediate solo 13-15; 2nd place silver medal Intermediate 2 baton 13-15 Amy Vailliencourt - 3rd place bronze medal, intermediate solo 13-15; 2nd place silver medal, beginner 3 baton, 13-15; 2nd place silver medal, beginner flag; 2nd place silver medal, freestyle 13-15; 2nd place silver medal beginner basic strut 13-15; 2nd silver place medal beginner flag 13-15 Alissa Yenglin - 4th place copper medal, novice solo 9-10; 3rd place bronze medal, novice basic strut 9-10; 2nd place silver medal novice flag 5-9
Lauren Robinson & Madisen Fletcher - 2nd place silver medal beginner duet, 25-40 Kelly Burkhard & Carolyn Gregory - 2nd place silver medal beginner duet, 19-24 Jena Clark & Casey Rapacki - 3rd place bronze medal beginner duet, 19-24
Open Wins Solo - Moriah Muscaro, Advance 13-15 -Amy Vailliencourt, Intermediate 13-15 - Nicole Harris, Intermediate 10-12 - Madison Stachowiak, Beginner 10-12
Congratulations. Thank you Miss Rachel, Miss Holly, Miss Dori, and Miss Valerie for helping us prepare!!
Muscaro and Dowdell Win at TU Regionals in Pennsylvania
Moriah Wins Miss TU Regional Majorette and More
Moriah Muscaro won the TU Regional Majorette Pageant in Sharon, PA on March 29th. She won the title by placing first in modeling, interview, solo, and show twirl. Moriah also won the Regional Solo for age 12-14, Regional Solo age 14, and Advance Open Solo age 12-14. Regional 2-Baton and Regional Modeling age 12-14 were also awarded to Moriah. Moriah placed 1st in the Open Beginner 3-Baton contest.
Moriah also placed as a finalist in the Regional Duet Championship with partner Nicole Dowdell winning 2nd overall. Second place was also earned by Moriah in the Regional 3 Baton Contest and 4th in the Regional Fancy Strut Contest.
Nicole Wins Regional Solo Age 10
Nicole Dowdell won the Regional Solo for 10 year olds at the Sharon, PA TU Regional Contest on March 29th. She also won 1st runner-up in the Miss TU Regional Majorette Pageant for the 9-11 year old division. In that contest she placed 2nd in modeling, 2nd in interview, 1st in pageant solo, and 3rd in show twirl. Nicole also won 3rd overall in the TU Regional Strut Contest and 4th overall in the TU Regional Modeling Contest. In the Regional Duet Contest, Nicole placed first runner-up in the Regional Duet Contest with partner Moriah Muscaro.
Hailey Henehan places in Top 10 in Advance 10-12 Pageant at Twirl-Mania
Hailey Henehan, Advance Twirl-M's Team Member in her new strut costume at Twirl-Mania.
Hailey Henehan placed 10th overall in the Advance 10-12 Pageant at Twirl-Mania this February. Held at the Walt Disney World Resort Complex, Hailey, also won 2nd in Advance 2 Baton, 2nd in Advance Military Strut, 3rd in Advance Basic Strut, and 4th in Advance Flag. Hailey is a member of the Twirl-M's Team and a twirler for her middle school in Walled Lake. Congratulations to Hailey!!
Congratulations to Rosie Dodd - winner of Lori Potter Memorial Intermediate Twirl-Off
Congratulations to R. Dodd, Clark, C. Stachowiak, and M. Stachowiak at Saline TU Contest
Rosie Dodd, Team Twirler, Jena Clark, Pre-Team 2 Twirler, Madison Stachowiak, Team Twirler; and Courtney Stachowiak, Team Twirler who brought home some wins at the TU Contest in Saline, MI. A special congratulations for:
Nicole and Casey Rapacki attended a TU Contest in Indiana on March 29th. Both did well winning: - Nicole, 1st in Novice solo, age 9-11; 1st in Beginner Visitor's Solo, age 9-11 - Casey, 1st in Special Beginner solo, age 7-8; 1st in Beginner Basic Strut, age 7-8
Congratulations, Nicole and Casey!!
Dodd Attends Contest in Milbury, Ohio
Rosie Dodd attended a TU Contest mid March in Milbury, Ohio. She won three events including: - Adv Best Appearing - Int Fancy - Beg 2 Baton
Great job Rosie!!
TU Contest Held in Walled Lake - Twirl-M's Had Good Day
28 Twirl-M's Students Participated in Local TU Contest
The Twirl-M's had a great day of twirling on Sat., Feb. 23 with both team and individual competition. While there were no titles at stake, the contest featured large groups where students worked to showcase their routines in preparation for the upcoming state, regional, and national contests.
First Place Results:
Majorette Contest - Walled Lake Northern High Majorettes
Madison Adams, Kelly Burkhard, Rosie Dodd, Nicole Dowdell, Meagan Dullack, Casey Dunigan, Madisen Fletcher, Carolyn Gregory, Nicole Harris, Sami Hays, Hailey Henehan, Moriah Muscaro, Abby Muench, Ellie Perigo, Abbie Perigo, Lizzie Ranck, Erika Ranck, Lauren Robinson, Madison Stachowiak, Amy Vailliencourt
Moriah Muscaro, Adv. Instate 12-14
Moriah Muscaro, Adv. 12-14
Nicole Dowdell, Adv. Instate 9-11
Nicole Dowdell, Adv 9-11
Lauren Robinson, Beg. 12-14
Madison Stachowiak, Beg. 9-11
Madison Stachowiak, Beg. Instate 9-11
Ellie Perigo, Novice 9-11
Moriah Muscaro, Adv. 12-14
Nicole Harris, Int. 9-11
Meagan Dullack, Beg. 15+
Amy Vailliencourt, Beg. 12-14
Lizzie Ranck, Beg. 9-11
Lauren Robinson, Special Beg. 12-14
Sami Hays, Adv. 15+
Moriah Muscaro, Adv. 12-14
Amy Vailliencourt, Int. 12-14
Madisen Fletcher, Beg. 12-14
Carolyn Gregory, Beg. 9-11
Meagan Dullack, Int. 15+
Amy Vailliencourt, Int. 12-14
Moriah Muscaro, 12-14
Show Twirl Duet
Lizzie and Erika Ranck, 9-11
Nicole Dowdell, Adv. 9-11
Moriah Muscaro, Beg. 12-14
Nicole Harris, Beg. 9-11
Moriah Muscaro, Adv. 12-14
Meagan Dullack, Beg. 15+
Amy Vailliencourt, Beg. 12-14
Madison Stachowiak, Beg. 9-11
Meagan Dullack, Adv. 15+
Carolyn Gregory, Adv. 9-11
Kelly Burkhard, Beg. 12-14
Lizzie Ranck, Beg. 9-11
Abbie Perigo, Sp. Beg. 7-8
Meagan Dullack, Adv. 15+
Madisen Fletcher, Beg. 12-14
Carolyn Gregory, Beg. 9-11
Moriah Muscaro, Advance High Point Award
Meagan Dullack, Intermediate High Point Award
Twirl-M's Students Attending Contest:
Congratulations to Jena Clark first contest 2/23 - AND - Carolyn Gregory first Advance win (basic) 2/23!! Also, Congratulations to Kelly Burkhard who now moves to Advance Basic Strut!!!
Twirl-M's Win National Beginner Dance Twirl Championship at AYOP 2007
Team Nationals 2007 - 26 Strong - Juvenile Large Beginner National Champs!
This summer the Twirl-M's students won a National Team Championship, 7 national titles, 3 national pageant placements, 52 top 10 medals, and 12 regional championships. Congratulations to all students attending!!
For newspaper coverage on this special win and other national and regional wins by the Twirl-M's, click on the links below.
The Twirl-M's Team Nationals Students are all smiles after their final team practice of the 2006/2007 Twirling Season.
LOCAL BATON TWIRLERS CAPTURE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL TWIRLING TITLES THIS SUMMER
Twirl-M’s win National Dance Twirl Championship
WALLED LAKE, MICHIGAN – Members of the Twirl-M’s Baton Group in WalledLake have been busy this summer practicing and competing in their sport of baton twirling.Their efforts have netted positive results with a national team championship, seven national individual titles, and 12 regional individual championships.
National Results – 26 twirlers bring home a National Championship and moreTwenty-six students in the Twirl-M’s baton twirling group of WalledLake attended the National Baton Twirling Association annual America’s Youth On Parade baton contest.Held July 17-21 at the University of Notre Dame, the event draws nearly 5,000 twirlers from around the U.S., Canada, Jamaica, and U.S. Virgin Islands.Under the direction of Twirl-M’s Director Rhonda Muscaro, Assistant Directors Rachel Gatny and Holly Minoletti, and Assistant Instructor Dori Ranck, the students earned its first ever National Dance Twirl Championship.Twirl-M’s Team Jazz won the 2007 Beginner Juvenile Large National Dance Twirl Championship.“We are elated and honored to be selected as national champions,” commented Muscaro.“The girls have worked so hard in their training which encompasses classes, camps, clinics, and individual practices for 11 out of 12 months in a year.”
Two students attended the TU International Contest the weekend prior to AYOP.They were Moriah Muscaro, who placed 4th overall in the Junior TU World Majorette Pageant by winning the modeling, 5th in show twirl, and 6th in solo; and Rosie Dodd, who won 1st runner up in the Intermediate Junior Pageant winning 2nd in modeling, 1st in fancy, and 6th in solo.
Muscaro and Dodd then joined their teammates for the week-long AYOP event where the Twirl-M’s netted 52 individual top 10 medals, seven national titles, and two more top ten team awards.
Specifically, the results are:
National Winners –Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate 2-Baton Twirling, age 11; Nicole Dowdell, Intermediate 2-Baton Twirling, age 8 and Intermediate Flag Baton Twirling, age 8; Nicole Harris, Beginner Flag Baton Twirling, age 10, and Beginner Hoop Baton Twirling, age 10; Amy Vailliencourt, Novice Flag Baton Twirling, age 12; Erika Ranck, Novice Fancy Strut, age 7
Pageant Participants - The Twirl-M’s had four students qualify to participate in the Miss Majorette of America Pageant.They were:Nicole Dowdell, 2007 Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan.Dowdell represented the state of Michigan in the national pageant and finished 18th overall.Meghan Shaffer qualified for the national intermediate pageant by winning the 2007 Senior Intermediate Michigan Pageant.In her quest to win the national title, Shaffer won 12th in the national fancy strut event.Qualifying for the beginner national pageant was Rosie Dodd, 2007 Junior Beginner Michigan Pageant Winner and Nicole Harris, 2007 Pre-Teen Beginner Michigan Pageant Winner.While both young ladies represented the state well, Harris placed 10th overall winning 6th place in the strut category.
Top 10 Solo One Baton Twirling Awards – Advanced Solo:Nicole Dowdell, 6th age 8; Intermediate Solo:Courtney Stachowiak, 4th age 11; Beginner Solo:Meagan Dullack, 9th age 14; Nicole Harris, 2nd age 10; Novice Solo:Casey Dunigan, 2nd age 9; Abby Muench, 2nd age 10; Kelly Burkhard, 2nd age 12; Madison Adams, 10th age 10; Ellie Perigo, 6th age 8.
Top 10 Two Baton Twirling Awards – Intermediate 2-Baton:Moriah Muscaro, 8th age 13; Abby Oates, 8th age 15; Mackensy Lakian, 10th age 12; Beginner 2-Baton:Meghan Shaffer, 2nd age 16; Sami Hays, 10th age 14; Nicole Harris, 5th age 10; Novice 2-Baton:Casey Dunigan, 3rd age 9; Madison Stachowiak, 6th age 9; Abby Muench, 5th age 10; Rosie Dodd 4th, age 13; Lauren Robinson, 9th age 13; Kelly Burkhard, 5th age 12.
Top 10 Fancy Strutting Awards – Advance Fancy Strut:Nicole Dowdell, 7th age 8; Intermediate Fancy Strut:Nicole Harris, 9th age 10; Beginner Fancy Strut:Amy Vailliencourt, 4th age 12; Novice Fancy Strut:Ellie Perigo, 8th age 8; Carolyn Gregory, 2nd age 8; Lizzie Ranck, 3rd age 7, Kelly Burkhard, 3rd age 12; Madisen Fletcher, 9th age 12; Madison Adams, 7th age 10.
Top 10 Flag Baton Twirling Awards – Intermediate Flag:Moriah Muscaro, 7th age 13; Courtney Stachowiak, 2nd age 11; Hailey Henehan, 4th age 10;Beginner Flag:Lizzie Ranck, 5th age 7; Erika Ranck, 6th age 7; Carolyn Gregory, 3rd age 8; Novice Flag:Casey Dunigan, 9th age 9; Abby Muench, 6th age 10; Lauren Robinson, 9th age 13.
Top 10 Show Twirl Baton Twirling – Amy Vailliencourt, 7th age 12; Nicole Harris, 3rd age 10.
Top 10 Rhythmic Baton Twirling – Nicole Dowdell, 10th age 7-9
Top 10 Hoop Baton Twirling – Advance:Hailey Henehan, 5th age 10-12; Novice:Amy Vailliencourt, 6th age 10-12
Top 10 3-Baton Twirling – Moriah Muscaro, 9th age 13; Courtney Stachowiak, 5th age 11; Nicole Dowdell, 7th age 8.
Top 10 Jazz Dance Duet – Lizzie and Erika Ranck, 5th age 7-9
Top 10 Rifle – Liz Dowdell, 10th
Top 10 Saber – Liz Dowdell, 4th
In addition, the Twirl-M’s fielded four teams in the National Beginner Dance Twirl Championships.The teams, their placements, and participants are:
Team Jazz – 2007 Beginner Juvenile Dance Twirl Champions
Twirl-M’s Team Members are:Madison Adams, Kelly Burkhard, Rosie Dodd, Liz Dowdell, Nicole Dowdell, Meagan Dullack, Casey Dunigan, Madisen Fletcher, Carolyn Gregory, Nicole Harris, Sami Hays, Hailey Henehan, Mackensy Lakian, Abby Muench, Moriah Muscaro, Abby Oates, Abbie Perigo, Ellie Perigo, Erika Ranck, Lizzie Ranck, Nicole Rapacki, Lauren Robinson, Meghan Shaffer, Courtney Stachowiak, Madison Stachowiak, Amy Vailliencourt.
Team Hero – Won 6th place in the Beginner Junior Small Category.The group performed a no drop routine and earned the 6th spot after competing against 49 teams nationwide.Twirl-M’s Team Members are:Meagan Dullack, Sami Hays, Mackensy Lakian, Moriah Muscaro, Abby Oates, Meghan Shaffer, Courtney Stachowiak.
Team Star – Won 7th place in the Beginner Junior Large Category.Twirl-M’s Team Members are:Rosie Dodd, Nicole Dowdell, Nicole Harris, Sami Hays, Hailey Henehan, Mackensy Lakian, Moriah Muscaro, Abby Oates, Meghan Shaffer, Amy Vailliencourt.
Team September – Finished 12th overall.Despite not placing in the top 10, the group performed admirably for their first time against more than 30 teams.Team Members are:Kelly Burkhard, Madisen Fletcher, Abby Muench, Ellie Perigo, Lauren Robinson, Madison Stachowiak.
Regional Contests in late June netted group 12 regional titles for the Twirl-M’s
The Twirl-M’s is pleased to announce 12 regional champions who were crowned at two regional competitions in late June.
NBTA Regionals were held in Canton, Ohio with Twirl-M’s Sami Hays and Amy Vailliencourt attending.Hays won the Junior Intermediate 2 baton title and both the Intermediate Junior Pageant modeling and fancy strut.Vailliencourt won the Pre-Teen modeling title.
Twirling Unlimited (TU) Regionals was held in Spring Arbor with Twirl-M’s Nicole Dowdell, Casey Dunigan, Nicole Harris, Rosie Dodd, Courtney Stachowiak, Madison Stachowiak, Alice Dodd, and Carolyn Gregory attending.Regional champions are:Dowdell - Regional Fancy, 9-11; Regional Solo Prelims, 9; Regional Solo Championship, 9-11.Harris, Beginner Pageant Winner (1st in modeling, solo, and fancy), 9-11; Regional Modeling, 9-11; Regional 2 baton, 9-11; Regional Solo Prelims, age 10; R. Dodd won the Junior Regional Fancy award; Gregory won the Regional Parade Majorette, 9-11.
The Twirl-M’s is a baton twirling group from WalledLake.Participants reside in WalledLake, CommerceTownship, Wixom, South Lyon, West Bloomfield, and Rochester.The group features baton twirling instruction for all ages starting from age 2; and at all levels including toddler, new, recreation, competitive, and high school/college majorettes.The group was formed in 1999 and is under the direction of Rhonda Muscaro.
The Twirl-M’s group was sponsored this 2007 competition season by:Scrapbookers, Inc. in Commerce Township; Walled Lake Community Education; Weller Chiropractic Clinic, PC in Wixom; Touchstar Designs, Inc., Austin, Texas; The Gatny Family; Leo’s Coney Island, Commerce Township; The Dunigan Family; The Marshall Family; Big Boys in Walled Lake; Gordon Foods in Wixom; Nutechs in Bloomfield Hills; The Hays Family; Carvel Ice Cream in Commerce Township; Glengary PTA; Dr. Carole Paveglio; Clearview Eyecare in Novi; Dr. Adil Arabbo, Advanced Family Care of Commerce in Commerce Township.
Weekly classes, camps, enrichment programs, and private instruction are all available through the Twirl-M’s.Interested students should consult the web site, www.TwirlM.com for more information.Or enroll in the fall program by contacting Walled Lake Community Education at 248-956-5000; 615 N. Pontiac Trail in WalledLake.Fall Classes will be held at CliffordSmartMiddle School in the Auxiliary Gym beginning Mon., September 24th.All participants will perform in the group’s 8th annual recital in early December.
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Regionals A Success For Twirl-M's
Two Twirl-M's 2007 Team Nationals Twirlers attended the TU Sandusky Regional Contest in late September. Amy Vailliencourt, Team Twirler and a twirler for Walnut Creek Middle School; and Carolyn Gregory, Pre-Team Twirler were among the twirlers to attend the regional contest. Both were very successful in their outing.
Carolyn Gregory won the TU Basic Skills Contest for ages 9-11. Amy Vailliencourt won her first ever Intermediate Solo. Carolyn and Amy also won their novice fancy and intermediate modeling events, respectively.
Great job ladies.
Amy Vailliencourt shows off her Intermediate modeling win at the TU 2007 Regional Contest in Sandusky.
Students Lead Neighborhood Twirling Camp
Kelly Burkhard, L, and Carolyn Gregory prepare to run their neighborhood twirling clinic.
Twirl-M's Team Nationals 2007 Members Kelly Burkhard and Carolyn Gregory led a twirling camp in their neighborhood. Nine campers attended for a 3 hour camp that featured instruction in the 8 basic twirls and poms. At the conclusion of their camp, students performed in a show that included: favorite tricks and dance twirl routines. Instructors Kelly and Carolyn each shared their solo routines. A great time was had by all.
According to the twirling duo, they held the camp to promote the sport they love and to raise money for their 2008 Team Nationals Program. The girls are donating $64 to the cause. This is the first donation to come in for the coming twirling nationals campaign.
Thank you Kelly and Carolyn for your hard work.
Kelly is an 8th grader at Clifford Smart and a member of the Twirl-M's Junior Team. Carolyn is a 4th grader at Commerce Elementary and is a member of the Twirl-M's Pre-Team. Both girls attended the 2007 National Baton Contest and were awarded first place as a part of the Team Jazz.
Michigan State Fair Contest - Twirl-M's Results
Eleven Twirl-M's' students attended the MI State Fair TU Baton Contest. All presented themselves very well. And for four of them it was their first contest. Congratulations to all:
First Timers - Lexi Yenglin, Alissa Yenglin, Khloe Marshall, Dana Pontious Novice Students - Casey Dunigan, Carolyn Gregory, Lizzie Ranck, Erika Ranck, Kelly Burkhard, Amanda Hunter Beginner Students - Meagan Dullack Advance Students - Moriah Muscaro
First Place Wins are:
Best Appearing - Moriah Muscaro, Adv 12-14 - Carolyn Gregory, Beg 9-11
Solo - Moriah Muscaro, Adv 12-14 - Kelly Burkhard, Beg 12-14 - Erika Ranck, Beg 7-8 - Lizzie Ranck, Novice 7-8
Congratulations to all. It was a difficult day twirling in the rain and such. You created a "memory"!!
Nine Twirl-M's Members To Twirl As Majorettes For 2007/2008 Season
A record number of Twirl-M's Twirlers will be performing this Fall for their High Schools. Congratulations to:
- Abby Oates, Walled Lake Northern High - Amanda Hunter, Stoney Creek High - Liz Dowdell, South Lyon East High - Mackensy Lakian, Walled Lake Northern High - Meagan Dullack, Walled Lake Northern High - Meghan Shaffer, Walled Lake Northern High - Moriah Muscaro, Walled Lake Northern High - Rosie Dodd, Walled Lake Northern High - Sami Hays, Walled Lake Northern High
Abby Oates, Junior, Co-Section Leader WLN.
Amanda Hunter, Sophomore, Stoney Creek High.
Liz Dowdell, Sophomore, first ever majorette at new South Lyon East High.
Twirl-M's Capture Some Miss Majorette of Michigan Titles for 2007
Nicole Dowdell is the 2007 Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan.
Twirl-M's Win Big at the 2007 Miss Majorette of Michigan Contest
Congratulations to 29 twirlers from Walled Lake, Commerce Township, Wixom, and South Lyon who competed on 5/19 at the 2007 Miss Majorette of Michigan Contest. After a full day of twirling, one of the group's students won a championship, seven were selected as winners, and another seven received finalist awards.
Please join me in congratulating:
Nicole Dowdell who won the 2007 Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan Pageant. She was awarded this after winning 2nd in the model/interview and first in both the fancy strut and solo categories. With this honor, Nicole is now the top Juvenile twirler in the state. Nicole is a member of the Twirl-M's Team and is a 3rd grader at Hardy Elementary in South Lyon.
In the Intermediate category, Meghan Shaffer won the Senior Intermediate Michigan Pageant. She is a junior at Northern High School, a member of the Knights Majorette Line, and a Twirl-M's Team Twirler.
In the Beginner category, the Twirl-M's had two winners. They are: Rosie Dodd, winner of the Junior Beginner Michigan Pageant and Nicole Harris, winner of the Pre-Teen Beginner Michigan Pageant. Both girls are members of the Twirl-M's Team. Rosie will be a twirler on the 2007/2008 Northern Knights Majorette Line. Nicole will be twirling next year at Sarah Banks Middle School.
In the Novice category, the Twirl-M's had four winners. They are: Amanda Hunter, a freshman in Rochester winner of the Junior Basic Skills Michigan Pageant; Madison Adams, a 5th grader at Loon Lake Elementary, winner of the Pre-Teen Basic Skills Michigan Pageant; Erika Ranck, a 2nd grader at Keith Elementary, winner of the Juvenile Basic Skills Michigan Pageant; Abbie Perigo, a 1st grader at Mary Helen Guest Elementary, winner of the Tiny Tot Basic Skills Michigan Pageant.
Congratulations is also in order to the 2007 Pageant Finalists from the Twirl-M's. They are:
Moriah Muscaro - 4th overall in the Junior Miss Majorette of Michigan Pageant
Hailey Henehan - 4th overall in the Pre-Teen Miss Majorette of Michigan Pageant
In the Intermediate Pageant, Courtney Stachowiak placed 3rd overall. In the Beginner Pageant, Amy Vailliencourt won first runner up in the Pre-Teen Beginner Pageant. In the Novice Basic Skills Pageant, Madisen Fletcher received first runner up in the Novice Basic Skills Pre-Teen Pageant; Kelly Burkhard received 3rd overall in the Novice Basic Skills Pre-Teen Pageant; Ellie Perigo received first runner up in the Novice Basic Skills Juvenile Pageant.
The contest is extremely difficult with more than 100 twirlers state wide. The following students trained for many months from the Twirl-M's and competed to the best of their abilities. Many placed in individual pageant events. Great job.
Advance Twirl-M's Contestants
Moriah Muscaro - finalist
Hailey Henehan - finalist
Nicole Dowdell - champion
Intermediate Twirl-M's Contestants
Meghan Shaffer - winner
Sami Hays - 3rd in solo
Courtney Stachowiak - finalist
Mackensy Lakian - 3rd in solo
Beginner Twirl-M's Contestants
Rosie Dodd - winner
Nicole Harris - winner
Amy Vailliencourt - 2nd modeling, 3rd in strut
Madison Stachowiak - 3rd in solo
Basic Skills Twirl-M's Contestants
Amanda Hunter - winner
Madison Adams - winner
Madisen Fletcher - finalist
Kelly Burkhard - finalist
Abby Muench - 1st in modeling, 3rd in solo
Erika Ranck - winner
Ellie Perigo - 4th in modeling, 2nd in solo
Lizzie Ranck - 2nd in marching
Casey Dunigan - 1st in solo
Abbie Perigo - winner
Great job. Everyone tried hard and did themselves and their sport well. Now on to nationals where our Advance Champion and Intermediate and Beginner winners will represent MI in the National Pageant!!
Twirl-M's Miss Majorette of Michigan Champion, Winners, and Finalists.
Twirl-M's Participate In Marching Band
Two Twirl-M's Junior Team Students will each participate in their high school marching bands for Fall of 2007. They are:
Madisen Fletcher - A member of the Walled Lake Northern Color Guard
Lauren Robinson - A member of the Walled Lake Central Trombone Section
We look forward to cheering our teammates on the field!! Congratulations, ladies.
Basketball Twirling for 2007 is Done
A successful season of baton twirling for basketball season is done. The Twirl-M's is very proud of all of you for your time and talents. Congratulations to:
Walled Lake Northern High Majorettes - Meghan Shaffer, Abby Oates, Sami Hays, Meagan Dullack Walnut Creek Middle School Twirlers - Moriah Muscaro, Mackensy Lakian, Marybeth Rice, Rosie Dodd, Amy Vailliencourt, Alice Dodd, Rylea Wheeler Geisler Middle School Twirlers - Courtney Stachowiak, Hailey Henehan Sarah Banks Middle School Twirlers - Lauren Robinson, Madisen Fletcher
Great job ladies!!
Twirl-M's Participate in Pistons Basketball Game Performance
Congratulations to two of the Twirl-M's Team Twirlers who performed in front of thousands of Pistons fans on February 6th.
Hailey Henehan, 2006 Juvenile Miss Majorette of MI, and Rosie Dodd, 2007 NBTA Beginner Junior State Solo Winner, were among the 20 twirlers from the area who teamed up to perform for the Detroit Pistons fans. Led by Julie Bornefeld, Director of Michigan's Rainbow on Parade, the group twirled and strutted their stuff for the many attendees of the Feb. 6th Pistons games.
The Twirl-M's is proud of all the girls!!!
Hailey and Rosie twirled to thousands of fans at the Detroit Pistons Game.
Hailey (L) and Rosie pose after a fine performance with members of MI Rainbow on Parade and other groups at the Detroit Pistons game this Feb.
Nicole Dowdell is an advance twirler in the juvenile division. She recently won the state solo and show twirl championship.
Twirl-M's Twirler Receives Standing Ovation
Nicole Dowdell, Team Twirler and Michigan's Juvenile Solo Champion, received a standing ovation for her solo twirling last month. The ovation was from the audience members attending the South Lyon Boy's Varisty Basketball game on December 14th. Nicole is the first twirler in recent history to perform in South Lyon. Among the audience members was the school system's superintendent, school administrators, and asst AD. All were very impressed with her performance.
The Twirl-M's is proud of Nicole for introducing twirling to this community.
Private lesson students learned the real meaning of Christmas by giving up their annual gift exchange in favor of making a Christmas for a special family in our area.
Twirl-M's Make Christmas Special for Area Family
Thanks to the generosity of Twirl-M's private lesson students, one special family was able to celebrate Christmas with some special gifts. This year, instead of a gift exchange, students decided to sponsor a family from The Lighthouse of Pontiac. This family of a mom and two daughters, received dozens of presents including clothes, boots, coats, hats/gloves, sheets, perfume, household staples, and more. For those who participated, warm hearts were felt all around. Thanks to activity coordinator Jeri Hays and assistant Elizabeth Stachowiak who helped to gather, shop, and deliver the gifts.
Miss Holiday Contest - 3 Twirl-M's Win
The Twirling Unlimited Holiday Contest was held on Sat., Dec. 9th. During the event, three Twirl-M's students won their pageants. We are very proud and excited for:
Nicole Dowdell, winning the Advance TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 0-8
Amy Vailliencourt, winning the Beginner TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 12-14
Madisen Fletcher, winning the Novice TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 12-14
Congratulations also to our pageant finalists. They were:
Abby Oates - 1st runner up Advance TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 15+
Sami Hays - 1st runner up Intermediate TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 12-14
Marybeth Rice - 4th overall Intermediate TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 12-14
Meagan Dullack - 4th overall Beginner TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 12-14
Erika Ranck - 1st runner up Novice TU Miss Holiday Pageant, 0-8
Walled Lake Northern High Majorettes - 1st place - Abby Oates, Meghan Shaffer, Sami Hays, Meagan Dullack
Great job to all our twirlers attending. Everyone placed in either the pageant or the open contest. Students attending were:
Nicole Rapacki - first contest - YEAH
Marybeth Rice - first contest as an intermediate twirler
Dear Walled Lake Twirlers and Community Members:
I am pleased to notify you of the great day the Twirl-M's had in yesterday's NBTA 2007 State Championship Contest held in Milan, MI. This is the first major contest of the 2006/2007 twirling season. By reading below, you will see that the Twirl-M's are off to a GREAT start!!
Please join me in congratulating:
Twirl-M's State Champions:
Nicole Dowdell - 2007 Juvenile Solo Champion
Sami Hays - 2007 Junior Basic Strut Champion
Nicole Dowdell - 2007 Juvenile Show Twirl Champion
Twirl-M's 2007 Grand Nationals Solo Qualifiers (contest held this summer at Americas Youth On Parade in South Bend, IN):
Team Members: Moriah Muscaro, Sami Hays, Abby Oates, Meghan Shaffer, Courtney Stachowiak, Mackensy Lakian, Meagan Dullack, Marybeth Rice
Team Star - 2nd place, Junior Large
Team Members: Nicole Dowdell, Hailey Henehan, Moriah Muscaro, Sami Hays, Abby Oates, Meghan Shaffer, Mackensy Lakian, Rosie Dodd, Amy Vailliencourt
Twirl-M's Open Contest First Place Awards:
Nicole Dowdell - Advance Solo Juvenile
Sami Hays - Intermediate Solo Junior
Mackensy Lakian - Intermediate Solo Pre-Teen
Marybeth Rice - Beginner Solo Junior
Amy Vailliencourt - Beginner Solo Pre-Teen
Hailey Henehan - Advance Fancy Pre-Teen
Nicole Dowdell - Intermediate Fancy Juvenile
Rosie Dodd - Novice Fancy Junior
Amy Vailliencourt - Novice Fancy Pre-Teen
Amy Vailliencourt - Beginner Best Appearing Pre-Teen
Erika Ranck- Beginner Basic Strut Juvenile
Twirl-M's Open Contest Finalists:
A great day by all. A special congratulations to these wonderful ladies, to their family members who sacrificied the time and money to take them to the contest, and to our wonderful coaches...Miss Rachel and Miss Holly who spent their day too helping the girls and watching them perform. Thank you to Coach Dori too for being a great support as well.
Look for pictures from States in the next week on the Twirl-M's web site, www.TwirlM.com.
Walled Lake, MI
Team Twirler Liz Dowdell is a member of the award-winning South Lyon Marching Band Guard.
South Lyon Marching Band Appears on Fox 2 News
Team Twirler Liz Dowdell and her fellow band and guard members at South Lyon were featured on Fox 2 News morning broadcast on Wed., Oct. 18th. Liz and the other members had to arrive at the school at 6:30 a.m. and perform their show for the television cameras. Congratulations, Liz, and the members of the South Lyon band. You are OUR Star!!
2006 Northern Majorettes from L to R: Abby, Meagan D., Meghan S., Sami
Northern Knights Majorettes Finish Strong
The Northern Knights Majorettes and their marching band completed the season with a "1" rating at the MSOB Festival in Walled Lake on October 10th. The four twirlers and their 100+ marching band also recently received a 1st place at the Alma Marching Band Invitational. It was a great season. Congratulations to Northern Knights twirlers:
Junior, Meghan Shaffer
Sophomore, Abby Oates
Freshmen, Meagan Dullack and Sami Hays
Twirl-M's 2006 National Title Winners are: (L to R) Hailey Henehan, Meghan Shaffer, Abby Oates, Amy Vailliencourt, Nicole Dowdell. Not pictured is national title winner Courtney Stachowiak.
Congratulations to Twirl-M’s Summer WinnersCongratulations to our Twirl-M’s who successfully participated in summer regional and national contests.
The National contest was held at the University of Notre Dame late July. The group netted 52 top 10 medals with 4 national titles. A special congratulations is extended to: Nicole Dowdell, winner of the Int 2-baton and Beg Flag; Courtney Stachowiak, winner of the Int Flag; and Meghan Shaffer, Beg World Open Fancy Strut winner. In addition, the Twirl-M’s had 2 Miss Majorette of America contestants - Moriah Muscaro, Pre-Teen Miss Maj of MI & Hailey Henehan, Juv Miss Maj of MI. Abby Oates and Nicole Dowdell represented the state in the Int national pageant, while Sami Hays participated in the Beg national pageant. The TU Reg Contest was held in June and netted another 5 titles: Abby Oates & Nicole Dowdell won TU Reg Majorette Pageants; Nicole Dowdell and Courtney Stachowiak areReg Solo Champs; Hailey Henehan & Amy Vailliencourt, Flag Champs; and Meghan Shaffer and Abby Oates, Reg Duet Champions.
The Twirl-M's captured two Miss Majorette Championships and three Pageant titles in the 2006 Miss Majorette of Michigan Contest. They are: (from L to R) Abby Oates, Int. Jr. Winner; Sami Hays, Beg. Jr. Winner; Moriah Muscaro, Miss Pre-Teen Majorette of Michigan; Hailey Henehan, Miss Juvenile Majorette of Michigan; Nicole Dowdell, Juv. Int. Winner. (Photo: Gracon Photography)
Twirling Unlimited Features New Rules for 2007
Beginning 12/1/06, TU will rename its twirling divisions to:
Level 1 (Special Beginner)
Level 2 (Novice)
Level 3 (Beginner)
Level 4 (Intermediate)
Level 5 (Advanced)
Twirling Restrictions beginning 12/1/06
Level 1 - 1 spin, 2 elbows
Level 2 - 2 spin, 4 elbows
Level 3 - 3 spins, 6 elbows
Level 4 - 4 spins, 8 elbows
Level 5 - No restrictions
TU will be adding new divisions beginning with the fall contests. They are:
Intermediate modeling and intermediate best appearing
Intermediate two baton
New age groups
0-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15+
For more rules information or to obtain a rules book, contact Twirling Unlimited at www.twirlingunlimited.com or call 330-666-1163.
For questions or for more information, please contact Twirl-M's Director Rhonda Muscaro at TwirlM@aol.com.