Dominican’s Winter Guard was a 4th place finalist, with the top score in their class across the nation, at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Regionals held in Gulfport, MS the first weekend in March. Dominican was among 20 groups competing in their class at the regional.
Winter Guard members are:
Row 1: Captains Grace Beard and Catherine Mansfield.
Row 2: Lee-ah Heurtin, Elizabeth Plauche, and Landry Gremillion.
Row 3: Katey Aranda, Chloe Tufts, Allison Lefante, Emma Nichols, and Josie Sanders.
Row 4: Courtney Matthews, Emily Zeringue, Lena Williams, Janie Bickerton, and Camille D’Arensbourg.
Winter Guard moderator is Mrs. Amy Ferguson. Coaching staff includes: Lillian Lestelle, Kassidy Meredith (’19), and Mrs. Ferguson.
Winter guard is the sport of indoor color guard. Modern color guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement. Competitive Color Guards can be found in high schools, middle schools, universities, as well as independent organizations all across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
“I am so proud of our team’s commitment to excellence in our competitive artform. Many of our members begin in our activity with no prior experience,” said Mrs. Ferguson. “The strides they make individually and as a team to become nationally competitive is just awe inspiring. Our girls overcome obstacles every day and set goals that surpass even my own. I am forever proud and gratefully to be their coach. Even though their competition season was cut short, they have had an incredible season. A toast of praise of you!”.