For tonight's edition of the Friday Night Lights Feature we are in West Columbia, Texas, just a little outside of Lake Jackson, visiting with the Twirlers from Columbia High School: Feature Twirler Megan Lazrine (sophomore), and Twirlers Carrie Boling (freshman), & Dallas Kirkpatrick (senior).
The Columbia High School Roughneck Twirlers are lead by Coach Jana Reid of Jana's School of Dance. They get to enjoy a lot of time together on and off the field, but they say their favorite moment of twirling is always after marching onto the field and turning around to see the crowd in the stands. The school's reaction always keeps them motivated!
They also have a lot of great inside jokes and traditions. They said one of their funniest moments twirling together can be summed up with the line "There's numbers on the field?" Oh my! We can only imagine the situation that led to that conversation.
Their best tradition is a sweet one, and one they will always cherish. Each year they have "Daddy Twirl Night" where their dads get to join them for twirling on the field at halftime. They also say when they graduate they will most miss getting to wear the maroon and white on Friday nights.
Twirler they are most inspired by: Savannah Miller
Favorite thing to do when they are not twirling: Watch Netflix
Most memorable advice from their coach: Catch the baton at all costs!
Favorite trick to perform on the field:
*Megan - horizontal leg pop off the shin
*Dallas - two baton
*Carrie - horizontal two spin
These girls have learned a lot about life from their time twirling for Columbia High School. When asked what they feel is the best lesson they have learned from baton twirling is, they said "that hard work pays off". So true! They also want to make sure to pass on to future high school twirlers to always remember to "Enjoy it! It goes by fast".
Thank you so much to these three lovely young ladies. We wish y'all a great rest of football season and a wonderful start to your competition seasons. We can't wait to see that maroon and white out on the field or the floor.
We hope you have enjoyed another edition of our Friday Night Lights Feature. Have a favorite High School or Collegiate Twirler that you would like to see interviewed? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and email address so that we can reach out to them!