Stellar jumpers on busy schedule
By Robin Scott
More than one hundred students from Dalhart Elementary and Intermediate Schools, Dalhart Christian Academy, St. Anthony’s School and home schools tried out for a spot on the 2009/10 Dalhart Jump & Jam team, an elite demonstration jump rope team comprised of 29 members. Jumpers who made the team had to master 16 jump roping skills, all of which were taught during their regular P.E. classes. During the season, the team will have practiced an estimated 300 hours.
This year’s Dalhart Jump & Jam team, coached by Bridgett Nicholson, Tisha Scott and B’Lou Shimon, includes Desiree Boone, Dominique Smith, Connor Holiski, Eden Shimon, Dawson Nicholson, Molly Fluhman, Ryley Ellsworth, Jon Scott, Savannah Renshaw, Lyndsey Dovel, Anzleigh Swecker, Avry Thelander, Kaelee Simmons, Faith Claborn, Elyse White, Hannah Holmes, Gracie King, Kullen Sorrels, Mae Ferguson, Summer Simmons, Kyler Banks, Maddi Beckern, Taeler Sorrels, Ashlyn Banks, Konnor White, Natalie Ham, Raychel Banks, Jenna Dixon and Faith Vang.
The “totally awesome” jumpers will perform in Dalhart, Texline, Dumas, Hartley, and even at WTAMU on February 6th at 4:00 p.m. Parents, relatives, friends and enthusiasts are invited to attend their performances and cheer on the jumpers as they amaze audiences with their skills and daring maneuvers. This year’s theme includes “tubular” music from the 80’s and the jumpers will perform some “gnarly” individual, partner and group routines. This “stellar” group really knows what it means to “whip it good.”
For more information on Jump & Jam and performance dates, contact Bridgett Nicholson at Dalhart Intermediate School, 244- 7380, or Tisha Scott at Dalhart Elementary School, 244-7350, or visit the schools’ websites at www.dalhart.k12.tx.us.