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August 14th, 2009
Diamond Line Dance Team win awards

Diamond Line members (left to right) Gabriela Contreras, Mariel Swinney, Jill Davis, Destiny Leal, and Justin Campos were selected as members of the elite Dance Academy at the HTE Team Training Camps. Not pictured: Jamie Cerda.


The San Marcos High School (SMHS) Diamond Line dance team has had a very busy summer.

At the HTE Dance Officer Training Camp held at the Hilton Hotel in Austin, the team brought home awards for Outstanding Technique, Leadership and Choreography.

Captain Mariel Swinney, First Lieutenant Gabriela Contreras, Senior Lieutenant Jill Davis and Junior Lieutenant Brittany Natal were the dance officers who participated. They also earned the “Spirit Stick” each day. Swinney, Contreras, and Davis were selected as Dance Academy members and qualify to participate in a tour of the Hawaiian Islands in spring of 2010.

The 38-member Diamond Line Dance Team recently attended the HTE Team Training Camp at Akins High School in Austin. The Diamond Line won the “Spirit Stick” each day and was recognized for outstanding technique and leadership.

Team members Jamie Cerda, Swinney, and Contreras were selected to the Kick Academy. Destiny Leal and Justin Campos were the only dancers from the entire camp of 135 participants selected for the Dance Academy.

The Diamond Line Dance Team is under the direction of Michelle Cearley. The team will make its first appearance of the school year at the Kick-Off Pep Rally on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the San Marcos High School varsity gym.

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2 thoughts on “Diamond Line Dance Team win awards

  1. Congratulations to all the Diamond Line Hope you all continue to have a good year Destiny special message from Grandma keep up the good work

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