Hi Steppers Reflect and Prepare for Spring Show


Rachel Niemeyer

The Hi Steppers putting in another long day of practice for the upcoming spring show.

Rachel Niemeyer, Staff Writer

Hi Steppers have begun preparing for The Hi Stepper Spring Show approaching in March. On the 13th, The Spring Show is anticipated to be held in Longview at the Belcher Center from 2:00-7:00 PM. This show is an awesome chance for the dancers to showcase all of their hard work. Friends, family, and guests can attend. The Hi Steppers are putting so much time and energy in as they begin training for the big night. 

Since we are just now starting to go into the spring show, we are learning all the dances at a very fast pace, and we’re all just a little bit nervous. We are all kind of anxious that we might not get a spring show this year because of what happened last year with COVID and it taking away everything,” senior Hi Stepper Chelsea Pierson said. “Because of this, I think we are super happy and grateful to even be together and learn dances. I do believe that we will be confident for this year’s spring show because we haven’t had one in a while.”

Since the beginning of school, the dancers have had to learn how to adapt to new COVID regulations along with other obstacles, but the girls have learned how to work together. The upperclassmen have done a great job so far at making sure the freshmen are at home and comfortable in their new environment.

“I think that the team has greatly improved since August, the main reason being because we’ve gotten closer as a team, and have learned to work better together,” freshman Hi Stepper Sydney Starkey said. 

2020’s events, COVID in particular, have definitely taken a toll on clubs, organization, and sports. That hasn’t stopped the Hi Steppers, though. The girls have stuck together, made memories, and have continued to show Kilgore what being a team is all about. The year is quickly wrapping up, as we’re already in the second semester. Many Hi Steppers enjoy reminiscing about their favorite memories they have made in the year so far. 

“My favorite memory from this year would have to be when Maddi Grace and I were hugging, and screaming at the top of our lungs when we won Round 3 of Playoffs,” recalls Starkey. 

Lead by Captain Carter Williams, the dancers this year are already so accomplished and should be delighted and proud of all of their achievements. No doubt they are ready to show off the routines they’ve worked so hard on at The Spring Show. 

I do believe that we will be confident for this year’s spring show because we haven’t had one in a while. We are all super excited and know this spring show will be one to remember,” Pierson said.