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Johnson winterguard wins first national medal

Johnson High School is very excited to share with the community that the Winterguard medaled for the first time since the school has been open at the WGI World Championships this weekend in Dayton, Ohio. Under the Direction of Darryl Pemberton, the guard placed 2nd overall in the Scholastic Open Class, with a score of 94.95—only .35 out of first place—and bringing home our first National Silver Medal as a five year old program!

After being named the Houston and Dallas Regional Champions this year, the guard headed into the weekend in great shape, and placed at the top of the pack of the over 45 Scholastic Open guards qualifying for nationals. The guard delivered three amazing performances through the course of prelims, semis, and finals; performing to a full house Saturday afternoon as the last guard on in finals.

Winterguard International (WGI) is the National/International circuit for Winterguard in the world, that oversees all local and state circuits, as well as circuits in Japan, Germany, and the UK. This weekend marks Johnson's third trip to Dayton to compete. In the last two trips the guard placed 9th in finals overall. Texas had a strong showing at nationals this year with guards from Friendswood, The Woodlands, Spring, Dawson, Judson, and several others attending.

In addition, the weekend before, the Claudia Taylor Johnson HS Winterguard took home their first State Championship, placing first in the Scholastic Open Class at the Texas Colorguard Circuit (TCGC) Championships in College Station, Texas. The guard scored 90.10, and took home the gold medal in their class. The guard had been undefeated in their season this year in the State of Texas.

Both of these accomplishments are testament to the hard work and dedication of the guard members and instructors, as well as the incredible support from the Johnson High School and North East Independent School District Administration. Way to go guard!

Johnson winterguard celebrates their big win.The Johnson Winterguard celebrates their first national metal since the school opened.

Posted on April 18, 2013