Christy Taylor, Heritage High sophomore and two-year member of the TN-791 AFJROTC has been focusing on participating in majorette competitions.
She started twirling at 4 and has taken part in many events, including college football halftimes, parades, contests, and camps. Cadet Taylor began competing at 10, starting with local and state contests before moving on to national competition. In the summer of 2007, she participated in the AAU Jr. Olympics in Knoxville, where she won nine medals in the following events: two gold in Duet Twirling and Hoop Baton Twirling, one Silver in T-Strut, six Copper (Top Ten) in one, two, and three baton twirling, X-Strut, Military and Basic Strut.
Taylor competed against 30 to 50 majorettes in each competition and placed in the top ten in all events. She has also won many other contests, including Tennessee Majorette Queen, Tennessee’s Most Beautiful Majorette, Tennessee Strut Queen, Tennessee State Two Baton and One Baton Champion, and other local, state, and national contests.
She is coached by Kathy-McCarrell-Smith and hopes one day to be part of the University of Tennessee majorette line.