Islettes at National Baton Twirling Championships


The Islettes Elite All Star National Team traveled to South Bend, Indiana to the University of Notre Dame to compete in the 5-day national baton twirling championships, America's Youth on Parade (AYOP). After months of practice and fundraising, the team of 19 made Grand Island, NY
proud by receiving over 50 medals and plaques in various group and individual categories as well as team placing. The team was accompanied by their coach, Miss Heidi Sue Mumm, along with a dozen chaperones.  The team consisted of Islanders Alissa Bailey, Laura Dolan, Alyssa Fuoco, Emily Fuoco, Shelbi Milkas, Anna Nicolia, Stefani Rhodes,
Joelle-yvette Scheffler, Emelie-jo Scheffler, Rebecca Sobol, Beth Wynne and Molly Wynne as well as Katrina Buczkowski, Maddy Buczkowski, Jenna Demer, Samantha Kenyon, Heather Murray, Colin Stutz, and Leah Stutz. 

Team titles include: Drill Team 1st, Beg. Senior Twirl Team Small 9th, Beg. Senior Twirl Team Large 4th, Beg. Jr. Twirl Team Large 7th, Beg. Juvenile Twirl Team Large 7th, Beg. Juvenile
Dance Twirl Large 5th, Beg. Juvenile Dance Twirl Small 10th, Beg. Senior Small Dance Twirl 9th, Beg. Senior Large Dance Twirl 3rd, ,High School Dance Twirl Team 2nd, Juvenile Pom Pon 8th, Junior Pom Pon 10th, Senior Pom Pon 9th, Senior Rifle Team 2nd, Junior Rifle Team 2nd, Juvenile Rifle Team 1st, Flag Corps 6th, and Parade Corps 4th 

Islettes Elite team members Alissa Bailey, Maddy Buczkowski and Jenna Demer represented New York in the Miss Majorette of America competition in their respective age groups and levels, competing in modeling (with interview), X-strut and twirling. Jenna received 7th place overall and
placed in both modeling and X-strut and Alissa was awarded 5th place in pageant modeling.

 The following soloist placed in their respective levels (novice, beginner, intermediate or advanced), divisions (Juvenile, Preteen, Junior or Senior) and/or age group (twirling age as of Sept 1, 2007): Alissa Bailey (13): Jr. Solo Rifle 2nd, Jr. Solo Sabre 3rd, Beg. Pageant Modeling 5th, Nov. 2 baton 8th, Beg. Flag Baton 9th, Jr. Jazz Solo 10th: Laura Dolan (12): Pre-teen Jazz Dance Solo 6th, Solo Rifle 5th: Alyssa Fuoco (13): Junior Solo Sabre 6th, Junior Solo Rifle 9th: Emily Fuoco (10): Juvenile Solo Rifle 8th: Shelbi Milkas (14): Nov. Flag 3rd, Corp Princess 7th: Anna Nicolia (11): Juvenile Solo Rifle 9th: Stefani Rhodes (13): Junior Solo Rifle 8th, Junior Solo Sabre 10th: Emelie-jo Scheffler (9): Juvenile Corp princess of the Year 1st, Juvenile Solo Rifle 3rd, Juvenile Solo Sabre 4th, Advanced Flag 4th, Juvenile Jazz solo 4th, Open
Dance Duet 4th (with sister Joelle), Beg x-strut 8th, Baton duet with Jenna Demer 9th, Beg Open Solo 10th (tied), Open dance solo 10th (tie with sister!!), and Juvenile Tall flag/color guard10th: Joelle-yvette Scheffler (7): Int. Flag 3rd, Dance duet (with Emelie-jo Scheffler) 4th, Open Dance 10th: Rebecca Sobol (17): Senior Corp Princess of the Year 1st, Nov Flag Baton 2nd, Nov 2 baton 3rd: Bethany Wynne (10): Juvenile Solo Rifle 6th, Pre-teen Corp Princess 7th: Molly Wynne (15): Novice X-Strut 1st, Novice Flag 3rd: Katrina Buczkowski (11): Int. Flag Baton 2nd, Beg 2-baton 6th: Maddy Buczkowski (14): Flag Baton 5th: Jenna Demer (8): Juvenile Jazz Solo 1st, Beginner Miss Majorette Pageant 7th overall, Pageant X-Strut 4th, Pageant Modeling 7th, Open X-strut 8th, Baton Duet 9th (with Emelie-jo Scheffler): Samantha Kenyon: Novice X-strut 5th, Novice Flag 6th, Novice Solo 7th, and Novice 2 baton 10th: Heather Murray (9): Juvenile Solo Sabre 9th,Juvenile Solo Rifle 10th: Colin Stutz: Multi Tom 2nd, Snare 6th: Leah Stutz: Juvenile Solo Rifle 7th


Thanks to the businesses and individuals who supported the Islettes in their trip to this national competition.  Look for the Islettes at the upcoming Lewiston Peach Festival Parade. A large group will be heading to Florida next February to participate in Twirlmania. For more information and to sign up for the new season beginning this fall, call the Islettes at 773-7139.