LHS winter guard puts on show

By Jeff Gates - For The Madison Press

Don’t let your guard down.

Because they are representing you well.

During the last several months, the London High School Winter Guard has been participating in a variety of competitions across the state of Ohio, placing in the top three in a number of those contests.

On Wednesday, April 18 the dozen young ladies who make up the London High School performing group will be offering their second annual Community Night where their talents will be on display. The free event will take place beginning at 7 p.m. in London High School’s Ray Chadwell gymnasium.

Equipped with flags, sabers, and rifles, the guard members will perform original solos and ensembles, as well performing their 2018 show, “Who I’m Meant to Be,” which follows the 12 performers on their journey of growing up, and finding their place in the world.

They participated in a number of preliminary competitions; working their way up to the State level. They recently took in Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA) State Championships in Wapakoneta. London High School placed an impressive eighth in the state by achieving their highest score ever in of Ohio’s most competitive classes.

For their efforts, the guard was voted Most Improved Unit by the directors in the circuit. Additionally, LHS’ Mercedes Julien won an OIPA scholarship.

In addition to Julien, the other members of Winter Guard include Evie Gillilan, Grace Jolliffe, Charity Lane, Sadie Large, Kyri McClain, Shantayah Minor, Elizabeth Osborne, Sydney Pollard, Ashley Rickens, Alicia Skinner, and Kaylie Trentman.

They are under the direction of Lauren Holloway and Ann Merz.


By Jeff Gates

For The Madison Press

Jeff Gates is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.

Jeff Gates is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.