Student: Carrie Guenther, 17, of Broadneck Senior High...

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

November 01, 1993

Student: Carrie Guenther, 17, of Broadneck Senior High School

Accomplishments/Interests: Carrie won top honors in national baton-twirling competition at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., last July. This was the third time Carrie and her twirling team had participated.

"At the national competition, there are thousands of participants," Carrie said.

Categories in which Carrie competed included solo, two batons and pom-pom. There were about 70 contestants in each event.

Participants were judged on variety, gracefulness, appearance, routine content, smoothness and choreography.

Carrie and her team placed in the top 10 in all events that they participated in.

In the pom-pom competition, Carrie won first place in the 16-to-25 age division.

"I started twirling when I was nine, and I twirl everyday.

"I belong to a team called the Debonaires. We practice at Fort Meade twice a week. It's just a small team of eight members. We don't really have a leader, everybody just works together and helps each other."

She has attended twirling camps where she has worked with a baton on fire at both ends.

In school, she is the president of the French Club. She plans to go to college and hopes to become a lawyer.

She also is active in the youth group at St. Andrews by the Bay Roman Catholic Church on College Parkway.

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