Five Red Stars honored during Salute To The Orange Girl Feature Twirlers at Syracuse University. Lisa Branley Castro, Rebecca Fowler Zachas, KeriAnn Lynch Unger, Melissa Gaffney Derr, and Ashley Andrew joined former Orange Girls to celebrate the position which began in 1947 when the one hundred member all male marching band decided to add a girl. The halftime of the SU-University of Pittsburg game will showcase the history of the position and the women who each gave it their own special talents. A new scholarship will be given starting in 2017.
October is breast cancer awareness month and the Red Stars of Derry, NH donned their "Twirling for the Cure" shirts.
Red star message to everyone:
"Science has made huge strides in curing breast cancer WITH EARLY DETECTION. GET SCREENED!"
Red Stars Chloe Desjardins, Emily Cowette, Morgan Torre and Olivia Bollhorst share a few moments with teammate Miss America's Outstanding Teen , Allie Nault , at her homecoming at the Radisson Center of NH.
The Red Star twirlers of Derry were at the center of New Hampshire to welcome teammate Allie Nault back to NH after winning Miss America'S Outstanding Teen 2016 in Orlando on August 1. Coach Gina Hutchinson had a lot to be proud of as many Red Stars were integral parts of the program.
Red Star Jessica Avelar,currently Miss Greater Plaistow enjoys a moment with Barbara Paine, Margie Gilbert and Gina Hutchinson prior to Miss America's Outstanding Teen Homecoming for Red Star Allie Nault.
Current Red Stars Isabella Bolduc and Danielle Cherry as well as Coach Gina Hutchinson, joined The Red Star's Syracuse Orange Girl Alums, Ashley Andrew, KeriAnn Lynch Unger, Lisa Branley Castro and Rebecca Fowler Zachas as they were honored at the Syracuse/University of Pittsburgh game, Oct. 24.
Jessica Avelar and mom Tina enjoy a moment with national baton twirling judges Barbara Paine and Marjorie Gilbert.
Family Dinners are always a tradition on Red Star trips. There were 25 Red Star Orange Girl family members enjoying some great Italian food at a Syracuse icon "The Spaghetti Warehouse".
Red Stars won The Beth Wilson Choreography Award for "Rosie the Riveter" Junior Halftime performance at the NBTA's America's Youth on Parade, 2015.
Congratulations to Red Star Twirler Allie Nault for being named Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2016.
Hard Work Pays Off!!
Congratulations to Alyssa McLaughlin for being a finalist in 2 baton in the first Grand Prix International competition representing the USA!
Congratulations to the Red Stars on their hit performance in The Miss America "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City on Saturday, September 12, 2015!
The Red Stars in front of Touchdown Jesus at the University of Notre Dame with their many awards from the NBTA's America's Youth on Parade, 2015. Red Stars won The Beth Wilson Choreography Award for "Rosie the Riveter" Junior Halftime performance.
Demand for the Red Stars has taken the team all over the world including Germany, Russia, Ireland, Spain and the Czech Republic. They have been featured in countless news articles and publications including the nationally distributed “Yankee Magazine” and were recently seen in thousands of households on the television show “Chronicle.”
Red Star twirlers are twirling at college campuses across the country, at pageants where they consistently amaze the judges, at numerous charity events and even professionally at Busch Gardens!
Red Stars gathered to welcome teammate Allie Nault back to NH: KeriAnn Lynch Unger, Red Star Assistant Coach and one of the highest scholarship winners in the Miss NH Program: Meghan Lamontagne, Mistress of Ceremonies and NH Outstanding Teen 2006; Gina Hutchinson; Katrina Bernard French, official Miss NH photographer and former multiple title holder in Miss NH system.