WHS student twirls her way to SFA


Elizabeth Bridges recently auditioned for and was accepted to a place on the Twirl-a-Jacks, the twirling team of Stephen F. Austin (SFA). She is the daughter of Melanie and Neil Bridges of Whitehouse.

Bridges received her acceptance letter from SFA in December 2017, according to her mother. Though she was also accepted at Mary Hardin-Baylor, Bridges wanted to continue as a twirler and chose SFA so she could be a part of their twirling team.

Bridges has been a twirler in Whitehouse for six years. Her audition for the Twirl-a-Jacks took place Saturday, March 24.

“I was extremely nervous when we were waiting for the results and then when they called my number and name I felt overwhelmed,” Bridges recalled. “The realization has begun to set in that I am on a college line and the huge responsibility of representing SFA and all the mentors and teachers that have brought me to this place.”

“I can’t thank my family, band directors and my twirl coaches enough for all their support and hard work invested in me,” Bridges concluded.

Bridges currently plays the flute as a member of the honors band. She is also a member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), the National Technical Honor Society, the National Society of High School Scholars and is involved in pharmacy technician studies. It should be no surprise then that she plans to major in nursing.

“Her dad and I are extremely proud of her for all her accomplishments and her hard work,” Melanie Bridges stated. “She’s a very responsible young lady and she’s very kind. She has a very kind spirit.”


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