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LIONETTES SPIRIT – Members of the Lionettes, who will be actively
participating in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Homecoming activities
this week are, from left, front, Kim Dottolo, co-captain, Hammond; Crystal
Canepa, captain, Meraux; Elizabeth LeBlanc, Zachary; second row, Amanda
Baldo, Kenner; Alicia Oalmann, Meraux; Heather Canepa, Meraux; Tara Bordelon,
Chalmette; third row, Melissa Cannino, Hammond; Christi Parker, French
Settlement; Amanda Barth, Meraux; Andrea Zummo, Loranger; back, Angela
Nassar, Convent; Shannon Bunch, Slidell; Erin Anderson, co-captain, Amite;
Jessy Shaw, Slidell; and Nikki Loyacano, Ponchatoula.
LIONETTES ADD TO HOMECOMING CHEER
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University’s dance team, the Lionettes, will bring Southeastern spirit
to the community this week during Homecoming, with various performances
and a spirit competition for junior high and high school students.
“The Lionettes have had a highly
successful year, and we feel its due in part to the wide range of support
from both Southeastern and the surrounding area,” said Melissa Bordelon,
Lionette advisor. “Homecoming gives us a great opportunity to give something
back to the community and show everyone what we are made of.”
On Thursday, November 7, the
Lionettes will perform during Pride Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in War Memorial
Student Union. At 5:30 p.m., they will dance through campus, joining their
fellow students for their annual parade to the University Center, the site
of the Homecoming bonfire and pep rally. On Friday, November 8, they will
travel to Oak Knoll Country Club to add to the spirit and entertainment
at the Homecoming golf tournament.
On Saturday, November 9, for
the first time in its nine year run, the Dixie RV/Southeastern Spirit Competition
will be held at Strawberry Stadium. Co-sponsored by Peronne Shoe Service,
J & J Trophies, and Southeastern’s Student Government Association,
the popular competition for area junior high and high school dance teams
and cheerleaders will begin at 12:30 p.m.
“As a sponsor, the Lionettes
approached Dixie RV to make this change of venue so that prospective students
from both high and junior high schools can come to the campus and see all
Southeastern has to offer them,” said Bordelon. “What better day to see
the true Southeastern spirit than Homecoming!”
Lionette alumni and parents will selling Papa Johns pizza and
refreshments at the competition to help fund the Lionettes’ January trip
to the United Dance Association’s College Cheerleading and Dance Team National
Championship in Orlando, Fla.
Last year, in only their second
year of national competition, the Lionettes placed eighth in Division I
of the 2002 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in
Orlando. This year, they will go into the competition with a number four
ranking. Rankings are based on performance videos.
The Lionettes will close out
Homecoming with a performance in the University Center as the Lions basketball
team takes on the Spirit Express at 2 p.m..
Bordelon said the Lionettes are
excited about adding performances at football games to their schedule in
2003. Students interested in becoming a Lionettes can contact Bordelon
at 985-549-5678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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