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2013 State Competition

Liberty Sapphires Win Back-to-Back State Titles

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Liberty Sapphires were named the 6A State Champions at the Missouri State Dance Team Competition.  Not only is this a back-to-back state championship win for the Sapphire team, but this is their fourth state title in the past five years!  

 

Along with the 6A State Championship Title, the Sapphires also brought home the 6A All-Academic State Title with a team GPA of 3.78.  This means the Sapphire team has the highest cumulative grade point average in the state for all 6A dance teams.  In the ten years this prestigious award has been in existence, the Liberty Sapphire program has won the honor six times! 

 

Congratulations to 2013 State Champion Sapphires:  Avery Boll, Trystan Brown, Kelsey Buehler (captain), Claire Crow, Bailee Day, Tori Fowler, Jessie Fullinwider, Madison Jones, Haley Klein, Mackenzie Malicoat, Sydney Mills, Sydney Perkins, Lakie Spencer, Mikaela Vittoria and Macayla Witt (captain).  The Sapphires are coached by Maggie Willis and Kristen Bosiljevac.

  

2013 Regional Competition

Liberty Sapphires Win Big!

On Saturday, January 26, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Sapphires competed at their regional competition held at Lee’s Summit North High School.  The Varsity Sapphires won 1st place high point overall for all teams competing with three routines with their 1st place finishes in prop and pom and their 2nd place finish in dance.  The Varsity team also won a choreography award for their prop routine and a technical excellence award for their dance number.  The JV brought home two 1st place trophies in pom and dance and finished 3rd place high point overall for all teams who competed with two routines.  Congratulations to the Varsity and Junior Varsity Sapphires!

 

Varsity members include:  Avery Boll, Trystan Brown, Kelsey Buehler (captain), Claire Crow, Bailee Day, Tori Fowler, Jessie Fullinwider, Madison Jones, Haley Klein, Mackenzie Malicoat, Sydney Mills, Sydney Perkins, Lakie Spencer, Mikaela Vittoria and Macayla Witt (captain).  The Sapphires are coached by Maggie Willis and Kristen Bosiljevac. 

 

JV members include:  Audrey Bennett, Kayla Dehart, Megan Hansen, Bittany Holtclaw, Addie McKee, Teresa Parra, Allison Schowengerdt and Justice Tyson.  The Sapphires are coached by Mallory Williams.

 

2012 State Competition

Liberty Sapphires Win State Championship!

On Saturday, February 25, the Liberty Sapphires brought home their 3rd Missouri State Dance Title for the Sapphire program.  The team placed 1st in both their Pom & Dance routines, and received a perfect score of 100 from one judge for their Dance number.  The team's total points of 591 out of 600 clinched the 2012 6A State Championship Title.  

The Sapphires also brought home the 2012 6A All-Academic State Championship Title with an cumulative team grade point average of 3.791!  In the past four years, the Sapphire team has won 6 State Titles, 3 dance championships and 3 academic championships!  This is an incredible feat, and these dancers have represented Liberty Public Schools well.

Congratulations goes out to:  Megan Asbury (Captain), Avery Boll, Trystan Brown, Kelsey Buehler, Bailee Day, Kayla Hammer (Captain), Haley Klein, Brooke McPheeters (Captain), Sydney Perkins, Alayna Powell, Brianna Schweitzer, Jordyn Siegfried, Lakie Spencer, Mikaela Vittoria and Macayla Witt.  The Sapphires are coached by Maggie Willis, Brandi Moore and Kristen Guest

The Sapphires would like to thank Teri Day and Stephanie Simon for their amazing choreography!  

2012 Regional Competition

Liberty Sapphires Win Big at Regional Competition!

On Saturday, January 28, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Sapphires competed at the regional dance competition held at Lee's Summit North High School.  The Varsity won 2nd Place Overall High Point for teams competing three routines, while the Junior Varsity won 4th Place Overall High Point for teams competing two routines.  Varsity placed 1st in their Dance division, 3rd in their Pom division and 3rd in their Hip Hop division with an accumulative score of 833.75 points for the day.  Sweeping both of the JV divisions in Pom and Mix, the Junior Varsity brought home two 1st place trophies earning an accumulative score of 540 for the day.  

Both teams brought home special honor awards as well.  JV won an Outstanding Precision plaque for their pom routine choreographed by Kristen Guest, and Varsity won a Technical Excellence plaque for their dance routine choreographed by Teri Day. 

The regional competition concludes the JV Sapphires competition season, while the Varsity Sapphires will compete again at the Missouri State Competition in late February.  Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Liberty Sapphires for an incredible display of talent, dedication and teamwork!  

Varsity Members Include:  Megan Asbury (captain), Avery Boll, Kelsey Buehler, Trystan Brown, Bailee Day, Kayla Hammer (captain), Haley Klein, Brooke McPheeters (captain), Sydney Perkins, Alayna Powell, Brianna Schweitzer, Jordyn Siegfried, Lakie Spencer, Mikaela Vittoria and Macayla Witt.  Coached by Maggie Willis and Brandi Moore.

JV Members Include:  Claire Crow, Tori Fowler, Megan Hansen, Brittany Holtzclaw, Madison Jones, Mackenzie Malicoat and Sydney Mills.  Coached by Kristen Guest. 

2011 State Competition

Liberty Sapphires Bring Home State Honors

On February 26, 2011, the Liberty Sapphires competed in the Missouri State Dance Competition held at Francis Howell Central High School in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Sapphires won 1st place for their prop routine, 2nd place for their pom routine and placed 4th overall.  The team was also recognized for an cumulative squad GPA of 3.67!  Kelsey Buehler and Kirby Lampe were named to the All-Academic dance team with a 4.0, while Megan Asbury, Dani Dillon, Kayla Hammer, Brooke McPheeters and Macayla Witt were recognized for grade point averages of 3.7-3.9.  Carlie Kuhnhenn and Brooke Schroeder were also recognized for grade point averages of 3.5-3.69.  Congratulations, Sapphires! 

2011 Regional Competition

Liberty Sapphires Named Regional Champs!

On Saturday, January 29, 2011, the Liberty Sapphires competed at the Lee's Summit North Invitational.  The team placed 1st in both their pom and prop routines, earning them the overall high point total for two routines.  The Sapphires also received a showmanship award for their pom routine.  Squad members include:  Megan Asbury, Kelsey Buehler, Bailee Day, Dani Dillon, Kayla Hammer, Haley Klein, Carlie Kuhnhenn (captain), Kirby Lampe (captain), Casey McIntire, Brooke McPheeters, Brooke Schroeder (captain), Katie Slobodnik, Mikaela Vittoria and Macayla Witt.  The Sapphires are coached by Maggie Willis, Brandi Yates and Kristen Guest.  Congratulations, Sapphires!

2010 State Competition

Liberty Sapphires Win Back-to-Back State Titles!

For the second year in a row, the Liberty Sapphires were named 6A State Champions !   The state competition was held at Lee's Summit High School on Saturday, February 27.   The Sapphires competed in both pom and prop categories bringing home top honors in both routines.   The team clinched the state title with their performance to the music T-R-O-U-B-L-E, earning them an impressive score of 290 out of 300 points!

Along with winning the state title and sweepstakes award, the Liberty Sapphires were once again named the 6A All-Academic Dance Team in the state of Missouri.   The Sapphires hold the highest team grade point average in the state with a team GPA of 3.827!   Jill Strayer, Hayley White, Kirby Lampe and Brooke McPheeters received the 4.0 GPA Award.   Anna McKee, Brooke Schroeder, Megan Asbury, Kayla Hammer and Keelie Wilson received the 3.7-3.99 GPA Award.   And, Brianna Blackmon and Carlie Kuhnhenn received the 3.5-3.69 GPA Award.  

The Liberty Sapphires are coached by Maggie Willis and Brandi Yates.  Squad members include:   Megan Asbury, Brianna Blackmon (captain), Kelsey Buehler, Dani Dillon, Nikki Dinsmore, Kayla Hammer, Sammie Kidd, Carlie Kuhnhenn, Kirby Lampe, Anna McKee (captain), Brooke McPheeters, Brooke Schroeder, Jill Strayer, Hayley White, Keelie Wilson and Katie Witthar.

For two consecutive years, the Sapphires have shown how hard they work in the classroom and on the court.   Congratulations, Liberty Sapphires!   You represent Liberty Public Schools with class and integrity!    

2010 Regional Competition

The Liberty Sapphires Win Big at Regional Competition!  
 
On Saturday, January 30, the Liberty Sapphires competed at the Lee's Summit North Regional Dance Competition.  The squad won 1st place in prop, 1st place in hip hop and 3rd place in pom.  The team scored the highest total points given to any team throughout the entire day for their prop number.  In addition, the team also won a best choreography award for their prop routine choreographed by Coach Maggie Willis.
 
The Sapphires are coached by Brandi Yates and Maggie Willis.  Squad members include:   Megan Asbury, Brianna Blackmon, Kelsey Buehler, Dani Dillon, Nikki Dinsmore, Kayla Hammer, Sammie Kidd, Carlie Kuhnhenn, Kirby Lampe, Anna McKee, Brooke McPheeters, Brooke Schroeder, Jill Strayer, Hayley White, Keelie Wilson and Katie Witthar.
 
Congratulations, Sapphires! 

2009 State Competition

LIBERTY SAPPHIRES WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

On Saturday, February 28, 2009, the Liberty Sapphires were named the 6A STATE CHAMPIONS at the Missouri State Dance Competition held in St. Louis.   The Sapphires won first place in both their pom and novelty routines, earning them a high point Sweepstakes Award.   Their novelty routine scored the highest total points given to any 6A school throughout the day.   Along with their dance awards, the Sapphires also brought home the prestigious honor of being named the 6A ALL ACADEMIC DANCE TEAM IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI, showing how hard these ladies work in and out of the classroom!  

The Liberty Sapphires are coached by Stephanie Simon and Maggie Willis.   The 2009 Missouri State Championship Team members include:  Brianna Blackmon, Kayla Hammer, Melissa Howard, Carlie Kuhnhenn, Kirby Lampe, Tiffany Liberty, Leah Marx, Anna McKee, Brooke McPheeters, Tara Salmon, Brooke Schroeder, Jill Strayer, Coleen Sumpter, Hayley White, and Keelie Wilson.

Congratulations, Sapphires!   Thank you for representing your community and school with great excellence!  

 

2009 Regional Competition

LIBERTY SAPPHIRES WIN REGIONAL COMPETITION!
 
The Liberty Sapphires competed January 31 and were proud to earn the title: REGIONAL CHAMPS!  The Sapphires competed two routines in the competition - a pom routine and a novelty routine.  Both routines scored very well and the Sapphires won the overall high point competition.  Additionally, the team brought home a FIRST place trophy and a BEST CHOREOGRAPHY award for their pom routine choreographed by Coach Stephanie Simon.