By Emily Dupas, Bradley Cusnier and Brianna Naderpour
JAN 21, 2016
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School (STA) offers activities that match
each personality type. Whether a student prefers sports, scholastics,
the arts, or social life, there’s something that will fit every mold.
Because of the large variety of options at STA, it would be easy to miss
an opportunity. So here is a suggestion for those who are
looking for a combination of sports, creativity, and a sense
of community, Color Guard is a great team to join. The STA Color
Guard is considered part of the school’s marching band, the STA
Marching Raiders. Joining the Color Guard is the perfect way to
have the experience of being on a team and socializing with all grade levels.
The moderator of the STA Color Guard is Ms. Cristina Cuervo, an STA alumna.
Ms. Cuervo was a member of the STA Color Guard team when she attended St.
Thomas Aquinas and later volunteered to come back to help coach the students
interested in this sport. She has been overseeing the team at STA since 2013.
The STA Color Guard uses long poles with large and brightly colored
silks flying from them along with shorter swing flags. The Color Guard
choreographs their dance steps and maneuvers based on the music
and movements of the school band. Being on the STA Color Guard
team means that you attend all of the football games. The team
performs on the field during halftime, along with the band. They also
perform specific dance routines on the sidelines to accompany each
song that the Marching Raiders play during the game.
The Color Guard is open
to any female student who is interested in
exploring their talent in an unconventional way. There are no
prerequisite skills, so why not try out? For additional information
about STA’s Color Guard, contact Mr. Richard Bradford