Hays dancers sign letters of intent

By Megan Wehring

HAYS CISD — Four Hays Highsteppers and one Lehman Star Strutter signed their letters of intent on Tuesday, May 25 to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level.

Bailey Schmidt will be attending Texas State University to major in Social Work. Schmidt has been a Hays

Bailey Schmidt

Highstepper for four years and has served as a Service Officer for two years. Schmidt is continuing her dance career with the Texas State Strutters for the 2021-2022 school year.

Kierra Evans will be attending Sam Houston State University to major in Health Care Administration and serve on the Orange Pride Dance Team for the 2021-2022 school year. Evans has been a Highstepper for four years and has served as Sophomore Lieutenant and Co-Captain for two years.

Kierra Evans

Reef Doss will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to major in nursing. Doss has been a Hays Highstepper for four years where she has served as Sophomore Lieutenant and then as Captain for two years. Doss is the newest member of the University of Texas Pom Squad for the 2021-2022 school year.

Reef Doss

Joselynn Franco will be attending Texas State University to major in Communication Studies and join the Texass State Strutters for the 2021-2022 school year. Franco has been a Highstepper for four years and has served as a Service officer for two years.

Joselynn Franco

Angelica Villareal, Lehman High senior and Star Strutter, signed her letter of intent to perform with the Texas State University Strutters. Villareal has served on the Lehman Star Strutters team for four years, serving as Lieutenant her sophomore year and Captain her junior and senior years.

Angelica Villareal

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Megan Navarro (Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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