By Tamas Mondovics

The Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC) Winterguard State Championship held in Daytona Beach has produced gold, silver and bronze medals for members of the Bloomingdale High Senior High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Guards earlier this month.

The success of both programs during the three-day event featuring skilled guards in dance, weapon, saber and flag, was the culmination of their indoor competition season, which runs from January through April, directed by Coach Billy Sullivan.

Bloomingdale High School Junior Varsity indoor guard, led by co-captains Kaitlyn Proefrock, Bailey Betts and Bethany McCullum, performed their show, Spellbound, to win a gold medal as well as the Florida State Championship in the Scholastic B – Imagination Division, placing the program on top out of 33 schools across the state.

Following JV’s state victory, Jada Flowers took her turn and performed in the Solo Dance Category to win silver. Team Captains include Meghan Cerjan, Emily Glidden, Shaye Tomberlin, Matt Handler and Alyssa Bratz.

The third day of competition featured the school’s Varsity Crimson Guard, which performed its show entitled, “My Vision is…” and earned a Bronze medal as the No.3 Scholastic A team – Company Division within the state of Florida.

The FFCC offers a competitive outlet during winter for color guard, indoor marching percussion and concert percussion teams and Winds. The competitive season begins in January and culminates in its Circuit Championships in early April, while offering a variety of competitive classes ranging from the first year unit to the seasoned competitor. For more information, visit

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