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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Mitchell High School Winter Guard Bring home People Choice an 2nd Place Winter Guard Saturday

Updated: Jan 28

MITCHELL - JANUARY 28, 2024 -The Mitchell Winter Guard performed well in their first competition for the year in Terre Haute Saturday. The Winter Guard bringing home the People 's Choice and 2nd Place in Winter Guard.

Honoring Mitchell's Gus Grissom their Hometown Hero how could not the town of Mitchell be proud of these boy/ girls who's routine honoring Mitchell's and Lawrence County's first astronaut.

Saturday marked the 57th Anniversary of his death.

Photo: Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom

The performance was "One Small Step' a tribute to the original Mercury Astronaut and Mitchell, Indiana's Virgil "Gus" Grissom.

Photo : Practice makes perfect

By chance or by higher intervention the group received the honor on the 57th Anniversary of the accident and fire on pad 34 during the one test that claimed the lives of Astronauts Chaffee, White and Mitchell's own "Gus" Grissom.

The performance ends with the guards placing a flag " on the moon" and brought it home.

The team competing against nine other teams in the Region A Competition with a score of 55.980.

Congratulations to the team and coach Sydney Harris.

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Candace Davis
Candace Davis

Winter guard is a boys and girls group. Look at the picture.

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