Apache Flames win ‘national champions’ at showcase


The Apache Flames Dance team recently competed at the Crowd Pleasers Dance Competition held in San Antonio. The team brought home numerous awards.
Soloists Isabel Vela, Brianna Ramos, Julienne Morales and Mikaela Klein all won superior solo medals.
The officer line of Colonel Isabel Vela, General Wendy Lopez, 1st Lt. Julienne Morales, 2nd Lt. Kayla Estrada, and social officers Brianna Ramos and Trinity James were awarded National Superior Officer group overall and National Champion in the officer jazz category.
The team also earned the following awards:

  • Academic Achievement Award
  • National Champions in Team Jazz
  • National Champions in Team Pom
  • National Champions in Team Hip Hop
  • National Champions in Team open
  • National Super Sweepstakes team
  • 1st Runner up team overall
  • National Champions overall of the team open division

The Apache Flames and Directors would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their sponsorships to help make this trip come true, GVTC, Seydler Hill Funeral Home, D&T Wrecker Service, DCM Enterprise’s, Matamoras Taco Hut, Reynas Tacos, Allen’s Body Tech, Lance and Debi Alford, Bobby and Barbara Hand, A-1 Bail Bonds, Angels and Outlaws, KB Auto, Toni’s Food Store, Burchard Abstract, McDonald’s, Vintage Charm - Nicole Burrier, Melchor Tree Farm Inc., The Tinsley Ranch, Sonic, Gonzales Elks Lodge, A-1 Auto Cleaning, Circle T Motors, Jessica Hidalgo and family, Gonzales Livestock Auction, CER Technology, LLC, West Motors Towing, Karon Klein, Armando Izaguirre Jr., Buffington Funeral Home, BYK, Tommy and Sandy Huber, D Vanity Hair Salon, Come and Take It Properties, Money Mercado INC., Ha Country Nails and Spa, Leland F. Bodine, Lora Bodine, Edward’s Furniture, Gonzales Food Market, Caroline Helms-Blundell, Sandra Villa, Lucy A. Martinez and Becky Villa.