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Twirling Around The World

By: Elyse Miller News Channel 3 Reporter

PALM SPRINGS – A valley high school student is spinning her way to success, traveling all around the world twirling a baton. Next week she’ll join about one hundred others on the trip of a lifetime.

Twirls, spins and leaps are sending ReJoyce Green around the world.

“It’s so much fun to expose all that I have worked for over the years,” says ReJoyce Green, Palm Springs High School Featured Twirler.

Green is a world class baton twirler. The high school junior picked up her first baton at 4 years old. As she grew, so did the audience.

“I was able to perform for Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman at their house in Malibu,” says Green. ” It was exhilarating.”

Green is a member of the USA World Batton Team. She recently won the silver medal for in the two-baton competition in Belgium.

“I was very,very happy to go all the way across the Atlantic Ocean and perform,” says Green.

Green is the featured twirler for the Palm Springs High School Band. The teams’ talent and hard work is paying off, taking them all the way to South Africa for several performances.

“We’ve put in countless, countless hours of preparations,” says Beverly Ingelson, Palm Springs High School Visual Corp Director.

The opportunity to twirl around the globe didn’t come easy.

“I usually practice everyday after school for about 2 to 3 hours,” says Green.

Although she never plans to put her baton down, Green has her eyes on a different career.

“I want to be a broadcast news journalist for CNN,” says Green.

To get there, she’ll put a different spin on performing; one that lands a microphone in her hand.

“I’m used to the lights, camera and action,” says Green.

KESQ News Team


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