Silver Stars make memories in Hawaii


Submitted by Michelle Bruton

Silver Stars spend a night on the beach together during their spring break trip to Hawaii.

Kaitlyn Sitton, Staff Writer

After three long weeks of competing, the Silver Stars spent their spring break on the beaches of Hawaii. It was a week full of fun, laughter and lifelong memories. The trip was a chance for the team to take a break from performing and be able to unwind.

“I was looking forward to, I guess just getting a break sort of and just getting to relax,” senior Cali Burningham said.

The team got the opportunity to take a class with dancers at the University of Hawaii. They learned a hip hop combo and got to hear from the director as well as the dancers.

“A favorite thing of mine was the time that we had at University of Hawaii and listening to all of the girls have circle time with another director and another set of teammates that had really good advice and words of wisdom,” director Cyndi Vaughn said. “(I liked) listening to it and watching (the girls) take that all in.” 

The Silver Stars also got the chance to perform on the pier at the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. They performed their officer lyrical, team lyrical, as well as many solo routines. 

“It was an amazing experience,” sophomore Alex Norris said. “You could just feel the passion that all of us had, especially for memorializing the people that had fought for our country and passed away. It was an amazing feeling.”

Another thing the girls did was relax on a catamaran and snorkel with sea turtles. It was a fun experience that the girls will never forget. 

“Snorkeling was amazing and I love being in the water especially whenever we got to see the sea turtles,” Norris said. 

The seniors were taken on a surprise trip parasailing. It was a great moment for the girls to be able to face their fears and see the island from a different point of view.

“Parasailing was really really cool, and the view was gorgeous,” Burningham said. “It was just so fun to be up so high and to see everything.” 

After the many opportunities the girls enjoyed, Vaughn said the trip wouldn’t have been possible without the administration.

“We’re very thankful to Humble ISD and the administration and school board for allowing us to go on trips like these,” Vaughn said. “We’re very fortunate to be able to have supportive parents to help us get us there as well.”