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Criner captures crowns at So. Charleston Twirling Expo

The South Charleston Twirling Expo was held on Sunday, September 11 at the South Charleston Rec Center. This competition showcased the talents of twirlers from across the state representing their respective schools. Among the different events that day, the competition featured a Miss Majorette Festival title that consisted of a series of poses and short interview, a Miss Feature Twirler title that showcased a portion of each twirlers field routine, and a Feature Twirler Solo category showcasing a routine with one, two, and three batons. 

Braelyn Criner, sophomore at Braxton County High School represented the Pride of Braxton County Band as Feature Twirler in this competition. She competed in all three categories and brought home first place in each event earning the titles of South Charleston Twirling Expo Miss Majorette Festival, Miss Feature Twirler, and Feature Twirler Solo Champion. 

Braelyn has been twirling since the age of 7 with the Chicks with Sticks Competition group, earning state and national titles and is now in her second year twirling for the Braxton County High School Band.

“I am thankful for my coaches who have spent years training me and have helped me reach my goals. It is an honor to now be able to represent my school in a sport that I love,” Criner said.