Athlete Spotlight: Cali Stephenson Davis High’s Ace of Hearts

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Senior Cotillion
May 21, 2019

One of the leaders of the drill team….Cali Stephenson. Cali is a senior this year and led the drill team to a great season. Cali has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She has worked super hard for a long time, has been dancing at a studio her whole life, and has made the drill team every year in high school.

“My mom has been a huge influence. She teaches dance and is a big reason I’ve made it this far. Ever since she taught me dance when I was younger, I’ve loved it.” Cali said when asked about who has influenced her the most. Her mom was a current coach on the team this year.

When asked about how she felt the team did this year, Cali said,

“This year we had a lot of girls with talent, we had strong leaders and coaches. It was super devastating last year to not make it past region, but at the same time we were determined and willing to work hard to get where we wanted to be this year.”

The drill team placed 2nd overall in region and 6th overall at state. Cali was a big part of it and put in a lot of time and effort to make it there.

“I’m going to miss competing with my best friends and the hard practices that got us to our goal. I’m going to miss our team.”

Cali wants to keep dancing in college whether it’s just taking dance classes or being on a team. She plans on going to UVU or Utah State and hopes to teach dance in the future.

Cali is not only an amazing dancer, but a great friend with a super funny and outgoing personality.