The days and hours devoted to perfecting a two-minute performance paid off for the Nevada High School Color Guard, also called Winterguard. On Friday, Dec. 6 this dedicated group of girls competed at the Iowa State Drill Team Association in Des Moines at Hy Vee Hall. Their efforts were awarded a 5th place trophy and a Division 1 rating in the Class 1 Color Guard category. Coach Gabrielle Bradford commented, “I love watching my choreography come to life through them. It’s one of my most rewarding jobs.” Team members are (from left) Cassandra Brower, Brenna Bengtson, Jessie Heintz, Laynee Hill, Coach Gabrielle Bradford, Mallery Aalsburg, Katie Primrose, Jennifer McCracken and Paige Plate.