A master with flags


Alyscia Lee-Ann Patton, Reporter

She gracefully swung the pole, concentrating on her movements. She paid close attention to the music, making sure she was on the beat. “I’ve got this one,” she said as she tossed her flag in the air. 

Abbie Lamberth is the captain of the color guard team, as of May 24.

“She taught me to just throw the flag, and if it hits me, oh well. At least I won’t get a concussion, probably,” flag member Chloe Trail said. 

Abbie first joined color guard in her ninth-grade year and has been in the group ever since. 

“I love to perform in the band, but I thought that I wasn’t reaching my full potential by just playing an instrument. Then one night I saw our past flag core perform, and it hit me. That’s what I wanted to do all throughout high school and here I am,” Abbie said. 

Before flag tryouts this past year, after school let out for COVID, Abbie took two people who had never even touched a flag under her wing. She taught them how to do the whole tryout routine in a matter of only a couple of hours. Those two people she taught ended up becoming members of the color guard. 

“I’m happy those two ended up making color guard. They both work really hard to learn the routine, and I’m excited I was able to teach them, “ Abbie Lamberth said. 

During football season, Abbie taught the other flag members a routine to the song “Paint it Black” to perform at football games. She worked hard to make sure the other members could perform the routine with minimal errors. 

“Abbie works really hard to make sure we all know the moves, from the flow of the silk to our hand placement. She’s an amazing captain,” Chloe said. 

On May 25, 2021, Abbie will be trying out again for the flag captain position, performing a routine to “Never Enough” from “The Greatest Showman.”

“I really like performing and being able to participate in color guard. I can’t wait to see my results, and I can’t wait for next year,” Abbie said.