TARPON SPRINGS - The Tarpon Springs High School Winter Guard, led by Jeannine Ford, was ranked first in the nation at the 2014 Winter Guard International World Color Guard Championships in Dayton, Ohio, on April 5.
A nonprofit youth organization, Winter Guard International serves as the leading governing body of the winter guard and other indoor percussion activities. More than 36,000 people participated in regional competitions this year and more than 12,000 at the World Championships this month.
Tarponís Winter Guard competed in the Scholastic World Class group, comprised of the most advanced programs and performers from the same high school. Performances are scored out of 100 points, awarded for equipment analysis, movement analysis, design analysis, general effect and timing. Tarpon received a 97.250 score, 1.3 points higher than the second-place team, Carmel High School in Indiana.