Victoria Aunger smiles while BHS athletic director Steve Ayotte tells a roomful of family members, students and teachers about her on May 11 in the school's lecture room. Soon after Ayotte's comments, she signed a letter of intent to join the McKendree University color guard this fall. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Victoria Aunger smiles while BHS athletic director Steve Ayotte tells a roomful of her family members and BHS students,  teachers and administrators about her on May 11 in the school’s lecture room. Soon after Ayotte’s comments, she signed a letter of intent to join the McKendree University color guard this fall. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

She’s 3rd BHS senior in 4 years to sign with Bearcats

 
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

Brentwood High School senior Victoria Aunger has signed a letter of intent to attend McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., where she’ll receive a scholarship to be in the school’s color guard. A ceremonial signing was held at BHS on May 11.

Aunger is the third member of the BHS winter color guard in the past four years to sign a letter of intent to join the color guard at McKendree, located in Lebanon, Ill. Mariah Logan signed as a BHS senior in 2013 and Gabrielle Zoellner in 2014.

“I hope it’s going to be a longstanding Brentwood connection, because the kids we’ve gotten here have been great so far,” said David Boggs, McKendree’s director of athletic events.

Victoria Aunger is joined at the signing table by (from left) her sister Maddie, her father Mitch and mother Connie, and McKendree's Director of Athletic Events, David Boggs. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Victoria Aunger is joined at the signing table by (from left) her sister Maddie, her parents Mitch and Connie, and McKendree’s Director of Athletic Events, David Boggs. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Brentwood’s color guard each year performs an intricate dance routine with flags, rifles and sabers.

McKendree, 50 miles northeast of Brentwood, is a private university with around 3,000 students. The school’s website states that it offers $3,000 scholarships to “students who participate in the fall Marching Bearcat Band Color Guard and the Avidity Independent of McKendree Winter Guard.”

Logan, now a senior, is a member of the Avidity group. She majors in psychology, minors in sports psychology and plans to attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in expressive arts therapy. To read a feature article about her on the McKendree website, click here.

BHS graduate Mariah Logan performs with the McKendree Color Guard. The photo is on Facebook.

BHS 2013 graduate Mariah Logan performs with the Avidity Independent of McKendree Winter Guard. The photo was found on Facebook.

Gabrielle Zoellner signs a letter of intent in May 2014 to join the McKendree color guard. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Gabrielle Zoellner signs a letter of intent in May 2014 to join the McKendree color guard. (Photo by Steve Bowman)