By Victoria Kuntz
Rachel Buck, UMHB’s Spirit Band Majorette, has been twirling since the age of 7.
Even though she was born and raised in Upland, Calif., the sophomore art major chose to come to UMHB, where her mom, Karen Buck, graduated in 1992.
“During my high school junior year, I had a competition in Austin and came out a day early with my mom to tour UMHB,” Rachel said. “I was very impressed with the art department and the small Christian atmosphere. I understood why my mom chose to go to UMHB.”
Rachel travels all over the country for twirling competitions and had plans to compete in four states this summer. One of the competitions was the All-West Regionals competition in Palm Springs, Calif., where she won the titles for Intermediate Solo, X-Strut, 2-Baton and Beginner 3-Baton. Next summer, she will compete in the College Miss Majorette of America contest at the University of Notre Dame. Only the most prestigious twirlers from each state get chosen to represent their state or region at this competition, and the winner will be crowned Miss Majorette of America. She is proud to represent UMHB on the field, as well as at competitions.