It’s a privilege to be a Pirette

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The Pirettes are involved in activities throughout the year.  They passed out candy at the downtown Trick or Treat on Halloween and at Night on the Town at Christmas.  They were in the Christmas parade, the Rice Festival parade in Walterboro and the Watermelon Festival parade in Hampton. They decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees and spoke at Rotary groups in town. They are very busy during the week of Water Festival. They help with the games at Children’s Day, help people carry food at the Lowcountry Supper, answer questions throughout the week and even help answer the phones at Water Festival headquarters.

 

 

 

ALAINA BAPTIES

Alaina is a sophomore at Beaufort High School where she is a member of the cross country and soccer teams. She is active in her church and Young Life youth group. She enjoys dancing, and hanging out with friends.

 

“I became a Pirette because I knew previous Pirettes that enjoyed it. And I thought it would be fun to experience to see Water Fest in the making.”

 

JESSICA BENNETT

Jessica is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is a member of the softball team. She is an avid softball player and is involved with her youth group at church. Her hobbies include singing, volleyball, and babysitting.

 

“Water festival is an opportunity to catch up with all my friends from school. I wanted to be a Pirette because my mom was a Pirette and it looks fun.”

 

JEAN CLAIR BRIDGERS

Jean Clair (JC) is a returning Pirette and a sophomore at Beaufort High School where she is a cheerleader and a member of the Interact Club. Her hobbies include running, swimming, singing and boating.

 

 

“I thought that being a Pirette would be a good experience and I’d get to see the Water Festival from a different point of view.”

 

MEGAN BRIDGERS

Megan is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is a cheerleader and a member of the Interact Club. She enjoys boating, hanging out with her friends, and spending time with her family.

 

“Water festival is an opportunity to meet new people and have a good time with your friends and family. I wanted to be a Pirette so I could have the opportunity to help out the community and meet new people.”

 

KELSEY BUTLER

Kelsey is a returning Pirette and a sophomore at Beaufort High School where she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, National Junior Latin Society, and the Interact Club. Kelsey also plays on the varsity tennis team and the soccer team.

 

“Beaufort Water Fest is a community event with a bunch of activities for the community and something to look forward to every year.”

CHARLOTTE CANNON

Charlotte is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is a cheerleader. Her hobbies include tennis, cooking, boating, and meeting new people. Charlotte hopes to become a Pediatrician some day.

 

“To me, Water Festival means living in Beaufort and being proud of it! I wanted to be a Pirette because I love Water Festival. Being a Pirette is a great way to be involved.”

 

COURTNEY COXWELL

Courtney is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is in the STEMS academic program. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and Junior Leadership Beaufort.

 

“Water Festival brings out many people, and it’s a fun way to enjoy this beautiful place we call home. Being a Pirette allows me to be a role model for other girls who inspire to be a Pirette, just like I did when I was their age.”

 

MEGAN DEBARDELABEN

Megan is a returning Pirette and a sophomore at Beaufort Academy where she plays varsity volleyball and basketball, and is a member of the Interact Club and dance committee. She enjoys traveling, shopping, and babysitting.

 

“Water Fest is just a great time to experience the Lowcountry at its best. I wanted to be a Pirette because it was a great chance to meet new people and actually be a part of Water Festival.”

 

SHELBY DUNCAN

Shelby is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is in the Interact Club and National Junior Honor Society. Her hobbies include attending Clemson football games, boating and having fun with her friends.

 

“Water Fest is when all the people of the Lowcountry come together for great memories, food, and entertainment and celebrate their heritage. I wanted to be a Pirette because I love Water Fest.”

 

 

HALEY FURMAN

Haley is a returning Pirette and a sophomore in high school. She enjoys playing softball, boating, shopping, and hanging out with friends. Her future goal is to become an Anesthesiologist.

 

“Water Fest is a time that the people of Beaufort get to gather together  and celebrate the town and area we live in. I wanted to be a Pirette because I wanted to meet other girls of Beaufort. I have always looked up to the older Pirette girls.”

 

ELISE MARSHALL

Elise is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she started a sailing club and is a member of the Interact Club. She enjoys sailing, and competing in equestrian events. Elise has also participated in the festival regatta.

 

“Water Festival is what everyone in Beaufort looks forward to all year long, and it’s a  good time to meet up with friends. I wanted to be a Pirette because I love the Water Festival.”

 

 

ELLIE MUCKENFUSS

Ellie is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is a member of the Interact Club. Ellie has been in the festival talent show 3 years in a row. She enjoys singing and hanging out with friends.

 

“Water Festival is a time to hang out with friends and meet new people. I love Water Fest, its tradition. I wanted to be a Pirette because when I was younger my babysitter was a Pirette.  I always wanted to follow in her footsteps.”

 

 

JENNY MULLINS

Jenny is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is on the varsity softball and golf teams. She is also a member of the Interact Club, National Junior Honor Society, and Junior Leadership of Beaufort. Her hobbies include traveling, playing softball, and hanging out with her friends.

 

“Water Festival is a time to catch up with friends you haven’t seen since school has gotten out. Also, you get to meet new people and enjoy a week of fun events. I wanted to be a Pirette because I always enjoyed going to the Water Festival. I knew Pirettes when I was younger, and I always had the dream of becoming one.”

 

MEGAN POTTER

Megan is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is a cheerleader and a member of the Interact Club. She enjoys boating, sailing, and hanging out with friends.

 

“Water Festival is the event that everyone looks forward to all year. It’s a great time to meet new people and have a great time. I wanted to be a Pirette because I have always looked up to Pirettes. I hope I can be a role model to other kids.”

 

HALEY SUTCLIFFE

Haley is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is a member of the Interact Club. She enjoys fishing, crabbing, and gigging.

 

“Water Fest to me is a time for everyone to enjoy the Lowcountry. It is an amazing time to get the town together and just have fun. I wanted to be a Pirette because I always wanted to be a part of Water Fest.”

 

 

KALEY TURNER

Kaley is a freshman at Beaufort High School where she is an honors student. Kaley has been a soccer player and dancer for 9 years. Her hobbies include playing the piano and traveling with her family.

 

“Water Festival is a good way to meet with friends and experience the Beaufort area at its finest. I wanted to be a Pirette because I thought it was a good way to meet new people in Beaufort and be a part of Water Festival.”