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Moravian Twirler Wins National Competition in Solo and Strut Events

Bethlehem, Pa., August 9, 2005—Emily Klein ’07, Northampton, Pa., feature twirler with the Moravian College Marching Band and Color Guard, recently represented the North Atlantic region in the national baton twirling association’s American Youth on Parade (AYOP) at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. She placed first in solo and strut events, and third overall in the Miss Majorette event.

Klein, a junior at the college, is majoring in elementary education and psychology. She combines her love of the sport with her love of children by teaching young twirlers the basics of baton twirling. Klein has been twirling since the age of four and competing with the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) since the age of six. The marching band performs at home football games as well as for exhibitions and the Bethlehem Halloween Parade, under the direction of James Barnes, director of instrumental music at Moravian College.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.