After directing countless routines for the Katy Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders, Patricia “Patty” Henson has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Dance Educators Association.

77彩票网appKBBC Director Henson has been coaching the groups for 37 years and is considered the genius behind the pep rallies and halftime shows that help lead Katy High School teams onto victory. She took home the prestigious award from the TDEA’s annual convention January 16-18.

77彩票网app“This award is a student and staff award for me because it takes the entire team of brigade members, cheerleaders and assistant directors to make our performances a success,” said Henson.

77彩票网appThe TDEA awards committee narrows down the list of possible candidates to no more than 10 people from all over the state. The final recipient is selected upon their great love and dedication for the job and how they work to promote and advance their teams.

The Katy High School Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders are known by their excellent performances at some of Texas’ largest stadiums, including NRG, Texas Stadium, AT&T in Arlington, the Astrodome and Alamodome, and the 2019 Rose Parade.

“My goal has always been to inspire this group of students to express their love for dance and cheer. I am honored that my TDEA peers have selected me for this high honor,” Henson said.

tracy.maness@hcnonline.com