About the Cooper Junior High Sparklers
The Cooper Junior High Sparklers Drill Team is an award winning precision dance team from Wylie, Texas. Membership consists of seventh and eighth graders attending Cooper Junior High. The Sparkler organization was founded in 2006.
The Sparklers perform at home football games, school pep rallies, community events, and competitions located in the DFW area. The purpose of the organization is to promote high scholastic achievement, school spirit, and entertain audiences through precision dance performances.
Mrs. Abigail Bowser- DirectorAbigail Bowser, a Wylie native joined Wylie ISD in 2014. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is both Director of the Cooper Junior High Sparklers and teaches 7th Grade Math. Abigail was a Wylie ISD Birmingham Scholar.
Her drill team experience spans from third grade through sixth grade in Wylie Sports Association Drill Team, Burnett Junior High Sweethearts, Wylie High School Pirate Pacesetters and The 60th line of The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles. She held leadership positions as Captain of the 6th Grade WSA Drill Team, and Officer of the Burnett Junior High Sweethearts. During her four years with the Wylie High School Pirate Pacesetters, she served as Captain, Lieutenant, Squad Leader, and Social Officer President. Her interest in competitive dance began as a member of a several select dance teams. During this time she performed as a backup dancer for up and coming artists from Radio Disney. Abigail earned several awards as a member of the Pirate Pacesetters, including: All Texas State Dance Team, Miss ShowTime, ShowTime All Star Dancer, ShowTime International Miss High Kick, and ShowTime International High School Solo Champion as well as several solo awards. As a Pacesetter Officer, Abigail led her team to the highest honors at camp and competition as Showtime Grand Champions.
After High School, Abigail earned a position on the 60th Diamond Line of the internationally famous Tyler Junior College Apache Belles in Tyler, Texas. While dancing with the Diamond Line, she was elected by her class to serve as Freshman Representative, and as a sophomore was selected as Dance Captain. Abigail was selected for a position on the Elite Dance Team and had the opportunity to perform several special performances throughout Texas and Louisiana. While keeping up with the full Belle’s schedule commitment, she concentrated on her academics. She became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society where she served as Vice President of Fellowship. Abigail graduated from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in General Studies with emphasis in Dance. She was awarded with a full scholarship from the University of Texas Network.
After graduation, Abigail joined the Greenville ISD as a math teacher at the Sixth Grade Center. She brought dance to the districts ACE after school program. She was able to create her first dance / drill team, the Lionettes. This voluntary dance team allowed girls and boys the opportunity to learn the basics of dance and drill team. They performed at lunch, pep rallies, parades, and competitions. The Lionettes were back to back ShowTime International Public Intermediate Grand Champions.
Certifications:- Generalist: EC - 6th- Math: 4th - 8th- ESL: EC - 12th- Dance: 6th - 12th- PE: EC - 12th