ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta High School Winter Guard won the Southern Association for Performance Arts Novice Division Gold Medal at the championship competition held at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After placing in the top three at all of their local competitions, the team had an amazing performance in Chattanooga and outscored all of the 15 competitors in their class. Teams competed from all over the state of Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. This is an amazing accomplishment for the team since most members are relatively new to the winter guard and color guard activity. The guard was directed by Ira Jenkins, along with Lizzy Fowler and Kaleigh Winter.