The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah must drop ban on boys in high school drill team

March 15, 2023 | By CALEB TROTTER

The state championships for Utah high school drill team concluded in early February. If you watched the competitions, you probably noticed there were no boys participating. That’s by design, but it’s also unconstitutional.

Jayden Herman-Lopez graduated in 2021 from Granger High School in West Valley City. One of Jayden’s cherished experiences in high school was dancing on his school’s drill team, though Jayden’s experience was unlike that of his teammates. Jayden was only allowed to perform during school events, while his female teammates were also able to perform in drill competitions with other schools put on by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA).

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