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Apache Belles a big hit in South Korea

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Tyler Junior College is bringing a little slice of America to troops stationed in Korea. Many college students head for the beach during spring break, but the Apache Belles have committed to performing for the U.S. military during their vacation. For many of them, this is the trip of a lifetime.

They not only performed at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Garrison near Seoul, they showed some children of the troops just what it means to be an Apache Belle. Monday, they visited Gyeongju (GEE-ONG-joo) University for an exchange of culture and high-kicking performances.

Bullard’s Lacy Hurst is a sophomore dance captain with the Apache Belles. In her future she plans on teaching high school, but right now she’s teaching the little ones to be Belles, for one performance, anyway, in their Belles Babes Workshop.

“They’re very sweet girls, they come from very different backgrounds and it’s a very amazing chance to get to meet them. They get to perform with us and we’re very excited about that; getting to show them what we do, and getting to mix it with what they already know how to do,” Hurst explained.

Everybody loved both of the performances.

Monday TJC made their way to Gyeongju (GEE-ONG-joo) University where TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Gyeongju University President Dr. Soonja (SOON-ya) Lee formally signed a memorandum of understanding, which promotes a collaborative exchange between the schools which could mean University representatives would visit Tyler.

“The Koreans have a lot that they can teach us, and they want to learn from us in return,” said TJC President Mike Metke.

The Gyeongju University taekwondo team kept the TJC group from being bored.

“We got to watch guys break boards with their hands and their feet, and that was really cool, and then after that we got to perform for everyone and they seem to really enjoy it,” said Apache Belle Victoria Pulley of Rockwall.

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Tyler Junior College is bringing a slice of America to troopsstationed inn Korea. Many college students head for the beach during spring break, but theApache Belles have committed to performing for the U.S. Military during their vacation,of course for many of them this is the trip of a lifetime.

 

Sunday they not only performed at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Garrisonnear Seoul, they showed some children of the troops just what it means to be anApache Belle. Monday they visited Gyeongju (GEE-ONG-joo) University for anexchange of culture and high-kicking performances.

 

Months of preparation and fund raising have finally paid off for theApache Belles. They are in Seoul, South Korea to entertain the troops andlocals alike. Sunday they paid a visit to Camp Humphreys.

 

Bullard's Lacy Hurst is a sophomore dance Captain with the ApacheBelles. In her future she plans on teaching high school, but right now she'steaching the little ones to be Belles, for one performance, anyway, in their BellesBabes Workshop.

 

"They're very sweet girls, they come from very different backgroundsand it's a very amazing chance to get to meet them. They get to perform with usand we're very excited about that; getting to show them what we do, and gettingto mix it with what they already know how to do," Hurst explained.

 

 Everybody loved both of theperformances.

 

Monday TJC made their way to Gyeongju (GEE-ONG-joo) University whereTJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Gyeongju University President Dr. Soonja (SOON-ya)Lee formally signed a memorandum of understanding, which promotes acollaborative exchange between the schools which could mean Universityrepresentatives would visit Tyler.

 

"The Koreans have a lot that they can teach us, and they want tolearn from us in return," said TJC President Mike Metke.

 

The Gyeongju University taekwondo team kept the TJC group from beingbored, and glad none of them were a board.

 

"We got to watch guys break boards with their hands and their feet,and that was really cool, and then after that we got to perform for everyoneand they seem to really enjoy it," said Apache Belle Victoria Pulley ofRockwall.

 

Victoria doesn't generally dress in traditional Korean clothing;that was a Gyeongju perk which made for a whole lot of photo opportunities.

 

So in their first couple days in Korea Camp Humphrey's parents got akick out of the Belles Babes who got a kick out of the Apache Belles, who got akick out of the Gyeongju Taekwondo Team.

 

Fortunately, no one was injured during all the kicking.

Tyler Junior College is bringing a slice of America to troops stationed in Korea. Many college students head for the beach during spring break, but the Apache Belles have committed to performing for the U.S. Military during their vacation, of course for many of them this is the trip of a lifetime.

Sunday they not only performed at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Garrison near Seoul, they showed some children of the troops just what it means to be an Apache Belle. Monday they visited Gyeongju (GEE-ONG-joo) University for an exchange of culture and high-kicking performances.

Months of preparation and fund raising have finally paid off for the Apache Belles. They are in Seoul, South Korea to entertain the troops and locals alike. Sunday they paid a visit to Camp Humphreys.

Bullard's Lacy Hurst is a sophomore dance Captain with the Apache Belles. In her future she plans on teaching high school, but right now she's teaching the little ones to be Belles, for one performance, anyway, in their Belles Babes Workshop.

"They're very sweet girls, they come from very different backgrounds and it's a very amazing chance to get to meet them. They get to perform with us and we're very excited about that; getting to show them what we do, and getting to mix it with what they already know how to do," Hurst explained.

Everybody loved both of the performances.

Monday TJC made their way to Gyeongju (GEE-ONG-joo) University where TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Gyeongju University President Dr. Soonja (SOON-ya) Lee formally signed a memorandum of understanding, which promotes a collaborative exchange between the schools which could mean University representatives would visit Tyler.

"The Koreans have a lot that they can teach us, and they want to learn from us in return," said TJC President Mike Metke.

 

The Gyeongju University taekwondo team kept the TJC group from being bored, and glad none of them were a board.

"We got to watch guys break boards with their hands and their feet, and that was really cool, and then after that we got to perform for everyone and they seem to really enjoy it," said Apache Belle Victoria Pulley of Rockwall.

Victoria doesn't generally dress in traditional Korean clothing; that was a Gyeongju perk which made for a whole lot of photo opportunities.

So in their first couple days in Korea Camp Humphrey's parents got a kick out of the Belles Babes who got a kick out of the Apache Belles, who got a kick out of the Gyeongju Taekwondo Team.

Fortunately, no one was injured during all the kicking.

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