Frances Novella, 18, won the 2015 Joel Ferrell Award for Baton Twirling during the AAU Junior Olympic Games held Aug. 3-6 in Hampton Roads, Va.
The AAU and the Ferrell family established the Joel Ferrell Outstanding Performance Memorial Award to recognize the athletic ability and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. Each recipient’s name will be engraved on a plaque at the AAU national headquarters in Orlando.
Frances is the daughter of Nicholas and Terry Novella of Wellington. She will be twirling for Palm Beach Atlantic University this fall and will be the first twirler in the history of the school. She will continue to twirl with the Solid Gold Twirlers, coached by Debbey Cramer and Lisa Gabler.
ABOVE: Frances Novella with her coach, Lisa Gabler.