The Golden Girl

Purdue University’s Golden Girl ranks among the nation’s best twirlers at the top of her art form. Kaitlyn Schleis of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is the 30th Purdue Golden Girl. Kaitlyn serves as a leader of the “All-American” Marching Band as well as an ambassador for Purdue University. Kaitlyn is a  sophomore in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

Recognized nationally for her unique talents, this coveted position has roots going back to the early history of Purdue Bands in 1954 when Lenny Dawson, star Boilermaker quarterback, was named “Golden Boy.” The band’s star twirler of course earned the title “Golden Girl.”

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