After fluctuating between first and second place in competitions this season, 14 Papermakers danced the night away with the district title.
“We were anticipating that top prize,” said senior co-captain Dahlia Vu. “It’s been back and forth all season long. Getting first at district cements all of that effort we put into this. We hope it reflects well on the school.”
Camas finished in first place in the lyrical dance category and second place in hip-hop Saturday, at Skyview High School. The Papermakers will perform both routines at the state dance and drill competition March 27 and 28, at the Yakima Sun Dome.
“Our style is a lot different than other schools,” said senior co-captain Veronica Mercado. “It’s about girl power. Our moves reflect that.”
Mercado and Vu developed both routines with coaches Lesa Hackworth and Greta Laurine. Alexis Stanton, Alisha Heilman, Asia Fearrington, Kassidy Renfroe, Kayleigh Petit de Lueb, Lindsey Kosaki, Lucinda Zhang, Maddie Bertalot, Rachel Liu, Sylvia Cochrane, Talia Sampson and Ursula Hood round out the team.