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Scappoose High School Vision Dance Team preps for category championships on Dec. 2

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHERIESSE COMER - The Scappoose Vision Dance Team performs their pom routine during the Happy Feet competition at Scappoose High School on Saturday, Nov. 18. The team is now preparing for category championships in early December, marking the end of the fall competition season.The Scappoose High School Vision Dance Team has rallied to bring home numerous high-ranking awards this competition season, including trophies in first- through third-place finishes in a number of competition categories.

On Dec. 2, the team will have another opportunity to wow judges and the crowd alike during category championships at Tualatin High School.

The dance team hosted its home competition, called Happy Feet, on Saturday, Nov. 18. Thirteen other teams took part in the competition, facing off in various categories such as kick, pom, jazz, hip-hop, modern contemporary and novelty. Following the team performances, individual dancers competed in drill-down competitions, where the dancers are required to perform a specific move correctly while the positions are being called out by a judge.

Individual dancers who place in the top 10 at competitions throughout the year qualify to perform in the category championships.

During drill-downs, senior Cheyene Taylor and junior Brianna Western placed in the top 10 for the advanced category. Freshman Cassidy Didier placed in the top 10 in the novice division.

The Scappoose Middle School dance team also took home several accolades during the Happy Feet competition, including a first-place award and a second-place title in all nine competition categories.

Earlier in the season, the Vision Dance Team took part in two competitions at Wilsonville and Gladstone. During the first competition of the season on Nov. 4 at Gladstone High School, the team secured a first-place award in the small hip-hop category, second-place in small pom, and third-place in novelty. After the team competitions, senior Grace Comer and freshman Mya Carpenter placed in the top 10 in the advanced drill-down and the novice drill-down, respectively.

At Wilsonville High School on Nov. 11, the team took third-place awards in all three competition categories. Comer and Carpenter again placed in the top 10 in drill-down.

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