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Lake Washington dance team takes first in Military during State Championship meet

The Lake Washington High School dance team took first at state in the 1A/2A Military category during the State Dance Championships. - Contributed photo
The Lake Washington High School dance team took first at state in the 1A/2A Military category during the State Dance Championships.
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For the second consecutive year the Lake Washington High School dance team took first in the class 1A/2A Military category and third in the class 2A Pom category during the State Dance Championships. The event was held at the Yakima Valley Sun Dome on March 29.

The Kangs' score of 277.1 was the highest in the Military category for any state class.

Lake Washington scored 278.2 in the Pom category, placing behind only the teams from Capital and Tumwater.

The dance team was led by seniors Alex Valenti, Amanda Levine, Andrea Alor, Briana Lee, Emily Brown, Ivyanne Smith, Lauren Olson, Madison Quimby, Rachel Wilkes, Rachel Imhof and Samantha Baker. Other team members include Caitlin Madeya, Caroline Donlon, Claudia Gunhus, Connie Khauv, Gaby Matz-Carter, Hannah Kayama, Hannah Madgett, Hannah Peacock, Helen Landon, Ingrid Swanson, Isabelle Lindheimer, Jackie Navarre, Kayla Torimoto, Kiersten Krumm, Kimberly Nelson, Lindsey Peterson, Madeleine Usher, Maile Allan, Marianne Albay, Nicole Duenas, Penny Ryan, Scarleth Rojas, Tierra Camp, Tiffany Nakamitsu and Valerie Garcini.

Lake Washington is coached by Lindsey Beck and Jeannie Wehr.

The squad will hold an informational meeting for the 2014-2015 team at 7 p.m. on April 22 and 24 in the Lake Washington High School commons. Tryouts will be held May 5-9.

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