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News :: Live-Love-Dance! Voyagers Spring show brings dancers alumni, youngsters together
· 11:23pm February 28th, 2014
The renewed Vinton-Shellsburg Voyager Dance Team ended its first season with a big celebration on Friday, as the dancers joined dozens of youngsters and about 25 Voyager alumni for a special event with many performances.
VSHS students and VS teachers even joined in the dancing. High school boys joined the Voyagers for a Guys & Dolls dance. The Voyagers also led groups of girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade in a variety of performances.
Several Voyagers received awards for their work during the year. Caitlin Kruckenberg received the Outstanding Academic award; Rachel Nugent, Most Improved. Senior Kyra Blix earned the Leadership Award; teammates also voted for her as the Outstanding Voyager. Other Voyagers include Daisy Johnson, Amanda Burkey, Kierra Howard and Kristin Halstead.
Coach Melanie Davis was a Voyager and co-captain when she graduated in 1996. The other co-captain, Christina Rudd, is now coaching the dance team at Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi. She brought the MV team for a special performance. They danced to "Undone" in a special performance designed to honor the two senior dancers on their team.
Alumni Voyagers who danced on Friday included:
Ann Edwards, '81; Karilea Ries, '87; Michelle Stainbrook, '90; Tammy Fett, '92; Hayley Rippel, '92; Julie Lessig, '92; Cassie Oberhauser, '06; Rachel Hanse, '06; Heidi Primrose, '99; Maria Davis, '99; Christina Rudd, '96; Melanie Davis, '96; Becky Sturtz, '97; Amy Salger, '97; Beth Primrose, '98; Mel Davis, 2000; Amy Van Wechel, 2000; Amy Bower, '94; Kelly Henkle, '94; Kylie Fisher, 2010; Emily Meyer, 2010; Taylor Beatty, 2010.
See more photos HERE.
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