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Miller dancers named grand champs

The Miller Junior High School dance team poses with its many awards.


The dance team from Doris Miller Junior High School was named as grand champions at the HTE Dance Championship on Feb. 28 at Akins High School in Austin.

The team brought back several awards, including first place in team kick, team pom, team jazz, team hip hop, officer lyrical and officer hip hop. The team also earned best presentation, technique and choreography honors, and took second place in officer jazz.

Kerry Schauer was named “Miss High Kick” and took second place in solo competition. Mallory Swinney earned third place in solos, with teammate Kristi Schauer taking fourth. In addition to the grand champion title, the Miller team was named state champion and winner of the Division I sweepstakes.