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The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

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Anna Wesley

Anna Wesley, Photo Editor

Anna Wesley is a Senior at Lake Brantley High School, who is currently a third year staff member on the Brantley Banner. Anna will be spending her third year on staff filling the position of Photo Editor for the second year in a row. She is super excited about this school year and hopes to not only take great photos, but to also inspire others on staff to do the same. When she is not taking pictures of student activities or campus life Anna enjoys dancing and volunteering at the Haven Wildlife for Injured and Orphaned Wildlife. Although she enjoys multiple types of dance, ballet will always be her favorite, especially since she has been doing it since the third grade. Although her love of dance is severe as a career she would prefer to be a wildlife veterinarian. She looks forward to the end of her high school career and the beginning of the rest of her life.   

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Senior Anna Wesley redesigned these white slip-on shoes to be perfect for gator game days. First, the designs were sketched out using pencil and then were filled in using acrylic paint mixed with fabric softener.

Staff Picks: DIY-ing

April 7, 2020
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Seniors Anna Wesley and Madison Harris share what they have learned throughout their last year in high school with Junior Shelby Brunson.

Ask a Senior: Episode 1

March 3, 2020
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Seniors Anna Cinq-Mars and Andrea Romero smile using a light exhibit as their backdrop at the Dale Chihuly Museum studio in St. Petersburg, FL on Nov 19. Many modern artists have begun using techniques that allow the viewer to become a part of the art.

Museums made for media

February 26, 2020
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Senior Homecoming Court Trey Langston and Emily Vincent ride in a corvette on Thursday, October 10 in the homecoming parade. There were a total of 11 corvettes in this years parade.

Escape to paradise parade

November 19, 2019
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[Photo] Keaton Johnson

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Carson Cashion

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Julia Moon

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Brooke Holland

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Carson Yore

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Anisa Velazquez

September 18, 2019
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[Photo] Joelle Wittig

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Shelby Brunson

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Alexander Garofalo

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Cara Roth

August 28, 2019
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[Photo] Jo’tazshya Stephens

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Madison Harris

August 30, 2019
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[Photo] Porter Huyck

August 30, 2019
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Many students made cakes to celebrate hurricane Dorian which  gave them two days off of school.

Dorian’s destruction

October 17, 2019
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October 8, 2019
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Katie Noonan laughs while Rachel Narvez fixes her crown to take a picture on Friday, August 16. Both girls painted their crowns to customize them and then wrote ‘senior’ across them, a design that has proved very popular this year.

Senior crown season

September 20, 2019
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Allison Rosenberg and Natalia Negron wear their themed senior crowns to the pep rally in the main gym on Friday, August 23. “I chose Stranger Things because it is one of my favorite TV shows,” says Natalia Negron. “It took me two days to make, and the show itself is a representation of the red communist scare and the experiments they did on people during that time period.”

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September 17, 2019
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Seniors Andrea Romero and Ryleigh Hanners Graber sit with junior Corey Bleakley in the main gym as they wait for the pep rally to begin on Friday, August 23. Many seniors chose to wear their crowns the day of the pep rally too, showing senior school spirit.

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September 17, 2019
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Alexander Floyd poses with his Burger King crown while Patrick Jackson laughs right before the start of the pep rally in the main gym on Friday, August 23. While many chose to decorate their crowns, Alex went for the simple look.

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September 17, 2019
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Jordan Lowe and Jaiden Doling show off their colorful crowns outside of building 8 on Friday, August 23. Even participants in that day’s pep rally, including cheerleaders, band members, and the senior MCs, were encouraged to wear their crowns.

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September 17, 2019
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Senior Jennifer Simon smiles with her sunflower themed crown by the rocks on Friday, August 16. Sunflowers are a popular trend this year, as many display them on phone cases, Hydro Flasks, and now senior crowns.

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September 17, 2019
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A group of seniors sporting their crowns gathers around the Darwin Boothe tree right after third period on Friday, August 16 for a picture. Senior crowns are a tradition at many high schools where seniors acquire crowns from Burger King and decorate them in their own unique way.

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September 17, 2019
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Seniors Samarys Morales-Melendez and Anayansi Santiago smile while wearing their senior crowns on Friday, August 16 in William Geeslin’s classroom 7-226. That Friday was the first official day for seniors to wear their crowns, but the tradition continues every Friday.

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September 17, 2019
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Holly Saca, Jacqui Gerber, and Ella Colley show off their colorful crowns during Lauren D’Ambrosio’s AP Research class in room 5-018. Many seniors chose to decorate their crowns with artificial flowers from craft stores.

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September 17, 2019
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Carlee Crocker and Sarah Vratanina pose with their senior crowns on Friday, August 16 in Lauren D’Ambrosio’s classroom 5-018. Crocker’s crown was decorated with sharks, her favorite animal, and Vratanina’s with seashells.

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September 17, 2019
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The girls varsity soccer team practices at Brantley South after school on Jan 22. The team won 10 out of their 15 games this season, making them eligible to move on to the district tournament.

Girls soccer shines this season

March 7, 2019
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On Feb. 2, the Lake Brantley teachers’ team advances the ball down the court of the main gym during the charity basketball game. While the men are not on any professional basketball teams, they still used teamwork and excellent shooting to play well.

Charity Basketball Game

February 14, 2019
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An old Pooh Bear stuffed animal is posed on top of a table.

[Photo] Christopher Robin review

January 2, 2019
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Mu Alpha Theta officers serve ice cream to math teacher Christopher Stanley in Kristine Visavachaipans room on Nov 14. The officers scooped ice cream for the math teachers at their department meeting in honor of American Education Week.

[Photo] American Education Week

December 1, 2018
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Two players on opposite teams high-five after the second game of Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields. “Good game” high-fives and fist-bumps are a commonality at many sports games including Buddy Ball and are used to promote sportsmanship.

Buddy Ball Photo Story

November 14, 2018
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The 2018 Brantley Buddy Ball volunteers from Interact Club pose for a picture at the end of both games on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields. “It’s the most positive atmosphere that I’ve ever been to,” english teacher and Interact Club sponsor Kent Kersten said. “Everyone’s on the same page, everybody’s there to really help the kids out and just enjoy them.”

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November 14, 2018
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A player swings the bat to hit the ball during Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields.There were two different Buddy Ball teams competing against each other on that Saturday, the Cubs and the green team.

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November 14, 2018
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Juniors Madison Harris and Teddy Georgieva watch as a player waits for the pitch during Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields. One main job of the students was to wheel the players in wheelchairs to the bases.

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November 14, 2018
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Two players congratulate each other after the second game of Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields.

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November 14, 2018
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A player and his coach run to first base after the player has hit the ball during Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields. Buddy Ball focuses on engagement and fun, not points or accuracy.

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November 14, 2018
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Junior Brianna Cullari claps for a player and her mother as they hit the ball together, drop the bat, and run to first during Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields. While all Buddy Ball players are special needs, many are in a wheelchair as well.

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November 14, 2018
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Junior Madison Harris claps for a player who has just passed home base, earning his team one point, during Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields. Buddy Ball is just one of the many activities that Interact Club participates in; others include food drives, leadership conferences, and park clean ups.

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November 14, 2018
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Junior Sara Vratanina wheels her buddy from home base to first after he hit the ball during Buddy Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Eastmonte baseball fields. Buddy Ball includes kids ages 5-20 and volunteers of all ages.

[Photo] Interact Club plays Buddy Ball

October 31, 2018
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Officer Robert Shapiro monitors both lunches everyday. He also patrols campus between and during classes.

New SRO on campus: Officer Shapiro

October 23, 2018
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The Brantley Boys dance to a variety of songs throughout their performance during the Sept. 21 homecoming pep rally. The Leadership class plans multiple pep rallies throughout the school year to enhance school pride.

[Photo] Homecoming Pep Rally

October 1, 2018
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Senior Austin Ray steps before he releases the ball at Oviedo Lanes on Monday, August 27. Most of the boys on the team use both hands to roll the ball and make it curve.

Bowling Tournament Photo Story

October 15, 2018
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The team watches one of their teammates take his turn bowling on Monday, August 27 at Oviedo Lanes. After a good turn, the players would exchange high fives and handshakes.

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October 15, 2018
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Senior Austin Ray prepares to begin his turn during the bowling tournament  at Oviedo Lanes on Monday, August 27. The boys used a piece of cloth to polish the balls before rolling.

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October 15, 2018
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Senior Josh Singh rolls the bowling ball down the lane during a tournament at Oviedo Lanes on Monday, August 27. Before starting their turns, the bowlers used the vent at the back of the ball return to make sure their hands were dry so the ball would release smoothly.

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October 15, 2018
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A Brantley bowler releases the bowling ball down the lane at Oviedo Lanes on Monday, August 27. Five students represented Brantley for this tournament.

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October 15, 2018
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A Brantley bowler reaches for the ball to start his turn on Monday, August 27 at Oviedo Lanes.  The bowlers tended to use the same balls for their turns.

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October 15, 2018
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Senior Josh Singh watches the ball roll down the lane, at Oviedo Lanes on Monday, August 27, after he lets go. Many teams shout out chants to keep their bowlers energized.

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October 15, 2018
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Senior Austin Ray shows off his proper bowling technique at the bowling tournament on Monday, August 27 at the Oviedo Lanes. For the first round, Brantley was in a lane rights next to Lyman.

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October 15, 2018
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The boys bowling team and Coach Gary Fletcher meets to discuss strategy before the tournament begins on Monday, August 27. The team about 30 minutes of practice time to warm up before the game.

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October 15, 2018
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Senior Josh Singh rolls the ball down the lane at a bowling tournament on Monday, August 27 at the Oviedo Lanes.Lake Mary, Lyman, and Oviedo High School were among the teams there.

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October 15, 2018
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Junior Chris Kennon shows off his toe-touch on Monday, August 27. Because of his impressive jumps, Kennon was placed at the front of the triangle when the boys were jumping during their routine.

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October 15, 2018
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Junior Cameron Johnston does a toe-touch jump while Brianna Cullari shows him how on Monday, August 27. All of the boys showed their jumps to the cheerleaders so they could be placed correctly for the routine.

[Photo] Powder Puff Practice Photo Story

September 20, 2018
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Junior Carson Yore performs a liberty while the junior powder puff participants cheer for him on Monday, August 27. This practice was held at the field outside Brantley South, the gym across the street from Lake Brantley.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior Cameron Johnston tries a liberty (a stunt using only one leg) at practice on Monday, August 27. “My favorite part about being in powderpuff was definitely being able to hang out with everyone from my class,” Johnston said. “They made everything seem like fun and not work, which made both practice and the game extremely fun to do.”

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September 20, 2018
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Junior girls race to pull their partners’ flags at practice on Monday, August 27. The senior and junior girls received customized jerseys with their names on them to wear for the game.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior football coaches explain to the junior girls how to do a three point stance. The girls also learned positions of players at this station.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior Elliot Maier tests Grace Burke’s balance as she practices a three point stance on Monday, August 27. A three point stance was used by the line-men and running-backs during the game.

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September 20, 2018
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Juniors Anayansi Santiago and Aliyah Betancourt try to pull each others flag belts on Monday, August 27. The coaches told the girls to start lying on the ground and get up to grab their partner’s belt when the whistle was blown.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior girls cheer for their teammates as they practice throwing and catching the football on Monday, August 27. There were three stations at the first powder puff practice that each taught the girls a different skill they would need for the game.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior girls attempt to pull each others flag belts at practice on Monday, August 27. The powder puff game on Monday, September 17 was a flag football game between the juniors and seniors.

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September 20, 2018
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The junior girl powder puff participants await instructions for the skill they are learning on Monday, August 27. The girls were coached by juniors on Brantley’s varsity football team.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior Ben Evelev flies in a half stunt while the cheerleaders celebrate on Monday, August 27. The Junior boys performed their routine for the halftime show during the powder puff game on Monday, September 17.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior Carson Yore is caught by Chris Kennon, Ryan Nolan, and Brianna Cullari after they stunt with him on Monday, August 27. Yore was one of the boys chosen to be flyers for the halftime performance.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior Ben Evelev is held up by powder puff cheerleaders as they attempt to stunt at practice on Monday, August 27. This was the first powder puff practice so the cheerleaders were still deciding which boys would fly and which ones would be bases.

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September 20, 2018
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Junior Cameron Johnston does a toe-touch jump while Brianna Cullari shows him how on Monday, August 27. All of the boys showed their jumps to the cheerleaders so they could be placed correctly for the routine.

Powder Puff Practice Photo Story

September 20, 2018
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The Starlets dance to “Painting Greys” during the Spring Dance Show on May 10. “My favorite part is just being able to hang out with everybody and have such a good time and know that everybody is really trying their best,” sophomore and Starlet Veronica Calderon said.

Free to Dance

May 24, 2018
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Senior Sparklers perform a routine to “Free to Dance” during the Spring Dance Show on May 10. This was their last Brantley dance show for the school year.

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May 24, 2018
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Varsity Sparklers dance to the song “I Hope I Get It” on May 10 at the Spring Dance Show. The dancers added hats to their routine as props to liven up the performance.

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May 24, 2018
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JV and Varsity Sparklers dance to “SMB” during the Spring Dance Show on May 10. This dance was unlike the others because it was salsa themed.

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May 24, 2018
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Dance 3,4, and 5 performs to the song “Feeling Good” on May 10 at the Spring Dance Show. This seasons dance show was the last in the Cynthia Berry Auditorium before the remodel.

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May 24, 2018
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