Dance Fuzion competes at KAR contest

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Dance Fuzion Studio members from Bellefontaine and Ada competed at the KAR Dance Competition at Capitol Theater in Columbus April 8-10. 

Each solo, duet/trio and group could earn a top second place, first place, top first place or elite top first place for the points they earned. They also could have an overall high points for a solo, duet/trio and/or group by age level.

Awards are as follows: 

Solo — Jazz: Josey Queen, 8 and under, top first place, ninth overall high points; Madisen Oakes, 8 and under, top first; Aundrea Foulk, 9 -11, top first, NYC All Star Dance; Katelynn Craig, 12-14, top first , eighth overall; Jasmine Gordon, 12-14, first; lyrical: Hannah Suman, 12-14, first; Kama Arn, 15 and up, top first, 10th overall, NYC All Star Dance; Denalyn Rogers, 15 and up, top first.

Duet, trios — Hip hop duets: Josey Queen, Rhiannon Risner, 8 and under, top first; Hannah Hites, Katie Theis, 15 and up, first; jazz duets: Emma Suman, Hannah Suman, 9-11, top first, NYC All Star Dance; Sierra Kerns, Hannah Suman,12-14, first, NYC All Star Dance; Abbey Bell, Kama Arn, 15 and up, top first, fifth overall, Hollywood Invitational, NYC All Star Dance; open duet: Aundrea Foulk & Kylie Adams, 9-11, top first, NYC All Star Dance.

Group — Small group hip hop: 8 and under, Ava Dolan, Taihler Crawford, Kaiden Foulk, Zoey Lavender, Josey Queen, top first, judges’ award “Funky Fresh”; 12-14, Aundrea Foulk, Sierra Kerns, Katelyn Craig, Kama Arn, Katie Theis, Hannah Hites, first, judges’ award “Swaggin style”; tap small group: 12-14, Hannah Suman, Jasmine Gordon, Sierra Kerns, Dylan Harper, top first, NYC All Star Dance; small musical theater, 12-14, Aundrea Foulk, Kylie Adams, Kama Arn, Katelyn Craig, Katie Theis, Hannah Suman, Jasmine Gordon, Sierra Kerns, Dylan Harper, top first; jazz small group, 15 and up, Jasmine Gordon, Hannah Suman, Katie Theis, Hannah Hites, first, NYC All Star Dance.

Dance Fuzion Studio competes at their next contest May 13-15.

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Fond farewell

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Logan County Family Court Judge Dan Bratka, left, and Logan County Common Pleas Judge Mark S. O’Connor honored Joy Wish, center, on Monday. She is retiring as a mediator of the Common Ground family parenting program for families going through a divorce. She helped start the program 21 years ago. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

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Youth In Government representatives attend workshop

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Twelve Calvary Christian High School students recently participated in the three-day Youth Leadership Association’s “Youth In Government” weekend at the Ohio Statehouse.

Students had the opportunity to participate as judicial members, legislators, lobbyists, press, pages or members of the governor’s cabinet. This program was made up of approximately 300 students from 29 schools around the state. 

Participants included: Nathalie Thompson, governor’s cabinet; Peter Printz, Sam Jackson, Chantel Smithers, Mia Printz and Katie Thompson, bill authors; Amanda Koons, lobbyist; Maddie McGillis and Aleesha Watkins, press; and Makayla Hartley, Baylee Durnell and Sydnee Durnell, legislature.

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CCS students compete at ACSI Speech Meet

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A number of Calvary Christian School students recently were selected to compete at the Association of Christian Schools International Speech Meet.  Participants included Tanner Hurley, Brant Zell, Moriah Tiendrebeogo, Anai Quattlebaum, Kara Klingler, Colton Musser, Owen Sellars, Reid Varner, Evan Patton, Taryn Bradley, Luke Schaub, Jacob Palmer, Kari Gantz, Audrey Slemmons, Lilana Printz, Natalie Wish and Kassi Prine. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

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Swinging the Blues

 Blues at BIS 2

Blues musician Guy Davis of New York City sings a song he wrote about a Southern sharecropper family to Bellefontaine Intermediate School fourth-graders Thursday during an artist residency offered by LoCo Art this week at the school. He has been playing the guitar for 45 years, and he grew up listening to stories about his grandmother’s early years in Georgia and South Carolina that has influenced his music today, he said. He also performed at LoCo Art’s open house Thursday night, an event featured in a photo elsewhere on Page 1 today. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

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