1st Place In Preliminary Championships

04.24.09

I won first place in 18O Preliminary Championships at Feile Denver last weekend! I'm so excited. After waiting 10 hours to dance because of a 3 hour snow storm delay (whew! I didn't compete till 7:00 PM!), no one from my school was left to see when I won, but I got to show off my trophies in class this week. I got a trophy to keep and a perpetual trophy to engrave my name on. Tina Shelley was real excited for me too.

This means I'm half way there. I only need one more first place in Prelim and I bump up to Open Champs! I'll be going to the Pikes Peak feis and of course the Utah feis in June to try again. Wish me luck! My goal is to get into Open Championships this year. I can do it! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

Article written by Shelly Allen
Photo by Shelly Allen Photography

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