Noblesville High School Miller Girls to compete at state dance finals

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After the Noblesville High School Miller Girls won first place in pom and fifth in hip-hop dance divisions, they will participate in the state finals on March 14 in Newcastle. (Photo submitted by Kaitlyn McAfee)

After the Noblesville High School Miller Girls won first place in pom and fifth in hip-hop dance divisions, they will participate in the state finals on March 14 in Newcastle. (Photo by Craig Larson)

The Noblesville High School Dance Team is back and better than ever with a new name and a new agenda. Now an NHS athletic team known as the NHS Miller Girls, the team has returned to the Indiana State Dance Team Association competition circuit. After a four-year hiatus and pre-season performances at Indiana Pacers and Fever games, the Miller Girls have been competing in the hip-hop division and for the first time ever they are competing in the pom division.

The team has had a winning season and finished with third-place finishes in each division in their first competition in December in Lebanon. The team was especially proud to represent NHS and earn the Sportsmanship Trophy at this first competition of the season.

At the Jan. 17 Northrop High School competition in Fort Wayne the team won a third-place trophy in hip-hop and second place in pom. At that competition, juniors Bryana Bell and Lauren Cotton won third place for their senior duet.

Feb. 28 was the regional competition and the Miller Girls won first place in pom and fifth in hip-hop, earning entrance into the state finals which are March 14 in Newcastle.

The team’s seniors include Kiersten Larson, Aaliyah Hunt and Allison Ouilette. NHS Miller Girls are coached by Kaitlyn McAfee with assistant coaches, Sara Clements and Danielle Edgeworth.

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