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Hip-Hop on Top: Dance Team Season Wrap-Up

Five Star Generals take on the year with a new team, new style, and new outlook.

The Dance Team had a memorable season. Seniors Lilly Robison and Caroline Hamilton boasted about this season’s team and accomplishments. Like every team, there are strengths and things the team needs to improve on. Lilly Robison extends on these by saying the team could put more effort in all together and improve significantly. Sophomore Morgan White explained “technique like getting more skills” would improve the team. The Dance Team placed very well throughout the season, winning four out of the five competitions. According to Lilly Robison, “State Competition was set apart from all the other ones. We were really proud, and it was different because we did hip-hip instead of pom or jazz.”

Not only did the Five Star Generals compete, they also raised all spirits by supporting and watching the football team. Caroline Hamilton spoke of a memorable time, “The Senior Night game stood out to me because I got to stand with my family, and our team just did so good that night on the sidelines.” Not only did the girls create this inspiring team, but Coach Chappelear guided them through the season making them all come together. “The 5 Stars have done an amazing job of representing their team and their school this season at the football games, pep rallies, basketball games, several community events, and at competitions,” said Coach Chappelear.

The Five Star Generals had a great season full of memories, new experiences, and unbreakable bonds. Whether that be the bonds that were made during State dinner, explained junior Kylee Holman, or on the floor right before they competed, the friendships that they made this season are something the girls will never forget. The season may be over but the legacy lives on through all these girls’ smiles. 

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Benae Pederson
Benae Pederson, Staff Writer
Benae Pederson is a 17-year-old junior at Heritage High School. This is Benae’s first time in Journalism, and she is excited about the rest of the year. Her favorite things include working out, drawing, singing, cheer, and hanging out with friends. Benae moved here from Ringgold this year, and before that she was from Nebraska. She would be on the cheer team if it was permitted after transferring, but she is looking forward to next year. Her goal for junior year is to focus on her grades, family, and friends. Benae is the youngest of five kids and the only one left at home. When Benae leaves home and goes to college, she plans on majoring in business. She has no preference on which college but wants it to be a big university. No matter what is to come in her future, Benae is excited for this upcoming year of carrying on "The Legacy."