CVHS seniors win Starbound National Talent Competition

Imagine confetti flying all around you, the rush of emotions bringing relief and joy as all the time and hard work led up to this moment. This is the feeling from six CVHS seniors in the the heat of Lake Tahoe last July. These dancers won first place at theStarbound National Talent Competition in the highest category: senior elite. They spent the entire week competing and then re-competing in a live showcase for the coveted title of national champions.

Seniors Shaelly Adams, Alexa Tang, Melissa Ah-Tye, Tea Otani, and Lindsay Villamor pose at dance practice.

The girls have been competing on a team at a local dance studio called Michelle’s Dance X-Plosion. However, they have all spent some time being on the CVHS Varsity Dance or Cheer Team. After practicing for six months, they are now headed to their last first competition ever.

They have set out many goals for this season and have strong feelings about their senior year.

“We plan to work hard all competition season so we can go to our last nationals ever and hopefully come home as 2x champs. Our motto is to always ‘do better,’”  said senior Lindsay Villamor.

The girls will be competing in about five competitions here in the Bay Area before their final round at Lake Tahoe nationals in July. However, dance is something that the girls say will be around them forever.

“A couple of us auditioned for colleges with dance, but I’m sure all of us will end up taking a few dance classes, become teachers, or be in the industry. Dance is something that will always be a passion of ours. Graduation is only the beginning.” said senior Melissa Ah-Tye.

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