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Gross Point Blank

A job well done

This past Saturday marked the first time I've ever attended a high school dance competition and I've only got one word to sum up the experience.

Wow.

I had so much fun, and all by simply just watching.

When I arrived to cover the event for the newspaper, I had no idea what I was in for.

Not only were the dance routines excellent, but in between each official routine, the announcer would play fun music and the girls would get up and dance.

This was particularly fun to watch when a rap song came on that evidently has its own dance. Girls from Sunnyside, Pasco and Richland all hit the dance floor. Rap music isn't something I typically like, but I liked it last Saturday.

Then there was Jazmine Salmeron, a Grizzliette. Jazmine competed in the crazy dance competition, which means she had to dance in what one would call a silly manner. Funny thing is, Jazmine's a natural entertainer and she managed to look completely cool the whole time. I could not take my eyes off her...she knows how to get the crowd going!

As a spectator, one never would have guessed that this whole show was produced by the captain of the Sunnyside Grizzliettes dance team, Alyssa Longoria, who organized it as part of her senior project.

There were no hiccups, no glitches.

Well done Alyssa!

With all the attention we give to sports, I'd like to direct your attention to the Grizzliettes. I'm sure when they perform, knowing they've got someone rooting for them amps them up a notch.

Seize the opportunity and root them on when they compete at Hanford High School on Dec. 8.

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