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LOHS, Lakeridge are top two


Local dancers take home first and second place at festival

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: JAMES MCGREW - Lake Oswego High dancers landed first place at a recent festival.Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high schools put in powerful performances at the Metropolitan Dance Festival, an invitation-only competition on Saturday at Centennial High School in Gresham.

The Lakers took home first place, and Lakeridge nabbed the second spot. Lake Oswego High freshman Lauren Cooper and Lakeridge freshman Veronika Eisele placed in the top 10 of the novice drill down event. The Centennial dance team and parent volunteers organize the festival each year.

The festival was one of several events leading up to the Oregon School Activities Association state Dance and Drill championship set for March 19 to 22 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Lakeridge and LOHS will be competing.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: SUZANNE YOUNG - Lakeridge High dancers won second place at a competition in Gresham.