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Young people

June 04, 2006

The Washington County Show Kids Junior Dance Twirl Team paraticipated in the 11th annual Twirl Mania Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in February.

The championships featured baton twirlers from across the United States, Canada and Scotland competing on every level from novice to advanced. Events included parades, dance twirl team competitions, pair and solo twirling competitions, and clinics and workshops for twirlers and coaches.

The Show Kids performed in the SpectroMagic parade in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World and competed in team and solo championship events. The team placed first in the Beginner Junior dance twirl division, winning a plaque and a $200 U.S. Savings Bond. In the solo championships, Jenna Knable of Hagerstown placed first and won the title of 2006 Miss Twirl Mania Age 11-12. Samantha Dawson finished second. In a higher advanced division, Jennifer Mumma of Hagerstown and Haley Sweigert of Fairplay received high placement. Medals, trophies and certificates were earned by all.

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Washington County Show Kids is based in Boonsboro and is under the direction of Brenda Cauffman. The group is preparing for its annual show, scheduled for 7 p.m. June 10 at Hagerstown Junior College's Kepler Theater. The variety show is entitled, "A Scrapbook of Wishes." Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For tickets or other information, call 301-432-5930.

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