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Show Kids compete at Disney World

March 23, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. - Fifteen members of the Washington County Show Kids and Show Co., and their coach, Brenda Cauffman, represented Washington County at the 2009 Twirl Mania competition.

Twirl Mania is an international twirling competition, which consists of more than 60 teams from around the world and hundreds of girls and boys. The event took place Feb. 13 to 15 at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

In the solo portion of Twirl Mania for the "Miss Twirl Mania" title in the respective age groups and levels, Megan Sheehan took the title of "Miss Twirl Mania" for her group and level. Gracie Wiggins, Megan Heller, Taylor Forman, Tasha Kane and Hailey Sweigert brought home a third, fourth-, fifth- and two seventh-place trophies.

The next day the competition was all about marching. The girls were judged during their performance in front of thousands of spectators in the Magic Kingdom's Dreams Come True Parade, where they placed seventh.

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The competition culminated with a full day of the team dance-twirl competition. The girls showed their talent by presenting five Washington County Show Kids and Show Co. Dance-Twirl teams, where each member competed on two or more of these teams. The girls were judged not only for their twirling, but also on showmanship, technique, choreography and overall appearance. The squad brought home a second-, two third- and two fourth-place awards for the team events.

At the awards ceremony, the girls accepted their trophies and awards in front of all who attended Twirl Mania.

The evening ended with the squad winning the competition's first ever Team Spirit Crown. The award was given to the group with the highest accumulated combined points for their teams and individual members' solo wins, for following all competition guidelines and for displaying the best team spirit and team support.

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