By Gary Lloyd
The Clay-Chalkville Middle School Cougar Paws Dance Team this summer qualified for UDA Nationals, which will be in February 2014.
At the UDA Summer Camp at the University of Alabama at Huntsville this summer, the team competed against other middle school and junior varsity dance teams from Alabama and Georgia, and placed second for their home pom routine, qualifying the team for UDA Nationals in Orlando, Fla.
The Cougar Paws also received Super Spirit Stick for their attitudes and sportsmanship and a Superior trophy for their performance of routines that they learned while at camp. Three members also received the “Pin It Forward” pin. These girls were awarded the pin by the members of the UDA Varsity staff and girls from other teams because of their willingness to help others.
Additionally, Kiara Smith, Beth Ludy, Kaylin Bone, Taylor Isbell and Kayla Warren were selected as UDA All-Americans and invited to march in the UDA Thanksgiving Day Parade at Disney World.
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