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Northview Winter Guard places fifth at Center Grove state competition

Monday, March 22, 2004

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Northview Winter Guard Seniors Danielle McKinney, Kayleigh Cope, Whitney Medworth and Jeri Jo Mogan pose with the 5th place trophy the guard received during the state finals award ceremony on Saturday night at Center Grove High School.

The Northview High School Winter Guard placed 5th in the state Saturday night at Center Grove High School in Indianapolis with a score of 75.9.

The guard performed their show, "Changing Spaces". The show is based on The Learning Channel's hit show "Trading Spaces" and includes music and audio selections from the show mixed with classical pieces.

The guard transforms a bland room composed of a tarp, walls and an assortment of furniture into a vibrant living space by making adjustments to the props. The girls were faced with difficulty when one of the walls fell during the performance but several members put the wall back in place with a little carpentry and teamwork.

Clad in red jumpsuits accessorized by tool belts the guard not only overhauls the makeshift room but they also dance and spin rifles, flags and sabers. In traditional Northview fashion, the show is comprised of innovative choreography and challenging flag, rifle and saber work to keep the crowd entertained and attempt to dazzle the judges.

While the guard is done performing on state level they will spend their spring break practicing for their upcoming competition at international level. The group will perform in Dayton, Ohio, this weekend and will conclude their season at the Sport of The Arts World Championships in San Diego, Calif., April 15-17.

Emotions ran high during and after the awards ceremony. Guard members' families, friends, and fans rushed to the gym floor to congratulate them.

Kayleigh Cope said, "This season has been tremendous. We've worked hard, shared laughter and tears. The four years I have been in this activity have been a great experience."

Other placings in Scholastic World Class were Franklin Central in 4th with a score of 79.6, Lawrence Central in 3rd with 83.65, Center Grove in 2nd with 89.8 and 1st place with a score of 91.85 went to Avon.



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