Dancers receive awards in N.H.

An award-winning dance team from Highlights Performing Art are shown in photo, but not in order: Willa Perkins, Leah Anderson, Annabelle Frisch, Kyra Bartlett, Chelsea Johnson, Anna Giarrizzo, Ryleigh Papura, Jenna Paliling, Zoie Tesi, Brooke Weaver, Bianca Rorick and Nataleigh Papura. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — Youth with Highlights Performing Arts of Johnstown recently received awards at the East Coast National Performing Arts Competition in Manchester, N.H.

The 12-member team, directed by Kimberly Bartlett and head instructor Meghan Bartlett, was awarded more 27 top wins and captured the overall top honors of national champions with their team routine “Feeling Good.”

The team was led by senior dancer Willa Perkins who represented Highlight as the ambassador for the 2018 dance season.

The team comprises Perkins, Leah Anderson, Annabelle Frisch, Kyra Bartlett, Chelsea Johnson, Anna Giarrizzo, Ryleigh Papura, Jenna Paliling, Zoie Tesi, Brooke Weaver, Bianca Rorick and Nataleigh Papura.

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