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State Dance/Drill Team Championships

 ACHS color guard
Ankeny Centennial High School color guard win the Class III State Championship at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association (ISDTA) Championships.
 
 AHS color guard
Ankeny High School color guard win the Class II State Championship at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association (ISDTA) Championships.
 
 ACHS dance team
Ankeny Centennial High School dance team wins the Class XIII Pom State Championship and several other honors at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association (ISDTA) Championships.
 
 AHS dance team
Ankeny High School dance team takes home three trophies and an Academic Excellence award at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association (ISDTA) Championships.
 
ANKENY, Iowa (December 9, 2015) - Congratulations to Ankeny Centennial High School and Ankeny High School color guard and dance teams for earning eight trophies, including three state championship titles, at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association (ISDTA) Championships at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines on December 4.

Color guard teams from both Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School won state championship titles; AHS for Class II Color Guard and ACHS for Class III Color Guard.  The AHS color guard team also earned the Distinguished Academic Achievement award from ISDTA for earning a GPA of 3.5-4.0.
 
"The winter guard had a really strong performance," said AHS choreographer and co-coach Darrin Mell.  "The most rewarding part of watching their performance was realizing how much this group has grown since coming together for the start of fall marching band. The new members worked incredibly hard and were able to meet the high expectations set by the returning members, allowing us to push further than we ever have before."
 
"I am so proud of the hard work and dedication from these outstanding performers," said Janelle Hook, ACHS color guard coach.  "They are so much fun to work with and I loved getting to watch them give their all!"
 
The ACHS dance team won the state championship in Class XIII Pom, placed second in Class III Kick, and third in Class VI Jazz.  In addition, the team also received the Character Counts Team of the Year and 2016 Outstanding Academic Achievement awards.  The AHS dance team placed second in Class VI Jazz, second in Class VII Hip Hop, and third in Class XIII Pom. In addition, the team also received the Academic Excellence award.

The Ankeny Centennial dance team did very well," said Madison Fontana, ACHS dance team coach.  "We are proud of their dedication and effort."
 
"I couldn't be more proud of this group of girls," said AHS dance team coach Jessica Miller. " The hours of hard work and preparation paid off, as they executed every routine beautifully! This team has really come together the past couple of weeks, and I'm excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for us."



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