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Shannon Hill (left, back row), Tanesha Lewis (third from left, front row) and Becca Vales (left, front row) of the Mount Vernon-Auxiliary Creation Studio of Baton and Dance each earned a National Championship in their respective solo divisions at the Marching Auxiliaries National Baton and Dance Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 22 and 23. Lewis and Vales also earned a National title in the twirling duet 9-10 division. Fourteen girls from the studio competed in the event; Front row, from left, Vales, Kierstin Stone, Lewis, Savannah Gilmore, Nicole Starmer and Misty Roskowski; Back row, Shannon Hill, Katie Davis, Connor Wolford, Sydney Hill, Ashley Moore, Katie Gibson, Reyana Bates and Ashley Stidham.



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