Fowlerville High School Dance Team receives legislative tribute from Rep. Hank Vaupel

State Rep. Hank Vaupel presents a legislative tribute to Coach Marissa Leonard and the Fowlerville High School Dance Team.

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The Fowlerville High School Dance Team’s success – winning a championship in only its sixth year of existence – has attracted the attention of the entire State of Michigan.

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, presented the dance team with a legislative tribute from the State of Michigan on Dec. 14, praising the team for its artistic excellence and outstanding sportsmanship. The tribute was signed by Vaupel, along with State Rep. Lana Theis and State Sen. Joe Hune.

Vaupel presented the legislative tribute during a surprise ceremony at Maria’s School of Dance in Fowlerville, just as the team was beginning practice.

“This is something that I can brag about to everyone at the State Capitol,” Vaupel said. “I know how much hard work and dedication it takes to win a championship. We’re just so proud of what you’ve accomplished.”

State Rep. Hank Vaupel and Fowlerville High School Dance Team captains Bekah Leonard, Sydney Bush, Lydia Luark and Bre Wallner.

The FHS Dance Team captured the first championship in team history by taking first place in the jazz competition at the Coopersville High School Dance and Pom Competition on Dec. 1, which attracted teams from throughout the state. The team also placed in the top three in the hip hop competition.

The FHS Dance Team is coached by Marissa Leonard, assisted by Kim Leonard.

Team members are Sydney Bush, Brianna Davison, Stephanie Krueger, Bekah Leonard, Lydia Luark, Aubrae Miller, Lottie Moorehouse, Lauren Murray, Nathan Redford, Marla Rose, Claire Schwarz, Gabby Shields, Coco Simons, Bre Wallner, Shelby Walter, Ava Yon and Willow Yon.

The team will be performing at Fowlerville home basketball games throughout the season, starting Dec. 18. The team will be performing at both the JV and varsity games.

For a look at the Fowlerville High School Dance Team’s championship performance at the Coopersville competition, see the video below.

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