Dance team nationally ranked for second year in row

Sherrice Wright, Staff Writer

On Feb. 4, Twitter exploded with news of the Eagles beating the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The Center Hill Twitterverse was also alive with news. The Center Hill Dance Team became nationally ranked for the second year in a row, placing ninth in the competition held Feb. 3-4 in Orlando.

“9th in the nation,” coach Kerry Matthews tweeted. “So proud to have competed against such amazing teams this year! So proud of our girls and what they’ve accomplished this year.”

This year has been quite the historic one for CHDT. In December, the team won a historic double title at their state competition, winning both large varsity hip hop and pom. This double title made the team nine-time state champions.

The team, led by seniors Madelyn Miller, Niyah Odum and Jordan Sandridge, will be recognized for their many accomplishments this season on Feb. 6 at the basketball game against Olive Branch.