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Bearcat Belles bring home trophies


The Long Beach High School Bearcat Belles recently competed in the American All-Star National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida. They placed second in both the pom and hip hop dance categories, and Coach Rigby won an overall choreography award for their Barbie-themed hip hop routine. 

Pictured (l to r) are, front row: Jessica James, Co-Captain Emma Kate Desnoyers, Captain Shaniece Chapple, Seli Gundlach and Co-Captain Bri Dunning; middle row: Emily Roslin, Madison Hudson, Celena Shankle, Andria Hamilton, Sophia Ward and Ashlyn Johnson; and back row: Coach Leslie Rigby, Alexis Gray, Julianne Wahl, Vesper Newman, Anna McCraw, Milli Richards and Abby McCaffrey.