Light the way


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Left to right: Daniela Estrada, Siera Jones, coach Phoenix Hunt, Megan Walker, Jourden Hunt, Emily Estrada, Sam Phipps, Tanaeah Singh are members of the IPS dance team.

Hallie Parke , Staff Writer

For the second year in a row the IPHS  varsity cheer and dance team won at the APS Light Parade for best performance and overall use of lights. This is the team’s second year competing and winning. On Dec. 2, 2017 the team participated in a parade for all to watch and enjoy while still competing to protect their title. With about a month’s preparation and hours of working on their float they pulled it off yet again. The team marched and danced to a mashup of holiday music, while also passing out candy canes to all of the spectators. 

Captain Julia Kupis said the parade was a great way to wrap up 2017.

“The APS light parade has become one of our favorite competitions to compete at,” Kupis said. “I love being able to bond with my team, have fun, and dance to Christmas music.” 

Members of the varsity cheer and dance team participated in the APS light parade on Dec. 2. Members of the teams are: (left to right) Back: Maddy Heuseveldt, Matalasi Lauina, David Keesey, coach Phoenix Hunt, Paulette Rivera, Haley King and Ammy Gamez. Bottom: Savannah Hubert, Samantha Marker, Julia Kupis, Macy Joyner, Nissi Torres and Tanaeah Singh.

The team will compete in March in the CAA, Canyon Athletic Association, Charter state competition. You can catch the cheerleaders at home basketball games this season.