Highland dancers earn awards

Pictou Advocate sports

PICTOU – The 2017 Highland dance competition season has begun and Pictou County dancers are off to a busy and successful start.

Emma Hines and Annika Murray were among award winners during two competitions.

The Halifax Winter Competition took place on February 4. The results for Pictou County dancers are as follows:

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Intermediate 11 & Under – Lauren Hiltz: Fling 3rd, Sean Truibhas 3rd, Laddie 3rd.

Premier 11 – Annika Murray: Fling 4th, Sean Truibhas 1st, Laddie 1st, Hornpipe 2nd, High aggregate trophy winner; Amelia Parker: SeanTruibhas 6th, Hornpipe 6th.

Premier 16 & Over – Emma Hines: Fling 2nd, Sean Truibhas 2nd, Laddie 2nd, Hornpipe 2nd, 1st Runner-Up trophy winner; Allyson Parker: Fling 5th, Sean Truibhas 6th, Laddie 6th, Hornpipe 7th.

Special Event Cake Walk 13 & Over – Emma Hines and Annika Murray: 3rd.

The Colchester Highland Dance Association hosted its 39th annual winter competition on February 11.  The results for local dancers are:

Beginner 7 – Hannah Fleury: Sword 8th.

Beginner 8, 9 & 10 – Olivia Wilson: Fling 1st, SeanTruibhas 2nd.

Novice 9 &10 – Penelope Brown – Sword 5th, Lilt 5th.

Intermediate 11 & Under – Lauren Hiltz: Sword 5th, Sean Truibhas 4th, Reel 3rd.

Premier 11 – Amelia Parker: Sword 4th, Sean Truibhas 4th, Reel 6th.

Premier 12 & 13 –Annika Murray: Fling 1st, Sword 2nd, Sean Truibhas 1st, Reel 1st, High aggregate trophy winner.

Premier 16 & Over – Emma Hines: Fling 2nd, Sword 2nd, Sean Truibhas 1st, Reel 1st, High aggregate trophy winner; Allyson Parker: Fling 5th, Sword 5th, Reel 5th.

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Steve Goodwin
Steve Goodwin was born in Amherst, N.S. and has been a journalist for more than 40 years. He has been a resident of Pictou County for nearly 40 years.