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Dancing across the world: senior Natalie Larsen’s post-graduation plans take her to Australia

As a junior, senior Natalie Larsen decided to try the poms team. Joining the team gave her the opportunity to perform more often. “[My dancing] hasn’t been anything performance based for a while since poms, which I think is fine,” Larsen said. “I miss the vindication of performing, but honestly, I don’t miss performing. It’s that respect as a dancer that I miss.”

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

She knew her plan. Senior Natalie Larsen would go to a four-year university straight out of high school; she would use her childhood experiences from mission trips with her family to study social work. This is how she planned to make a difference.  “It wasn’t until the very end of last year that I was wonder...

Juniors Callie Hummel and Natalie Larsen choose hoops over high heels

Making her way into the splits on silks, junior Callie Hummel begins to pose for the circus class. Circus Harmony at the City Museum offers classes between practices and performances. “We tried a hoop first that was hanging down from the ceiling, and then we did silks,” Hummel said. “It was something different and really fun.”

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

May 17, 2019

On Prom night, many students make their way to the dance floor and hang out with friends. For juniors Callie Hummel and Natalie Larsen, their night was spent making their way across tightropes and hanging on silks at a circus skills workshop. “My mom was talking to me about going to Prom, and I didn’t ...

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