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Dancer of the Year 2013

My name is Tara Ollis and I have been honored with the title of Dancer of the Year 2013. I was born on July 21, 1996, the daughter of Roger and Tammy Ollis. I attend Clinchfield Baptist Church where I am very involved in my youth group. A rising senior at McDowell High School, I am a member of FBLA and Breakfast of Champions. I have also been a part of the Titan Varsity cheer squad for 3 years. I was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and got to serve as a Junior Marshal for the graduating class of 2013.


Dancer of the Month July 2013

My name is Maggie Buckner. I was born on April 29, 2002 and I am 11 years old.

I will be starting 6th grade at Eastfield Global Magnet School. I am in the AIG program and am on the A/B honor roll. I love to read, and have been on the Battle of the Books team for the last two years. This year my team won the county competition. I have 9 pets; 1 dog, 2 cats and 6 hermit crabs.


Dancer of the Month June 2013

Mackenzie is 10 Years old and in the 4th grade at Nebo Elementary. She is a straight A student and in the gifted program.

She enjoys track, playing softball and has danced for many many years. She enjoys jump roping, hoola-hooping, swimming and she loves spending time with her family and friends.


Dancer of the Month May 2013

Savanna Hall was born on August 11th, 2003 and is the daughter of Russell and Tiffany Hall. She is 9 years old and is in the 4th grade at Eastfield Global Magnet School. Savanna has been in the Splash Spanish Immersion program at Eastfield since she was in Kindergarten.

Savanna enjoys gymnastics, crafts, writing, and drawing. She is a member of the McDowell Mariners Swim Team.


Dancer of the Month April 2013

I am Emily Hamilton. I was born on March 16, 1998 and I am 15 years old. I am in the 9th grade at West McDowell Junior High School. My parents are Jim and Linda Hamilton.

I have taken dance classes at Miss Jacie's School of Dance since I was 3 years and this is my 12th year. I take Ballet, Baton, and Hip Hop. I am also a Concert Dancer.


Dancer of the Month March 2013

I am Emma Paige Radford. I was born September 1, 2004 and I am 8 years old. I am in second grade at Glenwood Elementary School. My parents are Mickey and Amy Radford, and I have a brother named Matthew.

I have taken dance classes at Miss Jacies School of Dance since I was 3 and this is my sixth year. I have taken tap/jazz, ballet, and baton classes.


Dancer of the Month February 2013

My name is Madeline Sanchez. I am 11 years old and my birthday is January 22, 2002. My parents are Marcela and Miguel Sanchez. I have a nine year old brother named Miguel and a seven year old brother named Edwin.

I go to Marion Elementary School where I am in the 5th grade. I have been dancing 5 years studying tap, ballet, jazz, baton and hip hop.


Dancer of the Month January 2013

Madison Brown was born March 23, 2001 & is the daughter of Paul & Vicki Brown. She is 11 years old and is in the 6th Grade at Alpha Omega Academy. She has 1 sister and 1 brother and loves spending time with her family on the lake and vacationing at the beach. Some of her hobbies include swimming, biking, making yarn dolls, drawing, hiking and shopping with her friends at the mall.

This is Madison's 8th year of dance at Miss Jacie's School Of Dance. She has taken ballet, tap, jazz, baton,and hip hop. Madison is a very enthusiastic dancer and and spends a lot of time practicing her routines and helping her cousin learn new twirling techniques.


Dancer of the Month December 2012

Taylor Franklin was born May 17th , 1995 and is the daughter of Jody and Holly Franklin. Taylor is 17 years old and attends McDowell High as a senior. Taylor has also been a Varsity Cheerleader for 4 years with the McDowell Titans.

She is a member of the Relay Team, FBLA, and Skills USA with her school. She is an active member at Clinchfield Baptist Church and is very involved with her Youth group.

She has been dancing for Miss Jacie since the age of 3. Taylor enjoys Concert Tap and Jazz along with Hip-Hop.


Dancer of the Month November 2012

Shana Adcock was born January 19, 2001 and is the daughter of Tab and Stella Adcock.  She is 11 years old and is a 6th grader at Nebo Crossing Academy.  Shana is a member of Providence United Methodist Church where she is actively involved in the children’s program. She loves to sing and play the piano and violin for worship.

Shana is a giving, caring, funny and thoughtful young lady. Shana is a true prayer warrior and a joy to be around.  She enjoys reading, creating stories, playing with all her pets, especially Rascal the spoiled dog, spending time with family and friends, but most of all she loves to dance. Shana takes Pointe ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop.


Dancer of the Month October 2012

Hannah Strickland was born in Marion, and is the daughter of Wesley and Angela Strickland. She is 10 years old, and is in 5th grade at West Marion Elementary. Hannah is a little sister to her brother Chris Adams, and loves her 2 dogs Odie and Luke Duke. Hannah is very caring, honest, and giving to others. She has attended Clinchfield Presbyterian church since birth. Some of Hannah’s hobbies include; Dance (Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Baton), Arts and Crafts (Making jewelry is her favorite), Singing (West Marion Chorus), Camping, Swimming, and spending time with her cousins and family. Hannah’s favorite song is anything that you can dance too! She is also a huge Taylor Swift fan! Her favorite color is chocolate brown and pink. She loves to go to Barnes and Nobles to look at all the new books, and has great shopping skills! Hannah is interested in becoming a photographer when she is older, and would love to teach dance with Miss Jacie. Hannah hopes to someday go to University of North Carolina. Hannah has been a blessing to everybody she meets, and I can’t wait to see what her future holds.


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