Stingers Compete At State

The NCHS Stingers had a busy weekend, Friday performing prelims of the IHSA State Dance Competition in Bloomington, Saturday a performance at the Hornet Basketball Game, and Sunday an IDTA Regional in Mattoon.

At their regional, the Stingers took home first place in Lyrical, and two seconds in Jazz and Pom Dance. Josie Middleton earned the teams third Rising

Star of the season following Emma Vogt’s Rising Star received in Edwardsville regional earlier this season.

Freshman Stingers are Ana Fernandez, Amy Hicks, and Allison Melton, with two sophomores Madison Schuette and Elise Spencer, and six seniors Lauren Brink, Josie Middleton, Madisyn Riechmann, Meritt Rittenhouse, Savanna Staley, and Emma Vogt. The Stingers are coached by Carly Middleton and Alyssa Lohmann.