January 18, 2013
The Ring Pops, an award-winning competition group at the David Blight School of Dance in Wilkes-Barre, recently competed at the Talent Olympics Dance Competition held at Fernwood Hotel and Resort in the Poconos. The girls competed in the 13-15 year-old-age division. The group won the two top awards in the competition, the Big Sh‘O'w award and the Big ‘O' champs. The awards are given to the group/line with the highest scores. Group members, from left, first row, are Jacqulyn Miles, Hudson; Jillian Perrone, Penn Lake; Taryn Chopyak, Dallas; and Kourtney Kukowski, Wilkes-Barre. Second row: Alexis Selli, Nanticoke; Elissa Rivera, Plains Township; Alorah Colwell, West Pittston; and Rachel Kollar, Bear Creek.