Marist students bring world titles home

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Six Marist High School students took home first place titles with their respective teams at the Irish Dancing Commission’s World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in late March.

Freshmen Karen Folan, Alyssa Hoban, and Megan Wagner, along with sophomores Grace O'Brien  and Kiley Ross were part of an eight-person team that finished in first place in the under 16 category. The girls study with the Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dancing in Worth. The other members of their team were Tara Campbell, who attends Mother McAuley High School, and Olivia and Anna McMahon, who are eighth graders Mokena Junior High.  

PHOTO: Marist students (from left) Megan Wagner ‘19, Alyssa Hoban ’19, Karen Folan ’19, Grace O’Brien ’18, and Kiley Ross ’18 pose in Glasgow, Scotland, after taking first place in the under 16 category at the Irish Dancing Commission’s World Championships.
 

 

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Senior Stephanie Kohn and her brother Kyle, who will attend Marist in the fall, took first place in the dance drama category. They competed as part of a 20-person troupe. The Kohns dance with Mullane Healy Godley Irish Dance Academy in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood. Stephanie has danced for 15 years. 

Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment!

PHOTO: Donning their competition costumes, Marist senior Stephanie Kohn (left) and her brother Kyle '20 pose with their first place trophy in the dance drama category at the Irish Dancing Commission’s World Championships.