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Simple class assignment turns into something more


What was supposed to be a simple class assignment, turned out to be something much more for one Heartland student.

Because of a writing assignment sophomore Taylor Shoraga had to write, Frankfort Community High School will now be getting a dance team.

Towards the end of last year, Taylor’s advanced literature class was asked to write a persuasive essay to someone, then sending that essay to whomever it was addressed to.

Taylor Shoraga decided to write about dance.

“I’ve been dancing since I was three,” Shoraga said. “And I always wanted a dance team here, but it never happened. So I decided to write about beginning a dance team, sent it to the athletic director…and it worked.”

A simple writing assignment that turned into a dance reality for Shoraga.

“It honestly made me feel really accomplished,” Shoraga said. “I was just a freshman beginning this advanced literature class. For my letter to actually convince someone to do something, it made me feel pretty accomplished.”

The principal said the school board just took action on it at the board meeting last Monday and the dance team coach position is posted right now.

“It just makes me feel like ecstatic,” Shoraga said with excitement. “I can’t believe it’s happening so fast especially I thought, you know when I’d write it, if it did happen, it would be for next year or a couple years from now, you know, not much less this year.”

Shoraga said she and others are excited to dance and will be able to do so at Frankfort Community High School.

The principal anticipates they’ll have a dance team performing at a basketball game this school year.

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