The La Porte High School Chatos dance team earned top honors at the Dance Line State Competition held on Feb. 23 at Montgomery High School.
The dance officers and team were each named State Grand Champions, and the combined officers/team won the Overall Ring of Champions second place Silver Award. The officers and team also earned sweepstakes awards and Judges' Choice Awards.
In addition, the Chatos won Top Over Score Gold Elite awards, which are presented when all team routines and all officer routines score 95 or higher at the competition. The team also won the Best Entertainer Award.
Captain Heather Salazar was in the top five for Best Kick Technique and Best Turns and earned third place for Best Toe Touch. Holli Walker won first place for Best Turns, and captain Noelie Barbay placed second.
In the soloist competition, Noelie Barbay placed second and Lyndzie West third from among the 90 competitors.
The Chatos are under the direction of Sheri Hoff.