Jenks junior Lauren Conkling recognized by school board after being named top solo dancer

Jenks junior Lauren Conkling recognized by school board after being named top solo dancer

Not only does Jenks Public Schools boast the top dance team with its pom squad, but the district also has the top individual dancer in the state.

Jenks High School junior pom member Lauren Conkling won first place in the Solo Dance Competition last month at the OSDTDA State Dance Competition.

“It was really special and exciting,” Conkling said. “We competed virtually this year, so it was a little different. It was on a livestream, so I was with my family and it was really fun. It was such a surprise, and it was really exciting. I will definitely be competing again next year. I will do my best and see what happens again.”

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Every Jenks pom squad from grade school up to high school won a state championship in their division.

“As a team, we all work really hard together and our team dynamic is really great, so it is special for all of us to come together to win that award,” Conkling said.

Kyle Salomon

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