TMHS Dance Team to Honor Senior Leader

    TMHS dance team senior Bailey Foster performs during Thursday's Falcons boys game against Mt. Edgecumbe in the Thunderdome. Foster will be honored on Saturday with other activities seniors. (Klas Stolpe / KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Thunder Mountain High School dance team will honor their lone senior member on Saturday prior to the start of the Falcons girls basketball game against visiting Ketchikan at 6 p.m. The teams also play tonight at 7 p.m.

      TMHS senior Bailey Foster is a four-year member of the TMHS Dance Team.

      “During my time on the team my freshman tournament routine meant so much to me,” Foster wrote in a text interview. “It taught me to be patient and when you work extra hard for something you will get the results you want. Especially as a team. It just brought me so much joy and helped me grow and learn new things.”

      Foster started dancing when she was six years old, focusing primarily on ballet, but took some time off before joining the TMHS team.

      Her favorite style of dance is either pop or kick.

      Outside of dance Foster enjoys art and outdoor activities including hiking, fishing and swimming.

      Foster is currently earning her CNA and plans to work as a nursing assistant in the lower 48 after high school.

    “Bailey is such a positive person and spreads joy to those around her,” TMHS dance coach Jayce Wendling said. “When she’s not working hard to obtain a skill or a section of choreography, she’s making her tam laugh. It has been a pleasure to spend four years with her. I just know she will thrive wherever life takes her.”

      Foster’s teammates include junior officer Kristie Kulbeth, sophomore officer Sophia Owen, and freshmen Kylie Lowenstein, Sierra Carroll and Kazz Lupro.

      Senior honors are before the start of Saturday’s 6 p.m. game.

    Above - Thunder Mountain High School dance team members, from left, freshman Kylie Lowenstein, freshman Sierra Carroll, sophomore officer Sophia Owen, senior Bailey Foster, junior officer Kristie Kulbeth and freshman Kazz Lupro. (photo courtesy Jayce Wendling)

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