McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

May 16, 2013

Dance sends Katie Sams to UCO

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — McAlester senior Katie Sams started at Pam’s Academy of Dance as a 9-year-old. She took jazz, ballet, progression, pointe, All-Star Pom, tumbling — basically every class Pam’s had to offer.

She watched older students go from Pam’s to McAlester High School’s pom squad to college dance teams, and she wanted to follow the same path.

Sams accomplished that goal Saturday, trying out and making the University of Central Oklahoma Dance Team.

“I was kind of in shock that I made it, but at the same time I was very happy,” Sams said Tuesday.

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