High Kicking to First Place

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The Islip High School kickline team competed at the Long Island Kickline Association competition held on Feb. 24 at Uniondale High School. For the first time since they began competing, the team placed in all three categories in which they competed. The Lady Buccaneers took the top spot in the dance category with their African dance and placed second in both the hip-hop and high kick categories. Coached by Kerri Friend, the 21-member team practices two hours a day, five days a week from August to February. “The team worked very hard and I am so proud of all of them,” said Mrs. Friend.