Life of the party
RHMS sixth grader, Brooklyn Murphy, performing her rendition of “Life of the Party!”
Article and photo submitted by Amy Shanahan
RHMS sixth grader Brooklyn Murphy recently competed in the Star Systems 2011 Regional Dance Competition and won first place in the musical theater category, with her rendition of “Life of the Party!” She also won second place overall for her division, which included other categories like ballet, contemporary and open dance.
Murphy has been dancing since the young age of four and says, “Dancing is special because I don’t have to think about anything else! I just enjoy it!” Murphy also enjoys playing the piano, swimming, golfing, skiing, and snowboarding in her spare time. Her first place victory in this regional competition qualified her to compete at the national dance competition in Las Vegas in June. Congratulations, Brooklyn!