HAPPY CAMP, Ore. – Months after the Slater fire devastated the Happy Camp community, some of the town’s smallest children claimed victory this weekend.
The Rush Cheer and Dance team secured 2nd place at the national championships in their division.
The children of the encouragement and dance team range from 7 to 12 years old. Three of the team members lost their homes to the slate fire. Team coach Savana Oliver-Hickey told NBC5 News she couldn’t ask for a harder workgroup with kids.
The team’s next competition will take place in two weeks in Las Vegas.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit is from her hometown of Las Vegas. Katie attended the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the college’s political news program, where she interviewed Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington DC During her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her achievements in journalism by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
Katie is excited to share the stories of the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Do not hesitate to contact her at [email protected]
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