Webster students bring home the gold

First-place winners of the Ballroom Madness Competition from Webster Elementary School, pictured, middle row, from left: Dominic Rouse, Abby Blackwood, Sofia Staedler, Violet Finn, Emma Brisinger, Jaime Le and Brenna Sinding. Front row, from left: Ben Tran, Zita Surprenant, Chasen Daniels and Nico Neven. Pictured back row: Principal Phil Cott.

Eleven fifth graders from Webster Elementary School won first place at the Ballroom Madness Competition that took place at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall on Friday. The students competed with John Muir and Will Rogers Schools students and performed five different dances: the foxtrot, the merengue, the swing, the tango and the rumba.