The Orangefield High School Sophisticats competed in Dancelin USA’s South East Texas Championship on March 7, taking first in their division for both novelty and jazz routines; and were selected for a judges’ choice award for overall showmanship, spirit and ability.

The group also swept its division, taking home the sweepstakes award and winning a trophy and banner. Hillary Haynes received the Anita Jefferson Conley award, given to the Sophisticat that most exemplifies hard work, dedication and team work.

Sophisticat directors are Karen Anthony and Suzanne Ogden.