USCHS students earn top honors
at national ice skating competition
Upper St. Clair High School freshman Dana Loomis and senior Callie Jardine recently earned a collective six individual medals, a Compulsory A Team Event Bronze Medal, the team spirit award and a national team championship at the 2017 High School National Figure Skating Finals. The event was held March 31-April 2, 2017, in Dearborn, Mich.
Dana and Callie are members of the Western Pennsylvania High School Figure Skating Team, which is comprised of students from the Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny, South Park and Upper St. Clair school districts.
“I am particularly proud of their award for the Best High School National Team Spirit Award,” Head Coach Sharon Brooks said. “Our team represented the most enthusiasm and best sportsmanship shown to each other and all the attending teams at this national event. They represented Western Pennsylvania with maturity.”
The 2017 High School National Finals, sanctioned by United States Figure Skating, featured 14 high school teams from around the country.
Dana earned gold medals in Intermediate Ladies Free Skate and Intermediate Ladies Short Program; a silver medal in Bronze Solo Dance; and a bronze medal in the Pre-Silver Solo Dance event.
Callie earned gold medals for her first place finishes in the Novice Dramatic Showcase and Junior Moves in the Field categories.
“The Western Pennsylvania High School Figure Skating Team was thrilled to win the weekend - coming home as the 2017 High School National Final Champions!,” Katy Loomis, Dana’s mom, said.