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Ankeny Centennial’s Spectrum Show Choir Group Competes for National Title

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ANKENY, Iowa -- A metro show choir group competed for a national title on Saturday night.

Ankeny Centennial's Spectrum Show Choir group earned the first runner-up spot at the Fame Show Choir Finals in Chicago.

The 62 dancers and singers that make up the choir competed against nine other teams from across the nation.

This is the first time the school has made it to the national finals.

While the team was hoping for the title, their coach says it's not always about winning.

"We try to have fun, we keep it interesting by trying to do different stuff and trying to do different things," said Nolan Henkle, Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Centennial High School. "In reality, our program is totally centered around the kids so we want them to have the best experience they can and I think they know that"

Show choir is a year-long activity and the group began practicing in August.