The Marquette Catholic High School dance team posses for a photo after winning their first regional competition back on Dec. 4.

ALTON - For the second year in a row the Marquette Catholic High School dance team has qualified for the Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) state competition.

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This comes after winning first place in both the lyrical and jazz routines at the Edwardsville IDTA Regional last weekend.

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Junior Kambria Simon received the Rising Star Award. Only six girls in the entire competition received that honor.

The State Finals take place next month with the schedule being released on Feb. 5.

Junior Kambria Simon with her Rising Star Award.

The entire team poses after winning two categories at the Edwardsville IDTA Regional.