ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The Roswell High School Dance Team became national champs this weekend and returned home last night to a lot of excitement.
The team calls itself “Charlie’s Angels.”
It was a moment that the Roswell High girls had only dreamed about as they waited on stage in Orlando Florida at the National Dance Championship to find out if they would go home in second place or if they would be national champions.
“It felt like ten years and we are all just crying together,” said senior Michaela Martinez.
When the girls found out they won they couldn’t believe it.
“They deserve it, they worked hard for it. It wasn’t given to them, it was earned,” said Coach Kim Castro.
The girls say they couldn’t have done it without her.
“She pushes us every day. She tell us that winning isn’t luck, it’s dedication and our team is so dedicated, there’s not a better group of girls in the state. I’m proud of us and our family, because we are a family, we’re sisters,” said senior Tara Coll
The school says they’re proud too.
“We talk to all our teams here in the district about being the very very best they can be and obviously that’s what they just did so you know it’s impressive for them, it’s impressive for the district and for the community,” said Troy Hudson, District Athletic Director.
The girls competed against 28 teams in their division.
When they returned home Monday night, they were escorted by Roswell police and fire, the sheriff’s office and state police.