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Michelle McGee of Marietta has been selected as the first recipient of the Cara's Kids Scholarship awarded to an outstanding dancer at East Central University. The $250 scholarship was presented by Cara Crawford, director of the Central Oklahoma Dance Center in Ada.

McGee, a senior, was selected for outstanding scholarship, dance technology and performance.

She is a member of Collage, ECU's dance ensemble, and performed with Collage last March in Baltimore at the gala performance at the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

McGee also teaches dance classes for Crawford and for Shannon Crites in Ardmore.

Crawford said she received a similar scholarship at the University of Oklahoma.

"It's an incentive scholarship that encourages students to continue working hard. It was something I want to do at ECU," she said.

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