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Congratulations Zachariah McLaughlin – 2014 Boys Under 8 Mid- Atlantic Regional Champion!

Zachariah just finished 3rd grade at St. Francis Academy in Bally, PA.   After finding OGQ on the internet, Zachariah has been very active since joining the school at age 5.  Since then he has been working really hard! 

Zachariah was one of the participants in what OGQ calls the “U9 program”.  Being in U9 (and under) age group, at the teacher’s discretion, kids can earn the right compete in solos at the Regional Competition in Philadelphia called Oireachtas- fondly referred to as “the O’s” for short.  For those dancers with the extra desire and determination, the teachers at OGQ have put together a somewhat intensive program for the younger dancers to train and prepare which helps them push to the next level.   Zachariah, his parents and his teachers were thrilled with his placement at the 2014 Oireachtas!

Zachariah is training to compete in his first All-Irelands Championship.  The competition will be held in October in Ireland. He will be competing with boys his age from all over the world. 

What does Zachariah do outside of OGQ?  He is a very active Cub Scout.  Selling over $5000 in popcorn-he is no stranger to setting high goals and achieving them!  Also, Zachariah is a TC in training. He likes to come on Saturday mornings during the school year to OGQ to help with his little sister's class.