2009-06-11 / Local & State

World Irish Dance Champion

Miss Morgan Gallaher, 10, Camp Hill, was the first American champion to reach "Craobb grad" or champion grade in May of 2009 in the under-11 age group. The competition was held at the National Dance Association's Irish Open in Dublin, Ireland.

Morgan competed against nine other highest-grade dancers. Her teacher, Ms. Lena McGinley, from the Lemoyne School of Irish Dance, said Morgan's accomplishment was huge.

Morgan is the daughter of Chad and Wendy Gallaher, Camp Hill, and the granddaughter of John and Edith Gallaher, Hustontown.

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