Chatham residents attending Oak Knoll School, Mary Kate Vowells and Madeline Morton and Chatham High students Grace McCormack and Hannah LeRoux, teamed up to take first place at an Irish Dance competition held in Philadelphia over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The four juniors won first place at the 50th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas Irish Dance Competition. They won first place out of 71 teams in the Ladies 4-Hand 15-and-over competition, with a traditional ceili (or team) dance performed by four people.