Westfield’s own Samantha Merritt of the DeNogla School of Irish Dance competed at the North American Nationals held in Montreal last week. At the age of 24, Samantha competed against over 100 ladies aged 20 and up and placed 5th in the nation.

Westfield residents from Denogla, that also competed in solo and teams were Abby Liptack, Grace Cook (both of WHS), Paige Eckard (Tamaques) they along with 40 others from the school spent their July 4th weekend taking part in the north american event, which drew over five thousand competitors to the five-day event.

The DeNogla School is located at 100 Elmer Street. Now in its 21st year, DeNogla has seven locations throughout New Jersey, including Berkeley Heights and Verona. For more information on in-town classes contact Bernadette Kelly at 908-531-6466.