LAMONI, Iowa – Head Graceland Gadet Dance Coach has announced the addition of Emma Cleland-Leighton.
"I'm so happy to welcome Emma to the 17-18 Graceland Gadets Dance Team. She is a very dedicated and hardworking young woman, just like her sister Laura, current Graceland Gadet. Welcome to our dance family" said Persall.
Emma, the daughter of Shawn Leighton and Dale Cleveland, is from Leavenworth, Kansas. She currently attends Leavenworth High School and will graduate in May.
Emma swam for her High School team the Pioneer Pete's. She also participated in National Honors Society (NHS), Theatre Club, Power and Life Show Choir, and LHS Symphonic band.
While at Graceland, Emma desires to pursue degrees in English along with Business and Accounting.
The Graceland University Athletic Department and the dance program are excited to have Emma join the Yellowjackets for next year and are looking forward to watching her rise through the college rankings in her collegiate career.
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