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"Best Foot Forward" marks 25th anniversary in New Hanover County schools

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Chorus students from Holly Shelter Middle School perform to Katy Perry's "Eye of the Tiger" during Best Foot Forward Chorus students from Holly Shelter Middle School perform to Katy Perry's "Eye of the Tiger" during Best Foot Forward

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –  More than 400 students took part in Best FootForward 2014 Friday night at Brogden Hall on the campus of New Hanover HighSchool.

The 25th Anniversary of the talent showcasefeatured students from 16 schools, performing songs and dances they practicedwith their teachers. Acts included material from Motown to Broadway, and songslike "Rock Around the Clock" from the 50s to "We're Not Gonna Take It" from the80s. In addition to the live acts, producers also showcased video clips lookingback at previous Best Foot Forward productions dating back to 1990.

Deputies from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office didprovide beefed up security at the entrance to Brogden Hall, using metaldetectors and mandating a "No Re-entry Policy".  It was a reaction to two gang-related crimesnear the school earlier this week. No incidents were reported during theperformance.

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