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Bright Future: Local to dance in Macy’s parade

Submitted photo — Randa Morace, a senior at Trinity Episcopal Day School, will be dancing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade today. The parade will be televised on NBC at 10 a.m.

NATCHEZ — Randa Morace will be taking a few dance steps today closer to her dream of becoming a Broadway performer in New York City.

The Trinity Episcopal Day School senior will be performing with Spirit of America Productions in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Morace and the other dancers from around the country will open the parade then take a subway to join the end of the parade and close it with Santa.

“It’s just going to be mind-blowing,” she said.

Morace was selected to perform in the parade as a varsity captain who attended a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp last summer.

Morace said the trip to New York to perform in the famous parade puts her one step closer to becoming a Broadway performer.

“It’s just very exciting, because it’s very close to what I want to do,” she said.

But the excitement of performing in the parade does not come without the nervousness.

“I’m very nervous because for the first half of the dance, I’m in the very front,” Morace said.

Morace plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi next year and try out for the Dixie Darlings dance team. She is the daughter of Tim and Pam Morace.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will be broadcast on NBC.

Vidalia Junior High School cheerleaders Caylee Couie, Madison Johnston, Katlyn McCarver, Allye Braley, Leah Havard and Jaley Havard will be performing in the 60th annual H-E-B Holiday Parade today in Houston, Texas.

The girls, all eighth graders, were selected as All-Americans to perform in the parade through varsity summer cheerleading camps.

The parade is televised in the Houston area and syndicated throughout the country.