CRESTVIEW — Students at The Southern Dance Company, a local studio, brought home several awards from the Irish Channel Feis competition Sept. 16 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Irish dancers Jane Taylor, Piper Hall, Rachael Bell, Kaylyn Converse and Logan Schulte, all of Crestview, placed and brought home medals, 10 of which were for first place.

"Our Irish dance program is a part of the Irish Dance Studio in Fort Walton, which also won big time [with 11 first-place awards] at [that] weekend's events," studio director and instructor Carissa Taylor, of Crestview, said.

She said "feis" is a Gaelic or ancient Irish term for a community gathering for competition in dance and other arts including baking, singing and drawings.