This event occurred last school year when I was in 8th grade. I was on a step team . We were at the Ambassador about to perform. This was the last competition of the season so it was a very important event. The event was very important because if we placed we would be invited to this after party and also be in the newspaper. We were really nervous , but when we got on the stage and started stepping everything just flowed out of us. After we had finished we had standing ovation . After everyone was judged we placed in third, so unfortunately we could not go to the party , but we were recognized in the newspaper . I learned that even though you may do something to the best ability you may not always get the prize ,but you will get some type of accreditation.