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Shaina Magel, 20, of Fargo is a baton twirler with the North Dakota State University Gold Star Marching Band. Special to The Forum

Her Voice: NDSU baton twirler among top in nation

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FARGO – Shaina Magel started twirling batons when she was 7 years old.

Now the 20-year-old North Dakota State University junior is the feature twirler with the Gold Star Marching Band.


“I love the fact that it’s so different from everything else,” Magel said.

She started taking lessons with YMCA of Cass and Clay after she saw a baton twirler at an NDSU football game.

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Tracy Frank
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