NOAC Champions from EHS

NOAC Champions from EHS
Posted on 08/13/2018
NOAC Champions

During the first week of August 20 youth from Western North Carolina travelled to Indiana University for the National Order of the Arrow Conference to compete against and train with 5000+ other youth from around the country. The Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society, and totally youth lead, promotes the ideals of Boy Scouts of America to selected youth from the scouting program.  One of the ways the program does this is through respect and study of Native American culture.

Twisted Rawhide, a Drum/Sing team specializing in southern Native American powwow style singing, competed against 12 other similar teams from around the country.  The teams were required to sing and drum two songs played in front of extremely knowledgeable adult judges, several of whom are Native American. Lead singers, Eli Kayne, senior and Kevin Donahue, freshman, lead their team to 1st place.  They have been practicing for this event for over a year, making sure to pay particular attention and respect to the Native American Nations their songs represent.  

Davis Roberts, Eli Kayne, Kevin Donahue and others from the area competed in the Historical Group Dance competition.  They presented two historical group dances of the Cherokee Nation. They came in 3rd place in the nation.

eliEli Kayne, Senior at Enka High school and the youth in charge of all Indian Affairs for the Order of the Arrow locally, danced in the Northern Traditional Individual Dance competition where he placed 3rd in the nation.  Kevin Donahue, competed in a straight dance competition as well.