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Published: Friday, March 15 2013 9:25 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Good job you two! Way to be great examples to other girls. Keep it up!

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Good for both of these young ladies. Serving a mission is a big sacrifice in many respects. Kudos to both and good luck on their willingness to serve. The cheering section for those P-Day basketball games will never be the same :o)

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

I'm not sure I'd have disclosed in the story that I didn't watch General Conference...

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Congratulations to these young women. Finally they get a chance to work for a winning team. And even better, no hot pants required.

“I plan to stay in great shape while on my mission," said Washburn (the one going to Argentina). We'll see how long that lasts after they stuff a few milanesas into you. The food in Argentina is great and most every missionary packs on a few pounds. Good luck.

Salt Lake City, UT

Huge congrats to these fine young ladies. Huge negatives to the negative commentor.

Saint George, UT

you have GOT to be kidding me!

Salt Lake City, UT

I guess some cheerleaders are telling the truth when they shout "We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you!". Anyway, You go sisters. May your experience in serving create many joyful memories.

Snowflake, AZ

I rarely get to watch General Conference live... what a great day and age we live in where I have it on demand, on my iphone, whenever I want to listen!

The Phoenix Suns dancers often advertise their other jobs during Suns games... as exotic dancers. I have assumed that was the norm for professional cheer leaders, and was pleasantly surprised by this article.

USS Enterprise, UT

To "Johnny Triumph" she was at work, and the announcement was made on a Saturday session. There are tons of young adults that have to work on Saturday. There is nothing wrong with having to work on a Saturday and missing GC.

Mark from Montana
Aurora, CO

My daughter just returned from Resistencia and she will love it there, though it is not the easiest of missions. The Argentine people are great.

thunder struck
Salt Lake City, UT

Re: Johnny Triumph - that remark is judgemental and frankly I'm not surprised to see you're in UT county. The announcement was on Saturday; do you watch every single saturday session ever! If so, that is wonderful! Yet not an offense if you don't. Eitherway, keep those judgemental comments to yourself and don't diminish the significant of these girls serving and the example they are setting.

Cinci Man

Congratulations Sisters. You will NEVER regret your decision. What an inspirational moment you have shared with us! Best wishes all your lives!

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The Caravan Moves On
Enid, OK

2 dancers going on a mission?


Don't know if I'd tell the elders they'll work with, "Yeah, by the way, I used to dance for a professional basketball team." ha! ha!

Oh well, word will get out anyway.

Work hard, sisters, work HARD!

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

I will say that I expect that these young ladies will be well received by many in their mission areas. As the Father of two young women who attended missions, I am confident that these young ladies will find their experience to be a lot of work . .. but their commitment to their church is admirable.

Only in the Deseret News!

West Jordan, Utah

Wow! There are too many 'likes' on Johnny Triumph's comments. Why judge here when to young women are electing to serve? I wish these two dancers well.

Orlando, FL

thunder struck,
What on earth was there to be offended about in that comment? Do you disagree?

They are Jazz dancers. Many of them have PARENTS who blush when they see their outfits. They are big girls. You don't need to pounce at the first hint of somebody putting together what you're already thinking.
Utah County(NuSkin included) wishes them well.

Bluffdale, UT

Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT said, "I'm not sure I'd have disclosed in the story that I didn't watch General Conference..."

Comments like these add to the stereotypical self-righteousness of Utah County. Glad to see class act missionaries come from somewhere else.


Way to go "Johnny T"..., you totally missed the point!

I am so impressed by the story of these two young women. They are a wonderful example to all young women who choose to serve the Lord, which hopefully includes my own daughter--who is also a dancer. Their lives will never be the same, changing for the better, and I hope that that all who learn from these sisters will experience a feeling of hope, upliftment and joy in their lives.

God Be With You!

Sandy, UT

So if someone out of Utah County says something judgmental, that's supposed to come as no surprise to those who live in SL County? I live in SL County, and I don't think so prejudicially. Looks like some of my fellow countymen need to take a look in the mirror.

thunder struck
Salt Lake City, UT

Re: Shamal - I think you are confused. my comments are in response to his comment..."I'm not sure I'd have disclosed in the story that I didn't watch General Conference."

My point is that the announcement was on Saturday, when many active, faithful LDS are working or tied up with other Saturday commmittments, and that it's self-righteous and ignorant to say such a thing. First, I was not offended by the comment. Second, my response (nor Johnny Triumph's) comment had anything to do with their outfits. haha this is funny. #lostintranslation

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