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Dacia Biletnikoff is fond of a particular catch phrase: “Training is the opposite of hoping.” The mantra drives the 18-year-old, who spends about 20 hours a week practicing dance. While at Granite Bay High School — she graduated in May — this meant four or five hours of training after school every day. She has lived this strenuous schedule for the past five years, attending rehearsals at the prestigious Northern California Dance Conservatory in Roseville. “I don’t really complain,” Biletnikoff says. “I love dance. I’m obsessed. I

From Granite Bay to Grand Central Station, Molly Griffin is a mere month away from having her childhood dreams realized. The Granite Bay High School alum was recently notified she is one of 10 girls from around the world headed to New York City to attend Juilliard as a freshman this fall. “We were told they normally accept 12 boys and 12 girls,” said Pam Griffin, Molly’s mother. “But with the economy the way it is they wanted to be able to provide scholarships to as many