Dance School Awards Three Scholarships
Elements Dance Factory awarded scholarships in honor of a former student who lost her battle with leukemia.
Elements Dance Factory hopes to keep the memory of 11-year-old Sarah Pulaski alive through scholarships in her name to four area girls.
In a ceremony on Sunday, Brynn Emsley, Felicia Frugoli, Danielle Murphy and Sophie Walton were awarded scholarships in Sarah's honor to the new studio on County Line Road.
Each received a full scholarship based on an essay writing contest. They were awarded one dance class per year for as many years that they choose to pursue the art form, or until High School Graduation.
According to Element’s Dance Director, Marla Kay, and Business Director Lori Montague, all three girls conveyed the same passion for dance exhibited by Sarah.
“It is our hope that the girls who are awarded the 2012 scholarships, as well as future recipients, will serve to spark a flame that will always keep Sarah’s memory a part of their lives,” said Montague.
Sarah, who lost her battle with leukemia on September 02, 2011, was a beloved student of Kay.
“She had a passion for dance, and it is our intention to offer a scholarship in her name each year to a student in the community,” said Montague.
The scholarships were awarded as part of an open house event hosted by the dance studio this past weekend.
Classes begin at the school this week. For a schedule of offerings, visit the school's website at www.elementsdancefactory.com