Thank you so much! I’m so excited and humbled to receive this scholarship! I decided to attend Florida State University and am currently on the competitive dance team, Seminole Dance Force. My major is business marketing but I plan to incorporate dance in whatever career path I choose. Seminole Dance Force is a student run team that performs arounds Tallahassee, helps with community service, and represents Florida State at NDA Collegiate Dance Nationals. This scholarship is helping me with the expenses of our national’s trip. My advice to dancers who may be thinking about their options after high school is that you don’t have to follow what everyone else is doing. When deciding schools, majors, or options for dance, you have to do what’s the best for you and what you feel will push you towards success. My dance team in college is very different from my studio training back at home, but I have made great friends and feel it is the perfect challenge for this next step in my life. I would love to thank my mom and my fantastic tap teacher Ms. Kristin, who gave me an unforgettable senior year. I miss you both and can’t wait to come home and teach dance this summer!