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2016 Katie Lunn Keep the Smile Alive ICCC Scolarship winner

On April 29th, 2016 Iowa Central Community College announced Laura Martin the winner of the 2016 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” memorial fund, scholarship. The announcement was made during the ICCC annual “Curtain Call” Dance spectacular held at the Decker Auditorium in Fort Dodge, IA. The dance event featured the Iowa Central’s Dance Team […]

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The 6th annual Spread the Smile Event

The 6th annual “Keep the Smile Alive” day of dance was held on April 10, 2016. Professional choreographers as well as friends of Katie’s, Dionna PridGeon and David Fonseca inspired and trained 122 urban and suburban area dancers during a day of dance. The evening show again featured many Chicago area professional and student dancers. This amazing […]

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2016 Katie Lunn Spread the Smile Day of Dance – April 10th, 2016

Please join us for the 6th annual Katie Lunn Spread the Smile Day of Dance to be held at: The Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N Southport Ave Chicago, Illinois 60657 This year’s classes are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM and include 2 amazing instructors Dionna PridGeon from New York, NY who is Faculty at Joffrey Ballet School, […]

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School of Performing arts announces the 2015 Katie Lunn ‘Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship winner.

In May, the School of Performing arts announced Jill Henessey the winner of the 2015 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship during their annual Dance recital program in Naperville, IL. All applicants had written essays on how Katie had impacted their lives. Jill and many others had been students of Katie’s while she taught […]

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Fort Dodge Senior High announces winner of the 2015 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship

On May 18th, 2015 the 4th annual Fort Dodge Senior High, Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” peer nominated scholarship dinner was held. Again this year the top 5 nominators and 5 nominees and their families were invited to the dinner to hear the nomination speeches read by the 5 nominators. The finalist and winners […]

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The 5th annual Katie Lunn “Spread the Smile” Dance workshop and Dance program was a huge success.

On March 8th, 2015 the 5th annual “Spread the Smile” event took place. Professional Choreographers as well as close friends of Katie’s, Kelly Beamish and Kevin Familiar put on a sensational training event for over 150 urban and suburban students from all over Chicago. Eric Bramlett put together an amazing video of interviews of participants, […]

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Iowa Central Community College announces the winner of the 2015 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship.

On March 26, 2015 Coach Cassidy Vermeer awarded Anessa Lawrence the Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship during Iowa Central Community College annual Curtain Call Dance event held at Decker Auditorium. Anessa has been dancing since the age of 3 and has danced for the Iowa Central Dance team for 2 years. Anessa plans […]

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Chicago 2015 Spread the Smile Day of Dance to be held March 8th

The Chicago 2015 Spread the Smile event is scheduled for March 8th, 2015 and will again be held at the Atheneaum Theatre at 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. Master classes will be held from 1:00 to 4:30 PM with a 7:00 PM Performance. Master Class teachers will be Kevin Familara from Chicago and Kelly Beamish from […]

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Canadian National Railroad Dedicates new Signal and Controls Lab to honor Katie Lunn

      Canadian National recently built two new state of the art training centers, one at their home U.S. office in Homewood, IL and one at their Winnipeg, Manitoba site in Canada. Both sites have areas named to honor Katie Lunn. The Homewood training campus named the Signal and Controls Training Laboratory after Katie. […]

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2014 Naperville Scool of Performing Arts KLMF Scholarship Winners

  2014 School of Performing Arts Scholarship winners are: Kersey Dickerson, attending S.A.E. Chicago; Annie Hennessy, attending St. Louis University; Danielle Fattore, attending the University of Michigan; and Kiera Flaherty, attending Indiana University. Naperville’s School of Performing Arts students submitted essays on how their lives were positively impacted by being taught or influenced by Katie.  […]

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