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2019 Fort Dodge Senior High Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship is awarded!

Last evening May 7th, Juliet Thompson was awarded the Katie Lunn Keep the Smile Alive scholarship. She was peer nominated by Brooke Erickson who also won a scholarship. In its 8th year, this peer nominated scholarship, which was the idea of Katie’s siblings Mitch Lunn and Jessica Vonsak, encourages FD senior high students seeking the scholarship […]

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Iowa Central Community College announces the 2019 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship winner!

On April 20th 2019 at Iowa Central’s annual curtain call dance event, ICCC dance coach Cassidy Vermeer announced Kaitlin Scheff the winner of the 2019 ICCC Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” scholarship. As in the past, all senior dancers are encouraged to write an essay on how dance impacts their lives. The scholarship is […]

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2018 Fort Dodge Senior High Katie Lunn Scholarship winners announced

On May 15th this year’s award ceremony was held at the Willow Ridge Golf Course. All finalist and their families were present.  This year’s finalists were: Hannah Wadle, Olivia Mitchell, Hanna Marks, Natalie Martinson, Brayden Bell, Courtney Cordle, Eli Asay, Jeremy Brower, Michelle Chen, and Raven Breiner. As in years past this is a peer […]

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Naperville School of Performing Arts names 2018 Katie Lunn Memorial Fund Scholarship Winner

This spring at SPA’s annual Dance Recital, the 2018 Katie Lunn Memorial Fund Scholarship winner was announced. This year’s winner is Caroline Cole. Congratulation Caroline! Naperville School of Performing Arts graduating students submit essays each year when applying for the Katie Lunn Scholarship, a board made up of SPA administrators make the winning selection. Katie […]

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2018 Chicago “Day of Dance”

This year’s Katie Lunn “Day of Dance” was held on April 14th at the School of Performing Art in Naperville, IL. It was another amazing day bringing kids and adults together to learn from great choreographers and instructors everything from hip hop to ballroom dance, and with a little yoga thrown in there as well. […]

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2018 ICCC “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship is awarded

On March 22nd, 2018 Emma Simpson was awarded the 2018 Iowa Central Community College “Keep the Smile Alive – Katie Lunn Memorial Fund” Scholarship. Emma has been an Iowa Central Community College dance team member and captain for 2 years. She danced for 14 years prior to ICCC at several Central Iowa dance studios and […]

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Katie’s Foundation continues to support the community

On Monday June 5th a ribbon cutting was done with local and county officials officially opening the new “Playscape” at Kennedy Lake Park north of Fort Dodge. Matt Cosgrove, the Webster County Conservation Director told the people that the play scape concept comes from the “nature deficit disorder”. Kids are not playing outside as much […]

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Naperville School of Performing Arts names the 2017 Katie Lunn Memorial Fund Scholarship winner

On Sunday June 11th the Naperville School of Performing Arts named the 2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Memorial Fund Scholarship winner. Kyle Halford was selected as the recipient. Kyle has been dancing at SPA for 15 years starting at the age of 3. Kyle is a member of the Ensemble dance group. He […]

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2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Fort Dodge High School Scholarship

This year’s dinner and awards ceremony was held on Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at the Willow Ridge Restaurant and Golf Course. This year’s finalists were Brennan DeCoursey, Mitchell Emery, Anna Taylor, Brady Read, Jason Halverson, Justin Schild, Ryan Wagner, Lehr Thorson, Jonathan Bowser and Anna Bruen. We would like to congratulate all of the finalists. […]

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2017 Chicago Day of Dance

This years event was held on April 23rd, 2017 at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville, IL. This was a switch from our annual Athenaeum Theatre in downtown Chicago. The school of Performing Arts recently moved to a new facility so it was decided to showcase the event there. We were fortunate to have 8 teachers give […]

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