Pino Gravina Memorial Award and Sequins Plus Awards
Pictured from left to right - Miss Jennifer, Julia Gravina, Kiera Smith and Stella Caines-Peric
The Pino Gravina award was created in memory of Miss Jennifer’s late husband. It is awarded every year to 2 – 3 students who have worked hard, shown consistently good work ethic and determination – qualities that exemplified who Pino was as a person. The 2019 recipients of this award are Stella Caines-Peric, Julia Gravina and Kiera Smith.
Pictured above are Jean Godinho and Miss Jennifer
Each year, Sequins Plus in Oshawa, generously donates a scholarship to be presented to a dancer that the staff feel is deserving. The 2019 winner of this award is Jean Godinho.
In addition to the above awards, the studio also has its staff nominate dancers for awards in the category of “Outstanding Potential” and “Most Improved” to be recognized at the June recital. This years’ recipients are as follows:
Sarah Brady, Arianna Chiapparro, Madelyn Clark, Elyse D’Souza, Isabella Hopkins, Jessica Jacko, Ally Kennedy, Shaye Kimura, Leia Lei, Rylan Lingenfelter, Sophia Medeiros, Olivia Melnechenko, Alyssa Plummer, Emily Romeo, Elin Soulliere, Kennadie Soulliere, Emma Summers, Chloe Thompson, Addison Weatherup, Siobhan Wilding and Marya Yama.
Kennedy Adair, Cailyn Augustin, Ashley Brown, Georgia Buchanan, Celia Calderone, Jocelyn Cornett, Kayley deJager, Ava DeSousa, Sophia Divizio, Vanessa Jacko, Marie Lewis, Natalie Malyjasiak, Aiden McConachie, Mika Nawrocki, Taylor Noble, Alyssa Robinson, Sophia Santomero, Eva Saunders, Addy Schwass, Naomi Smith, Zoe Warren and Livi Wright.
The studio was also able to provide scholarships to dancers for the Breaking Bounds Summer Intensive and Fall Intensive.
This years recipients are:
Breaking Bounds - Summer Intensive
Lauryne Beriault, Alexa Campkin, Sarah Dover, Charlotte Kalmanson, Shae MacNeil, Alyssa McCarron, Kyla Payne, Emily Romeo, Caitlyn Sanderson and Jahlissa Smith.
Breaking Bounds - Fall Intensive
Claire Archer, Emma Budd, Arianna Chiapparro, Bianca Cudel, Aubrey-Jean Jenereaux, Spencer Ross, Sophia Roy, Sarah Sethi, Kelsey Wakely and Tia Wright.