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PURE WATER FINISHES 8TH AND WINS $10,000 AWARD! We are please to announce that with your help Pure Water Vending has won a $10,000 award from Best Buy to support their project to buy pure water filters for third world nations. The money will be used to purchase additional vending machines and find other locations where they may be placed. The group will need to find a sponsor for the machine who will help with the purchase and provide adult mentoring to the young people that are caretakers of the machine. If the sponsor is able to come up with half of the $4000 to buy the machine, the grant will match the other half and the girls will provide technical assistance and use their web site to report statistics. That sponsor may be a club, faith community, scouts, i.e. a group with money to contribute and the ability to keep kids on track. They will also need to find a location to "host" the machine -- that means a place like Broadway Bound where the machine can reside and the location owner is supportive and has enough foot traffic to make it worthwhile. Finally they will need to find a group of interested supporters willing to be "caretakers" of the machine. They will need to purchase the water, stock the machine, track the sales, report sales to the Pure Water Vending Team Leaders, They need to drive or have an adult willing to commit to ensuring they will get the water to stock the machine. If you know of an organization that may be interested in sponsoring a machine please let us know and we will pass it on to the Team. Again…thank you all for your online voting. And of course, thank you for your continued support of Pure Water Vending by purchasing water from the machine in the studio.
Broadway Bound students repeat national championship!
Members of the Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center Competition Team in their award winning production number “Beauty and the Beast” include: front row from left Sarah Hamlin, Hannah Shallah, Gregory Nguyen and Michael DeFelice. Second row: Abigail Lore, Tess Martinez, Robert DeFelice, “The Beast” - Kelly Coelho, Cameron Arnault, and Marissa Beard. Third row: Jane Starke, Torri Haddad, and “Belle”- Laura Duggan. Back row: Jenna Haddad, Alexandra DeFelice, Sadie Tupper, Alyssa Bennett, Renee LaFosse, Tess Beaulieu, Alaina Soucy, Madeline Weisberg, Blake Lacerte, Christina Miceli and Alison Poudrette.
August 12, 2007: The Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center competitive dance team recently attended the Dancer’s Inc. National Dance Competition and Convention in Portland Maine where they won national recognition and a coveted championship.
Once again, three local boys aged 6 to 9 competed in the junior category with their Musical Theater piece “Soul Man” performing as the “Blues Brothers” and left as two time National Champions! They received a High Gold as well as first place overall for their Rising Star Category and first place overall for the entire Junior Division. They also received the special “Coolin’ and Chillin” award and cash prizes. The boys also received a High Gold Award for their hip hop routine and second place honors in their division. At the conclusion of the event they were asked to perform at the convention’s farewell reception. The members of the team are Gregory Nguyen of Nashua, and brothers Michael and Robert DeFelice of Merrimack.
Marissa Beard, Tess Martinez and Cameron Arnault, all of Merrimack, performed a lyrical dance to “Keep Holding On” and received a Gold Medal and a first place award in their division.
The Junior and Senior Teams also left the competition with a number of Gold Awards. They competed with several numbers including their production of “Beauty and the Beast” which placed third in the production number category. A hip-hop piece, “Shake”, took second place overall honors in the Junior Division and a large group number, “We’re All in This Together” won the “Spirit Award”.
Attending senior members included Cameron Arnault, Kelly Coelho, Laura Duggan, Torri Haddad and Jane Starke. The members of the junior team that attended the nationally recognized competition included Marissa Beard, Tess Beaulieu, Alyssa Bennett, Alexandra DeFelice, Michael DeFelice, Robert DeFelice, Jenna Haddad, Sarah Hamlin, Blake Lacerte, Renee LaFosse, Abigail Lore, Tess Martinez, Christina Miceli, Gregory Nguyen, Alison Poudrette, Hannah Shallah, Alaina Soucy, Sadie Tupper and Madelynne Weisberg.
At the convention, the dancers took classes from nationally acclaimed teachers from all across the United States and Australia. At the conclusion of the event the team was recognized by their instructors as a “hard working, talented and skilled group that really works well together.”
President George W. Bush stops by the studio to say hello to the students and staff at Broadway Bound during a visit to several small businesses in Merrimack.
Broadway Bound Competition Team at the Boston Garden
The Broadway Bound Competition Team recently performed at the Boston Garden before a crowd of over 16,000 spectators. The twenty member team did a truly amazing performance of their competition piece "Yeah" by Usher and delighted the many parents, family and friends that attended the game. The team was invited to dance at the new Boston Garden before the Boston Celtics took on the New York Knicks!
GREAT JOB GIRLS! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!
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