Number of Participants: 22
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $744
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: Smithtown High School-East
Date: January 30, 2020
100 Central Rd
Smithtown, NY 11787
On July 18th, 2015 four young women’s lives were tragically cut short in a limo accident on Long Island’s east end. Among them was Stephanie Belli. Stephanie was a Smithtown West Whisperette alumni (class of 2010) and a cherished member of our whisperette family. While we, along with her family and friends, mourn her passing we also choose to celebrate her life. Stephanie was always quick with a smile or a hug. She could make any situation seem less daunting and was loyal to all she loved. After graduating she remained close to our program thru facebook messages of luck and visits to our practices and performances. To keep her memory alive the Whisperettes, with the full support of her family, have set up a scholarship fund that will be partially funded thru an annual competition. Our hope is that thru these memorials future Whisperettes will get to know the Stephanie we loved and still get to feel her love and support in return.
This year’s dance festival brought together over 40 teams from the tri-state area, from middle school level thru college. The winners of this year’s scholarships are Meghan Deery (HS West) and Jillian Catalano (HS East).
We had nearly 800 dancers perform throughout the day. The 22 members of SWVK also helped with set up the night before and morning of. The festival itself ran from 9am until approx. 5:30