Multiple Jasmine dancers were recognized for their talents by KCCAA.
Author: Cindy Wang
The first ever KCCAA Dance Competition was hosted at JCCC on Saturday, February 5, 2011. It was sponsored by Chinese Culture Connection. It was a major success. The three judges were Michelle Hamlett-Weith , a dance instructor from the Legacy School of the Arts, and two professional dance instructors from Huazhong Normal University. The Jasmine competitors were Megan Lu, Mimi Lu, Vivian Zeng, and Cindy Wang. Megan Lu was champion of the Nine-Year-Old SoloDance Category and the Nine to Twelve Year Old Trio Dance Category. Mimi Lu took first place both in the Twelve to Fifteen Year Old Solo Dance Category and the Nine to Twelve Year Old Trio Dance Category. Vivian Zeng was awarded first place in the Nine to Twelve Year Old Trio Dance Category, and Cindy Wang received runner up in the Twelve to Fifteen Year Old Solo Dance Category.
In addition, KCCAA presented its first ever Community Service Award on Saturday, February 5, 2011. It was sponsored by Waddell and Reed and Black and Veatch. This Community Service Award recognizes exemplary young people in the Kansas City Area who have participated in large amounts of community service. The award was awarded to six outstanding young individuals. Out of those six, three were Jasmine members Mimi Lu, Grace Brentano, and Cindy Wang. All three received third place. Each third place winner is awarded a plaque and one hundred dollars. The second place winners are awarded a plaque and two hundred dollars, and the first place winner is awarded a plaque and three hundred dollars.