The Leah Battista Memorial Scholarship  is presented “to a dancer who exhibits passion, enthusiasm, energy and hard work on a daily basis at Grace Academy.  Their natural love of dance shines through in each class, and they are always willing to go above and beyond in their hard work and performance.  The dancer will also show a genuine kindness to others in the studio and in the community.  The scholarship of $500 is to be used toward further dance training at the studio.”  The teachers of Grace Academy decided to forego flowers at their end of year performance and a contribution of $300 was instead made to the Leah Battista Foundation.