It seems like only yesterday but in
fact it has been two years. I am rarely at a loss for words but today
is apparently one of those days. So I'd just like to take this
opportunity to thank everyone who continues to help keep Khalda's
“You can shed tears that she is
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
This past year marks the first year
that we have awarded two $1500 academic scholarships in Khalda's
honor. Please join me in congratulating the following award
- Crystal Schewe - 2008 Khalda Logan Inspiration
Western Connecticut State University (WCSU)
- Nellie Rainwater - 2008 Khalda Logan Scholar Award
New York University (NYU)
In addition, we joined the
Connecticut Ballet and the Danbury Dance Initiative to help raise
$2500 awarded to 4 talented dance students to further their training.
Please join me in congratulating the following award recipients of the
2009 Khalda Logan Dance Scholarship:
- 1st Prize - Mariel Vicente (age 16)
- 2nd Prize - Victoria Lemme (age 12)
- 2nd Prize - Roslyn Perkins (age 12)
- 2nd Prize - Kathryn Shannon (age 12)
On behalf of Khalda's family and
the Foundation, I'd like to thank everyone for your kind words,
prayers and continued support.