May 15, 2020

Dear Miss Claudia,

We are both humbled and honored to share the amazing news that Angie is the 2020 Salutatorian of The David A. Stein Riverdale/ Kingsbridge Academy MS-HS 141 (RKA 141), located in New York City with a population of 1,500 students.

This honor means that Angie has the second highest grade point average of her entire 8th grade class and will address her class in a speech at the end of the academic year in June.

This September 2020, as Angie enters the 9th grade she plans to audition for NYC Laguardia High School of the Performing Arts and she will, of course, ask you to mentor her through the audition process, as you are a graduate of their prestigious dance program.

We are extremely proud of Angie and very thankful that God has given her such wonderful talent.

There is no doubt in our minds that Angie’s commitment to her academic studies comes from the incredible focus and discipline that she has learned at Sunshine Dance Studio.

Her years of training at Sunshine have gifted her with so many life skills that she carries with her outside of dance. When we received the news, you were one of the first people we had to share it with.

We thank you and all the teachers at Sunshine Dance Studio for such amazing support that you’ve provided to Angie throughout the years.

Angel & Sharon Ortega