For years many of the Dance Unlimited Family did not know this wonderful woman’s name. She cheerfully and proudly answered when they called “Grandma”. Virginia Kovach was the ultimate role model and complete optimist. Optimists have faith in the future, whatever it holds. Faith is unquestioning belief, complete trust, confidence and loyalty. Her faith showed in her favorite saying; “when you don’t get what you want it is because God has something better planned for you.”
She taught us that we must believe in ourselves, she did this by believing in us. She taught us to have faith in the future; she did this by never giving up on us in the present. She taught us trust by never letting go of our hands when we needed her. By knowing what we were ready to experience, she helped us gain self-confidence. By being loyal to us, she taught us to trust and by trusting us she taught us to be loyal. Virginia never held back on her love, service or attention to anyone, family, and friends, even strangers. During her life here on earth she would never have let us honor her in this way, claiming that she just did what God puts us on earth to do – serve. I know she would share this honor with each of you, who have given or sacrificed in some way in order that another might follow their dream.
Each Dance Unlimited Dancer on the evening of their final performance of their senior year in high school will receive this college scholarship. These scholarships will be based on the student’s service to others, dedication, mentor-ship, accomplishments, participation, citizenship, and perseverance. Scholarships will begin in the amount of $200 each with the potential of increasing to $1000.