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Seniors Christian Free, Sarah Grace McDuff, and Stephanie Feng graduated from
school and Birmingham Ballet Academy with honors.
Christian is a recent graduate from Hoover High School's International
planning to attend Georgia Tech in the fall majoring in mechanical engineering. He aims to
continue dancing as an advocation while completing his degree.
Sarah Grace McDuff graduated from Homewood High School with honors and plans to
Vanderbilt University in the fall. Sarah Grace was awarded the title 2014
Woman of Jefferson County.
Stephanie Feng graduated from Vestavia Hills High School with honors and plans
to attend U.A.B.
in the fall. Stephanie plans to continue dancing with Birmingham Ballet as a member of the
Birmngham Ballet Professional Repertory Company while she pursue a degree in
Birmingham Ballet Academy Student Named 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of
On July 19, 2014, Hannah Walter, a VHHS Senior, was named as the 2015
Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County
after a two-day competition held at Samford University. The program celebrated a
theme of “Serendipity” where participants
competed in the areas of Scholastics, Fitness, Talent, Self-Expression and
Spirit with on-stage categories of Talent, Fitness and
Self-Expression. Walter, one of 29 contestants from 14 high schools throughout
Jefferson County, will represent Jefferson
County in the state competition to be held in Montgomery in January, 2015.
Of the Distinguished Young Women program, Walter said, “[It] felt more like putting a show together than competing. We learned
an opening number, a tiring fitness routine, and practiced our self-expressions.” As a student of Birmingham Ballet Academy,
she’s no stranger to the stage and has been involved with numerous ballet
productions and performances. In the talent portion of
the program, she shared a ballet en pointe entitled “Pig Tail Variation”. When asked about preparing for the event, Walter noted,
“the girls who participate have prepared their entire lives by keeping good
grades, learning to communicate well with others and
finding a talent they shine in.
” Link to full article in The Vestavian...
We Must be Doing Something Right
Hannah Walter is the third Birmingham Ballet Academy student to receive this
honor. Also from Birmingham Ballet Academy - Sarah Grace McDuff 2014 DYW of Jefferson County
and Gina Maiola is the 2012 DYW of Jefferson County.