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N.H. Dance Movement raises $1,700 for college scholarship

  • Suzanna Derynioski (left) and Kelsey Piper (right) present FHL President Lara Gruner-Orf with a donation. Courtesy

Published: 1/7/2019 12:06:43 PM

New Hampshire Dance Movement met with The Faith Hope and Love Foundation to provide funds for the organization’s annual scholarship. N.H. Dance Movement held a dance show in the fall, featuring local dancers from around the Granite State. Through their efforts, they raised $1,700 for FHL’s college scholarship fund to be given out in March.

“Kelsey and Suzanna (the founders of N.H. Dance Movement) offer our community so much through their work. They provide an opportunity for dancers to express their talents, while also giving back to other local youth that are in need” said Lara Gruner-Orf, president of The Faith Hope and Love Foundation.

Kelsey Piper and Suzanna Derynioski have organized the annual show for seven years in a row.

“We are motivated by our community members, who continue to show enthusiasm for participating in the show every year. We also love knowing that the show provides an opportunity for students to experience college, which was such a meaningful experience for us,” said Piper and Derynioski when asked what drives them to continue to give to FHL’s scholarship fund.

The Faith Hope and Love Foundation annual college scholarship is actively accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship. Seniors in high school who are seeking support in gaining a college education are encouraged to apply. Throughout FHL’s 13 years as a nonprofit, the organization has given out more than $35,000 in scholarships and grants to aid children and youth in need. The application can be found online at or on the FHL Facebook page.

Applications are being accepted until Jan. 22.

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