I can not believe that my time at CPAC is coming to an end. It feels like just yesterday I was trying out for the ensemble team, so nervous and unsure of what was to come. No matter how hard life has been CPAC has always been a safe place for me to express my feelings without having to say a word. I am so grateful for all the people that have made my years here so special. Daphnee you have been by my side for the past 11 years and I wouldn’t want to be next to anyone else. I am so grateful and blessed to have you have my side as we graduate. To Ryan and Connor, thank you for pushing me these past two years and for being the best friends a person could ever ask for, I love you guys so much and will miss dancing with you so much. And to everyone at CPAC that I get to dance with everyday, you guys are the best part of my life and I thank you for making me smile every single day. To my mom and dad, thank you for supporting me through all these years of dance. Thank you for taking me to all of my competitions and giving up so much of your lives to let me dance. None of this would’ve been possible without you guys. Emma thank you for being my absolute best friend, I truly don’t know how I would have made it through this crazy ride without you. Brian, thank you for coming to all those competitions as a kid and for being my biggest cheerleader. Nana, thank you for being the such a beautiful light in my life, I love you. My time at CPAC wouldn’t be possible with its amazing a loving staff. Kristen, thank you for pushing me in every class, even when I was tired and didn’t think I could do one more turn or jump, you were there telling me to keep going. You have taught me discipline and that hard work really does pay off. Jordan, I would not be the dancer I am today without you. You have helped me so much on how to find my style and improve it. Thank you for the all solos and group numbers that you have took so much time and effort to create, the way you think and the dances you come up with are insane to me and I’m so grateful I got to experience your process. Katie, thank you for letting the happy tappy cave be a safe and fun environment for me. You are such a happy and positive person to be around and I’m so glad I get to have you as a teacher. To the costume shop, I can not thank you enough for all the beautiful costumes that you have created for me over these past 12 years. You guys still amaze me every year with what you come up with. Jen, I am so blessed to call you my second mom. We have been through a lot together through the years and I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side. You are the most loving and supportive person I know and CPAC would not be what it is without your beautiful smile. You are the light of my life and I just love you with my whole heart. Finally, I would like to thank Nancy. Without you I would never have found my second family, my safe space, and my forever home. CPAC has been the best thing to happen in my life and that wouldn’t have been possible without you. From the bottom of my heart thank you so so much!! Even though this is my last year, I will always have CPAC in my heart. Thank you for the amazing memories and for changing my life forever, CHAKA OUT!!