July 17, 1996 - Issue: Vol. 142, No. 105 — Daily Edition104th Congress (1995 - 1996) - 2nd Session
CONGRATULATIONS TO SKIP ENTERTAINMENT; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 105
(Extensions of Remarks - July 17, 1996)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1304] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CONGRATULATIONS TO SKIP ENTERTAINMENT ______ HON. ROBERT A UNDERWOOD of guam in the house of representatives Wednesday, July 17, 1996 Mr. UNDERWOOD. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this occasion to commend the SKIP Entertainment Co. Based on Guam and comprised of local talents, this dance group recently won the 1996 International Choreographic Award at the 6th Annual Jazz Dance World Congress. The annual event includes workshops conducted by world renowned dance artists and was presented by Gus Giordano and the Kennedy Center. Out of the 79 groups from around the world that auditioned, 17 were selected to perform and compete at the Kennedy Center event. Five judges representing different countries selected SKIP over groups from Japan, Russia, and the United States. As a result these kids from Guam will start appearing in national media campaigns for Leo's Dancewear. In addition, SKIP will once again perform at the 1997 Jazz World Congress to be held next year at Weisbaden, Germany. Having been present during their performance, I have to admit that these kids are outstanding artists and entertainers. They truly deserve the honors bestowed upon them. This was truly a team effort. Terri Knapp, the costume designer, and Ray Leeper, the choreographer, deserve a special commendation for having made all this possible. In the same respect, we must make mention of the SKIP kids who performed that night. The incredible talents of Jason Anderson, Justina Caguioa, Kimberly Davis, Karina Dolorin, Renee Eucogo, Kimberlee Gogue, John Hetzel, Lesley Hongyee, Chad Knapp, Tara Leon Guerrero, Michael Lommeka, Kristan McCauley, Dolores Perez, Tristan Rebanal, Francine Saymo, and Matthew Wolff are good examples of what Guam has to offer. Through their exceptional talents and notable achievements, the SKIP kids have brought recognition upon themselves and the island of Guam. On behalf of the people of Guam, I would like to commend everyone who played a part in the success of this most recent venture of the SKIP kids. I wish them continued success and the best of luck as they represent Guam at the Starpower National Dance finals to be held at Ocean City, MD. ____________________