Lindsay is the daughter of Laureen Laffey, TMRF and the niece of Mary Laffey, TCRG with the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance in Dayton, Ohio. Lindsay began her Irish dance career in 1989 at the age of 4. She competed as both a solo and team dancer and loved performing in front of crowds. Lindsay loved life, cherished people, and had a fantastic sense of humor. She never met a stranger and went out of her way to help those in need. Along with Irish dance, Lindsay played soccer, basketball, cheered, and was involved in 4H up until her death just three months before she turned 17.
In Lindsay’s memory, the Lindsay Marie Memorial Feis will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a dancer competing in all dances at the Novice or Prizewinner level; and one $1000 scholarship to a dancer competing at Preliminary or Open Championship level. Applicants must be registered to compete at both Gem City Feis and Lindsay Marie Memorial Feis. For details, see the rules for Championship level dancers, rules for Grade level dancers, and application form (all dancers).
Deadline for all applications with accompanying essays is Friday September 14. No late entries will be accepted.