Name: Esther Cowan
Age: 15
Dance Studio: Loudoun School of Ballet, VA
Why Esther wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

In October 2013, I lost one of my good friends, Gabriella, to a brain tumor. She was the sweetest person I knew; always happy, bubbly, and smiling. When the cancer took over, it diminished her health, but not her spirit. Before she passed, she raised over $275,000 for the Make-a-Wish foundation. I still miss Gabriella today, and that is why I want to be a voice for childhood cancer.