This year’s Spotlight event featured a performance by “Sparkling Diamonds”, SWAN’s newly named and branded vocal ensemble. Everyone agreed that this group of pre-teens lived up to their name as they confidently took center stage and performed. Bryanna Still, 13, sang a solo, “When We Believe” and commanded a standing ovation. During the elegant event, executive director, Diana Vuolo, was able to define SWAN’s mission, how music helps children succeed, and then made an appeal to the attendees for monthly financial support. We would extend that appeal for funds to each of our readers as this is the only way SWAN can reach vulnerable children and help direct them on a path to success.