by Kevin Caruso
Reema Samaha, 18; freshman; from Centerville, Virginia.
Reema was a multi-talented young woman, but her true passion was for dancing. “You could say dance was basically her life,” said Souheil Samaha, Reema’s cousin.
Reema won a “Cappie” critic’s choice award for her work in “Fiddler on the Roof” when she was in high school. And she served as dance captain during a production of “Oklahoma” and played Aunt Martha in “Arsenic and Old Lace.”
“She loved being in dance class and I was so proud to hear that she continued her dancing in college,” said Katerina Rodgaard, one of her dance instructors, “so young, so beautiful and so talented.”
At Virginia Tech she performed with the school’s contemporary dance ensemble.
“She was just beautiful and when you watched her, I thought she was one of the most gorgeous girls in the world, inside and out,” said Lauren Walters, a friend.
And she had a smile that lit up a room. “I will never forget her constant smile,” said Katerina Rodgaard. “So much positive energy. She was such a beautiful dancer as well. ... We were all like a family and she will be missed dearly.”
Reema Samaha is one of the greatest angels in Heaven.
We miss her.
We honor her.
We love her.
We will never forget her.