School: Abington Friends
Background/interests/hobbies: Grace is a young freedom fighter, who by her own admission is committed to being an agent of change and is an advocate for issues that affect people of color. She is determined, ambitious and passionate — qualities that are evident in her love for the performing arts.
Reason for applying: Like most workshop participants, she wants to improve her writing skills by working and learning with professional journalists.
Looking ahead: She wants to become a broadcast journalist one day. She was interviewed by a local TV station after she commissioned a panel composed of parents, health professionals and students to address how COVID-19 has impacted the mental health of young adults.