MLK Day of Service: Spotlight on Gracie Dundee, Academy Student


    Think one person can’t make a difference? Martin Luther King believed one could. Academy student, Gracie Dundee, proves that one can. Even at seven years old, she was set on changing the world. This is when she founded Small Acts Big Change, an organization where students participate in small acts of kindness to make big changes in their community. One of the organization’s upcoming initiatives is Valentines for Seniors. Anyone can submit a handmade card to be distributed to area senior centers. Not only is this the perfect activity to start on this day of service, but it’s sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. More information on how to get involved is included below.

    Making a Difference on and off Stage

    Gracie not only excels at acts of kindness, she’s also been acting on stage since falling in love with musical theater at the age of four. She was bitten by the bug after her first Broadway experience and has since performed in many productions with leading roles in Hairspray, Les Misérables, Annie, and more.

    By training at various performing arts schools and with private instruction from Tony award winners, Gracie was recently awarded a first place prize in the 2019 American Protege International Vocal Competition for musical theatre repertoire, giving her the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall.

    How Does Gracie Do It All?

    Gracie is able to pursue her passion for theater, serve her community, and still get an education with the flexibility of online learning through the Laurel Springs School. Our academic program makes a difference in the lives of students like Gracie, allowing her to make a difference in the lives of others.

    Interested in Making a Senior Smile?

    Check out the information below—all Valentines should be received by February 5, 2020.

    Valentines for Seniors


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