Greta Graffius - Ohio Nomination by Kimberly Graffius Photography by Jennifer Grace Studios Issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Greta’s positive energy is contagious and inspiring. She’s graduating in June, 2021 from South Range High School in the top 10% with a GPA of 3.927. Greta plans to study Elementary Education at Baldwin Wallace University. During high school, Greta participated in music and athletic programs. Though, she spent most of her time volunteering through National Honor Society and Future Teachers of America where she tutored elementary students in their classrooms and art, cooking, and volleyball camps. Greta’s an excellent drummer and uses music to motivate younger children. The way she values education, diversity, and creativity are positively refreshing.
What would you most like to be interviewed about? My experiences with Jennifer Grace Studios, the positive message that she likes to spread, and the ways I have contributed to spreading positivity on social media.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? I have played volleyball year round for six years and have volunteered my time this past summer to help out our middle school coaches during practices. I was at every practice and also helped during middle school volleyball camps. I have been a drummer for eight years. I have not only put in the work to improve by taking private lessons every week for the past eight years but I have also put in the time to help others improve by teaching private lessons to those much younger than me.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be on and why? (What do you feel passionate about or could talk forever about?) I would talk about the prevalence of inequality and racism in schools and why as a society we need to make a change. A child attends school at a crucial part of their life where they are growing and developing and things such as sexism and racism from teachers or fellow students alter that development way too often. I have seen it happen first hand and I feel this is an important issue that is not discussed enough. The classroom is no place for sexism and racism.
Look for Greta in issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!