NAME: Mia Gravelding
GRADE/SCHOOL: 11th grade, High School
SPOTLIGHT MOMENT: Mia's spotlight moment came in August when she performed an original song, written by the loved one of a person lost to overdose, at the Truth Pharm, "Trail of Truth" event.
Mia has been singing her whole life, but didn't share her talents in public until she took the stage during the Homer Brink talent show in fifth grade. That was just the first of many public performances for this talented vocalist. In addition to her moving performance at the Truth Pharm event (one that she describes as very emotional), Mia can be heard singing the National Anthem at varsity football, field hockey, and girls basketball games, and she performs at other local venues and events. She's also joined her father, singer and songwriter Nick Gravelding, on a single from his album. The song, "Drives the Heart Away,." and the album are now on iTunes.
MORE ABOUT MIA:
Hobbies/activities: Mia is a member of the girls varsity basketball team, and the HS's International Club and SADD Club. She is a summer volunteer with the district's Summer Enrichment Program and has volunteered at baskteball camps as a mentor for younger players.
Favorite subject: History
Least favorite subject: Math
What she wants to be when he grows up: Although she's not sure of the career she will pursue, Mia has an interest in photography, and interior and fashion design. And, she will continue to sing.