At 15 years old, Gracie Stines is a leader. On Saturday night, she was crowned the 2018 Miss Kershaw Teen. During practice, she was nervous about being able to perform her dance routine during the talent phase of the competition. ” I have a difficult routine, and am hoping I do okay.” She danced beautifully.
The Camden resident is set on her goal to be a defense attorney. “I am the oldest child of three and I’m a part of my schools cross country team and I’m a competitive dancer. I was home schooled throughout middle school where I found where my future was going to be lead.” Stines said.
Her desire to be a defense attorney came after participating in a mock trial in the United States Court House. “Through this experience I was able to be a witness for one side and a defense attorney for the other side. After I had this amazing experience I’ve wanted to be an defense attorney ever since.” she said
The experience of winning the title of Miss Kershaw Teen marks a huge acheivement, and boosted her self confidence. “I get to represent Kershaw with the four points of the crown along with my platform of: T.E.A.C.H- Teens Educating And Cultivating Helpers.” she added. Her platform focuses on children with disabilites who are being bullied. ” I want to show kids that its not okay to bully others and how to handle if they happen to be in a situation with this issue..”
Grace represents the fact that contestants are inspired and wanting to change the world. For Gracie, today is a win, and you look forward to tomorrow. “I’m really looking forward to this year as Miss Kershaw Teen, and I couldn’t be more excited to be attending Miss South Carolina Teen in June!” she exclaimed. The future looks bright for this young woman. Congratulations Miss Kershaw Teen.