Grace McCombs - Gold Award Recipient

Chatham High School

Project title: Creative Movement for Everyone

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Grace’s project incorporated two of her biggest passions: dance and working with kids with special needs. She researched the use of dance and movement to benefit the autistic population and created a segment to be included in a week-long summer camp for kids on the spectrum.

Her reason for doing this is because she believes that participating in the arts is beneficial to anyone of any age and any ability. The benefits of being active and moving also played a role in creating her program.

"Not only is dance an art form, but it is a sport that requires a lot from the body," McCombs said. 

She decided to make a week-long creative movement program that would give these kids an experience that is fun and enjoyable while benefiting them in many ways.