Grace Gibbs

Madison Senior High School

"Ever since I was little I was always telling stories to make people smile or laugh."

Hometown: Rexburg, Idaho

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Why did you choose to get involved in storytelling?

All my life I have loved making people feel emotions. Ever since I was little I was always telling stories to make people smile or laugh. Whether it’s through theater or broadcasting, I’m always wanting to get a reaction from my audience!

What story are you most proud of?

This was not a news story but I created an original monologue for my drama class my freshman year. My drama teacher challenged us to step outside of our comfort zones so me being an over achiever I accepted that challenge. I created a dramatic monologue about a teenage girl suffering the death of her mother. It was the most tear jerking performance I ever have done. I made my classmates and my teacher cry. I knew then that telling stories was what I was meant to do. Being able to tap into someone else’s deeper emotions is probably the biggest accomplishment a story teller can ever do.

How can youth media change the world? 

We can help share facts from reliable and proven sources through our social media platform.

Who is your role model?

My Grandma Ruthie is definitely my biggest role model in life. She showed me that it’s ok to be fearless. She showed me it’s ok to take your life into your own hands and do it your way. My Grandma taught me I need to do what will make me happy. She was an engaged woman in Louisiana about to get married and then realized she loved his kids more than him. So Ruthie did the most courageous and spontaneous thing a woman could ever do. She packed up her bags and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she met my Grandpa Bob. If it wasn’t for her act of bravery my family wouldn’t be what it is today.

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