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Model UN

Me speaking at conference

Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly. Students from different schools get assigned an ambassador role, and debate topics like climate change, racial discrimination, women's rights, and more in committees. Model UN made me step out of my comfort zone by having to improvise on the spot, and talking in a professional manner in front of other people. Model UN allowed me to work with new people, look at the world from different perspectives, and hone my writing skills through position papers. Fortunately, I am still able to participate in this wonderful club while attending Mass Academy!


Playing team sports taught me the importance of collaboration and communication. I have amazing team mates and coaches that makes the whole experience fun and memorable. Sports have become such an important aspect of my life, so I decided to continue playing it at my sending school, Auburn High School! I play field hockey in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and lacrosse in the spring.

Field hockey field


Uniform from the Auburn Museum

I like to volunteer over the summer and sometimes on the weekends during the school year. Volunteering is a great way to connect with my community, interact with new people, and learn several life skills like communication and teamwork. One of the places I volunteer at is the Auburn Historical Society and Museum. I get to learn more about the history of Auburn and meet a lot of friendly people. I organize historical artifacts, input yearbook names into a database, make bookmarks, run a children’s summer program, do lawn work and so much more. One of the projects that I help run is installing historical markings around the museum with a QR code, and hopefully markings around the town as well. Check out the museum’s website here!

I also volunteered at the Net of Compassion in Worcester. The mission of the Net of Compassion is to provide food, clothing, and shelter to struggling families in the Worcester area. I help in the food pantry and sorting out clothing. Check out the Net of Compassion website here!

Grace's closet
DNA candy making with kids for MACS STEM Saturday

Lastly, I am a member of MACS, which is Mass Academy Community Service club. Through MACS, I can get a lot of volunteer opportunities, such as creating placards in memory of soldiers for Vets Inc and "STEM Saturdays" where we would gather in a park or library and do fun science experiments with kids!