Surfing ace inspires talented gymnast
Calvary Episcopal School and College Prep sixth-grader Gracie Liang is passionate about gymnastics, education, family and friends. Gracie recently qualified for a state gymnastics competition in April. She said she likes to live in the here and now, and isn't quite sure what she wants to be when she grows up. Gracie is inspired by people such as American professional surfer Bethany Hamilton. Books, good food and a big, soft, fuzzy blanket are things that Gracie said she couldn't live without.
NAME: Gracie Liang
SCHOOL: Calvary Episcopal School and College Prep
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Level seven all-around champion in her division, beam champion (9.40), silver medalist in vault (9.65), fourth place in bars (9.45 -- a lifetime personal best score at any level) and eighth place in floor (9.10) at the recent Svetlana Boginskaya Invitational (her team also won the team competition). Gracie has also qualified for the state level seven championship in Dallas April 6-7.
FAVORITE CLASS: "Math (is my favorite class) because it is fun."
FAVORITE THING TO DO AFTER SCHOOL: Crafts
FAVORITE BOOK: "I love all books. I read too many to have a favorite."
FAVORITE MOVIE: "Tangled"
FAVORITE SINGER: "TobyMac is my favorite because his songs have good messages."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "'Downton Abbey' -- I sat down while my mom was watching it and was hooked."
FAVORITE FOOD: "Sushi is my favorite food because it is interesting."
FAVORITE COLOR: Green