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Grace Harris

California in Region IX
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Grace Harris, age 17
Folsom, California
Region IX
Grace is a senior at South Sutter Charter School in Placerville, CA. Grace plans to pursue a degree in nursing to become a registered nurse. She is Wilderness First Aid-certified and has her Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid certificates. She currently serves as a social media facilitator for the Sacramento Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) by producing videos. Grace also volunteers as a medic and participates in other community activities, such as Shakespeare in the Park. Grace is involved in her local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops where her leadership and dedication to serving others has grown.

During her time on the YPC, Grace would like to have local CERTs visit high schools and talk about how CERT serves the community. She would like to take the concepts of Campus CERT and bring them to high schools. According to Grace, many high schoolers don’t feel safe, and she believes that kids who have an interest in law enforcement, medicine, or firefighting would be interested in taking the class. As an outcome of the course, Grace believes participants would feel more empowered, more safe, and more a part of their communities.