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Bright Future: ACCS senior expresses herself with dance moves

 

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School senior, Maggie Gray is a little light on her feet and passionate about her faith.

Gray — the daughter of Dawn McKnight at Eric Gray — started taking dance lessons when she was 2 years old at the Concordia Parish Dance Studio in Ferriday.

“My mom has told me that I would just dance around the house as a toddler, so she signed me up for lessons and now here I am,” Gray said. “Dancing is just fun, and it makes me happy. I don’t know how to explain it. I don’t like saying the cliché that it’s a way to express yourself because to me it really is just fun and the most enjoyable thing to do.”

Today, Gray captains the ACCS dance team. She has competed in dance competitions statewide and even danced at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, her freshman year.

Gray is also on the Ridgecrest Baptist Church mission team and spent the past two summers working a vacation bible study in South Dakota, she said.

At ACCS, she is the vice president of the student council, the president of the National Beta Club and is also a member of the Drama Club and Archery Team.

When she graduates, Gray said she plans to study business management at one of her top four choices in universities: Louisiana State, Belhaven, Tulane or the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

Gray said she hopes to use her two passions to start her own business — either a dance studio or a devotional company that produces Bible study materials and journals.

“I really like the thought of having my own company and making something that is mine — starting from the ground up,” she said.