Student Spotlight: Gracie Graham

Gracie Graham

Gracie Graham

What is your favorite career and technical education (CTE) class?

Culinary Arts is my favorite CTE class because I have a passion for cooking and baking. Being in the kitchen allows me to express myself in a way that I love.

Who is your favorite teacher or school district employee?

Chef Catherine Bruce is my favorite teacher because she allows me to make creative decisions for myself. I also feel as though she is an easy person to talk to and gives amazing criticism and advice.

What is your proudest accomplishment as a student?

I am proud of becoming Chef Bruce's first student intern. It is not only a big milestone for the CTE department, but also a big milestone for me because I have found a love for the art of culinary through Chef Bruce's guidance.

What clubs, organizations, activities or sports do you enjoy participating in the most?

Culinary, Anchor Club and Diamond Dolls are a few extracurricular activities I enjoy because they all give me a chance to provide for others in a way I cannot on my own. I love to provide for others in ways that come easy to me like cooking and helping.

What jobs or careers interest you the most?

Opening my own restaurant has been a dream of mine for the past few years because I can provide a place for families and friends to join together and have comfort foods. I hope to also have a bakery inside or near the restaurant I open.


Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.

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