COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) recently presented a resolution to Gracie Fusco, Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen for 2017. A resident of the 61st Ohio House District, Fusco was presented an official House Resolution for her accomplishment.
Fusco won the “Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen” award last June for her many achievements academically and within her community. In addition to studying and practicing competitive dancing, including dancing with Moscow’s Ballet, “Great Russian Nutcracker” for the past four years, Fusco is busy promoting her community service platform called K.I.N.D., which stands for Kindness is Needed Daily & The Power of Volunteering.
Fusco is also the Ambassador for two non-profit organizations in the Cleveland area known as "Project Night" and "Albums of Hope" while volunteering for multiple other organizations. She has also been honored with the GOLD Presidential Service Award for the past 4 years, along with the "Distinguished Service Award" from the Sisters of Notre Dame.
“Gracie is an extremely accomplished and impressive young lady who cares about her family, the state of Ohio, and our nation,” Rep. Young said. “Her commitment to volunteering and dedication to improving our communities will undoubtedly serve her well in her future endeavors and enable her to succeed in whatever she sets her mind to.”
Fusco, and her mom, traveled to Columbus to receive the resolution from Representative Young. Fusco is from Kirtland Hills and is a junior at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School in Chardon, where she is a member of the Student Ambassador Leadership Team and the NDCL Dance Team.