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Whiz Kid With A Sweet Song For Life

Smyrna-Vinings Patch's profile on a local kid who has made his parents and the community proud.

Whiz Kid's Name: Grant Fergusson

Whiz Kid's Age: 17

Whiz Kid's School: The Lovett School (senior)

Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: This Vinings resident is a performing arts virtuoso! Grant was just cast to play the role of Dr. Higgins in the spring musical, My Fair Lady. He played the role of King Arthur in the fall play, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He is President of Lovett Singers (Lovett’s most elite choral ensemble), just made the Spivey Hall Honor Chorus and the Georgia All State Chorus. Grant views singing as an emotional outlet; when he is stressed or tired, he sings to release the pressure.

Other Info About Grant: National Merit Scholar (by the time Grant graduates, he will have completed seven AP courses and two post-AP courses); his Independent Study project focuses on biomechanics; member of the Senior Homecoming Court; serves as a PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership group, which mentors 9th graders); Grant organized and founded a fundraiser for Relay for Life last year – sold tie-dyed t-shirts for the cause and raised close to $1,000; member of the Visual Arts Club.

Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: “Grant is a marvelous singer with a lot of natural voice talent,” said Lovett’s Upper School Choral Director, Jerry Ulrich. “He makes a positive musical contribution to the ensemble and is clearly a leader in class. I truly appreciate Grant’s initiative, positive energy, and willingness to assume artistic risk.”

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