Like most rising seniors, Grace Harville is busy with a wide array of activities, including 4-H, playing the piano, singing, and serving as the president of the Tennessee chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
What sets Harville apart from her classmates is that she’s the chef behind Smith County Chamber Corner’s popular show, “Seasoned with Grace.”
The show, which is broadcast through DeKalb Telephone Cooperative (DTC), features Harville making a variety of recipes from her kitchen, including everything from a seasonal vegetable salad to a sinfully delicious coconut cake.
Harville, who began participating in 4-H in the 4th grade, focuses primarily on Food Science and Public Speaking projects, both of which have prepared her to be in front of the camera. Nearly four years later, Harville began “Seasoned with Grace” at the end of her eighth grade year.
“I knew that I wanted to be involved in Family and Consumer Sciences classes to go along with my Food Science 4-h project, and I knew that my school offered a journalism class that had its own county-wide television statement,” explains Harville. “I thought this would be a great opportunity to share my love of cooking and public speaking with others.”
Harville’s desire to share her talents and teach others has been a guiding post for her during the evolution of “Seasoned with Grace.” She now frequently participates in healthy-living projects around her community, such as making smoothies or creating activities for people to participate in.
Much like baking a cake, balancing all of her activities takes quite a bit of precision and attention to detail to make everything work.
“My mom and I both have very detailed calendars that we go by,” says Harville. “These have made filming for ‘Seasoned with Grace’ and other events and activities that I am a part of go very smoothly.”
Harville encourages younger 4-Hers to put themselves out there and try new things.
“If an opportunity arises for you to become a better version of yourself, take that opportunity,” says Harville. “Be a part of as many activities and experiences in 4-H as possible because those experiences could be molding your future.”
To watch “Seasoned with Grace” and find Harville’s recipes, visit facebook.com/seasonedwithgracetv.