Ava Watts is 12 years old and in sixth grade at Grapevine Faith Christian School in Grapevine, Texas. Making the PSA for the “We The Future” contest came naturally because she loves performing in front of a camera as well as on stage as a competitive dancer. Ava has been dancing since the age of two and started competing at the age of six. It is her passion and joy and one day she hopes to make it a career. Along with dance, Ava enjoys playing a variety of sports. She was a member of Grapevine Faith’s Junior High basketball team this year, is on the Speech and Debate team, and will be a Junior High cheerleader in the fall.
Watch Ava’s Winning PSA
Our Interview With Ava
Was this the first time you entered the contest?
How did you hear about the contest?
My science teacher, Ms. Lauden.
What inspired your work?
My dad inspired my project.
What did you learn while creating your entry?
I learned more details about freedom of speech and what is included or not included.
How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
I plan to tell them that history is cool and to watch my video so they can learn how things started, and why, in order to know where things are going in the future. You have to go backwards first before you can go forward in learning about our country and the Constitution.
How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
Most are indifferent and have no feeling on the subject.
What do you love about U.S. History and the forming of our government?
What I love most are the freedoms that we have.
Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
The Lincoln Memorial.
Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
Who is your greatest role model?
My mom and my best friend, Maddie.
What in your life are you most passionate about?
How do you spend your free time?
Dancing and sleepovers with friends.
What are your plans for the future?
To have a career in dance or the entertainment industry.
If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
To share the gospel.
Why is the Constitution relevant today?
It protects our rights and lets us know how to go about life!