Grace Anto spoke to seventh and eighth grade Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School students in Leesburg, Virginia. Grace spoke about her facial difference and shared her personal experience as it relates to the book Wonder. She also went above and beyond, teaching the students about ICQ (introduce, compliment, and question), interpersonal skills to help improve the students relationships with one another. The teach tweeted, "Grace has a craniofacial condition. We were so lucky to Skype with her today.Always be kind and just because someone may look different doesn’t mean they don’t like or can do the same things you do."
Another teacher reflected on the Skype experience, too. She said, "Loved that Grace started by making connections with the students about what they had in common. This was an amazing presentation and SKYPE experience that the students and teachers will never forget! Grace touched many hearts at FHR.” Thank you, Grace for being of service to our community and sharing how to choose kind!