Grace Beene is a fifth generation Killeenite and was raised in the community. During high school she was very active within the local community, working a job at Salado’s Livey’s Coffeehouse and Bistro while excelling in UIL Journalism, Theater, Film, and the National Honor Society. She attended dual credit classes through Temple College and is now returning home from her freshman year at Texas Tech University, where she majors in Journalism and minors in Creative Media Industries. She is a proud member of the Gamma Xi chapter of the sorority Delta Gamma, and she is the Secretary for the Texas Tech Student’s Society of Professional Journalists, previously serving as their Social Media Manager. She hopes to put her skills to good use back at home to help her community grow.