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"The First Summer of the Rest Of Your Life": Part Three | LaQuita Grinnage

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Listen: It's strange, the way summer can feel both incredibly long and far too short at the same time. For LaQuita Grinnage, the past few months have been a steady stream of commotion and incredible opportunities, from press conferences to the Youth of the Year Competition to her short but packed time at Usher Camp (yes, the R&B singer) in Atlanta. So when she got to the studio for her last interview, I could tell she was happy to sit down and take a moment to reflect. Here are some selections from my conversation with LaQuita:

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LaQuita has so much to leave behind, and so much to look forward to. Despite some of the obstacles she's seen in her life, she has an unwavering devotion to her family and her incredible support network at Sista Pride. She is truly impressive. For me, it was an incredible privilege to work with her to tell her story, and more perhaps importantly, getting to know her personally.

Produced by: Adam Carr