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Gretchen is from Bradford Pennsylvania, located in McKean County. She is honored to represent the state of Pennsylvania, alongside her phenomenal sister queens. Gretchen is a 2020 graduate of Bradford Area High School, where she was active in the music and theatre department. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, majoring in Early Level Education. Outside of school and work, Gretchen loves to spend time with her friends and family. She enjoys performing for local community theatres and
cabarets. Gretchen spends a great amount of time volunteering for Bradford Little Theatre, where she is the youngest board member.
Gretchen is the founder of her platform Tiny Town Theatre, where she makes appearances to advocate for arts education and hosts workshops to educate the youth on the fundamentals of theatre. She believes that no matter the geographical size or economic opportunity of the town, every student deserves the right to a proper arts education. She plans to host multiple workshops throughout her reign to give students an introduction to all the arts have to offer.
Gretchen is both honored and excited to walk the national stage and to represent the state of Pennsylvania. She is eternally grateful for all of the opportunities this year will bring, and to share this experience with the USOA sisterhood.