WHEN 14-year-old Grace Neal takes to the stage she rarely has any nerves.
Instead when the lights go up the Emmanuel College student’s nerves settle and she is ready to shine.
The year 8 student won this year’s Warrnambool Eisteddfod Rosemary Kelson overall award for Multi-Disciplinary Performance.
Grace competed in the instrumental and dance areas. She played the flute in the solo, duet and ensemble sections. She also danced in the classical ballet, jazz, neo, character, troupe and lyrical sections.
Eisteddfod past president Daffydd Wiesner-Ellix said given there were almost 7000 entries overall, across all disciplines, the award represented quite an achievement and it showed Grace had a passion for performance.