Westerville North High School senior Grace Freeman is marking the end of her high school career with a milestone.
Freeman, who has been freestyle rapping since age 5, is set to release her first EP this summer. Among the songs: “You've Made It,” a hype track she created for Westerville City Schools to celebrate the Class of 2022 and commencement.
“The message I wanted to give everybody was that if you did it, throw your hands up in the air,” she said. “But even if you had a goal and didn’t reach that yet, you can still do it.”
Since her freshman year, Freeman has dropped tracks as soon as she’s completed them on Spotify and Apple Music, including an anthem in honor of WNHS. Last year, she released a video to accompany the release of “REALI$T,” which captures her story as a teen artist.
Her new EP features songs that offer a snapshot of her life, from struggling relationships to remembering loved ones.
While Freeman will continue to create music, it will take a backseat to her college and career goals. She plans to study nursing at Columbus State Community College this fall before transferring to a four-year university for her bachelor’s degree.
She hopes to become a travel nurse so she can serve people like those who cared for her grandmother when she was ill.
“I love helping people,” she said. “Every time my family went to the hospital, I kind of liked going because I liked to see the environment. It really inspired me with nursing.”