Rockland’s Grace VanderWaal Wins AGT; Turn Up the Heat With YWCA

Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman: Rockland’s Grace VanderWaal Wins AGT; Turn Up the Heat With YWCA; MORE.

1.) She won! The beautiful 12-year-old from Suffern, Grace VanderWaal, who captured America’s heart, won Season 11 of America’s Got Talent along with a $1 million prize.

She won the competition with her performance of her original song “Baby, I’m Not Clay,” which was just as phenomenal as her other hit “I Don’t Know My Name.”

What’s even more amazing about Grace is all the lives she’s touched and people she’s inspired with her music. AGT put together a clip of all the little girls and others who were inspired to pick up an instrument and sing their hearts out after seeing Grace do just that. Check it out the clip below:

Grace’s final performance was set to breathtaking backdrops that are just as magical as she is. We can’t to see what “the next Taylor Swift” will do next. Congratulations Grace, we love you!

Grace VanderWaal wins ‘AGT,’ will sing in Vegas

She won! Host Nick Cannon made the announcement after the final five contestants were whittled down to the top two: Suffern’s Grace VanderWaal and mentalists The Clairvoyants. The grand prize is $1 million and the chance to perform in Las Vegas. Tears of joy ran down the 12-year-old’s face as confetti fell across the stage.

2.) Westchester’s most talented female chefs will all Turn Up the Heat under one roof to help empower women and eliminate racism at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester ‘s third annual Movers & Shakers event on Oct. 13.

And you are invited!

The YWCA will honor their Movers & Shakers who embody the YWCA’s mission. Join us for the fundraising event to ensure Westchester’s girls can thrive in a world free of discrimination. Here’s your invitation below!

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3.) Grow and expand your business by leveraging your minority and women owned business with this workshop from the Women’s Enterprise Development Center.

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3.) Today’s headlines:

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2016 Design Predictions That Came True

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Taste Of Rye Event Supports My Sister’s Place In White Plains

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