On Friday evening, July 22, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Gregory Gilett won the title of California State Junior Ambassador at the California State Youth Accolades Scholarship Competition. His on-stage talent was a performance of “Phantom of the Opera” where Gregory played the Electric Guitar and sang. The competition finals took place on Thursday & Friday, July 21-22 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Gregory Gillett is a 12 year old student representing Ventura County.
He attends the Ventura Charter School for the Arts and Global Education and will be in the 7th grade. Having studied guitar for 6 years and voice for 5, he is involved in Theater and was chosen the Choir Student of the Month. He is also involved in the student council and is actively involved in Tae Kwon Do and has recently achieved a Brown Belt.
Gregory also likes to make people laugh. “I care about people,” Gregory says. “I like to make people smile and feel good about themselves. When I was younger, my plans were to become Santa Claus when I grew up so that I could make people feel loved and special. Santa might not actually be an option, but having a role like Junior Ambassador could give me more chances to do good things for others.”