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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program Regional Finalist – Meredith Prunty

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Hopkinton Patch article 7/10/14

 

Today, the Kohl’s Department StoresKohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program honors nearly 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward higher education.

Three youths from the Boston-area were chosen from more than 37,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in their local communities.
“Kohl’s is proud to recognize the 182 regional winners nationwide for their dedication to making their communities a better place to live,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president, communications and public relations. “We commend these bright volunteers for being inspiring examples for others as they have made a difference in their own communities and touched the lives of others through their efforts.”

One of the Local recipients of $1,000 scholarships is Meredith Prunty, 18, Hopkinton. After learning a teenager committed suicide after being bullied, Meredith made it her mission to put an end to the problem. Meredith uses her social media sites, gives speeches and serves as the spokesperson for The Brand U R, an organization committed to promoting self-confidence.

Winners are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcome. Each regional-level winner qualifies for one of Kohl’s 10 national scholarships, which will be announced at the end of July. National winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 22,000 kids, including the 2014 winners, with more than $4.3 million in scholarships and prizes. The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.

For more information on the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program visit kohlskids.com.

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#Zombie Horror Throwback film “The Undead” is making headlines!

Hey Everyone, I am pleased to announce that my next film is “The Undead”.  This is going to be a VERY scary movie and I might even  be surrounded by Zombies 🙂 I can’t talk too many details about my role but I will keep you posted with backstage pictures and other fun information (upon approval of the production). The Indiegogo fundraiser is doing great and the campaign is now featured on the front page – which is nothing short of AMAZING! Here is a little more about the movie – as described on their official page:

The feature film will display both Zombies similar in THE UNDEAD promo video and badly decayed ones you’ve seen on THE WALKING DEAD. The reason for this is the zombies in the beginning of the film will have just been exposed to nuclear radiants. Therefore in the beginning they’ll be brain dead individuals bleeding from their orifices(eyes, ears, nose, mouth) and progress to a more decayed state in reel time. 

Therefore Zombie fans can consider this a DIARY OF DECAY.

SYNOPSIS: Two yuppies venture out to the country to explore an opportunity away from their stressful city life. After driving several hours with no communication to the civilized world they find themselves isolated in a small and abandoned rural town. After being attacked by a disfigured man the two seek refuge in a house occupied by a young women with a questionable past. It is there that they learn what has happened to the townspeople and workers of the Russeltown Nuclear Plant. They are left with no alternative but to defend themselves and fight off “THE UNDEAD.”

Click on the picture below to go to their fundraising campaign. There are all sorts of great perks for people who donate.

The Undead Indiegogo Campaign

The Undead Indiegogo Campaign

Thanks for following my blog and stay tuned for more exciting updates!

~Meredith

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September 6, 2013 · 7:42 pm

The Brand UR West Coast Launch Party

970473_615534711823977_925343874_nAs many of you know, I have been a big supporter of anti-bullying company “The Brand UR” since it was first formed. This is why I am so pleased that they will be having their West Coast Launch in August 2013. This event is so exciting as it shows that people of all ages are coming together to support the movement to end bullying. Here is the write-up for the event:

On August 9, 2013, The Brand UR will be coming to Los Angeles for an official red carpet launch party! What started as a small organization in the town of Carver, Massachusetts, is now spreading nationally! Below is some information on celebrities and sponsors, but don’t think that’s all! We love surprises and if we told you everyone/everything involved, there’d be none!

Each ticket holder will get to enjoy food, drinks, music, performances, a photobooth and Glitter Tattoos. Each ticket holder will also be going home with a VIP giftbag worth up to $150 each! Spokespeople Ashley Tramonte, Paisley Dickey & Addison LaFountain will also be speaking at the event and sharing their stories!

Celebrities Expected: Asia Monet Ray (DANCE MOMS), Paisley Dickey (THE BRAND UR SPOKESPERSON and TODDLERS & TIARA’S STAR), Mollee Gray (TEEN BEACH MOVIE), Sophia Lucia (DANCE MOMS), Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World), Mckenna Grace (Crash & Bernstein), Skai Jackson (JESSIE), Jordyn Jones (Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition), Lauren Suthers (Singer), Isabella Palmieri (Good Luck Charlie), Ashley Tramonte (Grown Ups 2), Kenton Duty (Shake It Up), Katherine McNamara (Kickin It, Glee), Amber Montana (The Haunted Hathaways), Ella Anderson (ANT Farm), Aedin Mincks (ANT Farm), Dylan Riley Snyder (Kickin’ It), Camryn (SINGER), Malia Tyler (GRANITE FLATS), Katie Silverman (HAPPY ENDINGS) and many more announced soon!

PERFORMANCES BY: Lauren Suthers, BLAKE and Paisley Dickey

SPONSORS: Dream Magazine, Miss Ali’s Cake Pops, Sound Waves DJ, Purity Organic,  OPI Nailpolish. Glittertainment, Snikiddy Snacks, Pretzel Crisps, KISS Impress Nails, Apparel Dynasty, Chopper Kisses, ZEVIA, Pirate’s Booty and many more to be announced!

Since I can’t be there in person (due to a schedule conflict) I created a video that will air at the party. I am excited to help contribute to this wonderful cause.

If you are interested in attending, tickets can be purchased here: http://thebrandur.eventbrite.com/

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Just Released – Exeter (Official) Trailer #2!

Starring Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Arthur Wahlberg, Paisley Dickey, Addison LaFountaine, Colin Mackey, Adam Teper , Donna Glee Reim and many more. This docu-drama horror film is based on the real life events that happened when our two lead actresses were on an actual movie set filming at the old Ladd institute in Exeter, RI during summer 2012. With our first trailer closing in on 20,000 views the first month alone, we decided to release our second trailer. This was featured at the Central Massachusetts Film Festival. Enjoy!

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June 14, 2013 · 5:03 am

Boston Actress Meredith Prunty walking the #RedCarpet for #TheOneFund

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Photo: Brina Healy “Fashion is our Sanctuary”

Last night I went to the Red Carpet Boston event “Fashion is our Sanctuary” at the Old South Church to benefit #TheOneFund.  The fashion show (featuring Model Club models) and concert was a lot of fun and I met wonderful new singing artist Kenzie (@KenzieMusic1) who did an amazing rendition of Bruno Mars new hit “When I was your Man”. The Old South Church is an outstanding and colorful example of Northern Italian Gothic architecture. This picture was taken at the event and outside the church by famed photographer Brina Healy and you can see why she is one of the top photographers in Boston! Sponsoring the event was MCFashion, Hint, Uptempo Magazine, Popchips, Accent Limousine, Scene Magazine and Doulblecross Vodka. I love supporting great causes and it makes it even more fun when I get to attend with my friend and fellow actress Ashley Tramonte (pictured with me above). I have several more events on the radar so stay tuned for more glitz and glamour!

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May 30, 2013 · 7:54 pm

Press Release: Brand UR goes Global with #TEAMBULLYPROOF Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Paisley Dickey & Addison LaFountaine

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Behind the scenes of #BULLYPROOF music video

ImageI am super excited about my latest project  – the music video “Bully Proof” for The Brand UR. As most of you know, I have been an anti-bullying advocate for almost 3 years now, having experienced bullying first hand and also in some of the roles that I have played. Yesterday we filmed  “BULLY PROOF” staring myself, Paisley Dickey, Ashley Tramonte, Ashley Jermaine, Caitlin O’Neil and a host of others. I am so proud of my peers for dedicating their time and resources to come together to make this video. I have no doubt that it will be a sensational hit. Also – the video demonstrates that bullying can happen to anyone. Regardless of how you look or how you feel, anyone can be a victim. Caitlin is Miss. Massachusetts – and she has been bullied. Ashley Tramonte is a very successful actress  – and she has been bullied. Paisley Dickey – the adorable star of Toddlers and Tiaras has been bullied by the media. Bullying can happen to anyone at anytime. We need to continue to raise awareness because bullying is everywhere. Please do your part and spread the word. Share this post, share the video when it comes out. Stop bullying when it is  happening. Together we CAN make change happen.

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