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Inside #Cheerleading #Magazine Most Valuable Cheerleader (MVC) Meredith Prunty!

Inside #Cheerleading #Magazine Most Valuable Cheerleader (MVC) Meredith Prunty!

I am honored to be chosen as one of the MVC for Inside Magazine.
Inside Cheerleading is designed to help us enjoy, train, perform, compete and live cheerleading to the max! There are profiles of cheerleaders at the school, All Star and College level, coverage of events and competitions, Style Watch, plus the latest news and inside buzz. I really enjoy IC ūüôā

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October 23, 2013 · 3:56 am

2012 #MSSAA #Cheerleading Fall State Championship and our journey to #Cheersport Nationals!

MSSAA Fall 2012 State Championship

I am so excited that my team, the varsity¬†Hopkinton Hiller’s¬†won a bid to Nationals being hosted by Cheersport¬†Cheerleading and Dance competition¬†in Atlanta, Georgia. I actually was¬†at Cheersport¬†last year for my¬†All-star¬†team Cheerfactor¬†and can’t wait to go back. It is an amazing and incredibly¬†exciting¬†event with literally thousands of cheerleaders and spectators attending and this year they are expecting over 900 teams! Cheersport¬†is run with such precision that all the hundreds of team perform on-time with every detail organized and in place.¬†Cheersport¬†also¬†holds one of the quickest awards ceremony¬†I have ever witnessed.¬†Cheer Nation descends on Atlanta, Georgia and we sort of take over the city. Atlanta is the perfect host city with so much to offer. Hundreds of restaurants like The¬†Hard Rock Cafe are there and the hotels really¬†roll out the red carpet. We stayed at one of the Marriotts¬†and the service was first class. ¬†Last year while I was walking through the city,¬†I even¬†ran into a film crew on one of the side streets where they were filming¬†¬†the show¬†“The Walking Dead”. I have been on enough sets to recognize the big equipment¬†and know what is going on so I quietly removed myself before I ended up between the camera and actors. The CNN headquarters is also¬†located there and if I have the time this year – I would love to have a tour of¬†it. At the event they offer a lot of gifts and prizes and last year I was able to get a free pair of really cool SOFFE¬†shorts signed by Mr. SOFFE¬†himself. My team is awesome and we are really working hard to perfect our skills.¬†Just like every other¬†team, we¬†are going there for one reason only – to win¬†first place and be awarded the coveted National Championship jackets. The competition is¬†going to be tough,¬†but hopefully our hard work will pay off!¬†¬†I am really looking forward to my trip in February and we are working tremendously¬†hard so that we perform at our peak. ¬†Go Lady Hillers!

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The Boston Marathon 2012 – Videos of all the runners!

Hey everyone! So usually I talk about my adventures in the entertainment world (my life on movies sets, films, etc.), my anti-bully advocacy, and sometimes even my cheerleading but for this post, ¬†I decided¬†to write about a tradition in¬† my home town¬†of Hopkinton….the Boston Marathon! It all starts in my hometown and my favorite part is cheering people on and watching all the crazy costumes. When I was small I would sit on my Dad’s shoulders and the runners would Hi-Five me as I leaned into the crowd. Speaking of a crowd, we taped the entire marathon so if you ran it, check out all the videos below. Oh – and I forgot to mention¬†the other fun part of the marathon – when people throw off their outer clothes – this year I was lucky and had a very cool blazer land right by me. Yes, I scooped it up! If you ran the Boston Marathon today, you should be able to find yourself in one of the videos below. Enjoy the show and for more information about me, click on the picture right¬†below the videos. Enjoy!! ~Meredith Prunty

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Red Carpet Premier of “The Brand UR” anti-bullying clothing line

  1. On Saturday, Feb.25, 2012,¬†I was a guest speaker at the Red Carpet event for the “Brand UR”. The above picture is me posing for a photo with the owner and creator of the The Brand UR¬†,¬†Jodi LaFountain. The brand UR was founded and based on our line called popUlaR. The U and R in popUlaR were designed to be highlighted in the word making a statement by all that wore it as they were representing that UR popUlaR ….. that EVERYONE IS POPULAR! www.thebrandur.com. What was great about this opportunity is that I was able to speak out to a crowd of about 300 about why we all need to work togther to stop bullying.
I wasn’t the only¬†guest ¬†that took time to be there – others were Raiko¬†Bowman, star of “The Hunger Games” movie (She plays Peeta’s Mom)and “Toddlers & Tiaras” star Paisley Dicky. Talent manager Blake Woodruff flew in from NYC to support this event as did actress Elizabeth Percy who speaks out against bullying.
 There were so many wonderful people there Рit was great to see everyone stand together against bullying. Some of the highlights of the event were:
 The Brand UR Fashion Show
Song writer Shawn Lopes with The Brand UR’s
VERY OWN SONG called “popUlaR”
 Performance from The New Generation Dance Crew
Chocolate Fondue Bar
Cash Bar
& DJ Dance Party!
 
Click on the image below for Television News coverage of this event!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2011 Top 5 Most Watched News Videos – Amazing!

I received word that the news video that HCAM (Local Boston Station – Hopkinton) did on¬†me was one of the top 5 watched videos for all of 2011! This is amazing news and I appreciate everyone being interested in my career as an actress, student, cheerleader, volunteer and anti-bully advocate. Click on the picture below and it will bring you to the news article. ūüôā

Summary of the HCAM Top Five most watched videos can be found here:

http://hcam.tv/news/hcam-news-december-and-2011-top-5

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New #Cheerleading uniforms!!!

I attached a quick clip of me and my team cheering at a recent High School football game. I love cheering at the games and it is fun to have the crowd cheer with us.¬†One of my favorite quotes is: “In other sports, if you miss the catch, all you drop is the ball” ¬†In cheerleading, it is important to always be focused. I am a “Base” so my responsibility is to ensure that our “flyer” is secure and safe. We need to always work together as a team and it helps to be strong.¬† I hope you enjoy the video clip! ūüôā

Yes I’m a cheerleader, yes I’m an athlete, yes im a girl, gotta problem with that? ūüôā

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Breaking Entertainment News!

HCAM News did a  TELEVISION  Interview with me. I was thrilled to speak about the subject of bullying, NOH8, cheerleading  and all the fun I have been having in the Entertainment World. Click on the picture below to view!

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Boston’s Meredith Prunty Headed For Movie Stardom

This is an article from the Hopkinton Patch http://hopkinton.patch.com/articles/hopkintons-meredith-prunty-headed-for-movie-stardom

Meredith is off to Romania to film ‘Abused in America.’ This Hopkinton High School cheerleader got noticed making a video and hopes this new role will further her career.

By McCarton Ackerman |

¬†After several years of pounding the pavement and going on auditions, Meredith Prunty¬†has scored the role of Valerie in the major motion picture, ‘Abuse in America.’ Meredith Prunty
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 Name: Meredith Prunty

Age: 15

Grade: Freshman

School: Hopkinton High School

Accomplishment: After several years of pounding the pavement and going on auditions, Meredith Prunty has scored the role of Valerie in the major motion picture, Abuse in America, which is based on real stories of child abuse. She will be leaving in days to begin shooting in the Romanian city of Brasov.

‚ÄúI‚Äôm so excited about the opportunity,‚ÄĚ said Prunty. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs perfect as well because I prefer more serious roles, although I‚Äôm obviously taking whatever comes at me now.‚ÄĚ

Key to Awesomeness: Throughout her burgeoning acting career, Prunty has been inspired by her grandmother, Donna, a former psych nurse who began going on acting auditions after retiring in her 70s. Donna has since gone on to score a Screen Actors Guild card by appearing as an extra in movies including Pink Panther 2 and Real Men Cry.

‚ÄúBoth she and my mom have been so incredibly supportive throughout this,‚ÄĚ said Prunty. “If I ever have a question about a role or anything else, they‚Äôre happy to help out. I couldn‚Äôt have done this without them.‚ÄĚ

Prunty’s role in Abused came largely in part through her starring role in Michael and Marisa’s anti-bullying music video, The Same.

Initially on set as an extra for the day, Michael convinced the director to have Meredith take on the role of a student who is bullied. The video has since gone on to appear on CNN and Yahoo!Kids, and even reached as far as dek-d.com, one of the most popular web sites in Thailand.

‚ÄúThe success of the video was totally unexpected for me,‚ÄĚ Meredith said. ‚ÄúI was expecting some hits on YouTube, but certainly not for it to go global. A lot of people have recognized me because of that video.‚ÄĚ

Prunty is also an active participant on the varsity cheerleading team at Hopkinton High, having taken part in the state championships earlier in March.

‚ÄúI come from a gymnastics program and already had the tumbling down, but cheerleading is way more fun for me because there‚Äôs a whole support system involved,‚ÄĚ Prunty said. ‚ÄúBetween cheerleading and acting, that‚Äôs pretty much my life at this point.‚ÄĚ

More here:

http://hopkinton.patch.com/articles/hopkintons-meredith-prunty-headed-for-movie-stardom

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NOH8 Boston

On Sunday, I had the most exciting day ever! I went with my Nanna (Donna Glee Reim),¬† Mom and Auntie Mo to the NOH8¬†campaign¬†at the WBoston¬†Hotel in¬†¬†Boston. I was surrounded by wonderful caring people and felt such positive energy. I am a strong¬†anti-bully advocate and very¬†outspoken¬†that teens can stop other teens from bullying¬†so¬†when I was asked to be interviewed on camera by Megan Mitchell (www.themeganmitchell.com) I was happy to share my views. My¬†Nanna was the hit of the day though with her beautiful red hat and¬†happy¬†personality. She has been an outspoken advocate of all human rights since as long as I can remember. Guess that’s where¬†I get it from. :). Here are the official pictures along with a fun video from the event. Enjoy! ¬†

Here is a little bit about the NOH8 Campaign (I copied this from their official website  ( www.noh8campaign.com) .

About:

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.

The NOH8¬†Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska (http://www.bouska.net) and partner Jeff Parshley¬†in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with “NOH8” painted on one cheek in protest.

Two years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 8,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more.

The NOH8 Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world, appearing on various local and national news programs and publications. The images are currently being used on various social networking sites to spread the message of equality, predominantly Facebook and Twitter. Eventually the images are expected to be compiled for a large-scale media campaign.

The NOH8 Campaign is an approved 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination on a global level through an educational and interactive media campaign.

NOH8 Boston The NOH8 logo is a registered trademark of the NOH8 CampaignCopyright © 2010 NOH8 Campaign. All rights reserved.

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Hopkinton Crier

Here is an article that was in the paper today!

By Deborah Gauthier/staff writer

Posted Feb 24, 2011 @ 02:21 PM

You could say it runs in the family, though it took more than a few years for Donna Glee Reim, 80, of Whitinsville, to answer the call to the stage. Not so for her granddaughter, Meredith Prunty, 15, of Hopkinton. Reim started her acting career when she was 77; Prunty when she was 14.
It all started after a heart attack at 72, Reim said, when she stopped working as a psychiatric nurse. She’s always been a big fan of movies, she said, and her daughter Moira, feeling that her mother needed to get out of the house, suggested she sign on with casting agents.


She did, four  years ago, and hasn’t looked back. Reim has worked on more than 20 films, including Shutter Island, where she is a psychiatric nurse, Pink Panther II, where she’s a patron in a restaurant, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, where she plays the mother of Richard Gere, and Bride’s War, where she sits near Kate Hudson and Ann Hathaway as they try to reconcile their differences.  And in the process, she’s met movie greats like Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Martin, and of course, Gere and Hudson and Hathaway.
And the pay isn’t bad, either. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, she receives $134 per day on the days she’s called. And she recently received $500 for a half days work for a print advertising job.
“It‚Äôs just a fun thing to do,” Reim¬†said. “I like to say I‚Äôm rocking, but I don‚Äôt need a chair.” She encouraged her granddaughter to pursue her interest in acting, as well, and “she‚Äôs really taken off,‚Äô‚Äô Reim¬†said. Meredith‚Äôs mother, Suzanne Prunty, said her daughter started taking acting lessons about a year ago from Jodi Purdy at South Shore Casting and Boston Casting, and Purdy cast Meredith in her first film, “The Rude, the Mad and the Funny‚Äô‚Äô due out this summer. And she had a starring role in Michael and Marisa‚Äôs anti-bullying music video “The Same” where she plays a student who is bullied.
“She actually is a natural, and she literally brought the cast and crew to tears when she was playing the role of¬† the victim on “The Same‚Äô‚Äô video. The director had tears in her eyes and walked past me away from the set. I thought something was wrong, but she said, ‚Äėno, Meredith is that good,‚Äô‚Äô Prunty said.
“I welcomed the role as it is thought provoking and sends a loud message,‚Äô‚Äô Meredith said. “Teens can make a difference when it comes to bullying by speaking out against it, and I am glad Michael and Marisa wrote the song.‚Äô‚Äô It is doing well globally, and has been aired on CNN, Yahoo!Kids and PBS Go Kids! In addition, “The Same‚Äô‚Äô is played on Build a Bear Workshop‚Äôs website.
That performance likely lead to her next role, starring as “Valerie‚Äô‚Äô in the film “Abused in America” which takes on child mistreatment. She plays a runaway trying to make it on the streets, Prunty¬†said. It will be filmed in Romania beginning next month. She was chosen by the writer/director, Bruno Pischiutta, president of Toronto Pictures Inc. His latest film – “Punctured Hope: A story about Trokosi¬†and Young Girls Slavery in today‚Äôs West Africa‚Äô‚Äô was named best film expose and best film on human rights by The Political Film Society. Pischiutta also wrote “Abused in America.” “I don‚Äôt want to make people cry about the abuse of children in America,‚Äô‚Äô he said. “I want to make them scream,‚Äô‚Äô because it‚Äôs something that should not, but does, happen.
He noted that 10 percent of profits from the film will be donated to Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services in Pasadena, Calif. where children with addictions are treated rather than jailed. The program has an 80 percent success rate, he said.
He hopes the film, which will be released in New York, Los Angeles and Bucharest in October or November, will catch the attention of the Academy Awards. “This can be a very important film for Meredith,‚Äô‚Äô he said, and he hopes it will also be a great experience for Meredith and her mother, who plays the part of her mother in the film.¬†¬†He chose Meredith, he said, because “it is a very dramatic part,” and something she has proven she can do.¬† She¬† was chosen from thousands of applicants and after an extensive audition process which including a viewing of her performance in “The Same.” Meredith is a freshman at Hopkinton High School where she is a varsity cheerleader. She answered some questions about her plans for the future.
“If my nana can become an entertainer when she‚Äôs almost 80, just think of the endless opportunities I will have,‚Äô‚Äô Meredith said. “It is a very exciting thought.‚Äô‚Äô
She answered some questions about her plans for the future.
Q: How did you get started?
A: My Nana suggested I give it a try, so I enrolled in some acting classes. I also did some theater work and from those experiences I was hooked. I began auditioning for a role that I felt were a good fit for me. The payoff so far has been five films and two music videos in the last year. It is fun and I love it. Actually, a person has to love it to get up at 4 a.m. on their day off. Currently, my weekends are spent either rising early to be-set or driving to various auditions.

Q: How to you prepare for an audition?
A: I read the script and try to understand the character. On occasion, I carry a short dramatic monologue with me in case a script isn‚Äôt available. I always give 150 percent at the interview so if I don‚Äôt get the part – it was because I was not right for the job. For example, I auditioned for the role of “Mattie Ross‚Äô‚Äô in the Coen¬†Brothers 2010 remake of “True Grit.” Though I didn‚Äôt get the part and I was disappointed, I realized that in the end I was not a good fit for the role. I had braces at the same which didn‚Äôt help since the Wild West wasn‚Äôt big on cosmetic dentistry. Hailee¬†Steinfeld, who did get the part, did a great job and I‚Äôm happy for her.

Q. Do you have a role model?
A. When it comes to acting, that would be my Nana who started acting in movies when she turned 77 years old. Also, my mom because she does multiple duties serving as my chauffeur, publicity agent and manager. She has taught me how important it is to always maintain professionalism and that one can succeed in life if you first start with a plan. Things aren’t going to happen unless you figure out how to make it happen.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being an actress?
A. As a typical teen, I have a lot of turbulent emotions. One advantage of acting is that I am able to funnel those feelings constructively. I also enjoy engaging in thought-provoking scenarios that will ultimately relay a message that may be otherwise difficult to express.

Q. What role would you love to play?
A. Any role opposite someone who is believable. I want to look into the other actors eyes and know it‚Äôs real – so real that there are no cameras, no crew, just the characters. It becomes magical when that happens – there is a connection that is indescribable. Of course, if I had a choice, I can think of a lot of actors I would pick to work with, but the first that comes to mind is Leonardo DiCaprio because my Nana worked with him on the set of “Shutter Island‚Äô‚Äô and she said he was not only a consummate professional, but really sweet man.

Q. In addition to acting, what goes on in your life?
A. I maintain high grades because education is important. I also volunteer because I believe people should give back to their community or commit themselves to a cause they believe in. And I am a varsity cheerleader for my school, which is important because my team is like family. They offer great support and are always there for me.

Q. What’s your next move?
A. I want to continue walking the same path. I have been taking on several acting projects. In the works is a lead role on a webisode about three girls who have supernatural powers called Chop Chicks. I also enjoy working on Boston University Student Films projects, and I would very much like to be a part of some of the wonderful film projects coming to Massachusetts this year. There are quite a few, so it is very exciting.
For additional information, visit http://www.meredithprunty.com. or visit Meredith Prunty on her public Facebook page.
Deb Gauthier can be reached at dgauthie@wickedlocal.com
 

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