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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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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 🙂

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October 23, 2013 · 3:56 am

#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

Meredith Prunty selected as National Spokesperson for Read-Feed-Child

I am honored to be selected as the national spokesperson for red-feed-Child.com. Here is a write-up about the organization (from their website):

The “Dreamer” who feeds the children

“Read With A Child, And Help Feed A Child”

Michael John McCann has a life long track record of community service and involvement. An entrepreneur who ran a successful commercial finance and real estate business, he was a member and former chairman of the Westborough Housing Authority. He was instrumental in creating the town’s senior center and an affordable housing development for the elderly. Now residing in Florida, Michael is the author of PURPLE UMPKIN, the first in a series of illustrated children’s books featuring the Murples.

Imagine feeding a child through a book…
This is exactly what my purpose was in writing this book. It is great to see my book in print, but what makes it special is although you will discover “PurpleUmpkin”, and our enjoyable Murple characters, you will be feeding a child. My main focus of this project is to feed underprivileged children in America. This book is allowing me to help these children and through doing so, I may help them to discover the dreams they have and allow them to come true. It is my goal to continue this passion until one day authors engage with me; together
we can have others read a book and feed a child. – Michael John McCann

 
 We filmed a new video on Friday, August 3, 2013 to be released nationally soon. This picture is taken in the HCAM studios by Mike Torosian.
 
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Video Producer Perry Lawrence gives direction to Hopkinton High School Senior and Anti-bullying Advocate Meredith Prunty for an interview with Michael McCann, author of “PURPLE UMPKIN”, the first in a series of illustrated children’s books which proceeds go to his charity Read with a Child and Help Feed a Child.
 
 
Check them out at http://www.read-feed-child.com and help support a great cause!

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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

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

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Behind the Scenes of #TheWayWayBack

The Way Way Back Trailer is out and you can spot me just about everywhere in it including the picture of me with my pink and white bag (pictured below). Meredith Prunty in the Way Way Back movie (still)I spent 7 days having fun playing at the water park and on the beach – best job ever! The food was great on the set (Thanks to Mike’s caterers)  and I know the movie will be a big hit. Here is the official write-up of this movie:

“THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget.”

Since I am an anti-bullying advocate it is particularly interesting to me because Duncan is being bullied by his mother’s boyfriend. I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds.

 
Meredith Prunty in the Way Way Back movie (still)

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