Jamie VanAtta-Edinger is a 14-year-old who is finishing eighth grade at Corning-Painted Post Middle School.
Last weekend Jamie performed, for the first time in public, at Corning’s Pride Festival and received a standing ovation from a crowd of hundreds.
Jamie sang the song “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” a song that resonates strongly within the LGBTQ community.
Upon leaving the stage Jamie was approached by multiple festival goers, both adults and young children, with hugs and congratulations.
Jamie performed the same song from Pride in the 18 News studio Wednesday live. The performance received a second rousing ovation from family and those who left their desks just to watch the performance in the studio.