-- Bob Parker, Atlanta
A: Rachel McMullin followed her power to dream to New York City, where she continues to perform and teach dance. She attended Gwinnett County's Craig Elementary, Five Forks Middle School and Brookwood High School before transferring and graduating from St. Pius X. She was accepted to New York University, where she earned her degree in acting. McMullin is 25 now, lives in Queens, and works at a financial company in Manhattan during the day. She teaches at nights and on weekends and sings in a choir. Her solo at the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Games was witnessed by millions of people, a fact that had little impact on her at the time. A YouTube video of her performance also has been viewed more than 250,000 times. "I was 10 and didn't have a lot of perspective. I didn't think it was too crazy," she said recently. "Funny thing is, people still contact me now, mostly on Facebook. They send me messages from all over the place saying they watched the video and saying hi. I guess it was a big deal, but I didn't realize it then." McMullin now gets her kicks from swing dancing and can be seen demonstrating a few moves at http://play.lifegoesstrong.com/video/learn-swing-dance, a website affiliated with NBC.