A role model for her generation, the attractive, award-winning,
super-talented teen, was nicknamed "The Star Spangled Girl"
when she was just a child because Ellie has sung the National
Anthem and "God Bless America" at dozens of pro sporting events
that include Major League Baseball, NFL, and NBA teams across
the United States.
Additionally, the NBA selected Ellie to sing both the Canadian and
American National Anthems for the NBA Rookie All-Star Game at
Staples Center in Los Angeles. An entertainer, Ellie has performed
with show biz celebrities and for sports world legends. Keep up
with all the latest Ellie info @ www.EllieSmith.com.
Ellieís inspiration to write-record "Donít Let It Get to You!" and
to create an anti-bullying campaign came from being "different"
than most other students because she was a young, successful
"Not fitting in, particularly with the Ďin crowdí from grades 4 thru
8 made a lasting impression on me," says Ellie.
"After I finally decided not to take it anymore, my parents and
others helped me understand that the problem was not with me,
but only with the bullies!
"As my belief in myself returned, I developed the song, and
together with my music video team put my experience into a pop
music video message for others who are victims of bullying. With
that, my campaign motto became: "Make my mess my message!"
Presented at assembly settings in schools, Ellieís anti-bullying
campaign program brings her face to face with other kids who
need to rebuild their own self-confidence, or with the bullies who
need to understand that while they may hurt others, they are
actually hurting themselves.
As word spreads about the fast growing positive impact of the
"Donít Let It Get to You" campaign, school counselors nation-wide
have contacted Ellie for in-person presentations to their students.
"My in-school presentation begins with a brief intro," says Ellie,
"followed by my music video. The kids identify with the vignette
from the videoís school scene."