In 2018, Grace Hendry competed in Miss Georgia USA with the title of Miss Chattahoochee USA. In January, 2019, Grace won the local title of Miss Flint River in Albany, Georgia. In June, 2019, Grace competed in Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition (Miss America Organization) and was one of the top 12 state semi-finalists. Grace also won the “Women in Medical Studies” award and scholarship at Miss Georgia. In October 2018, Grace put her local titleholder commitments and appearances on hold to attend a Military Leadership Course for 5 months in an out of state location.