On Saturday, American figure-skater Gracie Gold will take the stage, but not in the most typical way.

The 19-year-old Olympian is the University of Missouri High School's commencement speaker. She is also a graduate of the school.

The commencement will ... well, commence at 2 p.m. in Stotler Lounge, inside MU's Memorial Union.

Here are seven fun things to know about Gracie Gold.

1. Gold is a fraternal twin. Her (slightly) younger sister, Carly, is also a competitive figure skater.

2. She started skating at the age of 8 after she attended her best friend's birthday party at an ice skating rink, according to Gracie's website. She signed up for lessons the following week.

3. Gold made her international figure-skating debut in 2011 at the Junior Grand Prix competition in Tallinn, Estonia. She won gold. Watch her free-skate at the competition.

4. She became friends with Taylor Swift after T.Swift tweeted at her during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. And on Valentine's day ... aw! Here's the beginning of their Twitter love.

4. Gold not only skates, she also juggles. In fact, before every competition, Gold juggles as a pre-competition ritual to help her focus and relax.

6. One of Gold's favorite jumps to do on the ice is called a triple-lutz, named after Austrian ice skater Alois Lutz. Not sure what a lutz looks like? That would be the first jump Gold makes in the video below.

7. She's currently ranked No. 4 in the world by the International Skating Union World Standings.

Want to know more about "Go for the Gold" Gracie Gold? Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, or like her Facebook page.

Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.

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