Jordan Askew is a new Lanier Cluster intern for the North Gwinnett Voice. Born in Atlanta, she has been in Gwinnett schools for her entire educational career. She has been in the Lanier Cluster specifically since eighth grade, previously being in the Mill Creek and North Gwinnett cluster. She is now 17 years old and is in her senior year at Lanier High School. She will be graduating in spring 2021.
Jordan is very artistically inclined, and she really enjoys photography, music and art. Photography is one of her favorite hobbies, and it’s part of the reason why she wanted to pursue this particular internship.
“I knew it would give me a chance to try different things in photography that I’ve never done before,” she said.
Jordan also really enjoys music. She is a bassist for the school orchestra on the double bass and has been playing the instrument for six years.
“I love it so much that I decided that I wanted to do something in music around the age of 11,” she said.
Jordan plans to go to college and study music education. She said her dream is to join a major orchestra or symphony. She is currently in AP music theory and has volunteered to be in Orchestra LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) for the past three years.
“I’ve been told for most of my life that I have a musical gift when it comes to not only orchestra, but like music in general,” she said.
Jordan also enjoys art. She is currently taking AP art and is a member of the art club at Lanier.
Aside from music and art, Jordan’s favorite subject in school is math. She said it comes to her much easier than other academic subjects.
“Memorizing formulas and math logic comes naturally to me,” she said.
Jordan does well academically and has been on the honor roll since sixth grade.
When asked about her biggest inspiration, Jordan named her mother.
“She’s a counselor, so I really admire her drive to help others,” Jordan said.
Asked about her favorite book, she named “Emergency Contact” by Mary H.K. Choi.
Outside of her academic and artistic pursuits, Jordan enjoys traveling.
— Greyson Watkins