Greyson Watkins, a new North Gwinnett Voice intern, is a senior at Lanier High School. Greyson, who also goes by the nickname Grey, is 17 years old and was born in Macon, Georgia. He has been a part of the Lanier Cluster Schools in Buford since his second grade year.
In school, Greyson is a part of Lanier High School’s Center of Design and Technology, a Georgia Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-certified program that allows students to learn about robotics, game development and software development.
“The kinship is something I’ve always appreciated in CDAT,” Greyson said. “The large access to technology and machines is greatly appreciated as well.”
Greyson is also part of the Chess Club and has been a member since last school year.
Outside of school, Greyson likes to play video games, make music and read. He has been playing guitar for four years and piano for two. His favorite books are “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson, “Negroes with Guns” by Robert F. Williams and “Autobiography of Malcolm X”. He enjoyed Malcolm X’s autobiography so much, he says Malcolm X has inspired him the most throughout his life because of the way he prevailed through troubling times through hard work. Greyson also said he highly recommends this autobiography to anyone.
Greyson has not decided on his plans for a future career. He said he knows he wants to go to college but is unsure of what major to pursue. He plans to attend a local college for two years and then later finish his degree at a larger college.
Non-fiction writing is one of Greyson’s interests. Because of this interest, he was intrigued in becoming a North Gwinnett Voice intern.
“Non-fiction writing has always been something that I’ve wanted to do, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity,” he said.
— Jordan Askew