Cape Hatteras Secondary School - Ethan Malachi Gray

My name is Ethan Malachi Gray and I attend Cape Hatteras Secondary School. I have fallen in love with playing in the dirt, how it's made, what grows in it and how to save it. I'm interested in learning more about the environment and what my generation and I can do to save it. I like reading about gardening and learning as much as I can about everything. I love learning. I am a disciple of coffee and cannot live a day without it. I like running in the woods, and on the beach, and anywhere really. I like climbing trees and swimming in the ocean. I like to head bang to metal, sway to classical and pretend I'm Elvis for the older stuff. I run cross country and track, and I love wrestling. I enjoyed being the first wrestling state qualifier for my school in close to three decades and being the captain of an amazing team two years in a row. I like spending time with my three older and three younger siblings. I plan to attend either Appalachian State or Catawba College next year and hopefully get to internship in the field!

SCHOOL: Cape Hatteras Secondary School
NAME: Ethan Malachi Gray
AGE: 18
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: College, Appalachian State or Catawba College.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: The most challenging task as a senior is to stay motivated when you're so close to being out of high school.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN: To stay motivated: find what motivates you, write it one hundred times and post it all over your bedroom.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: Qualifying for the state tournament in wrestling and being fortunate enough to be the captain of an amazing wrestling team.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: Owning a small, couple acre farm and be building my own house.. And having lots of chickens!
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: Tim Spruill, he has been my wrestling coach, my teacher, my mentor and a father figure to me. He taught me what it is to be a man and how to overcome any and all obstacles in my way.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I live on an island and have fallen in love with farming. I can grow anything. And my favorite animals are chickens..
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: "Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself." --George Bernard Shaw
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: My gardening tools, my seeds, my family, my plants, and the environment (not in that order).
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: Washington. Seattle has one of the biggest farmers markets in the United States.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I ordered 27 chickens without my Mom's permission.. She eventually came to like the free eggs.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: Senior year by far, I really found myself and what I'm interested in. I also found the best friends a person could ask for.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: My seed box, I have a few hundred dollars worth of seeds and could grow so many plants!

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