Over the next few days, we'll be doing a countdown to graduation, and featuring the student whose class rank is the same as the number of days until graduation.
Today's student is ranked #23 out of 492.
To profile, Josh Blackstock, we would have to start with his kind and genuine personality. Most people know him for his quiet demeanor and loyal friendship. Josh was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. His mom and dad adopted him and his sister, Abby, when they were toddlers. Josh gets along with everyone. He rarely says a negative thing about anyone. Most people would laugh and say Josh does not say much about anything. He feels that you only say what is important, and besides for those of you that know his sister, he really does not get a word in edgewise.
At an early age, Josh found his love for reading. In the 4th grade over the Christmas break to early February, Josh read the entire Harry Potter series. This is probably what triggered his love for learning. Josh never seems to stress about his studies. He has a quiet confidence that allows him to stay focused and meet his personal goals and achievements. Outside of GHS, Josh hangs out with his friends. He has the biggest heart for animals. He has three dogs. He does not walk by them without a quick pat and sweet word. They love him as much as he loves them. The newest puppy, Andy, seriously thinks Josh is his personal human chew toy. As far as free time, Josh really likes being at home playing video games, especially Call of Duty WWII. On the weekends, there is a good chance you will see him and Christian at Malco Movies at Forest Hill. Josh also has desire for spiritual growth along with his academic growth. He attends Crossroads Baptist Church with his family and extended family. Since a very young age, Josh can be seen reading his Bible between classes and every night before bed.
As for the future, Josh has been accepted into the Honors College at University of Memphis. His major has not been decided. He is considering History and Pre-law. He will be staying on campus in the Living and Learning Center. Go Tigers!