Meet another of our Teen Press Corps members:
Grayson is a 14-year-old freshman at Westlake High School. He loves making people laugh and really enjoys acting. He wants to be a lighting engineer when he grows up, and currently serves on the Westlake football video crew and the TEC (Technical Entertainment Crew). Photography is Grayson’s specialty, and we’re excited to have his keen eye for images on board! Grayson has been volunteering with the ATBF since the very first year, and says it’s been exciting to see how the festival has evolved over time! Follow him on Twitter @ grayson r.@gtr_8 !
Laura loves to read and write. When she’s not reading, she’s playing the viola or studying Latin. She’s a teen book review blogger for local bookstore, Book People, and you can see her reviews on their Teen Book Blog. A sample of her poetry follows:All Is Not Lost Cries from children for their mothers Shouts of curses and insults The sharp crack of a gun shot These are the noises that never cease The smoke rising from the gas chambers The dead bodies lying on the ground The half dead stepping off of trains These are the sights I cannot bear Burning flesh Disease Sweat These are the smells I must live with Hopelessness, anguish, forlornness Agony, torment, misery Helplessness, despair, defenselessness These are the feelings I battle with everyday My body My spirit My dreams All of these things have been broken Inside me a fire burns It does not consume me It does not hurt me It merely burns Every day this fire is reduced to embers Every night, it builds itself back up I will never let it die When it dies, I will This fire is my hope