DJ Gray — 2019 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

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DJ Gray
Skyridge High School
Parents Stephanie Dixon & Neil James Gray

Look for DJ Gray in a theater near you. The man behind the camera plans to be on your screens and is getting experience as the producer of the student-run “The Ridge” weekly broadcast. Ready, action!

Mini-resume Producer of “The Ridge,” 3.97 GPA, Hope Squad, recipient of numerous high school national and local broadcast awards, including first place at the All-American High School Film Festival in New York City.

Plans after high school University of Utah to study advertising and film.

Favorite quote “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

Advice for future self Never forget where you came from. I’m currently fueled by the next chapter — living on my own, college,  and new experiences excite me. With all these new adventures, it is easy to lose track of my roots.

Guilty pleasure The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Best high school memory Being in the student section for my high school’s state championship football game during my junior year.

No. 1 thing you’ve learned in high school I learned everywhere you go, you will find people with their own problems and difficulties. That makes us more alike than different. (I actually learned this from The Breakfast Club, but hey … it’s pretty much the same thing.)

DJ, how will you change the world? By giving people the chance to tell their stories. The camera is a powerful tool.

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Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at greg.utahvalley360@gmail.com.

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