During his time at UNCSA, Josh began to notice his passion for community involvement. He got involved in many school community service programs. Then, Josh founded and was President of the UNCSA HS Debate Club, which he ran until graduating. Josh had been in local private school, public school, and graduated the UNC system, which granted him a unique perspective on all the issues that different branches of our school system endure. It was his time at public school, however, that really geared Josh toward politics. Josh is quoted saying, “I remember thinking, ‘Why am I in a classroom with 30 students, 10 ripped up textbooks, and a teacher being paid the 48th worst teacher salary in the country who now doesn’t want to be here any more than half the kids here.’ That was when I knew I wanted to do something.” Ever since then, Josh has dedicated his non-piano time to politics. On the artistic front, Josh studied piano. On the academic front, Josh immersed himself in the study of law and politics. After a practice session at the piano, it was straight to the library.
After UNCSA, Josh decided to attend Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he still pursues his studies today as a Political Science major. “Guilford College is perfect for me.” says Josh. “After years of studying piano so intensively, I was looking forward to finding a nice reputable small school where I could study politics even further.” Then, when he gets out of his early morning classes, he hops back over to his home in Charlotte to continue his efforts in the campaign and helping his local community.