About the Author

Grady Killeen is a seventeen-year-old senior at Ashland High School. Grady is the president of the National Debate Team and an active participant in the debate community. He has two older brothers both of whom are Ashland alumni. International relations and economics are two of his key interests, making diplomacy a possible career path. Grady is also a student publicity coordinator for the Chautauqua Poets and Writers organization. His favorite class was AP world, “I love learning about innovations and theories of the past and being able to trace them to our current society, thousands of years later.” Grady is one of our editors-in-chief.