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Marcus Slater is a senior at Brainerd High School in Chattanooga, TN. He has participated in Upward Bound and the Afro-Academic, Cultural Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) youth program. ACT-SO is a year-long enrichment program designed to encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students. Although he did not walk away with a medal, Marcus gained valuable information and great exposure opportunities. Marcus hopes to attend The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, majoring in computer science. After graduating college, he plans to go into graphic design and animation for big game companies like “Blizzard” and “Epic Games.” 

A Young Writer’s Quest – by Marcus Slater

My name is Marcus Slater and I am a high school senior in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My writing journey began when I was in eighth grade. I started writing fiction stories about monsters and teenagers who rise up to defeat them. Writing helps me escape from reality because sometimes reality is boring. Writing also helps me realize that anything is possible if you use your mind. Activating my imagination and creating something that I can share with others inspires me. Currently, Rachel Symthe is my favorite author. I admire her beautiful and marvelous work on her webtoon Lore Olympus. Stephen King is also one of my favorite authors. His works, The Shinning and Carrie, are phenomenal. I have had a chance to watch them, and I recently started reading the novels.

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