Harrison Ward – North Gwinnett

Q: Please tell us about your current plans after high school. And what inspired you to choose this path?

A: I plan to Auburn University. I was inspired by my parents, both of whom attended there as well.


Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.

A: My parents both live in Suwanee. My father is VP of Sales for a software company and my mother is the owner of a clothing boutique called fab’rik located in Suwanee Town Center Park. My older brother graduated from North Gwinnett High Schools and currently attends Auburn University and my sister is an upcoming junior at North Gwinnett High School.


Q: Where do you go to school?

A: North Gwinnett


Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community? 

A: Cheeky’s, Zaxby’s, Taco Mac


Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?

A: Lee Chambers


Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?

A: I would love to travel to Iceland. I enjoy nature and hiking very much, and Iceland has some of the best hikes in the world. It is justa beautiful country with a very intersting culture and environment.


Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?

A: Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption, TV Show: How I Met Your Mother


Q: What’s the best advice you ever received from a teacher? Who was the teacher?

A: Have a little humor in most thing you do, Jeff Becker


Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?

A: The Red Hot Chili Peppers or Greta Van Fleet


Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?

A: I would love to have lunch with Jim Carey. He started out his life in poverty, and right before his big break he was homeless. Even after he became rich and famous, he was not happy, he left the spotlight and worked on himself. Now he has learned more about himself and what makes him happy, while also being a very determined man with a great rags to riches story. I would have lunch with him at Ippolitos.


Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?

A: I think it is very unique and special that our community stays very close with each other even though how large we have become.


Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?

A: 5 to 10 years down the road I see myselfing working in the business world, hopefully with a wife.


Q: What show are you binge watching right now? 

A: The Sopranos


Q: Favorite month? holiday? and best single day on the calendar?

A: My favorite month of the year is November, not because of the weather, but due to all the activity in the community. I am a person who loves sports, and the moments I enjoyed most in highschool were at football games. November is full of crowds and intense highschool football playoff games, while also marking the start of basketball season.


Q: Who inspires you to be better?

A: My Younglife leader, Greg Alexander


Q: If you could go back over your entire school career what is one thing you would do different?

A: The only thing I would change during my highschool career is that I would have continued to wrestle through highschool.


Q: Who or what do you miss the most right now?

A: I miss being able to hangout with my core group of friends. Whether we were playing basketball, driving around, or just hanging out, I enjoy all of it and miss it very much.


Q: Were you involved in any sports or extra curricular activities?

A: Football and wrestling as a freshman, Working at Squeaky’s Car Wash during junior and senior year, and Younglife throughout all of highschool


Q: What’s the first thing you want to do when this quarantine is over?

A: I want to get the gang together, and just hangout and goof around.