Parker Waites has joined the team at the Vicksburg Daily News as a summer intern.
The multi-talented young man is a graduating senior at Warren Central High School, having achieved accolades that include the Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Red Cord Community Service and Key Club. An avid tennis player, Waites has been a varsity tennis team member for five years. He has participated in four high-school musicals and one play, and has been a member of the Madrigal Show Choir and Total Sound Show Choir for four years.
Around the area, Waites has participated in service projects for the United Way, Service over Self and at Camp Silvercloud with the Junior Auxiliary.
He has appeared in numerous productions at the Vicksburg Theatre Guild and the Strand Theatre and has been a set builder at the Strand.
An avid Youtuber, Waites has been creating content for a number of years.
Waites is the son of Kearney and Stacey Waites, both of Vicksburg. He is planning on attending college either at Kings College in New York City or the University of Mississippi. He plans to study journalism with an emphasis on broadcasting.
Waites had his first story published with the Vicksburg Daily News on April 21.
We welcome Parker Waites to the team and look forward to his contributions.