"Josh was a very high-end student. He was an amazing kid," said
"He was very super smart. He was always looking something up. He always had this thirst for knowledge -- computers, math, science and technology. He was always more than willing to do work. He often came to me with questions ... or answers," Robinson said, recalling Gray's fascination with the game "Minecraft" and his desire to learn the computer language needed to modify the game.
Gray's fascination with computers resulted in the student finding a massive old
"He was carrying it around like it was nothing," he said with a chuckle. "He left it here. I still have it."
In addition to his role on the academic team and SkillsUSA team, Gray was also voted prom king, and Most Unforgettable by his senior class. He was also known for his stuffed penguin,
Adams said he knew Gray as a member of the high school's academic team, and held him in highest esteem.
"Josh was an exceptionally bright young man. He just had that air about him that he attracted people to him," he said, later adding he was not surprised to find out Gray had signed up for military service.
"He was a very giving young man," he said, remembering Gray sometimes skipped academic team practice so he could volunteer to tutor a member of the school's basketball team.
"Josh was a student of mine when I taught music at
"Gray will be remembered as a kind and loving friend and classmate by those who knew him and as a patriot and one who loved and served his country by those who may not have known him," Carriere said. "Our prayers are with him, his family and his classmates."
Funeral arrangements for Gray are incomplete.
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