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Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 4:09 pm

Dear reader, allow me to introduce myself; my name is Joshua Orr. 

I grew up just north of Waco in Hillsboro, Texas. I attended school in Abbott, Texas and went to church in West, Texas. Me, my parents, James and Kim Orr, and my little puppy brother, Sarge, moved here in 2014 for my parents to pursue new job opportunities. My middle brother lives with his wife in Hillsboro, close to my grandparents who live in Hillsboro and Bynum. Just south of Waco, in Hewitt, my oldest brother lives with his wife and two beautiful daughters. 

On any given weekday, I can be found at Elgin’s own Austin Community College campus where I spend most of my school day as a dual enrolled Early College High School student from Elgin High School. 

On Wednesday nights, I lead worship for youth services at the First Baptist Church of Elgin where on Sunday mornings I play bass and drums for the praise team. After church, I spend my Sundays working at G&M Drygoods where I am a retail cashier. On my Saturdays I like to spend time with my parents and my girlfriend, Ashley Sharp, and her family. 

In my spare time, I enjoy skateboarding and biking. I have a love for all music and can play the bass, guitar, drums and I can sing.

I’m very excited to say that I am a new intern here at the Courier. I look forward to getting closer to this community by reporting on it and writing about it. I have always had a passion for writing and I am excited for this new opportunity that arose from that very passion. 

In the fall, I plan to attend college to major in Journalism. After earning a degree in journalism, I plan to attend a Baptist seminary to earn pastoral certification. 

I look forward to serving Elgin in the months to come. 



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