William TownsendYouth Reporter
William Townsend was born in a WakeMed Hospital on April 24, 2006 in Raleigh, NC. He is a kind person and very avid reader with one of his favorite books being the Percy Jackson series. He is a rising sophomore at Southeast Raleigh High School and former freshman class president. By becoming an WUNC intern, William hopes to find a passion for a career, meet great peers, and have a great time.
For WUNC’s 2021 Youth Reporting Institute, students were tasked with telling stories that amplify their communities. William Townsend, from southeast Raleigh, North Carolina, decided to uncover what freedom looks like at his family home in Scobey, Mississippi.