Clayton Dotson is an upcoming senior from Jacksonville, North Carolina who uses photography as a way to express emotion and meaning in journalism. In 2021, he received First Place in the state for SkillsUSA- Photography, and went on to compete nationally online. His favorite styles of photography include street photography and wildlife photography. Outside of journalism and media, Clayton also plays the alto saxophone for both his school and a saxophone quartet known as Prometheus Saxophone Quartet. In the future, Clayton hopes to get into college for accounting and finance to become a CPA.