Joshua Mannery grew up in house of eight in Jackson, Mississippi with his older brother, younger twin brothers, another younger brother, a sister and their parents. As a child, Mannery loved playing video games and reading.
“I was the smart one. The brother before me played sports and was in the band. He was all athletic and everything,” Mannery said. “I was kind of the smart one, and I was always to myself.”
But, Mannery grew out of his shyness as one of the star students at Murrah High School. It was in high school where he began his plight into student government, service and leadership.
“My ninth and tenth grade years, it was about making friends. Between tenth and eleventh grade, I decided I wanted to be student body president,” Mannery said.