James William Grindstaff
James graduated from Unaka High School and is the son of Jerry and Teresa Grindstaff of Elizabethton. Captain of his high school football team and senior class treasurer, he was actively involved in numerous other school organizations, including membership in the National Honor Society and serving as president of both the Spanish Club and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). He was also an active volunteer within the Stoney Creek community, serving with a local daycare service, the Christmas Angels project, Unaka Baptist Church, and a school restoration effort sponsored by Lowe’s. At ETSU, James was involved with the Red Bus Project, the Student Government Association and various other student organizations. In May 2017 he will move to Charotte, NC, where he will serve as a development officer with the Western North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.