Dylan Turner was born in Athens and raised in Oconee County, where he attended Oconee Primary, OconeeElementary , Oconee Middle and will soon graduate from Oconee County High School. During high school he participated in Student Council, German Club, and Young Life. Dylan has played drums since he was two and at age eight started playing around Georgia at various clubs and venues. He took part in Nuci’s Space’s Camp Amped for several years, and now plays drums in local band Miss Destroyer. After graduation Dylan will attend University of North Georgia, Oconee Campus, then plans to transfer to UGA. He hopes to study Environmental Science or Radioecology. Dylan lives in Watkinsville with his dad Kevin and mom Misha and their pets, a dog Echo, cats, chickens, a rabbit, cows, sheep and donkey.
What was your favorite class in high school?
My favorite class in high school was probably German. Her name is Emily Pirkle. I just like all of the people in there and meeting all of them. And, I was the only person to go to German 4. So, I ended up being in German 4 alone. It was fun. I just sat out in the hallway every day and did my work.
When we are not sheltering in place, what do you love to do in Athens?
Usually, I will be with my friends and we will just go downtown and hang out, walk around and eat at The Grill or Gyro Wrap. We walk around the UGA campus, or I go to a lot of concerts downtown, like Caledonia and 40 Watt.
What are you doing with all of this extra time at home?
I started learning a little Russian. I have been going out in the woods a lot. I have also learned a lot more guitar now.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would probably go to Sweden or Germany. I would go there because I have a lot of friends in both of those places. They both look very pretty and very historical, and I love both of the languages.
If you could see any musician or band, dead or alive, anywhere who would it be and where?
I would honestly probably want to see Led Zeppelin, the full band, at Lakewood I guess.
If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and where?
It would be the rapper XXXTentacion at The Grill.
If you could give advice to someone just entering high school, what would you tell them?
I would tell them to not rush through high school, and to enjoy their time there because it goes really fast. You will make some of the best memories.
What is your favorite movie or series?
My favorite is the 2017 It movie. The remake.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Probably no matter what you are going through to keep your head up because no matter what people go through someone has it even worse or are going through the same thing as you.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Hopefully, traveling the world, meeting a lot of people and just experiencing everything and many cultures.
What three words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word “home”?
Friends, family and comfort.