CCS’ Student Recieves M.L. King Jr. Scholarship from N.C. Association of Educators
Published by Laurie Pender on June 14, 2018
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Myles Nooks Recipient of M.L. King Jr. Scholarship from the N.C. Association of EducatorsFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Myles Nooks, a senior at E.E. Smith High School, is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE).

Presented by the NCAE Human and Civil Rights Commission, the scholarship provides financial assistance to graduating seniors who plan to further their education beyond high school. Selection criteria for students include character, personality, and scholastic achievement.

The scholarship will be applied toward Nooks’ college education at N.C. A&T State University, where he has been accepted and plans to study mechanical engineering.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’,” is one of Nooks’ favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes. He feels Dr. King was a visionary and serves as a role model for him. “He inspired others like me to be just like him. His philosophy of non-violence has shown me that every action does not require an equal reaction. Dr. King was a soldier of injustice and so shall I be.”

Cited by those who know him as focused, respectful, and highly motivated, Nooks credits his mother for his drive to persevere. He said she taught him that nothing in life is free and to never take his gifts for granted.

Nooks has been described as a well-rounded student, both academically and socially. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the TRUE Men mentoring program, and is the SGA Student Body vice president. He has earned the honor of Outstanding Percussionist in the school band and was the 2016-2017 Prom Prince. In addition to school activities, he volunteers in the community with the Second Harvest Food Bank, at Highland Presbyterian Church, and assists with voting during Fayetteville elections.

The scholarship was presented to Nooks during the school’s Awards Ceremony on June 11.

NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees, and represents active, retired, and student members.

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