How High a Stokes Falcon Can Fly

Tori Hicks

Having attended Stokes Early College since the 9th grade, Tori Hicks seems wiser than her years. One of her instructors, Elizabeth Guiles, English teacher, Senior Class Sponsor and proclaimed “Graduation Guru,” described Hicks as never letting her situation or environment control her attitude. Despite difficult circumstances, and sometimes working two jobs, Hicks managed to be in the top percentage of her graduating class.

Tori demonstrated incredible determination and diligence, showing other students just how high a Stokes Falcon can fly when she is willing to put in the work and take advantage of Stokes’ programs. In addition to her strong work ethic, Tori embodies kindness and compassion towards her fellow classmates and teachers. She is a young woman of strong character and great heart, which will carry her far in her nursing career goals.

“As the oldest of five children, I wanted to set an example for my brothers and sisters and do well in school,” said Hicks. “In the future, I would like to come back to Stokes County and give back to the community that helped raise me.”

A member of the Student Government Association during her junior and senior years, Hicks was also on the prom committee. She graduated summa cum laude and was the graduation speaker for her senior class. Hick’s future plans include enrolling in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Forsyth Technical Community College to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

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