Nolan was the president of Franklin Academy’s DECA marketing and business club, and received statewide and international recognition for his competitive marketing ideas and competition performances focused around the use of technology in marketing. Through his many business classes and close relationships with the business teachers and entrepreneurs associated with the school he gained invaluable knowledge that he hopes to share with other local professionals and entrepreneurs with the hope of benefitting their business and contributing to the growth of the local economy. Nolan has proven the value of his knowledge by developing and implementing complete digital marketing strategies for a brand new company and a small local organization for his senior project at Franklin Academy. He also gained work experience and technical skills through his job at Pro 3:5 Sports in Raleigh, which he held for 3 years, as well as his position at AccuTech USA. Nolan will be attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for the 2018-2019 school year studying Computer Science and Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Business Development.
Daniel was very active in his high school's community serving as Franklin Academy's Science Honor Society President and a director of competitions in the business and marketing club, DECA. He developed many close relationships with school faculty, especially teachers in the business department who helped him focus his business studies into the marketing industry. Daniel has become specialized in website design and SEO techniques as well as becoming AdWords certified. In addition being well versed in digital marketing strategies, his knowledge in the STEM field has pushed him to be one of the best math and science students in his school and grow his future career prospects. He has been employed at TPC Wakefield Plantation for over a year, gaining valuable work experience and the skills needed to perform in a professional work environment. Daniel will be attending North Carolina State University in the Fall of 2018 studying Computer Science and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Nolan and Daniel were both members of Franklin Academy's Board of Valedictorians, and displayed academic excellence while in school by not only succeeding in their advanced level classes, but continuously learning on their own and actively seeking valuable information and training. Nolan was selected as a Robert L. Luddy Scholar, the highest level of recognition provided by the school, for his academic achievement, positive character, thirst for knowledge, and positive influence on fellow students, and Daniel's academic rigor and success earned him the honor of #4 in class rank for his graduating class. In addition to these accomplishments, Nolan also earned both the community service award and business department award for the Class of 2018.