Adult Evening Education's Sanderson High School site coordinator, Lisa Messick, is a Raleigh native that is a firm believer in volunteerism. She enjoys meeting and getting to know both the instructors and the students. Learn more about her below.
As a native of Raleigh, I have seen many changes over the years with more buildings, more roads, and highways. It was nice growing up in Raleigh because it's centrally located in North Carolina. You are only a couple of hours drive away from the beach or the mountains.
My defining moment was December 14, 2019, when I graduated from college at 52-years old with my associate degree in accounting.
Volunteerism, I have been an active volunteer in the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Organization, on the local and state level for 15‐years. I choose to work with this service‐based program because it is one of the largest scholarship providers for women in the country. Many candidates who participate in the program can graduate college debt‐free with the scholarships they receive from the organization.
I graduated from Millbrook High School in 1985. I was not nearly as active in high school activities as most high schoolers are today. During high school, I worked a parttime job; however, I enjoyed the activities my schedule permitted me to participate in and the friends I made. It was during this time I took my first accounting class and realized this was something in which I excelled.
Harold Garner, with the Miss Garner Scholarship Organization, cultivated a love of volunteerism and service in me while volunteering with Miss Garner Scholarship Association.
I would love to learn to speak Italian. It is such a beautiful sounding language to me.
You are never too old to learn something new.