As the young adults filed into the media room lined with chairs, they awaited to see, many for the first time, a United States senator. Principal Tony George, along with an array of faculty members, was in attendance. Other figureheads, such as Superintendent Dr. Stewart Hobbs; Colon Moore, member of the Stokes County Board of Education; Alan Wood, Economic Development Director; Homer Dearmin, Town Manager of Walnut Cove; and Stokes County Board of Commissioners members Leon Inman and Ernest Lankford, were there to welcome Burr.
After being introduced and presented with West Stokes athletic gear by Superintendent Hobbs, Burr took center stage. He said matter-of-factly, “Success is only determined from how hard you’re willing to work.” Burr himself has been working to represent NC citizens for the past 15 years.