You have to go back to 2007 to reminisce about the initial match meeting between Stacey and Joey.  Yes, it was eight years ago in a comfortable living room setting that they met for the first time.  Stacey (lovingly referred to as Little Stacey) was a quiet, shy and serious video game player and Joey, a young adult wanting to positively impact a young boy’s life.  Mom wanted to get Stacey engaged with peers and her thoughts were that perhaps finding him a Big Brother would help in that endeavor.  Stacey and Joey spent weekends together throwing the football, attending family/church functions and grabbing a bite to eat – growing their friendship and trust with each passing moment.

Little did his mom know at the time that she would see her “Little Stacey”, now a young man, walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma from The Middle College at NC A&T.  And the accolades don’t stop there.  Stacey graduated Valedictorian and earned his Service Learning Diploma.  Over time, getting involved in the community did become a passion for Stacey and coaching basketball at the Y a fitting way to give back.  Stacey will attend NC A&T in the fall and major in history education.  What a proud moment for all involved – one that Joey was there to witness.Congratulations Stacey!  We look forward to hearing wonderful things from you in years to come!

Read more in the Greensboro News & Record

The Middle College at N.C. A&T Valedictorian Stacey Cornelius Harris Jr. will attend N.C. A&T and major in history education.