NC State University, Class of 2019
Major: Design Studies
Minor: Creative Writing
Staci Knighton is from Robbinsville, NC and serves as the college adviser at North Moore High School in Moore County, NC. She identifies as Native American and her tribal affiliation is Muscogee Creek Nation and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. As an underrepresented student in high school, the transition to college wasn’t easy but Staci found her place within the Native American community which allowed her worked as a mentor for the Native Education Form hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at NC State University.
Through this, she discovered happiness in encouraging students to further their education alongside helping them with college access in which she is eager and excited to do the same with the students at North Moore High School.