Scholar Profile – Malik D. Currence ’19

2015 Light on the Hill Society Scholar
Malik D. Currence ’19
Gastonia, NC

Malik graduated from Highland School of Technology, a small public magnet school in Gastonia, where he pursued a strong academic curriculum and was the first Light on the Hill Society scholar from his high school.  He is also a first-generation college student and Carolina Millennial Scholar.

During his high school academic career, he ran cross country for three years, leading his team to states two years consecutively. He has 300 plus hours in community service and has been a part of a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Advocacy program that capitalizes on promoting Gaston County teen sexual health awareness and reducing teen pregnancy as a whole.

He was president and co-founder of Earth Club, a volunteer-based club where he conducted recycling projects and educated others on the importance of the overall betterment of the local community.