A National Honor Society and #AutobellTeam member, Cynthia Brown is part of the U-18 national soccer team pool, placing her among the future elite of the sport for which she garnered a full athletic scholarship to Radford University. She was also kicker for Wilson High’s football team and became the first female to throw a touchdown in Virginia high school league history with a 52-yard pass. Cynthia volunteers at local soccer camps and coaches for Churchland Soccer League.
A high school honors graduate in 2013, #AutobellTeam member Kyshaun Merchant went on to finish Tidewater Community College with an associate degree in Social Science and served as president of the Student African American Brotherhood. He remains active in recreational sports such as soccer and football while pursuing a long-term management career with Autobell®, where he exhibits great leadership. He’s also an expectant father and very excited about this next chapter of life.
As senior class president at Heritage High School, #AutobellTeam member Naya Marks ranked 9th in her class with a GPA of 3.84. Her club activities included the National Honor Society; Mathematics Honor Society; Students Against Destructive Decisions; Student Council Association; and Future Business Leaders Of America, combined with regular volunteer work. She was nominated as Heritage’s DAR Good Citizen, recognized as a positive influence on the girls’ varsity volleyball and soccer teams, the latter for which she was a three-year captain.
#AutobellTeam member Allison Faber achieves success at Warhill High School in both her studies and athletics. A varsity volleyball player, she’s contributed to two consecutive team state championships and also plays on a club travel team, recently competing in a national tournament in Orlando. She balances that with a 3.745 GPA as well as her fantastic work at Autobell®.
An NC A&T State University student in Architectural Engineering, Jamaal Carter’s 3.9 GPA places him on the Dean’s List and earned induction into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Jamaal volunteers at the campus Architectural Engineering Institute, where he meets with other students in his major to study. Appreciated as an #AutobellTeam member for his sense of urgency and positive demeanor, he recently received one of the company’s scholarships toward higher education.
An outstanding member of the #AutobellTeam managing staff, Sierra Yonker finished high school with a 3.5 GPA. She’s volunteered over 300 hours with Autism Buddies, which takes children with autism on field trips. A outdoorswoman who enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping, Sierra’s college plans focus on a double major in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Zach Gower balanced work as an outstanding #AutobellTeam member while excelling as a senior at Great Bridge High School, where he was a varsity golfer and lacrosse player. A winter snowboarding and summer skimboarding enthusiast, his next goal is serving our nation of a US Coast Guard member.
#AutobellTeam member Jerel Wells’ courteous and efficient style garners notice and praise from customers and management in his position as crew leader and cashier-in-training. Outside of work, Jerel is five years into his role as organist for his church, where he also assists with events. Beyond making music, he loves to draw and also helps his mother at the farmers market.
Jake Carter has been an #AutobellTeam member since 2012, and his great work ethic and customer service skills quickly propelled him into management that first year. Having just earned a BS in Chemistry & Mathematics at Barton College, where he was an active member of the Honors Program, he’s now enrolled in Wake Forest University, working on his PhD in Chemistry.
Morgan entered her senior year at Heritage High in 2015 as valedictorian with a 4.28 GPA, while bringing her outgoing personality and customer-friendly attitude to the #AutobellTeam. She’s currently on the school board for Newport News Public Schools, the first Heritage student ever to hold that position. A volleyball player since 9th grade, she became a team captain her junior year.
A recent graduate of Western Guilford High with a 4.0 GPA, #AutobellTeam member Justin also balanced Beta Club, National Spanish Honors Society, baseball, and cross country participation with his work duties. He’s now off to East Carolina U. to study communications.
A 3.5 unweighted GPA puts Tori in the top 20 of her senior class at Knightdale High. She’s also excelled at work since becoming an #AutobellTeam member in April. A four-year letterman in varsity soccer who also runs cross country and plays basketball, Tori will head to East Carolina U. in Fall 2016.
At 6’ tall, Western Branch HS junior and volleyball team captain Peyton Holmes dominates at the net, also playing on the Coastal Virginia Volleyball 17 national travel team and achieving 6A South Conference 2 Player of the Year and 2nd Team All Tidewater. She maintains a 3.4 GPA, volunteers at the local sports center, and brings her great attitude and work ethic to her job as an #AutobellTeam crew leader. She aspires to a Division 1 college volleyball career while majoring in physical therapy.
A full-ride signee at Old Dominion University, pitcher Andrew Moyer excels academically and athletically while bringing his great attitude and work ethic to the Virginia #AutobellTeam. The 6’6” Woodside HS sports star earned a 3.8 GPA, participated in Operation Smile and Pep Club, and racked up accolades along the way such as All-TCIS (Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools), 1st team-6A Schools, 1st team All-State, and Peninsula District Player of the Year.
Autobell® Chief Technical Officer Bob Thomas has been tearing up the pavement lately with impressive results. In a run of recent 5K competitions, he’s had five 1st place finishes, six 2nds, and two 3rds in the age 60-69 division and a steadily improving best time that currently stands at 23:07. #AutobellTeam
Graduating High School with a 3.8 GPA, Autobell® employee Brandon Fogleman is headed to Alamance Comm. College this fall with plans for a firefighting career. He’s also captain & 2nd baseman for local baseball team the Marlins, undefeated for 5 years. #AutobellTeam
A senior at Caldwell Academy, Autobell® employee Dallas Peyton is graduating summa cum laude with a 3.9 GPA. His activities included varsity soccer, Beta Club, Student Fan Club president, Drama Club lead, Student Ministry, and choir. He will attend Liberty University. #AutobellTeam
An Autobell® manager, sociology major & student government participant at Norfolk State, Chris Pulley recently joined the New Chesapeake Men for Progress & was recognized at its annual achievement event. The nonprofit provides leadership, mentorship, scholarships & education programs for city youth. #AutobellTeam
A Manager for over 2 years, DeShawn Underwood is a senior at Kennesaw State studying Communications and was recently elected Executive Youth Director at Grace Community Christian Church. He was also a head counselor for 6 yrs. at Camp Nehemiah for Math & Science. #AutobellTeam
Kelby’s whirlwind of activities includes revitalizing ODU’s National Assn. of Music Educators collegiate chapter and performing with ODU’s Symphony, Monarch Quartet, Concert Choir, and Opera Workshop. A teaching assistant to the symphony conductor, Kelby also teaches with the Young Audiences of Virginia Impact Strings program for elementary students. #AutobellTeam