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N&O scholar-athlete: Millbrook golfer Stephen Franken

Stephen Franken

Millbrook High

GPA: 4.7

Athletics: Golf

Favorite course: TPC Sawgrass

I was fascinated to learn: Four babies are born every second.

Most inspiring teacher: Mr. Bailey, Magellan Charter School, 8th grade English, because he always pushed us to achieve our potential and put 100 percent effort into every assignment.

A book that impacted my life was: The Bible, it has given me hope and motivates me every day.

It is hard to believe that we used to: Not have instant communication devices because we rely so heavily on them now.

Favorite charity is: St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The world’s biggest problem is: Global warming and air pollution

Who epitomizes what a good American should be: George Washington

Whose life inspires you: Jesus Christ

Ideal guest list: Jesus, coach Jim Valvano, Bobby Jones

Something that you enjoy that would surprise people: I like to hike, camp, and spend time in nature.

I wish I had been there for: 1983 NCAA basketball championship game when N.C. State beat Houston to win the title.