Having the opportunity to be a part of a milestone that was accomplished through years of hard work and dedication is something that I do not take lightly. So when Mr. Tolbert asked me to join him in traveling to Boone to present our electric Mazda Miata to Appalachian State students I was eager to attend. While I followed the Miata in my personal car up the incline of the mountain I cannot say that I wasn’t the slightest bit worried. Although with every mile we traveled, my worry slowly vanished, until we finally reached the meeting with power to spare. As we pulled in, a feeling of excitement and proudness overcame me, as well as Mr. Tolbert. Presenting the electric car to the students was a wonderful experience that I will never forget and I feel that with every presentation I become a better public speaker.
- Caleb Vickers