Nia Robinson, 2016 Northwest Cabarrus graduate

Nia Robinson, a 2016 Northwest Cabarrus High graduate and Kannapolis resident, was voted “Top of the Rock,” at the 2019 Homecoming halftime ceremonies at Kidd Brewer Stadium at Appalachian State University in Boone on Oct. 19.

Robinson is a senior majoring in middle grades education at Appalachian State.

The Homecoming Court at Appalachian celebrates the countless exceptional contributions made by current students through their campus and community involvement, as well as its efforts to support the success of other Mountaineers.

The Homecoming Court voting process is coordinated by the Student Government Association and advised by the Campus Activities Office.

Robinson was one of eight students selected as the Homecoming Court.

The students were selected based on criteria that include: academic success; campus involvement; community involvement; a written essay addressing the nominee’s journey toward success at Appalachian and support of peers also on that journey; a personal interview; and student body vote.

“Winning Top of the Rock of Appalachian State means that anything is possible,” Robinson said. “When I say anything is possible, that means keep your heart open to the opportunities that can come your way. Winning Top of the Rock shows me that a smile and a little bit of genuine kindness can go a long way in showing others that you care. Winning Top of the Rock is something I would have never dreamed about when I started my first year at Appalachian but, man, am I so grateful to have the opportunity to represent Appalachian and the College of Education in such a positive way.”