Malachi Atkinson led his boys’ cross-country team from Wilson Preparatory Academy to the first conference championship in the short history of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. That made him Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week this week.
Malachi, a junior, was named Runner of the Year for winning two of the four meetings of the 1-A Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference and finishing second twice.
Malachi, son of Sheri and Keith Atkinson of Wilson, has a GPA of 3.75 with Wilson Prep while taking Honors and Advanced Placement courses. He is a member of the school chapters of the Beta Club and the National Honor Society. He also plays percussion in the WPA band and plays baseball, a sport he would like to continue at the college level for the Tigers.
Malachi is active in the Mount Zion Progressive Primitive Baptist Church in Wilson and plays the drums and piano during the service. He works part time in Chilis Restaurant.