Hey, my name is Amanda Miller and I proudly served as both the Vice President and President of AWSUM Club while a student-athlete at Mt. Pleasant High School before graduating in 2009. 
After graduating from UNC-Wilmington in December of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, I decided to stay in Wilmington, NC. I worked for a grass roots non-profit organization, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. and continued my career in event planning with South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) in Wilmington, NC, where I plan continuing education events for health care professionals throughout the state.  Currently, I plan events with an international event planning company and enjoy helping my community. I am thankful for the opportunity  to continue to giving back to the greater Mount Pleasant community as I did while in school!  Proud to be a member of this AWSUM Board!

Board members not pictured are:

Ashley Pethel and Michael Landers



This 501(c)3 nonprofit charity is locally controlled by uncompensated, volunteer Board members


Hi, My name is Courtney Edwards Wyatt, and I am the founder of the AWSUM Club and also the Chairman of the Board for AWSUM Communities and Schools. I have lived in Cabarrus County my entire life, and graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School in 2001. I then went to North Carolina State University, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. I have 8 years experience in sales in the Banking Industry and have since become a full time Mom. Currently, I have a 7 year old and 2 year old, who keep me very busy. I spend my time making sure the kids are where they need to be, when they need to be there, with whatever they may need while they are there. From the beginning of the AWSUM Club and to this day, I enjoy helping others and giving back to my community. I am looking forward to continuing my work in the community!

My name is Nichole (Stewart) Cook and I graduated from MPHS in 2008.  I was the AWSUM Club President 2007-2008 and now am proud to be a member of the Board of this charity - continuing what I began years ago! I Graduated from UNC-W in 2012 with a bachelors in social work and minor in women's studies, then graduated from UNC-C in 2015 with a Masters in Social Work, and am currently employed as a social worker for Carolinas Healthcare System at CMC-Main.

My name is Katherine (Drye) Gonzalez
I graduated from MPHS in 2007, and I founded AWSUM club at MPHS in 2006, and graduated from the University of Georgia 2011.
Currently, I am the Manager for Spa Medical in Macon, Georgia. Spa Medical is a medical spa that specializes in non-surgical, anti-aging procedures. I manage all aspects of the business as well as market the business in an effort to continue growing the practice. Still an athlete! Compete in the Women's Physique division of the NPC with hopes of becoming a professional in the sport! My passion is lifting weights to become a healthier individual so in my free time I love helping as many people as I can become stronger, healthier and more confident in their own skin!

My name is Liz Widenhouse, and I graduated from MPHS in 2011.  I was president of the AWSUM club in my senior year, and a club member for the previous three. I was also a member of the Varsity Volleyball team, Student Council, Beta Club and Theatre. During my time at MPHS I helped to organize four King of the Court tournaments, participated in four Walks for JDRF, and worked at the speedway for fundraising in my final two years. After graduation I attended Greensboro College and earned a degree in Biology with minors in Humanities and Chemistry. I was a member of the Greensboro College Volleyball Team, Pre-Health Society, Dean's Advisory Committee, and the George Center for Honors Studies. I graduated in 2015 Magna Cum Laude as a member of the Tri Beta Biological Honors Society and the Alpha Chi Honors Society. I am currently working as an EMT in Randolph County to procure hours to attend PA school, while staying active in AWSUM Communities and Schools.  I am proud to continue the philanthropy in the community that shaped me!

Meet the Board

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