Our Outstanding Senior from Gaston Virtual Academy
is Nolan Cardwell.
Nolan Cardwell, who is vying for a national title in BMX racing, needed a school schedule that accommodated his racing training schedule and competitions. He found it in the Gaston County Virtual Academy. The flexible schedule has allowed him to succeed in both his education and competitive interests. Working hard to complete his school requirements, Nolan was able to graduate in December 2021 so he could focus on his sports career. Nolan joined the USA National BMX Team earlier this year, and he is currently ranked the No. 7 BMX rider in the world and will compete in competitions in Scotland and the Netherlands this summer. These competitions will give him the opportunity to become a future Olympian for the United States team.