Iron Academy is a small school with a large focus on leadership training. Our current elected school leader, Stone Kiker, leads daily convocation and oversees daily chores. Each tribe leader is accountable for how his tribe has performed in attendance, academics, chores, and keeping the honor code and reports his tribe’s performance to Stone.
Stone is a truly versatile young man who is as comfortable in the ballet world as he is hunting in the forest. This year he was invited to be in the Field of Dreams Performing Arts Conservatory (FODPAC) Poiemartistry Tap and Contemporary Dance Company as well as in the Poemartistry theater group. He is cast as the Nutcracker in FODPAC’s 10th annual production in December 2017. This summer he launched his own comical YouTube channel with fellow Iron peer Ben Lapinskes.
This past October, Stone accomplished a 240-mile canoe trip from Lake Jordan to Oak Island on the NC coast with his dad and two of his Iron friends. They called it a Judah Journey as they padded for hours each day and camped under the stars at night, ministering to every person along the journey. Stone is creating a documentary with photography and video of his amazing trip.
Stone works part-time in his family’s business, Little Squirrels Tree and Landscaping Company. He is able to operate all of the machinery, including tree take downs, and bringing beautiful landscape and hardscape designs to life.
Stone has been a “most improved” player for our basketball team and this year is challenging himself by joining the wrestling team. He is diligent in his academics and is on the A/B honor roll. Stone has been with Iron Academy since it opened in 2013 and is looking forward to being a part of its first graduation class in 2020.
Seth Williams will be Stone’s mentor this year. He has known Stone for over 14 years and looks forward to helping with Stone’s pursuit of biblical manhood.