[caption id="attachment_28820" align="aligncenter" width="640"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/07\/Cooke-Scholarship-Awardees-2017.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-28820" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/07\/Cooke-Scholarship-Awardees-2017.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="425" \/><\/a> Stephen Cooke Automotive Technology Scholarship recipients Gabe Snow (second from right) and Caleb Alder receive their awards from Tim Holbrook, executive director of the Greenbrier County Schools Foundation (left), Josh Mitchem, Greenbrier East Automotive Technology teacher, and Steve Cooke, son of Stephen Cooke.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Greenbrier County Schools Foundation in May awarded the first ever Stephen Cooke Memorial Scholarship to Greenbrier East students Gabe Snow and Caleb Alder. Snow plans to attend NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC, this fall and Alder will attend the A.C.T in Beckley this fall.\r\n\r\nThis first year scholarship is in memory of Stephen Cooke who passed away on Jan. 2, 2017. As the first auto mechanics teacher at Greenbrier East High School, and over his 21 year career, Cooke had the opportunity to teach hundreds of young men, and women, not only how to be good auto mechanics, but more importantly, how to be good people.\r\n\r\nCooke was known for his faith, character, compassion and youthful spirit, as well as being a positive role model to all who knew him. He was an avid runner, cyclist and lover of the Greenbrier River until late in life.\r\n\r\nTo honor Cooke\u2019s memory and give back to the community he so loved, an automotive technology scholarship has been established in his name. The scholarship will help deserving students further their education at a certified post graduate automotive technology vocational school of their choice.