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Mike Wenig was honored at the 2019 First North Carolina State Championship Tournament with the Woodie Flowers Award.

First North Carolina, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created to inspire youth in North Carolina to pursue further studies and careers in science and technology and to help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the technologically-driven global economy. Wenig has been a mentor to Team 2655, The Flying Platypi, for more than 10 years. Students from Wenig’s current team as well as past team members wrote in an essay that his “commitment to students, commitment to learning, commitment to teaching new skills, helping them gaining confidence, overcome obstacles and find their passion” is why he was a deserving recipient of the high honor. Wenig was presented with the award by Dr. Woodie Flowers.

Wenig passionately supports STEM education in the local community as well as on state and national level. In addition to serving as a mentor to the local FIRST Robotics Competition high school team, FIRST Team 2655, The Flying Platypi, he, along with his wife, regularly take groups of students to Washington, D.C. to speak to members of Congress about the importance of funding afterschool STEM enrichment programs and its impact on growing a future technology bases workforce.

“Mike’s passion for teaching new skills and helping others overcome obstacles is what makes him a phenomenal attorney,” said Nathan Duggins, Managing Partner of Tuggle Duggins, “He pursues every matter with a deep interest in helping his clients achieve their goals and we are fortunate to have him on our team. Receiving the Woodie Flowers Award was a well-deserved honor.”

In his role with Tuggle Duggins, Wenig advises clients in a wide range of corporate, limited liability company, and partnership law, business acquisitions and sales, affordable housing development, and state and federal tax planning and representation. He has extensive experience representing individual and corporate taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, state revenue departments, and in various courts.

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