Board names assistant principals
The Johnston County Board of Education has named a number of assistant principals. They are listed below by school:
Archer Lodge Middle, Timberly Verona Harrington; Benson Elementary, Sandra Robertson; Benson Middle, Tracy Vannurden; Clayton Middle, Thomas J. Presti; Cleveland High, Tara J. Thompson; Corinth Holders Elementary, Faitha Batten; Corinth Holders High, Timothy D. Dugan; Meadow School, Paige Avery Barnes; Polenta Elementary, Jennifer McClure; Powhatan Elementary, Jamie L. Tyler; Princeton High, Jeremy H. Barefoot; and West Smithfield Elementary, Mogie Reddy.
Also, the board named the following to central office posts: Stephanie Leonard, director of curriculum projects; Danah Miller, coordinator for Read to Achieve; and Tabitha Lee, assistant finance officer.
Cleveland grad receives scholarship
Andrew Josupait, a June graduate of Cleveland High School, has received a scholarship from the Local Government Federal Credit Unit. He will use the money to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Junior historians bring home prizes
Members of Homeschoolers Unfolding State History, a Johnston County club, were among the winners in contest at the annual convention of the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association.
In the Elementary Division, the Johnston County club placed first in the Exhibit Contest and second in the Literary Contest.
In the Intermediate Division, the club placed first in the Exhibit Contest and second in the Literary Contest. Individually, George Langdon placed first in the Literary Contest. Seth Young won first place in the Christopher Crittenden State History Quiz, the Civil War Essay Contest and the American Revolution Essay Contest. David Young placed second in the Christopher Crittenden State History Quiz and second in the American Revolution Essay Contest.
In the Secondary Division, the Johnston club placed first in the Exhibit Contest and second in the Literary Contest. Also, the club placed first and second in the Video Documentary Contest. Individually, Samuel Adams Young placed first in both the African American Essay Contest and American Revolution Essay Contest. He won second place in the Civil War Essay Contest. Elizabeth Revels won first place in the Exhibit Contest, and Felisha Crittenden received second place in the Literary Contest.
An outstanding scholar
Brodie Huston Clark of Clayton was among the 2013-14 academic award winners at Western Carolina University. He received the Dean’s Outstanding Scholar Award.
Clark graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science. He is the son of Michael and Karen Clark of Clayton.
Four Johnston County students are semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
They are Steven P. May of Cleveland High School, John P. Bond of Johnston County Early College Academy, William Xia of Corinth Holders High School and Samuel E. Chase, a home-schooled student.
Next spring, the National Merit Scholarship Program will award 7,600 scholarships worth about $33 million.
The Johnston County school system has named its employees of the month for August. They are Junior Creech, principal of South Campus High School, and Stella Cooper, accounts-payable clerk for the school system.
Preschool program seeking youngsters
The Johnston County school system is registering children ages 3-4 for its pre-kindergarten program. To schedule a required screening, call 919-934-1697, Ext. 170. To learn more about the program, call Katie Lewis at 919-934-1697, Ext. 172.
Students earn academic honors
Students from Johnston County earned academic honors during the summer semester at Wilson Community College.
The following earned placed on the Dean’s List with Distinction with 4.0 averages: Michael J. Corella, Payton A. Coleman and Summer B. Wells.
The following earned spots on the Dean’s List with averages of 3.5 to 3.99: Peggy A. McCormick of Clayton; Valerie B. Bullock and Aaron Kite, both of Selma; and Bryan L. Boykin and Araceli Ventura, both of Smithfield.