SSS band finishes first
The Spartan Regiment from Smithfield-Selma High School placed first in 4A at the Sept. 27 Marching Band Critique and Competition at Cleveland High School.
The marching band placed first in color guard, percussion, music category, general effect and visual performance.
In all, the Spartan Regiment brought home seven trophies.
College credit for high school students
An information session on Johnston Community College’s Career and College Promise program is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium at Corinth Holders High School, 6875 Applewhite Road, Wendell. The program helps high school students earn college credit. For more information, visit johnstoncc.edu/programs/career-and-college-promise.
Legion post awards $500 scholarships
American Legion Post 405 in Pine Level has awarded $500 scholarships of Aaron Kopp, a June graduate of North Johnston High School, and Alexis Juarez, a June graduate of Princeton High.
Kopp said he planned to attend N.C. State University. Juarez was headed to UNC-Chapel Hill.
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.
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 places 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.