Employee of the month
The Johnston County school system has named its Classified Employee of the Month for September. She is Mary McCall, a child nutrition assistant at West Smithfield Elementary School.
McCall also drives a school bus. Her nomination form noted her dedication to her duties and her daily greeting every student who steps on her bus.
Three chosen for marching band
Three Johnston County High School students have been invited to join the U.S. Army All-American March Band, which will performduring halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
They are Micaela Fox of Clayton High School and Devian Bagley and Faith Howell, both of Smithfield-Selma High School.
The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country.
NBC will televise the football game at 1 p.m. Jan. 3.
Teacher wins grant
Leah Williams, who teaches elementary school music at Neuse Charter School, has received a $3,000 Bright Ideas Grant from Wake Electric. She will use the money to purchase 25 guitars.
Johnston woman earns doctorate
Andrea D. Barefoot of Clayton has earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University. She is a graduate of Garner High School.
Fundraiser lifts soccer team
A recent pancake breakfast raised $1,600 for the soccer team at North Johnston High School. The fundraiser was held Oct. 18 at Applebee’s in Smithfield.
Bazaar seeks vendors
Neuse Charter School is seeking crafts makers and artisans for its Booster Bazaar on Dec. 5 and 6. The cost is $50. For an application, send an email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant principal earns honor
Cora Godwin, an assistant principal at Clayton High School, has been named Administrator of the Year by the N.C. Scholastic Media Association.
Janet Cooke, the school’s newspaper adviser, nominated her for the award.
Godwin has been involved in high school media for nearly three decades. As a teacher at South Johnston High School, she was adviser to the newspaper and yearbook, both of which won numerous statewide awards.