Corinth Holders senior to attend Naval Academy
Trent Tetterton, a senior at Corinth Holders High School, has won appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Congressman David Rouzer nominated Tetterron.
“The preparation that goes into applying to a service academy takes a tremendous amount of commitment and dedication,” Rouzer said. “Trent Tetterton has demonstrated these qualities throughout this rigorous nomination process.”
At Corinth Holders, Tetteron has lettered in soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field. He is senior class secretary, a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. He won a gold medal in the regional Science Olympiad.
“I’m very proud that he has earned an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, and I know he will serve our country well,” Rouzer said.
Science Night at Wilson’s Mills
A Duke Energy Science Night is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Wilson’s Mills Elementary School, 4654 Wilson’s Mills Road. The event will feature hands-on activities designed to help Wilson’s Mills children and their families explore science, technology, engineering and math.
Student from Clayton earns Citadel honor
Patrick McIver of Clayton has been named a member of the 2017 Summerall Guards at the Citadel, where he is a junior.
Each winter, cadets who are juniors endure weeks of rigorous physical training and drilling in an attempt to be named a member of the platoon for their senior year.
Barbra Sells of Clayton has received the Military Appreciation Scholarship from Western Governors University, a nonprofit, online university.
West High teachers attend seminars
Cathy B. Ennis and Betty J. Lewis, who teach at West Johnston High School, attended programs recently at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Smithfield class of 1966 to hold reunion
The Smithfield High School class of 1966 will hold its 50-year reunion May 6-7 in Smithfield. To learn more, call Deidre Wood Kraft at 919-634-0045 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is seeking contact information for the following: Judy Allen, Larry Barefoot, Olivia Boyette West, Sharon Dixon, Larry Johnson, John Kelly, Peggy Massengill Allen, Donna Sue Moore Suggs, Jerry Parker, Philip Parker, Thurman Pilkington, Cynthia Reynolds Rabil, Rose Sienkiewicz Evans, Judy Wilson Tucker, Earl Ward and Bucky Weishaar.
Two from Johnston named to honor society
Jean-Luc Banks and Lauryn Kabrich, both of Clayton, have been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society. They are students at N.C. State University.
Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
Neuse Charter fundraiser
A cake festival and auction will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at in the gym at Neuse Charter School on Booker Dairy Road in Smithfield. Attendees will enjoy cake samples. Admission is $5 for ages 5 and older. Proceeds will go to cancer research and school technology.
South Johnston High School senior Melanie Hardee has received the Goodnight Scholarship to attend N.C. State University.
The $78,000 scholarship is limited to students in science, technology, engineering, math or affiliated education majors.
Hardee plans to major in biological sciences. She hopes to one day become a pediatrician.
Home-school team competes in Olympiad
The Archimedes Argonauts, a first-year home-school team from Johnston County, fared well in the egional Science Olympiad.
Here are the team’s top finishers: Sam Martinez and Lacey White, first in the duct tape challenge; Courtney Christ and Cole Contos, first in Write It, Do It; Sean Eakes and Christian Stoltz, second place in air trajectory; Katie Bradford and Jessie Johnson, second in anatomy and physiology; Jessie Johnson and Katie Bradford, fourth in scrambler; Courtney Christ and Sam Martinez, fifth in food science ;Jessie Johnson and Lacey White, sixth in bridge; Sam Martinez and Christian Stoltz, sixth in crime busters; Cole Contos and Jacob Talbot, seventh in Reach for the Stars.
The first-place finishers advance to the state competition on April 23.