Clayton News-Star

School Notes: June 3

Master’s degree

Shayanne N. Martin of Maryland, formerly of Clayton, has earned a master’s degree in public health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Provost List’s student

Johnathan Fritchle of Clayton has been named to the spring semester Provost’s List at Troy University in Troy, Ala. To qualify, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.65 or higher.

Dell Scholar

Cleveland High School senior Ray Parker has been named a 2015 Dell Scholar. The Dell Scholars program recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations.

In addition to a $20,000 scholarship, Parker will receive a laptop, textbook credits and ongoing support to address the emotional, lifestyle and financial challenges that might arise in college.

Parker is a member of the Cleveland High School AVID program. He plans attend East Carolina University in the fall.

Barton College graduates

A number of Johnston County residents graduated this spring from Barton College in Wilson. They are listed below by community.

Clayton – Amber Christine Creech, bachelor’s degree in elementary education, with high honors; Whitney Pilotte Price, bachelor’s degree in social work; and Holly Michelle Tipton, bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Kenly – Consuela Michelle Battle, bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice; Tyler Cooper Freedman, bachelor’s degree in art and design; and Logan Amanda Keene, bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Princeton – Amber Kalene Brush, bachelor’s degree in business management, with honors; and Alyssa Jordan Spell, bachelor’s degree in middle school education.

Selma – Sarah Elizabeth Lentz, bachelor’s degree in nursing and bachelor’s degree in business management with honors; and Chardesia Cardetta Williams, bachelor’s degree in social work.

Smithfield – Elizabeth Stone Ashley, bachelor’s degree in social work; Jennifer Baker Moore, bachelor’s degree in social work, with honors; Cena Marie-Wise Norris, bachelor’s degree in elementary education; and Kandice Michele Nylin, bachelor’s degree in education of the deaf and nard of hearing and bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Citadel graduate receives award

Ricardo Caporale of Clayton, a 2015 graduate of the Citadel, has received the Robert G. Miller Memorial Sword for excellence in battalion leadership and public service. He graduated May 9 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Master’s in social work

Jessica Johnson of Clayton has gradated from Fayetteville State University with a master’s degree in social work.

Dean’s List student

Colton Randall Narron of Wendell has been named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Surry Community College. To qualify, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better.