Garner: Community

School Notes

UNC Pembroke graduate

Dallas Sunrise Pastirik of Garner was awarded a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Criminal Justice by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in December.

JCC programs

Johnston Community College offers corporate courses and seminars and personal enrichment classes at its main campus at 245 College Road, Smithfield, and at its Workforce Development Center at 135 Best Wood Drive, Clayton. For details, go to JohnstonCC.edu.

▪  QuickBooks: This 6-hour course will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Clayton location. Registration is $125.

▪  MS PowerPoint Certification 2010: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 7-23, at the Workforce Development Center. Registration is $72.

▪  Notary Public: This 6-hour class will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 20 at the Wilson Building on the JCC Main Campus. Registration is $70 plus book fees.

▪  Notary Public: This 6-hour class will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Clayton location. Registration is $70 plus book fees.

▪  Notary Public: This 6-hour class will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Clayton location. Registration is $70 plus book fees.

▪  Leadercast Johnston County will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Clayton location. Registration is $65 and includes breakfast and lunch.

Scholarship available

The Board of Directors of the Johnston County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Ernestine J. Williams Scholarship. To learn about the qualifications for the scholarship, and to register, go to nccommunityfoundation.org. Applications for the renewable scholarship are due by April 11.

West Johnston FFA receives grant money

The West Johnston FFA chapter in Benson and one of its members have been awarded a combined $3,500 in grants.

The West Johnston FFA chapter received a $2,500 grant as part of the FFA: Food For All program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. The West Johnston chapter plans to help fight hunger by growing and providing more than 400 pounds of produce to the local back pack buddies program already at West Johnston.

West Johnston student and FFA member Alyssa Barbour received a $1,000 award as part of the Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) Program Grant that provides students with money to start SAE programs. She plans to use the grant she received to start an organic garden and sell the produce to local customers.

Students win conservation awards

Student winners in the Johnston Soil and Water Conservation Poster, Essay and Power Point Contests were recently recognized at the Conservation Awards Banquet. "Wetlands are Wonderful" was the theme for this year's contest. Winners include Olivia Romiti, Julia Murphy, Madelyn Schultz, Mackenzie Sizemore, Grace Spivey, Kendall Weaver, Carys Doerr, Graycen Faulk, Panisara Purcell, Carter Stoke, Olivia Creech, Emma Hewitt, Jonathan Raynor, and Marianna Spicer.

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