School Notes: May 15

Scholarship winners

Three high school students from Johnston County have received Goodnight Scholarships to attend N.C. State University.

Melanie L. Hardee will graduate from South Johnston High School, where she is president of Future Health Professionals, secretary of the Key Club and founder of the AP Calculus Club. As president of the National Honor Society, she spends time supporting Operation Christmas Child, cancer-awareness games and fundraisers. In her junior year, Hardee completed N.C. Governor’s School East. She plans to major in human biology.

Noah C. Kiser will graduate from Smithfield-Selma High School, where he is founding president for the school’s NC First Robotics Team and vice president of the National Honor Society. When he is not spending his spare time programming and building a full-size R2-D2 model, Kiser is the mellophone player, baritone player and drum major for the school’s marching and concert bands. He plans to major in computer science.

James W. Waltman will graduate from Cleveland High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. He volunteers his time as a private math tutor and does missionary travel work with local church youth groups. He plans to major in engineering.

The renewable Goodnight Scholarship is valued at $19,500.

Cleveland Hall of Fame

Cleveland High School will induct its first first Hall of Fame class on May 17. The first inductees are Bruce Coats, Bob Etheridge, Margaret Maron, and Shelby Stephenson.

The four outstanding graduates of Cleveland High exhibited not only exceptional abilities during their time at Cleveland, but have also been influential members of their communities, the school noted.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m.