Law school grad
Juanita Ann Flonard of Smithfield graduated May 19 from the Wake Forest University School of Law.
Schools make personnel moves
The Johnston Counuty public schools recently made the following personnel moves:
New principals – Christopher B. Kennedy, South Campus Community Middle, formerly an assistant principal at Smithfield-Selma High School; Janet Lebo – Cooper Elementary, formerly an assistant principal at Cooper; Suzanne Phillips Mitchell, Selma Elementary, fomerly an assistant principal at Selma; and Christie Dawn Turner, Glendale-Kenly Elementary, formerly an assistant principal at Cleveland Elementary
Central Office – William Ray Stott, director of athletics and student activities, formerly principal of Johnston County Middle College; Dawn Alligood, director of middle grades education, formerly principal of Dixon Road Elementary; and Nathanael Shelton, communications coordinator, formlery news editor at the Kenly News.
Principal transfers – Kenneth Bennett, to Dixon Road Elementary from South Campus Community Middle; Denise Benson Byrd, Polenta Elementary from Principal at Selma Elementary; Maureen Ann Hanahue, Cleveland Elementary from Cooper Elementary; Barretta Shronda Haynes, Johnston County Middle College High School from McGee’s Crossroads Middle School; Chad Jewett, McGee’s Crossroads Middle from West Smithfield Elementary; Deborah P. Johnson, Benson Elementary from Polenta Elementary; and Tandra Batchelor-Mapp, West Smithfield Elementary from Glendale-Kenly Elementary.
Assistant principal interns – Denise Adler, McGee’s Crossroads Middle; Paige Avery Barnes, River Dell Elementary; Dana Jernigan, South Johnston High; Jennifer McClure, Micro-Pine Level Elementary; Donna B. Moore, West View Elementary; Thomas J. Presti, Clayton Middle; and Daniel “Cole” Yarborough, Cleveland High.
Excellence in math
The U.S. Achievement Academy has recognized Hope Lynnette Rawls of Selma for excellence in mathematics.
Rawls attends Archer Lodge Middle School, where she was nominated for the honor by teacher Cole Yarborough. Her name will appeal in the U.S. Achievement Academy yearbook, which is published nationally.
Rawls is the daughter of Dale and Annette Rawls of Selma. She is the granddaughter of Joseph and Margaret Rawls of Clayton and Harold and Gloria Sherman of Garner.
Katie Edwards of Four Oaks and Breanna Williams of Smithfield have received $1,000 scholarships from Tractor Supply Co. and the National Future Farmers of America Foundation. Both plan to become teachers after college.
NAACP awards scholarships
The Johnston County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has awarded scholarships to six graduating high school seniors. They are Destiny Sanders and Tamerick Barbour, both of Clayton High School; Kameron McDougald, Princeton High; Tayler Dorsey, Corinth Holders High; and Iman Billingsley and Samantha Gibson, Johnston County Middle College.
Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members
The Johnston Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, has inducted the following students: Sharon Goddard of Selma, Robert Henningham of Four Oaks, Robyn Bell of Pine Level, Shenan Higgins of Benson, Marianne Rapp of Smithfield, Maria Aleman of Smithfield, Michelle Atkins of Smithfield, Mario Hobbs of Selma, Hollie Vanderlei of Willow Spring, Jensine Cochran of Smithfield, Kristen Barbour of Selma, Bryan Brafford of Kenly, Kristina Johnson of Benson, Shanita George of Smithfield, Holly Priest of Smithfield, David Parrish of Selma, Derek Bailey of Princeton, Lori May of Princeton, Steve Barefoot of Four Oaks, Jorene Mathias of Selma, Shane Henderson of Smithfield, Amanda Jackson of Four Oaks, Amber Parker of Smithfield, Peter Derasmo of Smithfield, Leticia Holman-Reynoso of Angier, Lawrence Bowyer of Selma, Theresa Scott of Smithfield, Jameka Price of Selma, Katelyn Giammo of Angier, Curtis Brundidge of Angier, Dorrie Johnson of Four Oaks, Kayla Messer of Four Oaks, Erin Tremblay of Smithfield, Amber Trimpe of Benson, Leigh Blevins of Four Oaks, Heather Mills of Smithfield and Dawnyetta McMillan of Benson.
To be eligible, students must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
Rising star at Clayton High
A Clayton High School student and musical production were among the nominees for this year’s Triangle Rising Star Awards, which were presented June 2 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
Kevin Thorne was among the Best Actor nominees. The school’s production of “Honk the Musical” was a nominee for Best Musical.
Wake Tech announces spring honors
Wake Technical Community College has announced its President’s List and Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester. Students must maintain a grade point average of 4.0 for the President’s List and a 3.5 for the Dean’s List. The students are as follows:
The following were named to the President’s List with grade-point averages of 4.0: Karnal Fathy Bebawy, Shannon Nicole Brunson, Lindsey Megan Chin, Jennifer Chu, Michael Adam Dubinksy, Lester Earl Ewing, Victoria Abiola Faminigba, Michael Felland, Kera Renee Hafshejani, Lisa Michelle Hewett, Jessica Hollando, Heinz Menguser, Katherine Rose Patterson and Rebecca Diane Petty, all of Clayton; and Colleen Marie Mohsinger of Smithfield.
The following were named to the Dean’s List with averages of 3.5 or better: Sara Escalante, Timothy Bryant Hobson, William David Michetti, Irvin Leroy Miller, John Charles Seifert Macy Lauren Stancil, all of Benson; Leigh Ann Allan, William Henry Archer, Vivian Daniela Benzo, Joshua Thomas Bley, Edward Courtney Burgess, Marko Antonio Evans, Salina Arielle Felder, John Mark Harmeling, Brandon Scott Lee, Samuel Dashaun Middleton, Alexander Opubo Owiriwo, Ethan Hill Patton, Matthew Thomas Reid, Terresa Proctor Sanders, Jennifer Lynn Starr, Ryan Anthony Stermer, Brianna Lee Vann, Alexander Stephen Vaughn, Tamara Williams Washington, Timothy Michael Williams, Gregory Bryon Willoughby and Gabriella Faye Woodson, all of Clayton; Joyce Ann Bosse, Pamela P. Kurzawa and Dana Cody Strickland, all of Four Oaks; Paul Jeffery Michaloski and Catherine Allison Wright, both of Selma; and Mark Alfred Kingsley and David Paul Richardson, both of Smithfield.
Book sale, homeschool conference
Johnston County Home Educators will hold their annual Book Fair and Homeschool Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield. The event will include workshops, teen activities and vendors. Workshops will be at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit jchenc.org/bookfairworkshops.
Four former Clayton High School students have graduated from the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. They are Kristen Dawn Bagley, Brandon Duke Dyer, Shaza Ihab Gaballah and Michael Lynn Mallory.
Three receive scholarships
The Chamber Women’s Business Network awarded three business professionals with continuing education scholarships at its Spring Scholarship Luncheon. A total of $2,700 was given to Tracey Woodruff of Johnston Health, Cynthia Hutchings of Smithfield-Selma High and Jessica Balazsi of Johnston Community College.
Woodruff is the administrative director of patient care services with Johnston Health. She received $1,000 to continue her studies at Pfieffer University for a masters in healthcare administration.
Hutchings is a pre-international baccalaureate teacher at Smithfield-Selma High. She received $650 to continue her studies at N.C. State for a masters in curriculum and instruction development.
Balazsi is an accounts receivable specialist at Johnston Community College. She received $650 to continue her studies at East Carolina University for a masters in business administration.