‘Back to Class’ at JCC
Johnston Community College is offering its alumni the chance to take a class for free through “Back to Class,” an alumni scholarship program. Anyone who has received a curriculum certificate, degree or diploma from JCC is eligible.
Information sessions are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. July 9 and Aug. 6 in the library on the Smithfield campus. Individuals will be able to meet with advisers and register for a class.
For more information about the program or to register for an information session, visit johnstoncc.edu/foundation or call 919-209-2222.
Ezekiel Powell of North Johnston High attended Washington Workshops, a one-week leadership program in government and politics in Washington D.C.
The program allows students to learn about the U.S. Congress, U.S. Supreme Court, embassies and executive branch agencies. During the week, they meet members of Congress, government officials, diplomats, lobbyists and professors.
Student attends agriculture institute
Evenny Alford, a rising senior at Smithfield-Selma High, took part recently in the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders at N.C. A&T.
The week-long program allowed students with an interest in agriculture to learn about careers in subjects such as biotechnology, food science and education.
Barton College graduates
A number of Johnston County residents graduated with bachelor’s degrees May 12 from Barton College in Wilson. They are listed below by hometown.
Benson – Alyssa Mahina Rauschenburg, biology; and Thomas Lee Webb, health and physical education.
Clayton – Lauren Ashley Horne, elementary education; and Dustin Tisdale Keeton, criminal justice and criminology with honors.
Four Oaks – Tracy Lynn Stewart-Revell, nursing.
Kenly – Camillia Shavon Hill, social work with honors; Josie Danielle Smith, nursing; and Deanna Leigh Whitehurst, nursing.
Princeton – Morgan Ashleigh Brush, chemistry with honors; and Tuwanda René Richardson, social work.
Selma – Shekeya Janika Gipson, gerontology; Phillip Cameron Jones, political science and criminal justice and criminology, with honors; Hannah Elizabeth Nicholson, biology; and Heather Pearl Wolfe, education of the deaf and hard of hearing with honors.
Smithfield – Brittany Reneé Poole, social work; and Angela Daughtry Rabil, social work with honors.
A summer venture
Emma Szczesiul, a rising junior at Smithfield-Selma High, has been accepted to Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics at East Carolina University.
The four-week program accepts rising juniors and seniors with an interest in science and mathematics and an aspiration for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
While at ECU, Szczesiul will take part in research and intensive study.
Cleveland Middle student Brittany Renee Kennon has been named a National Honor Student by the U.S. Achievement Academy. Her name will appear in the Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Kennon is the daughter of James and Christy Kennon of Clayton. She is the granddaughter of Glenn Twigg and Louis Sullivan of Kenly and Don and Martha Kennon of Selma.
Corinth Holders High student Jennifer Vrabel has received a $500 Future Farmers of America Scholarship from AgCarolina Farm Credit.
FFA honors superintendent
Ed Croom, superintendent of Johnston County Schools, has received an honorary State FFA degree.
The honorary degree recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the N.C. Agricultural Education/FFA Program.
Johnston resident is State FFA president
Carmen Honeycutt of McGee’s Crossroads has been elected president of the State FFA. She is the daughter of Barry and JoAnne Honeycutt and a graduate of West Johnston High.
Honeycutt will serve a one-year term as an ambassador for youth, agriculture and education. She will meet with agribusiness leaders at various FFA chapters and represent the N.C. FFA Association at state and national meetings.
Central Carolina graduates
Sukennik S. Suero and Leticia Campos Valadez, both of Johnston County, graduated May 25 from the Spanish cosmetology program at Central Carolina Community College. Olga I. Gracia completed an additional 800 hours of study to be certified as cosmetology instructors.
Teacher attends seminar
Dana E. Blim of Selma Elementary attended a seminar recently at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.