A back-to-school bash for students in Selma-area schools is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, on Railroad Street in downtown Selma. The event will feature live music, games, basketball, cornhole and face painting. The Selma Ministerial Association will give away backpacks and hot dogs while supplies last, and discounted tickets for the American Music Jubilee variety show will be available. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
The Rotary Club of Central Johnston County will collect school supplies from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Walmart, 1299 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The club is seeking No. 2 pencils, crayons, small and fat glue sticks, re-sealable bags, pencil boxes, hand sanitizer, sheet protectors, index cards, cap erasers, ruled notebook paper, composition notebooks, liquid soap, pencil pouches, colored pencils, sticky notes and graph paper. The club will give the supplies to the Salvation Army for distribution to children in need.
Barton College honors
A number of Johnston County residents earned academic honors during the spring semester at Barton College in Wilson.
The following, listed by community, were named to the President’s List with 4.0 averages:
Clayton – Ella Edwards Harrison.
Kenly – Matthew David Lemmons.
The following were named to the Dean’s List with averages of 3.3 or better:
Clayton – Jordan Taylor Cooper, Daniel Kristian Cox, Stephanie Christina Jones, Dustin Keeton, Sarah Madilyn Liles, Bridget Jones Little and Hannah Elizabeth Nicholson.
Four Oaks – Jonathan Daniel O’Neill, Tracy Lynn Stewart-Revell and Elijah Bowman Stroud.
Kenly – Ashley Brooke Dowd and Amber Elizabeth Weaver.
Micro – Logan Amanda Keene.
Pine Level – Phillip Cameron Jones.
Princeton – Amber Kalene Brush, Morgan Ashleigh Brush, and Teresa Renae Holland.
Selma – René Nicole Allen, Sheryl Denise Jones-Pierce and Sarah Elizabeth Lentz.
Smithfield – Christina Leeann Aspesi, Jennifer Baker Moore, Mary Taylor Parrish, Angela Daughtry Rabil, and Brittany Nicole Robinson.
Danielle C. Griffin of Clayton has received a $1,000 Erin Remerow Parsons Loyalty Scholarship for her studies at Mississippi State, where she is an entering freshman in the School of Architecture.
Griffin is the daughter of Eric and Amy Griffin.
Austin Abney of Four Oaks, a transfer student from Johnston Community College, has received a Transfer Honors Scholarship for his studies at Barton College in Wilson. The renewable scholarship covers $2,000 of tuition for the year.
Abney is the son of Janice and Frank Lacy of Four Oaks. He plans to major in nursing.
ASU graduates, spring honors
A number of students from Johnston County graduated this spring from Appalachian State University. They are listed below by hometown:
Clayton – Ryan Kirk Hemingway, bachelor’s degree in journalism with honors; Gregory Duval Norris Jr., master’s degree in technology; Storm Brenna Stuart, bachelor’s degree in English with high honors; and Matthew Kent Vanek, bachelor’s degree in business administration; with highest honors.
Four Oaks – Jonathan Edward Holt, bachelor’s degree in middle-grades education.
Smithfield – Rebecca Leigh Meade, bachelor’s degree in public relations with honors; and Sarah Lyn Ritter, bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
Also, a number of students from Johnston earned academic honors during the spring semester at Appalachian.
The following were named to the Chancellor’s List:
Clayton – Kyle Lee Benson, a senior majoring in appropriate technology; Orlando Cepeda Dobbin, senior, social studies; Kennedy M. Fitzsimmons, sophomore, pre-professional; Simona Veselinova Gizdarska, senior, natural science; Kelsey Denise Vanek, sophomore, studio art; and Matthew Kent Vanek, senior, finance and banking.
The following earned places on the Dean’s List:
Benson – Matthew Guin, a senior majoring in biology; and Kelsey Boulware Hudson, senior, graphic arts and imaging technology.
Clayton – Alexis Award, a junior majoring in gerontology; Meredith Grey Ballard, senior, social science; Hailey Nicole Barkey, sophomore, biology; Arnulfo Bermudez Diaz, senior, entrepreneurship; Virginia Brieanne Harter, junior, international studies; Ryan Kirk Hemingway, senior, journalism; Jordan Mckenzie Hughes, senior, Spanish and education; Nicole Rachel Iorio, sophomore, language arts; Alexandra Ellen Kaste, junior, studio art; Daniel Craig Loeven, senior, community, regional and global development; Jessica Catherine Lyons, sophomore, English; Savannah Glyn Nobles, sophomore, public relations; Christian Daniel Novak, sophomore, accounting; Haley Marie Peter, sophomore, public relations; Megan Elizabeth Rembert, junior, elementary education; Angela Mary Stenborg, junior, nursing; Kelsey Lynn Trevethan, sophomore, pre-professional; and Katlyn Margaret Zulinke, freshman, biology.
Four Oaks – Joshua Daniel Joyner, a junior majoring in instrument and voice.
Smithfield – Kelsey Sarah-Elizabeth Brown, a junior majoring in elementary education; Collins Byrd Creech, a junior, communication studies; Sean Brandon Mcbride, sophomore, music industry studies; Rebecca Leigh Meade, senior, public relations; and Sarah Lyn Ritter, senior, life sciences.
Wayne Community spring honors
A number of students from Johnston County earned academic honors during the spring semester at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro.
The following were named to the President’s List: Samuel Mwaura of Clayton; Julie Cummings of Kenly, Joseph Davis of Princeton; and John Bates, Michael Clarke, Zachary Creek and Louis Orji, all of Smithfield.
The following earned places on the Dean’s List: Cindy Huie of Clayton; Anna Hollin of Four Oaks; James Osment, Luis Torres Alvares and Jesus Torres-Alvarez, all of Kenly; Trent Austin, Kathy Holland, William Howard and William Lipscomb, all of Princeton; Mary Hyslop of Selma; and Angela Reed of Smithfield.
Millikin University grad
Marie Spidale of Clayton has graduated from Millikin University with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music performance.
UNCG grads, honors
A number of Johnston County residents graduated this spring from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They are listed below by community.
Clayton – Alexandria J. Barbour, bachelor’s degree; Nancy M. Bell, master’s degree; Jessica L. Falzarano, bachelor’s degree; Sarah A. Frantz, bachelor’s degree; Rebecca E. Hansen, bachelor’s degree; Jennifer F. Jones, master’s degree; Ashley O. King, bachelor’s degree; Laura A. Owens, bachelor’s degree; Samantha L. Raeburn, master’s degree; Kelly M. Vittum, bachelor’s degree; and Shorbyshawron M. Williams, bachelor’s degree.
Smithfield – Leslie R. Ellison, bachelor’s degree; Taylor A. Harris, bachelor’s degree; Elizabeth W. Mosley, master’s degree.
Willow Spring – Emily S. King, master’s degree.
Wilsons Mills – Kevin J. Crumley, bachelor’s degree.
A number of Johnston residents earned academic honors during the spring semester. The following were named to the Chancellor’s List:
Benson – Susan A. Bratton.
Clayton – Kimberly Hammel, Laura A. Owens, Matthew J. Phillips and Cydney A. Satterfield.
Kenly – Shamika K. Robinson.
Smithfield – Leslie R. Ellison and Mary S. Hall.
The following earned places on the Dean’s List:
Clayton – Rebekah L. Boehme, Joseph L. Coats, Sarah A. Frantz, Laura D. Gervais, Rebecca E. Hansen, Claire O. King and Cydney J. Nicholson.
Kenly – Kayla E. Whitley.
Princeton – Micaela R. Harper.
Selma – Tyler A. Pfledderer.
Smithfield – Laura A. Mintz and Sharon Rios.
Wilson’s Mills – Kevin J. Crumley.