School reunion in Benson
A reunion of faculty and staff of Benson Primary, Benson Elementary and Benson Middle schools is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Benson Baptist Church, 200 W. Church St., Benson. The reunion is for faculty and staff who served during the school administrations of Eloise Bonds, Robert “Bob” Warren, Tom Williams, Joyce Wade, Scott Barefoot, Ann Parrish, Kenneth Bennett and Beverly Holloway.
The deadline to register Monday, Aug. 12. For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call Tom Williams at 919-815-6658, Ann Parrish at 919-894-5198, or Joyce Wade at 910-892-6861.
Jason Williams to intern at Cisco
Jason T. Williams of Clayton, a student at East Carolina University, has been chosen for an internship with Cisco Systems in Morrisville. He is the son of Tony and Debbie Williams of Clayton and a graduate of West Johnston High.
Alexis Monet receives award
Alexis Monet of Four Oaks has received the George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the daughter of Preston B. Davis of Four Oaks and Carmen N. White of Garner. The award goes to a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership, initiative and creativity in multicultural education programs.
Fill the Bus, a school-supply drive for West Clayton Elementary School, will take place Aug. 2-3 in Clayton. The Aug. 2 drive will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Medlin Office Supply, 402 E. Main St. The Aug. 3 drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot at Wal-Mart on U.S. 70 Business.
The drive is seeking the following items: index cards, white copy paper, colored copy paper, adhesive bandages, tissues, hand sanitizer, highlighters, tape-dispenser refills, pencils, staplers, paper towels, markers, spiral notebooks, graph paper, glue sticks and notebook paper.
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 Wal-Mart, 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.
UNC-Greensboro grads, honors
A number of Johnston County residents graduated this spring from the UNC-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.
Wilson’s 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.