Cleveland places second in quiz bowl
Cleveland High School placed second in the east region Twelve competition, which was held Nov. 23 at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. The quiz bowl tested students on their knowledge of the state’s core curriculum, plus visual arts, television and movies.
With its second-place finish, Cleveland High qualifies for the state finals on Dec. 14.
Crafts fair at SSS
A “Kringle Krafts” crafts fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the gym at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Proceeds will help send SSS students to Denmark next April.
Honor society inducts three
Three Johnston County residents have been inducted into the Wayne Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.
They are Miguel Damian Lopez of Princeton, who is studying simulation and game development; William Joseph Howard of Princeton, industrial systems; and Brittany Nicole Moorehead, associate in science.
Four Oaks school salutes character
Four Oaks Elementary School recently honored a number of students for respect.
In pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade, they were Christopher Belleza Ortega, Tyler Bass, Lizeth Esquivel Aguliar, Juilan Geddie, Daniel Pineda, Jaylon Phillips, Alison Green, Abby Stewart, Neveah Smith, Isaac Johnson, Grayson Blackmon, Cindy Grandos, Yasia Sanders, Christian Toole, Brook Winbourne, Gracie Yasika, Jana Lee, Courtney Creech and Lydia Nord.
In grades 2-3, they were Justin Pittman, Maci Lee, Madison Hardin, Hattie Jo Powell, Maci McLamb, Raiden Simmons, Nakaia McDaniel, Jacob Boyette, Stephan Smith, Shon Alvarez, Kenai Alexander, Kaylee Creech, Lance Parker, Jaden Parker, Lainey Edwards and Abronnia Daniels.
In grades 4-5, they were Emily Eldridge, Priscilla Martinez, Hannah Boyette, Alyssah King, Felice Hernandez, Michael Paz, Katherine Huerta, Bowen Simmons, Alex Gonzales and Indianna Arrington.
Also, the school recently honored a number of students for showing self-discipline.
In pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade, they were Kiasia Barners, Drew James, Mendy Westbrook, Ayla Wilson, Jorge Beltran-Espino, Colt Tucker, Bryant Laredo, Alexandria Martinez, Alexandra Carretero-Gomez, Mason Weaver, Carly Langdon, Ivan Esquivias, Maddox Mclamb, Brayden Mclamb, Mikayla Hernandez, Victor Aguilar, Aaron Hall, Gabriel Arcia-Vargas and Hank Parker.
In grades 2-3, they were Aubrey Whaley, Denise Moreno-Galindo, Emma Johnson, Sarah Jon Neighbors, Caitlyn James, Lizeth Campuzano, Christian Worrell, Laura Hernandez and Dixie McCain.
In grades 4-5, they were ZakeyYah House, Megan Beasley, Joseph Harper, Sarah Stanley, Lance Philley, Matthew Prescott, DJ Hall, Kaley Fry, Sarah Holloman, Ceasar Barcenas and Brandon Harper.
Smithfield-Selma High School student Lily Faulconer has been named a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation competition. The foundation awards achievement-based scholarships to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.