T-shirt project getting under way
An art student at Johnston Community college created a T-shirt to promote the school’s student support program to both students and people outside the college.
Coral Martinez, who benefits from the student support program, wanted to advertise the program around campus, according to JCC spokeswoman Traci D. Ashley.
Martinez saw this as a way to use her art skills and show her support for the program, according to Ashley.
Ashley says this federally funded program helps “first generation low income students and disabled students succeed in college.”
Students receive academic support such as tutoring and career advice, according to Ashley.
The T-shirts also promote the art program and generated funds for the Frank Creech Art Gallery.
Ashley said students were eager to learn about the screen printing process and grateful for the opportunity to create their own shirts.
Martinez also called upon her fellow students to support The Frank Creech Art Gallery by making a monetary donation.
For more information on The Frank Creech Art Gallery visit: johnstoncc.edu/frank_creech_artgallery.aspx.
For information about the Student Support Services program visit: johnstoncc.edu/studentsupportservices.
Local dentist honored
A Clayton dental practitioner, Dr. Harold E. Rogers was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at the annual Convocation in San Francisco recently.
More than 250 dentists, including Rogers were inducted into the college at this year’s ceremony.
The Johnston County Livestock Mutual Board is renaming its annual scholarship for Norman C. Denning Sr. and his wife Jean R. Denning.
Denning Sr., a member of Johnston County Livestock Mutual is chairman of the endowment committee that awards scholarships to eligible high school seniors.
Since the inception of the endowment, 17 high school seniors have received scholarships totaling $8500, according to board spokesman Bryant Spivey.
Spivey said Denning has worked hard to see the endowment grow so that more students can benefit from the program.
The renaming ceremony is at the Johnston County Youth Livestock Festival at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Johnston County Livestock Arena.
For more information, call Dan Wells or Bryant Spivey at the Johnston County Extension Center, 919-989-5380.
Local students earn scholarships
Clayton residents Jennifer Harrington, Linda Emory and Kiara Pittman were among the 11 Johnston Community College students who have received scholarships from the Golden LEAF Scholarship program.
The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded by a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.
This foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina’s economy.
The foundation receives one-half of its funds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers.
The foundation places special emphasis on assisting tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities in the state.
Local Scout earns awards
Elizabeth Feola of Clayton has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
Feola, a junior at Clayton High School whose parents are Rob and Kathy Feola, created a space for tweens (children ages 7 to 12) at Holland’s United Methodist Church.
In addition to creating a visually please space, Feola also provided age-appropriate activities for the children.
Feola is a member of Girl Scout Troop #1384 led by Karen Waller.