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Published Tue, Jan 15, 2013 08:00 PM
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Money for college

Now’s the time to apply for a scholarship offered by the North Carolina Extension & Community Association. The $500 scholarship is available to any student, regardless of intended major. However, anyone who wants to major in family and consumer sciences is preferred, according to spokeswoman Jayne McBurney.

Applicants must write an essay on how extension programming has affected them. To apply complete the application, provide three references and a transcript and return the application the to the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service by Feb. 1. High school students can get an application from their school guidance department. Home schooled students and adult applicants can call 919-989-5380 for applications.

Employee of the month

Linda Wheeler, the executive administrative assistant to the Board and the Superintendent of Johnston County Schools is the December Employee of the Month.

JCC Computer Classes

Johnston Community College is offering several computer classes for the spring term. The following classes are offered:

Beginner’s Guide to Computers - Gain knowledge in computer operations within the Windows environment including basic computer terminology, basic file management, word processing, basic Internet, and e-mail. The class meets Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11-April 29. The same class will be offered in Spanish on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 18-27.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007 - Provides students with the working knowledge needed to create and print documents in a variety of formats. Emphasis given to font sizes, margin settings, tab settings, page layouts, and editing tools. Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 4-27.

QuickBooks Pro 2012 - Students will gain knowledge in creating account setups, data lists, vendor lists, and employee time inputs. Class meets Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21-April 11.

Registration is $65 plus a $3 technology fee. To register call Brenda Harris at 919-209-2522. For specific questions call Letitia Rawlinson at 919-209-2592.

Clayton resident will study in Europe

Brian Roach, of Clayton and a students at N.C. State University is among the more than 1,000 students from colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This award will give him the chance to study abroad program during the spring term. Gilman Scholars receive as much as $5,000 to apply toward study abroad costs, and a limited number of Critical Need Language Awards are given each year for a total award of $8,000. Roach will study in Prague in the Czech Republic at North Carolina State University’s Prague Institute.

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