Free prom dresses
Formal gowns, including prom gowns can be expensive and out of reach for some high school girls. But there is help. On March 2 Johnston County junior and senior high school girls have a chance to select a prom gown at “Cinderella Wardrobe.”
This boutique will set up shop in an undisclosed location for the day so that girls can chose a prom dresses free of charge. This service is offered to junior and senior girls of Johnston County who need a little “magic” from a “fairy godmother.”
The idea behind Cinderella’s Wardrobe is nothing new, there are organizations all around the country that accept dress donations and then turn around and give them to young women. However, the idea was new to Johnston County.
Cinderella’s Wardrobe can be found at cinderellaswardrobe.org/. This project is also for anyone who wants to donate to the project. If you are interested in volunteering or donating contact Alison Kidder at 919-390-0110 or Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educators attend seminars
Several area educators recently attended seminars at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Catherine M. Smith of Clayton Middle School, Ann M. Cozzocrea of West Clayton Elementary School and Shannon L. Ferguson of West Johnston High School attended seminars at the center.
The center offers instructional programming designed to give teachers the support and resources in a variety of subjects including environmental and biological sciences, technology, mathematics, communication, leadership, and the arts and humanities, according to NCCAT spokeswoman, Nancy E. Watkins.
Spelling bee champs
Recently 37 fourth and fifth grade students at Wilson’s Mills Elementary competed in the spelling bee competition. Parents and classmates cheered them on as they spelled their way through the challenging words. Some of these words included “fatigue” “antibiotic” and “mirage.”
Ashley Crumpler from Amanda Mixon’s fourth-grade homeroom won first place when she spelled “analysis” correctly. Bryan Lopez-Villanueva from Cheryl Fletcher’s fifth-grade homeroom took second place. And Zuriel Chico from Julie Holmes’ fourth-grade homeroom claimed third place.
Crumpler will represent Wilson’s Mills Elementary at the Johnston County School Junior Spelling Bee March 19 at Selma Elementary School.