Barton College graduates
A number of Johnston County residents graduated May 12 from Barton College in Wilson. They are listed below by hometown.
Benson – Alyssa Mahina Rauschenburg, bachelor’s degree in biology; and Thomas Lee Webb, bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.
Clayton – Lauren Ashley Horne, bachelor’s degree in elementary education; and Dustin Tisdale Keeton, bachelor’s degree with honors in criminal justice and criminology.
Four Oaks – Tracy Lynn Stewart-Revell, bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Kenly – Camillia Shavon Hill, bachelor’s degree with honors in social work; Josie Danielle Smith, bachelor’s degree in nursing; and Deanna Leigh Whitehurst, bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Princeton – Morgan Ashleigh Brush, bachelor’s degree with honors in chemistry; and Tuwanda René Richardson, bachelor’s degree in social work.
Selma – Shekeya Janika Gipson, bachelor’s degree in gerontology; Phillip Cameron Jones, bachelor’s degree in political science and bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology, with honors; Hannah Elizabeth Nicholson, bachelor’s degree with honors in biology; and Heather Pearl Wolfe, bachelor’s degree with honors in education of the deaf and hard of hearing.
Smithfield – Brittany Reneé Poole, bachelor’s degree in social work; and Angela Daughtry Rabil, bachelor’s degree with honors in social work.
Student recognized for academic achievement
Cleveland Middle School student Brittany Renee Kennon has been named a National Honor Student by the U.S. Achievement Academy. Her name will appear in the Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Kennon is the daughter of James and Christy Kennon of Clayton. She is the granddaughter of Glenn Twigg and Louis Sullivan of Kenly and Don and Martha Kennon of Selma.
Corinth Holders High School student Jennifer Vrabel has received a $500 FFA Scholarship from AgCarolina Farm Credit.
“Fill the Bus,” a school-supply drive for West Clayton Elementary, 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 Walmart 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.
FFA honors superintendent
Ed Croom, superintendent of Johnston County Schools, has received an honorary State FFA degree.
The honorary degree recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the N.C. Agricultural Education/FFA Program.
Johnston resident is State FFA president
Carmen Honeycutt of McGee’s Crossroads has been elected president of the State FFA. She is the daughter of Barry and JoAnne Honeycutt and a graduate of West Johnston High School.
Honeycutt will serve a one-year term as an ambassador for youth, agriculture and education. She will meet with agribusiness leaders at various FFA chapters and represent the N.C. FFA Association at state and national meetings.
Central Carolina graduates
Sukennik S. Suero and Leticia Campos Valadez, both of Johnston County, graduated May 25 from the Spanish cosmetology program at Central Carolina Community College.
Olga I. Gracia completed an additional 800 hours of study to be certified as cosmetology instructors.
Teacher attends seminar
Dana E. Blim of Selma Elementary School attended a seminar recently at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.