Ryan Austin Fitzgerald has earned a master’s degree in religion from Yale University’s Graduate School of Divinity. He was salutatorian of the North Johnston High School class of 2005.
Fitzgerald is a 2011 graduate of Wake Forest University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in religion and a 2008 graduate of Campbell University with a bachelor’s degree in religion. He is pursuing a doctorate in early Christianity at the University of Texas at Austin.
Fitzgerald is the son of Ken Fitzgerald of Pine Level and Suzanne Fitzgerald of Clayton.
A spaghetti supper is schedued from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Cooper Elementary School, 849 Mial St., Clayton. The meal is $6 per plate and includes pasta with or without meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, banana pudding and tea or water. Takeout plates will be available. All proceeds will benefit projects of the Cooper Elementary PTA.
Chelsea Dawn Fox, a graduate of Cleveland High School, has received the 2013 scholarship from the Johnston County Retired School Personnel. A freshman at Meredith College, she plans to become a special-needs teacher.
N.C. Central alumni
Johnston County alumni of N.C. Central University meet the first Thursday of every month at Johnston Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1691 Barber Mill Road, Clayton, Meetings are at 7 p.m. For information, call Margaret Barbee at 919-585-2934 or email email@example.com.
Financial aid workshop
A workshop on financial aid for college is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Southeast Regional Library, 908 Seventh Ave., Garner. The workshop will introduce students and their parents to the federal student aid form. Parents will also learn the best strategies for paying for college without straining the family budget. For more information, or to register, call the library at 919-662-2250.