School Notes: Jan. 22

January 20, 2014 

Free help with financial aid form

State Employees’ Credit Union branches in Johnston County will open their doors on Feb. 22 to help high school seniors and their families with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application is a requirement for all federal aid and most state financial aid for college, including scholarships and grants.

In Johnston Couunty, the SECU has branches in Benson, Clayton, Cleveland, McGee’s Crossroads and Smithfield. To register, visit or call 866-866-CFNC toll-free.

Principal’s List student

Andrew Lee, a sophomore, has been named to the Principal’s List at Corinth Holders High School for the first nine weeks of school.

Library offering SAT, ACT prep

The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is offering three free programs to help high school students prepare for the SAT and ACT college-admissions tests.

The SAT Challenge is scheduled for 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Jan. 25. The library will offer the ACT Challenge at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 22. A combined SAT-ACT practice test is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5. Students must arrive by 9 a.m. An analysis of the test results will be available at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

To register for a program, call 919-934-8146 and choose option 3, or stop by the reference desk. The library is at 305 E. Market St. in downtown Smithfield.

Bus drivers perfect

Polenta Elementary School recently recognized the following bus drivers for perfect attendance: Misty Medlin, Carmen Myatt, Sebrina Seagroves, Valerie Vann, Melissa Spain, Joy Pierce, Paige Kuppler, Brenda Benson and Wilda Osegueda.

Scholarship nominee

Anna A. Howe, a senior at Corinth Holders High School, is competing for an Intermec Foundation Scholarship

Awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., the scholarship pays up to $2,500 annually for four years.

“Anna is one of the most hard-working and dedicated students at Corinth Holders High School,” said school guidance counselor Karen Morrison.

Good bus behavior

Corinth-Holders Elementary School recently honored the following students for good bus behavior: Fernanda Flores-Garcia, Sebastian Tapia, Kameron Rogers, Bailey Jones, Ailin Garcia-Moreno, Santos Delabra-Arellano, Tate Parker, Maria Romero-Resendiz, Jacob Feeley, Hillary Gonzalez-Fuentes, Jamaica Sanders, Lacy Stamper, Darius McPherson, Maggie High, Trace Parker and Aidan Carpio.

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