School Notes: Feb. 12

February 10, 2014 

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration in Johnston County will take place Monday, Feb. 17. To enroll, children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate or other proof of age, proof of residency, immunization record, physical exam form and a photo ID of the parent or guardian. For more information, call your child’s school or Dr. Rodney Peterson at 919-934-4361, Ext. 303.

Scholarship available

The N.C. Extension & Community Association is accepting applications for its $500 scholarship. For an application, call the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service at 919-989-5380. The deadline to apply is Feb. 20.

Run for the Rockets

The 2014 Run for the Rockets, a 5k run/walk and 1-mile kids’ run, will take place Saturday, March 8, at Cooper Elementary School, 849 Mial St., Clayton. The kids’ run is scheduled for 9 a.m., with the 5k run and walk following at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race will help Cooper purchase a digital information sign for the front of the school. For more information, or to pledge sponsorship, call 919-333-2682 or 919-320-4207.

Student from Clayton earns college degree

Kevin C. Buckman of Clayton has graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. He earned a bachelor’s degree in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning design.

Smithfield-Selma High

Smithfield-Selma High School student Jasmeen Kaur of Smithfield-Selma High has been named a Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership ambassador. This summer, she will attend a leadership-development seminar at N.C. State University in Raleigh.

Three SSS students have been nominated to compete for admission to the 2014 N.C. Governor’s School Program for gifted and talented students. They are Haley Creech, Keith Williams and Emma Lampe.

SSS seniors Lily Faulconer and Zhiyong “Frankie” Guo have been named semifinalists in the Park Scholarships program at N.C. State University. The 286 semifinalists were selected from an initial pool of nearly 1,700 applicants.

Dean’s List student

Avery Britt of Smithfield has been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Corinth-Holders Elementary

Corinth-Holders Elementary recently honored a number of students for good bus behavior. They are Autumn Oliver, Aubrey Miller, Nathan Lutz, Adamari Felipe, Anthony Sanders, Vianey Resendiz-Hernandez, Haley Williams, Joana Torres, Kameron Hackney, De-Jai Michaux, Synergy Dougherty, Cherokee Grogg, Mekhi Wright, Alisha Holder and Oscar Figueroa-Enriquez.

Top employees

The Johnston County school system has named its latest Employees of the Month. They are Gaile Brittain, bookkeeper and head secretary at Johnston County Middle College High School, and Rena Keith, the guidance counselor at Selma Elementary School.

Old School Prom Night

An Old School Prom Night is scheduled rom 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The semiformal event for adults 18 and older will include dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $20 per couple or $15 for individuals. For more information, email

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