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JCECA Student Named NC State Park Scholarship Semi-Finalist

 Aaron Robert Penny, son of Rhonda Penny Norris and the late Patrick Penny, stepson of Shane Norris, all of Four Oaks, North Carolina. Aaron will graduate from Johnston County Early College Academy with a High School Diploma and an Associate Degree in Science. He is a co-founder of an award-winning program centered around providing healthy food to locals in poverty, is an Emergency Management Assistant with Johnston County Emergency Services, and is the County-Level Executive Student Leader of JoCo Teen Drivers. He has volunteered as a tutor at Johnston Community College's Academic Skills Center, is a Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce Academic Achiever, and adapts technology and simulation software to improve first responder training and incident management. Aaron plans to major in Computer Science.