Students and staff recognized at January BOE meeting
The Johnston County Board of Education recognized outstanding staff, students, and community members who demonstrated excellence in and out of the classroom at their Jan. 8 meeting.
The Johnston County Board of Education recognized students who demonstrated dependability during the month of January at this month’s board meeting. Those who were recognized on the front row (from left) are Selma Elementary student Sa’Niy Bartell and Smithfield Middle student Abraham Aguilar. Those who were recognized on the back row (from left) are Selma Middle student Israel Barajas and Smithfield-Selma High student Diana Martinez.
The Johnston County Board of Education recognized (from left) Phyllis Parrish, Joyce Wade, and Hazel Sanders for receiving the 2018 Living Legend Award. The award is presented to former Johnston County Public Schools educators who were dedicated to the children they taught and left a legacy of influential teaching styles.
Tyler Ellis, a senior at Clayton High, was recognized at the January Board of Education meeting for being selected for All-Nationals Choir. This is a year-long effort that requires eligibility to the all-county choir, concert participation, and then an audition video for all-state. Students are also required to audition for Nationals, and write a short essay about their desire for earning a spot.
The Johnston County Board of Education recognized Smithfield-Selma High exceptional children teacher Jerry Harper (left) as the January Certified Employee of the Month, and West Johnston High Office Support Specialist Tawnya Wise (right) as the January Classified Employee of the Month.