School Notes

School Notes: Dec. 15

December 17, 2013 

Corinth-Holders Elementary recognized

Corinth-Holders Elementary was one of three Johnston County schools recognized as a Title 1 Reward School by the N.C. Department of Instruction. The Title 1 Reward Schools were selected based on the criteria of being a “highest-performing school,” and a “high-progress school.” Also recognized were Benson Elementary and Glendale-Kenly Elementary.

Corinth-Holders senior recognized

Corinth Holders High School senior Anna A. Howe was recognized as a qualifying candidate for the Intermec Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship is administered through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and could potentially be worth $2,500 a year over a four-year span. The Intermec Foundation Scholarship winners will be named in the Spring of 2014, and the number of recipients varies each year depending on funding.

Corinth Holders senior joins U.S. Senate Youth

Corinth Holders High School senior Tanner Glenn has been selected as one of only two students to represent North Carolina as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

The program will be held March 8-15, 2014 in Washington, D.C., and Glenn will receive a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

Safety task force

Luke Stancil, a junior at Corinth Holders High, has been appointed to serve on Gov. Pat McCrory’s Task Force on Safer Schools. The task force will provide guidance to the Center for Safer Schools and consider future policy and legislative action that is needed to improve school safety in North Carolina.

Students join Caterpillar program

More than a dozen high school students were recognized by the Johnston County Board of Education on Tuesday, Dec. 10, for becoming part of the 2014 Caterpillar Assembly Pre-Apprenticeship program.

James Finsel and Daniel Motley of Clayton High School; Luke Pearson, Adam Brooks, Daniel Hogue, and Tyler Greene of Corinth Holders High School; Evan Gronedyke, Justin Godwin, and Kaylem Jones of North Johnston High School; and Chase Dudley, Dennis Allen, Tyler Daniel, and Holden Blackmon of South Johnston High School are the newest members of the 2014 Caterpillar Assembly Pre-Apprenticeship program.

The Caterpillar Assembly Pre-Apprenticeship program is a year and a half program that prepares students for employment specifically at the Caterpillar plant located in Clayton, and at other related industries. Eligible high school students will take manufacturing related classes at Johnston Community College three days a week during their junior year spring semester and work/train at Caterpillar during the summer and leading into their senior year.

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