Chamber honors top students from local high schoolsJune 03, 2013
The Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce held its first annual Academic Achievers Luncheon on May 22 at Johnston Community College to honor the top juniors from the Smithfield-Selma area high schools. Students in attendance were recognized for their hard work and dedication that has allowed them to excel in their educational careers.
Top achievers from the five high schools that are members of the Chamber were invited to the luncheon based on their grade point average and size of their class. Schools participating were Smithfield-Selma High School, Johnston County Early College Academy, Johnston County Middle College, Princeton High School and Neuse Charter School.
The luncheon, sponsored by Golden Corral, gave students the opportunity to network with business professionals in their anticipated fields of study. The career areas included medicine, law, education, computer science, engineering, public relations and business.
Guest speakers, Alexis Sanders and Chase Cooper, were present at the event and spoke to the students about how college life is different from high school. Sanders, a graduate of Smithfield-Selma High, is currently attending East Carolina University majoring in Speech Pathology. Cooper, a graduate of Princeton High, is presently attending Johnston Community College majoring in Criminal Justice and Basic Law Enforcement.
The students each received a certificate of recognition for their academic accomplishments and enjoyed networking with fellow students during the luncheon.
The following is a list of the 2013 Academic Achievers:
Samantha Atkins-Neuse Charter School
Brenna Bizzell-Princeton HS
John B. Bond-Early College Academy
Samantha A. Casey-Princeton HS
Megan Coates-Princeton HS
Ashleigh Cuomo-Early College Academy
Mark Fang-Neuse Charter School
Lilian (Lily) Faulconer-Smithfield-Selma HS
Jonathan Greth-Middle College HS
Anna Elizabeth Grubbs-Smithfield-Selma HS
Zhiyong Guo-Smithfield-Selma HS
Taylor Hamilton-Smithfield-Selma HS
John Hess-Smithfield-Selma HS
Ester Horrer-Middle College HS
Cameron Hoyt-Smithfield-Selma HS
Alexis Juarez-Princeton HS
Taylor Leposa-Smithfield-Selma HS
Cameron McCullers-Smithfield-Selma HS
Chelsey McDaniels-Smithfield-Selma HS
James McMillen-Smithfield-Selma HS
Latofat Mirzakhmedova -Early College Academy
Rachel Victoria Moore-Smithfield-Selma HS
Norma Rodrigues-Smithfield-Selma HS
Anna Sasser-Early College Academy
Alexus Stancil-Middle College HS
Erica Thomas-Smithfield-Selma HS
Morgan Thorne-Smithfield-Selma HS
Kayla Urban-Smithfield-Selma HS
Erin Wagner-Princeton HS
Kayden Williamson-Middle College HS
Rockford Wilson-Neuse Charter School
Contact:Rick Childrey, President(919) 934-9166