The Boys & Girls Club of Johnston County – Selma Club held their 2018 End of School Year Celebration Thursday evening at the Selma Elementary School Cafeteria on N. Pollock Street. The event was held to recognize the accomplishments of the clubs youth.
James Daniels from NC State University of the Master of Ceremony. The invocation was given by Joseph Daniel from Smithfield Selma high. The Presentation of Colors was made by Cub Scout Pack 444.
Special youth performances were made by Rashawn Raiford from Ministry in Motion, Field and Feel of Music, and the Boys & Girls Club Drum Line.
Deputy Superintendent of Johnston County Public Schools Dr. Eddie Price spoke. He asked the children if they had a “list” of positive adults in their lives. He challenged parents and adults to mentor and make a difference by showing young people positive ways to grow, learn and achieve their goals.
Tammy Mitchell, Board President, acknowledged the student volunteers. The committee thanked the many sponsors, parents and volunteers in making the event possible with monetary and in-kind support.
The End of School Year Celebration is also a fundraiser for the Johnston County Boys & Girls Club, raising money to support summer programs. During the summer months, Club members will work on STEM projects, summer literacy projects, take college tours, take field trips to museums and water parks, and participate in the Cal Ripken Baseball program, just to name a few. The programs are designed to prevent summer learning loss and to promote healthy lifestyles. Donations are still being accepted and can be made by calling Jacqueline Kannan at 919-440-1801.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.