Chamber Honors Academic Achievers

The Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce recognized top-ranked high school Juniors at its annual Academic Achievers luncheon held February 6th at the Country Club of Johnston County in Smithfield.

J.H. Langdon, who recently retired from the North Carolina House of Representatives, gave inspirational words for the students whose hard work earned the recognition, telling them to stay focused and do the right thing. “The future will be yours,” he said.

Students were able to discuss fields of work and study, including Pharmacy, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, with local business people and educators, while Outback Steakhouse treated them to a special lunch in the Country Club ballroom.

The Academic Achievers luncheon is a Chamber initiative designed to promote and support academic success.

Student honorees include:

Johnston County Early College Academy

Rachel Ashworth
Paola Galvan
Rose Hein
Alanna Osorio-Almeida
Aaron Penny

Johnston County Middle College
Miranda Demers
Chloe Glenn
Kaitlyn Joyner
Kathryn Swinson
Ashton Wilkins

Neuse Charter School
Tyler Hammer
Mattie High
Alexander Klisiewecz
Abby Lampe
Silas McClure

Smithfield-Selma High School
Lane Baggett
Kayla Canady
Lindsay Corbett
Emma Creech
Paige Creech
Leigh Dement
Natalie Hill
Biannca Jones
Nkemdirim Obodo
Bryson Peacock
Olivia Price
Gwyn Reece
Cristian Rodriguez
Dominic Sapoch
Leanne Wilson