Cleveland High’s Marina Roe and North Johnston’s Faith Bowen have both been named winners of the annual Joyce W. Wade scholarship.
The Joyce W. Wade scholarship is given out annually to a student who has demonstrated leadership, academic merit, and caring within the school and the community. The Johnston County Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association established the $500 scholarship, which is administered by the Johnston County Education Foundation. The winner of this scholarship must have a parent who is an employee of Johnston County Schools.
Roe has demonstrated exceptional involvement in her school and has actively volunteered in her community. She has upheld a high academic standard while being a varsity athlete and captain. She has been the Student Council President since 2012. Her mother, Kimberly Roe, is the receptionist at Cleveland High School. Roe plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and pursue a career in medicine as a physician’s assistant. Her goal is to help her community, North Carolina, and also developing nations in need of medical assistance.
Bowen, during her four years at North Johnston High, has demonstrated exceptional involvement in her school and community, even receiving the “Volunteer of the Year” award in 2014. She has upheld high academic standards. She has also been a varsity athlete and captain in addition to her volunteering. Her mother, Glenda Bowen, is a teacher at North Johnston Middle School. She plans to major in biology and minor in chemistry at Methodist University and then continue her education to obtain a doctorate in physical therapy. Her goal is to help rural North Carolina with her service to the community.