Johnston County Schools Name 2018 Adult Volunteer Of The Year

Johnston County Public Schools recognized the Volunteers of the Year at the annual PTA/PTO Council Meeting Banquet held at Smithfield-Selma High on April 23. Photographed (from left) are Johnston County Board of Education Chairman Mike Wooten, JCPS 2018 Adult Volunteer of the Year Steve Pleasants, runners up Floyd Owens, Mary Kay Clapp, and Joy Kemple Martin, and Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow.

Steve Pleasants of Cleveland Middle School was named the 2018 Johnston County Public Schools Adult Volunteer of the Year at the annual PTA/PTO Council Meeting Banquet, held at Smithfield-Selma High School.

Pleasants spends much of his free time volunteering at the same school his wife, Kelly, teaches at. He has volunteered at Cleveland Middle for the last 12 years, and is on track to accumulate more than 80 volunteer hours this school year.

School staff say Pleasants volunteers his time relieving teachers of carpool duty, or operating the front doors now that they stay locked due to security improvements. He is known to stay after school hours with students waiting for parents to come pick them up, and to make small moments with students count, in turn building larger relationships with them.

Steve Pleasants of Cleveland Middle School was named the 2018 Johnston County Public Schools Adult Volunteer of the Year at the annual PTA/PTO Council Meeting Banquet, held at Smithfield-Selma High School.

Staff say that although the work he puts into assisting the school is priceless, he is humble in his service, pouring in hours each week behind the scenes to provide for faculty and students at Cleveland Middle.  Pleasants is known for going above and beyond, exceeding expectations as a volunteer and friend.

The runners up for the Volunteer of the Year Award were Floyd Owens from Cooper Academy, Mary Kay Clapp from Swift Creek Middle, and Joy Kemple Martin from Princeton Middle/High.

Adult and youth volunteer of the year candidates who were recognized at the banquet are:

Archer Lodge Middle Kathleen Stuckey Synergy Doughtery
Benson Elementary Susan Wilson Diana Castro-Gutierrez
Benson Middle Bobbie Hall Christian A. Flores
Clayton High Kimberly Neptune Kimber Blackburn
Clayton Middle LaChandle Nowling Jamie Suggs
Cleveland Elementary Valerie Feick Emma Wright
Cleveland High Jeff Garner Tiffany Robertson
Cleveland Middle Steve Pleasants Melanie Brinson
Cooper Elementary Floyd Owens Tay’Von Evans
Corinth-Holders Elementary Connie Pilkington Kadelyn Alford
Corinth Holders High Jeff Feely Hannah Hill
Dixon Road Elementary April Byrd Lillian Bullock
East Clayton Elementary Gretchen Weakley Sophia Freeman
Four Oaks Middle Becky Shearer Dylan Hyer
Glendale-Kenly Elementary Tracie Creech Jordan Hodge
Innovation Academy Charles Brewer Nour Issa
Jo. Co. Career & Tech. Leadership Suzanne Foy Yolanda Palma Barrera
Jo. Co. Early College Academy Sein Hein Makayla Brewington
Jo. Co. Middle College High Tessa Thompson Ashton Wilkins
McGee’s Crossroads Elementary Pattie Dixon Stone Strickland
McGee’s Crossroads Middle Nancy Gibbs Crystal Lopez Alvarez
Meadow School Laura Stanley Emma Stewart
Micro Elementary Rebecca Tittle Lydia Crocker
North Johnston High Teresa Lewis Tanner Holland
North Johnston Middle Jennifer Johnson Madalyn Godwin
Pine Level Elementary Suzanne Napier Cooper Hall
Polenta Elementary Jennie Sapoch Morgan Clos
Powhatan Elementary Jennifer Danko Dulany Doyle
Princeton Elementary Samantha Godwin Juelz Peters
Princeton Middle/High Joy Kemple Martin Casey Mitchell
River Dell Elementary Louise Noel Leah Markowski
Riverwood Elementary Tori Stewart Leah Markowski
Riverwood Middle Lori Horstman Evan Bonham
Selma Elementary Bryon McAllister Sara Alfonzo Betancourt
Selma Middle Natziel Alvarez Acosta Brittany Traverson
Smithfield Middle Eleanor Edwards Jacqueline Barboza-Garcia
Smithfield-Selma High Troy Brindle Lindsay Corbett
South Johnston High Macon Stafford Charlie Rosenburg
South Smithfield Elementary Dr. Willie Smith Jaemy Arevalo Medina
Swift Creek Middle Mary Kay Clapp Abby Vancelette
West Clayton Elementary Melinda Speelman Amelia Tuccelli
West Johnston High Tamara Wilson Summer Lanier
West Smithfield Elementary Sue Glithero Giovanni Sausedo
West View Elementary