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2023 Showcase of Stars Tickets for Sale!
2023 Showcase of Stars tickets are now for sale.
2022-23 Principal of the Year
Melissa Hubbard, principal of Archer Lodge Middle School, was selected as the 2022-23 Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public Schools. From left are Johnston County Board of Education member Lyn Andrews and Chairman Todd Sutton, Hubbard and Johnston County...
Recipient of the James “Jimmy” Earp Golf Memorial Scholarship.
Cameron H. Hicks is the recipient of the 2022 James "Jimmy" Earp Golf Memorial Scholarship. Hicks is a student at Clayton High School and plans to attend ECU in the Fall.
Outstanding Beginning Teacher of the Year
Johnston County Education Foundation sponsored the two runners-up from the Outstanding Beginning Teacher of the Year with a $250.00 each grant. Photographed (from left) are Swift Creek Middle School teacher Kaitlyn Havican, Johnston County Education Foundation...
JCEF Dream Big For Education Gala
The foundation will host its first major fundraiser since 2019 when it hosts the “Dream Big for Education” gala Friday, May 6 at The Farm at 42. The gala will include performances by students from local high, middle and elementary schools. It will also feature art and...
Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year
Smithfield-Selma High teacher David Brown and Cleveland High teacher Brandon Hughes were named finalists for the Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year award in May, 2021. The Johnston County Education Foundation presented both Brown and Grant with a grant for...
83 graduating recipients
For the 2020-21 school year the foundation issued 83 graduating recipients valued over $80K
Spirit of the County
Loretta Byrd, JCEF Board Member was honored as the “Spirit of the County” award winner at the Johnston Now Honors event October 14, 2021. 2021 Johnston Now annually honors community members who make a difference in the lives of others in the Johnston County...
Beginning Teacher Institute
August 2021 - JCEF welcomed back Johnston County Public Schools’ newest employees at the Beginning Teacher Institute. This event serves as an orientation for new employees and teachers beginning their first year in education. Our team shared a bag of goodies and...
Thelma W. Wall Memorial Library
In 2018, JCEF established the Thelma W. Wall Memorial Library as a Free Little Library located on East Rose Street in Smithfield behind the West Campus Office Building of Johnston County Public Schools. Mrs. Wall was a former JCEF board member.