Category: News

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The ASVAB

Before joining the military, there are a few things that need doing. Enlisting is probably the most pressing matter. Aside from that, independent training and research of each military branch could prove to be beneficial. Lastly, all military enlistees must take the Armed Services Battery test, or ASVAB for short. Last Wednesday on Nov. 19, students took the ASVAB inside […]

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Food Recycling for the Pantry

Food Recycling for the Pantry

Two chocolate milks, one apple, five oranges and three bags of carrots. It doesn’t seem like much, but these were the donations from the food recycling table in the cafeteria after just a few lunches. “We realized there is a need in the food pantry. So, we started talking about if there is a way to recycle the food in the […]

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Casey Ford displays her college acceptance letters.
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Applying Early

Graduation has not yet arrived, but many students are already applying to colleges. A portion of these students have already received decisions due to rolling admissions. “I applied to Barton, Brevard, St. Andrews and Mt. Olive. Out of those, I’m leaning towards St. Andrews,” said senior Casey Ford. Applying early has proven to be advantageous for many accepted students. “I just wanted […]

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Evening Academy

Evening Academy

Although poor grades are sometimes inevitable, struggling students need not fear. Evening Academy, held as a 5th block after school, is available for anyone in need of remediation. “Students are given an opportunity to make up what they failed in a course somewhere else. They can come and do credit recovery through an online course,” said Andrew Goettman, the overseer […]

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Ross Renfrow outside Smithfield-Selma Senior High. Photo Courtesy News and Observer.

Renfrow Named Superintendent

The vote was unanimous, and the Johnston County Board of Education selected Dr. David Ross Renfrow to be the district’s new superintendent on Nov. 16. Renfrow has been with Johnston County Schools for 22 years and has a resume that backs up the board’s decision. Renfrow has been the district’s deputy superintendent since Jan. 2013 and he was also the […]

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French students celebrate their victory in the fifth annual French Festival. Photo By: Shannon Ferguson

French Students Win Big at Annual Festival

Last Friday the French students travelled to Smithfield-Selma Senior High School to participate in the fifth annual French Festival. The festival consisted of several events including a prepared skit, prepared poem, improv, spelling bee, grammar test, chalk art and a song which test students knowledge of French. “The French Festival encourages the students in each event to use their French […]

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The audience waits for the ceremony to commence. Photo by: Bryson Hall

A Day To Remember

With turkey and Santa so close, it can be easy to overlook other holidays. On Wednesday Nov. 11, All-County Band, All-County Chorus and JROTC cadets honored Johnston County veterans at the annual Smithfield-Selma High School Veteran’s Day Ceremony. “All of the JROTC programs came together and we showed our appreciation by marching around– we helped put up the flags as […]

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FBLA Food Drive

FBLA Food Drive

After successfully gathering thousands of food items last year, The Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, is back at it again. They focus on much more than business leadership, they also give back to the local community. FBLA is hosting their annual food drive Oct. 19 through 30. Starting this year, students are encouraged to bring in toiletry items […]

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Prepping for the Pep Rally

Prepping for the Pep Rally

Cheering, games and school spirit are to be present at this year’s pep rally, held on Thursday, Oct. 22. Although most students only see the pep rally itself, the Student Government Association (SGA) spends hours organizing the event beforehand. “SGA literally does everything before the pep rally. When I say everything, I mean things you wouldn’t expect. You have to […]

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Fear of the Fair

Fear of the Fair

There are fried foods, fast rides and faint fears at the State Fair this year. “The Vortex” is a swinging ride that flips upside down while spinning around. On Oct. 20, 2013 the ride suddenly restarted while passengers were getting off, and five of the riders were injured and had to be taken to the hospital. In 2014, Brigitte Gallagher, […]

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