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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 22, 2005 2:04 AM

Mary-Catherine Gurley, a student at Wayne Country Day School, has been selected to attend the Legislators' School for Youth Leadership Development, to be held this summer at East Carolina University. During the two-week high school session, she will attend classes and participate in activities designed to enhance leadership skills, and will complete a two-day outdoor challenge program and participate in a community service project.

The program is funded by the N.C. General Assembly and is under the direction of the College of Education at ECU.

Candice Price Buzzard was chosen out of 600 students in the School of Education Department at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks to receive the "Outstanding Education Student" Award for 2004-2005. This annual award is bestowed on students nominated by the Faculty Department and is based on the student's academic performance, leadership qualities and commitment to education. Mrs. Buzzard was honored at a Faculty Awards Breakfast on April 30 and graduated with honors on May 15 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. A 2000 graduate of Faith Christian Academy in Goldsboro, she attended Wayne Community College and is the daughter of Tony and Connie Price Sprague of Goldsboro and Bill and Melissa Price of Princeton. Grandparents are Ella L. Watkins of Micro and the late Rev. W.M. Watkins, Bill Price Sr. of Winnabow, and the late Ella Vernon of Smithfield. She and her husband, Matthew, are stationed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Victoria Barton completed requirements for a bachelor's degree in 21/2 years and graduated magna cum laude from East Carolina University on May 7. A 2002 graduate of East Duplin High School, she was enrolled in the E.C.U. honors program and was recognized as an undergraduate honor student at graduation. Her major was in elementary education and her minor was in psychology. She was inducted into Kappa Delta Phi, an international honor society for educators. Throughout her college career, she worked as a Community Based Service provider for children with special needs and their families at Dependable Case Management in Greenville. She will continue working with this company as a case manager and will attend East Carolina's clinical psychology graduate program to become a National Board Certified Behavioral Analyst/Psychological Associate. She is the daughter of Joseph and Kaye Parker of Albertson and John Barton, also of Albertson.

Leslie Lewis has been awarded the Betty Bean Black scholarship at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va. This $53,000 scholarship is a merit award based on academic performance. Miss Lewis is a senior at Eastern Wayne High School where she runs cross-crountry track, is a member of the National Honor Society and president of the Key Club. She also served as chairperson for the E.W.H.S. Relay for Life team. She plans to major in English. Her parents are Lt. Col Richard and Susan Lewis of Goldsboro.

The following students from Wayne County were among the 2,800 graduates of East Carolina University during spring commencement exercises on May 7 at Minges Coliseum:

Sofi Alexander, master of social work; Jennifer Bateman, master of business administration; Christopher Coppede, master of business administration; Charmaine Evans, master of social work.

Keith Faison, master of school administration; Crystal Gardner, B.S., math education; Kelli Gurley, magna cum laude, B.S., math education; Laurie Hill, M.S., nursing.

Mary James, master of school administration; Tammy Keel, master of school administration; John Laffiteau, M.S., applied and resource economics; Kristine Leuck, magna cum laude, B.S. English education.

Virginia Lies, master of fine arts; Lois Marshall, master of school administration; Jessica Nickens, master of business administration; David Smith, M.S. rehabilitation studies; Michael Smith, B.S., exercise physiology; Leana Torres, master of social work; and Sheila Wolfe, master of school administration.

Jessica Lynn Newsome, a senior at Appalachian State University, has been inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society that is dedicated to the furtherance of music in institutions of higher learning through the stimulation of achievement in performance, composition, music education, and the scholarly study of all areas related to music. Miss Newsome is the daughter of Mark and Regina Newsome of Pikeville.

Deanna Rebecca Massey of Mount Olive had a 4.0 average for the spring semester and is on the president's list at James Sprunt Community College.

Triston Neal Hooks recently served as a page in the North Carolina Senate. He is a home-schooled student and is the son of Neal and Carole Anne Hooks of Goldsboro. His sponsor was Senator Fred Smith.

Stephanie Hill Cherry, Sheila Hollowell Faulk, James Calvin Jones, Justin Tyler Lesley, Jessie May Little, Tara Driver Mobley, Alina Maria Scritchfield, and Brandon Mark Whitfield of Mount Olive are on the James Sprunt Dean's List for the spring semester. To qualify, the students earned a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99 with no grade lower than a B.

The following students at James Sprunt Community College were recently inducted into the Beta Epsilon Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society: Stephanie Cherry of Mount Olive, Crystal Rouse, Samantha Norris, Wendy Nicholson and Shelley Huckabee, all of Kenans-ville, Kevin Smith, Teri-Jo Humphrey, Lisa Edwards and Sheila Courtney of Beulaville, Megan Howard of Deep Run, Jacob Bradshaw of Rose Hill, Lashima Harper of Warsaw, James Herring of Rose Hill, and Miranda Raynor of Chinquapin. To qualify for induction, students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and meet certain course requirement

Nathan Chapman Lean, a music student at East Carolina University, will accompany the NC Suzuki Violinists on a tour of Sweden this summer. The group will perform in Hedamora and Bollnas as part of the Swedish Summer Music Festival. Lean is a Henry Wooten Keyboard Scholar and the son of Larry and Linda Rose Lean of Goldsboro.

Joel P. Sullivan, a home-schooled student, recently spent a week serving as a page in the North Carolina Senate. He is the son of Gray and Malcom Sullivan of Goldsboro. His sponsor was Senator Fred Smith.

Mary Lynn Brosenne and Jessica Lynn Newsome, students at Appalachian State University, are on the spring semester chancellor's list. The chancellor's list recognizes full-time undergraduaes who attain a 3.85 grade point average or higher.

The Appalachian State University Dean's List includes the following Wayne County students: Samantha Josephine Harlow, Letitia R. Lennon, Jonathan Morrison Smith, Amber Leigh Vogt, and Brandy Nichole Zerkle.

Tamarcus Albert Kornegay graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Friday, May 13, with a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports medicine. He is the son of William and Glenda Kornegay and is a graduate of Goldsboro High School.

Dana Horton earned a master of art's degree in Christian education with a concentration in missions from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 6. Miss Horton graduated from Wayne Christian School in 1995 and Campbell University in 1999. She is the daughter of Wallace and Ramona Horton of Mount Olive.

Eleven students from Goldsboro graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount on Saturday, May 7. Alan Michael Bold and Kelli Dauhn Cochran graduated summa cum laude, Mia Vantina Jones and Clayton Summers Rakey graduated magna cum laude, Tomekia Rochelle McLamb, Shalanda Renee Stubbs and Sondra Gail Williams graduated cum laude and Tommy Cain Tavares graduated with transfer honors. Degrees also went to Juanita Celeste Davis, Flossie Marie Lang and Michael Douglas Stevens.

Ashley N. Morris of Pikeville has been awarded the Wesley Draughn Ives Perpetual Memorial Scholarship by the North Carolina National Guard Association Educational Foundation. The $950 award will be applied to her tuition at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer.

David Gregory Jendrisak of Goldsboro accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony in the fall at East Carolina University. Invitation for membership in the honors organization is based on academic achievement. Jendrisak is also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Faith Marie Wright and Josiah Wright, recently served as pages for the North Carolina Senate. They spent a week delivering bills and amendments, running errands and helping staff members manage offices at the Legislative Building. Faith is a senior and Josiah is a junior at Carolina Covenant Academy. The are the children of Paul and Lisa Wright of Dudley. Their sponsor was Senator John H. Kerr III.

Crystal Lotayah Jones received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech on May 7. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Ellen Jones of Goldsboro and Fess and Brenda Simmons of Georgia. She is the granddaughter of Burden and Annie Best of Goldsboro and Willie Mae Kornegay of Dudley and the late James Kornegay.

Carolina Finch, daughter of Derek and Anne Finch of Goldsboro, served as a page in the North Carolina Senate during the week of May 9-13. A home-schooled sophomore, she was sponsored by Senator John H. Kerr III.

Hannah Lee spent the week of May 9-13 serving as a page in the North Carolina Senate. A junior at Lee Academy, she is the daughter of Gregory and Tammy Lee of Goldsboro. Her sponsor was Senator John H. Kerr III.

Three Wayne County students graduated from Appalachian State University during spring commencement exercises. Alicia Lynne Cox, bachelor of science degree, mathematics, secondary education; Bradley Martin Johnson, bachelor of science, business administration, finance and banking; and Gavin Michael Payne, bachelor of science, business administration, finance and banking.

Shannon Greene of Golds-boro was among the more than 125 students to graduate from St. Andrews Presbyter-ian College on May 14. She received a bachelor of arts degree in visual arts.

Juanita Davis of Goldsboro was one of 48 students to make the Dean's List at Louisburg College for the spring semester. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking a full-time course load.

Kytrina Symille Frederick has received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from East Carolina University. The 2000 graduate of Goldsboro High School is the daughter of Ruby C. Frederick of Fremont and Benjamin A. Frederick, III of Raleigh.