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Five area high school graduates are among 215 rural North Carolina students selected to receive $12,000 scholarships from The Golden LEAF Foundation, the organization announced this week.

Two Greene County students at Parrott Academy joined 15 of their classmates in completing a three-day service project in late March. Max Andrews and Kat Owsley learned about food insecurity issues as they traveled to three eastern North Carolina communities.

Greene County Early College High School Principal Rodney McNeill successfully defended his doctoral dissertation and is expected to graduate with his doctorate on May 7 from East Carolina University, the Greene County Schools reported.

For five years, the Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County has invited families preparing to enroll their children to come and see for themselves, opening doors to dozens and, in some years, hundreds of parents who were curious about what schools had to offer.

Twenty-one students at Snow Hill Primary were recognized with Terrific Kid awards last week.

Six Greene Early College students have been inducted into the Shown the Lenoir Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

SNOW HILL — Greene Early College student Madison Pearson has been awarded the Carolina Covenant Scholarship for her studies in the fall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.