High School: Noah Autry (Cleveland High), Logan Baker (South Johnston High), Lexi Barefoot (South Johnston High), Haylee Bishop (South Johnston High), Meilyn Norman (Johnston County Early College Academy), Aaron Peedin (South Johnston High), and Blade Strickland (South Johnston High).
College: Tanner Adams (University of Mount Olive), Elizabeth Evans (Meredith College), Zach and Meghan Webster (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine), and Amy Whittington (Campbell University)
My child, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2