EJMS National Junior Honor Society

There were nine students who attend Eaton-Johnson Middle School who were inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at a ceremony held in the school’s media center during the evening of April 28.

Induction into the National Junior Honor Society is based on those students who qualify as the most outstanding academic achievers in their respective classes and who demonstrate outstanding character, behavior and responsibility.

EJMS Inductees 1

Those students inducted included: seated from left, Daniela Decena-Santos, Danielle Hawkins, Robert Hopper and Akiyah Venable, all seventh graders; and standing from left, Ila Alston, Ashauna Evans, Brittney Kersey, Jessica Steed and Breana Williams, all eighth graders.


Southern Vance National Beta Club

Southern Vance High School officials held the induction of new members of the school’s chapter of the National Beta Club in the gymnasium on April 28.

Parents, family members and friends attended the event.

Southern Vance Principal Stephanie Ayscue presented certificates to each of the 54 new inductees, who earned membership into the chapter based on their outstanding academic achievements. There were 51 sophomores among the inductees, with the remaining students being juniors.

The inductees are shown in the accompanying photos following their induction.

SVHS Beta Club 1

In the first photo, students include: first row from left, Daniel Adcock Jr., Ariana Aguirre, Simir Alston, Luis Amaya-Villa, Dasia Burrell, Eliasar Carrillo, Glenn Chavis and Yasmene Clark; second row from left, Jasmine Copeland, Caleb Dale, Canaan Dale, Lindsey Dickerson, Raven Dunston, Dalton Elliott, Gavin Eutsler, Kenia Jimenez and Cynthia Harrington; and on the third row from left, Kendall Harris, Datasha Hedgepeth, Anna Hernandez, Krystal Jones, Kyanna Kersey, Jared Kindlespire and Brandon Lawrence.

SVHS Beta Club 2

In the second photo, students include: first row from left, Ta’Nia Lewis, Alexis Lowery, Antonia Loyd Jr., Shatori Macon, Carrington Matias, Crystal Melgar and Vianey Nonato; second row from left, Tyler Patrick, Yarelic Picaz, Jaslin Renteria, Heidy Reyes, Jasmine Rodriquez, Karenza Shearer, Bryanna Simril and Joseph Strickland; and on the third row from left, Samya Susewell, Logan Waite, Joshua Waverly, Jamario Williams, Autumn Wortham, Ashley Yarborough, Morgan Yarborough and Jeremy Young.

Those students who were inducted, but were unavailable for the photo include Jan Aldona, Alyssa Dickerson, Daniel Faulkner, Jason Lowman, Krista Pendergrass, Shaqundra Richardson and KiVonte Wilson.


EJMS Parent Night May 5th

Eaton-Johnson Middle School will host a “Parent Night” on Tuesday, May 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning in the school’s cafeteria.

Refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m.

The Parent Night, entitled “Power Up for EOGs,” is designed to have school staff members share tips and techniques to help students be successful in taking state End-Of-Grade tests.

All Eaton-Johnson students and their parents are urged to attend this important event. Basic school supplies will be given away and the first 50 families to register for the evening will be entered in a drawing to win teen graphing calculators.


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Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society

The Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson is dedicated to helping the homeless animals at the Vance County Animal Shelter in finding the loving homes they deserve. They are in need of items and donations. There are several shelter dogs and cats that need immediate vetting and there are several animals in boarding awaiting transport to rescue groups. Items that are in need include crates, flea/tick medication, puppy pads for travel and much more. Due to the economy, a record number of animals are being surrendered to the shelter.

***If there is any way you can donate, even a small amount, it would be greatly appreciated. Please donate to:

Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson
301 Pine Trail
Henderson, NC 27537


Vance County Animal Shelter

The shelter is full of dogs, cats and kittens in urgent need of adoption. Please call or visit the shelter if you are interested in fostering or adopting.

The Vance County Animal Shelter is in need bleach in order to disinfect and keep a disease free environment. If you are interested in donating the shelter is open Mondays 12:30-4:30, Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm and Saturdays 8am-12 noon.

The Animal Shelter is located at 165 Vance Academy Rd in Henderson. Phone number is 252-492-3136.