Sarah Poling of McGee’s Crossroads Elementary School was named the 2019 Johnston County Public Schools Adult Volunteer of the Year at the annual PTA/PTO Council Meeting Banquet held at Smithfield-Selma High School.
Poling has been known as a student cheerleader and a child advocate for several years at McGee’s Crossroads Elementary.
She has worked with the PTA for three years and helps organize events such as Breakfast with Santa, Boosterthon, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Event, and quarterly meals that are served to staff.
The first runner-up for the Volunteer of the Year Award was Cindy Cole from River Dell Elementary. The second runner-up for the award was Angela Clinard from West Clayton Elementary. Billy Lassiter from Smithfield-Selma High and Edward Olive from South Johnston High tied for third runner-up for the award.
Local adult and youth volunteer of the year candidates who were recognized at the banquet are:
Benson Elementary: Adult — Marina Mendoza; youth — Tyrone Crothamel
Benson Middle: Adult — Melissa Allen; youth — Jason Hines
Cleveland Elementary: Adult — Laura Barefoot; youth — Corbett Hiatt
Dixon Road Elementary: Adult — Dana Dillon; youth — Amelia Anderson
Four Oaks Elementary: Adult — Casey Johnson; youth — Evey Ruth Parker
Four Oaks Middle: Adult — Dennis Durham; youth — Joshua Eason
McGee’s Crossroads Elementary: Adult — Sarah Poling; youth — Sadie Sharp
McGee’s Middle: Adult — Richard Rozman; youth — Matthew Engelmohr
Meadow School: Adult — Courtney Barefoot; youth — Jordyn Brown
South Johnston High: Adult — Edward Olive; youth — Margaret Gabrielle Godwin
West Johnston High: Adult — Dallas Bowden; youth — Jenny Huynh.