South Johnston High School counselors are March Teachers Lead recipients


Presented by the Four Oaks Chamber

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty are celebrating Latissa Hampton, Joy McGee, Brandy Peters and Tabitha Ward for being named Teachers Lead Four Oaks honorees. South Johnston High School faculty and staff nominated their team of counselors for the honor.

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Board felt they deserved the recognition for all they do to contribute to successful students. The team was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a bag of gifts from many of the chamber member businesses including HomeTowne Realty. The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks community by these school counselors.

South Johnston High School staff shared as part of this nomination, “Our counselors are constantly motivating and inspiring our students by meeting individually with them, as well as helping with college applications, finding scholarships and being a mentor to our students. The counseling team at South Johnston works with our feeder schools transitioning students to high school. They involve the community to help with careers and mentoring programs for our students.

“Vince Lombardi wrote, ‘Individual commitment to a group effort — that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.’ This is a clear-cut definition of our counseling team at South Johnston. These counselors work together to make South Johnston High School the best it can be. 

“From making the yearly schedule of classes, to helping with various applications, to listening to a child or gathering work when a child is sick, our counselors go the extra mile to make each child very special. Each one has a different and unique personality which creates the 4 dynamic counselors we have at South. We are very lucky to have 4 dedicated and caring counselors.”

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty have partnered to present Teachers Lead Four Oaks, a monthly recognition for Four Oaks teachers. Four Oaks teachers are a vital part of developing and leading the future workforce and future community leaders. The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who motivate and inspire their students through their teaching practices and their commitment to the community.

If you would like more information, contact Director Joan Pritchett at 919- 963-4004 or email at Visit the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce website at or our Facebook page for more event information and updates.


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