WITN along with Pitt Community College and Furniture Distributors are proud to present WITN's Class of 2012. Each student was nominated by his/her school. All have excelled academically and have wonderful stories to share. We are thrilled to have such a great Class of 2012 in Eastern North Carolina.

We hope you take the time to read each student's profile, watch their videos, and share your positive comments. Please join us in congratulating all of the students and their families!

Class of 2012 Students

Arendell Parrott Academy - Danielle McLaughlin

I played on the varsity tennis team, was actively involved in the fine arts department, and served as my class' president for four years. The most influential experience, though, has been community service...

Beddingfield High School - Nathan Boykin

My passion in school is sports. I have played two years of football, one year of soccer, and most important, four years of baseball. This year I am a team captain and I hope to continue my baseball career in college...

Bertie High School - Elton Rodgers

I'm a member in my school's Student Government, Beta Club, and Teen Court. My future plans are to attend UNC Chapel Hill and major in Computer Science...

Community Christian School - Drake Creech

My past journey has been spent learning, making friends and building a foundation for tomorrow. As a student athlete, I have learned valuable leadership skills on the field as well as in the classroom...

Creswell High School - Hunter Brickhouse

I’ve been in FFA for all 4 years of being in high school. I’ve participated in Forestry and Ag Mechanics Competitions. Last year we came in 1st place at the District competition and hope to do the same this year...

D.H. Conley High School - Courtney Hardy

Outside of the classroom, I attend the Greenville Civic Ballet studio where I have taken tap classes for the past three years. I enjoy volunteer work at Vidant Medical Center, the Ronald McDonald House, and...

Dixon High School - Morgan Drye

My whole life I have had a passion for music and in my last years of high school I have been able to pursue my passion every day with band and my school’s musical...

Fike High School - Hannah McCracken

I’ve lived in Iowa and Georgia, but I’m now a resident of beautiful North Carolina! I’m excited to say that I will continue living in North Carolina for at least four more years because I’m going to Duke University this fall...

Goldsboro High School - Zacchia Cobb

I wish to give back to the Wayne County community by creating a need-based health program for needy families of children attending the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County...

Greenville Christian Academy - Joel Conrad

I plan on majoring in intercultural studies. After I receive my degree, I plan to continue to the mission field where I pray the Lord will allow me to stay the rest of my life....

Havelock High School - Kelsey Brown

My dream is to travel to South Africa one day, so that I can not only see the rare and exotic animals that roam the savannas, but also help in the cure for Malaria there...

Hunt High School - Quanisha Brown

This fall I will be attending East Carolina University and I plan to major in nursing. I will be the first one in my family to attend college and my family has supported me every step of the way...

James Kenan High School - André Smith II

I have been an active participant in sports ever since I was in elementary school. My favorite sport is basketball and by the way my mother tells me, I was destined to play that sport and love it to the fullest...

John A. Holmes High School - Sarah Daniels

My love for language comes from my father, who taught me Spanish as a young girl. From this inspiration I have not only mastered Spanish, but taken on other linguistic challenges, such as Latin and Danish...

J.H. Rose High School - Meagan Briley

I hope that by continuing to learn, I can find the best way to share with my community an issue that I care deeply about, the acceptance and inclusion of people with special needs...

Kinston High School - Daniel Irvin

From being born on a farm in the mountains of southwest Virginia to moving to Kinston, to now attending UNC-Chapel Hill, I have had a lot of unique life experiences...

Lejeune High School - Sloan Mundy

I personally feel that the most significant move for me was the move to Camp Lejeune. Here, I was able to take advantage of the small, close-knit community, step out of my comfort zone, and excel in school...

Manteo High School - Stephanie Zafra

Being born and raised in Manteo, I have realized how blessed I am to have grown up in such close community. I enjoyed playing sports throughout high school years and was involved in varsity soccer...

New Bern High School - Juliette Lafargue

The past four years of my life have been dedicated to music, volunteering, and art. I actually just published my own children's book, "Larry the Lion," combining my love of music and art...

North Duplin High School - Lea Taylor

I am an avid athlete, playing tennis and basketball, and running cross-country and track for my school. I have also danced and played the piano for over eleven years...

North Pitt High School - Alexis Briley

I am very involved in 4-H and love anything involved with agriculture. I raise goats and horses through my 4-H projects. I also show at a local, state, and national level...

Northeast Academy - Bradley Johnson

Sports have been a big part of my high school career. They have taught me about leadership, focus, strength, determination, and endurance...

The Oakwood School - Brian Schroeder

Outside of school, I have also leveraged my technological knowledge to create SchroederDev LLC, a software development company. Since 2008, I have created dozens of apps for sale on the App Store...

Pamlico County High School - Alex Noevere

I have been heavily involved in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps throughout high school. Over the years I rose through the ranks and am now Commanding Officer of the unit...

Plymouth High School - Jai`La Carmack

All my life I have always had the desire to serve others. I truly believe that it's better to give than to receive. Therefore I've chosen to practice in the field of medicine...

Riverside High School - Gavin Harrison

I have been dedicated to making an impact in all that I do, both in and out of the classroom. With the help of many individuals, I organized and executed a coat drive to benefit my community...

Rosewood High School - Ginny Simpson

As a freshman, I was extremely quiet but participating in FFA events helped me come out my shell. This year I had the amazing opportunity to host a Future Farmer of Japan student...

South Central High School - Michelle Osta

Within school, I have been a part of several clubs such as National Honor Society, National Spanish Honors Society, Math and Science Honor Society, Link Crew, HOSA, and the Health Sciences Academy...

South Creek High School - Caroline Whitaker

I am a senior at South Creek High School which used to be Roanoke High School until we consolidated with Bear Grass High School. These past four years have been exciting and adventurous...

Southern Wayne High School - Meagan Stott

Although it is bittersweet to say goodbye to high school and step forward into the life of a college student, I am grateful for the memories that Southern Wayne has given me...

Southwest Onslow High School - Taylor Scott

As a high school student I have been blessed with many opportunities, academic and extracurricular. Hard work and determination have allowed me to maintain the ranking of first in my class...

Spring Creek High School - Sara Boltinhouse

A senior at Spring Creek High School, I am full of gator spirit! I have shown this spirit for my school as a varsity cheerleader and a varsity track runner for four years...

Swansboro High School - Koda Brinker

I am attending Adelphi University and plan on majoring in Biology with a Pre-Med pathway and then later attending medical school in Washington State, London, or Massachusetts...

Trinity Christian School - Bryce Williamson

I love to meet new people or find a way to brighten someone else's day. Even with my busy school and sports schedule, I make time to tutor kids who need extra help in school...

Wayne Christian School - Britney O'Hara

I have played sports all my life. My favorite sport is definitely volleyball. I am very excited that I get to continue playing at Lenoir Community College...

West Carteret High School - Sophia Yang

Because I have experienced the difficulties of adapting a new culture and learning a new language, I work as a volunteer with helping younger ESL Chinese students with their English...

West Craven High School - Sarah Richardson

I am a senior at West Craven High School. I spend almost every day of the year occupying my time by being involved in extracurricular activities and the community...

White Oak High School - Joeline Kane

I am a senior at White Oak High School in Jacksonville. My father is a retired marine and I have been privileged to grow up in Eastern North Carolina...

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