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Smitherman named valedictorian

Carson Smitherman, son of Abbie and Heath Smitherman of Goldsboro and grandson of Kay and Abner Gore of Clinton, was named valedictorian of the Charles B. Aycock High School class of 2018.

He was president of Aycock’s Chapter of National Honor Society, member of the National Technical Honor Society, DECA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Math Club.

Carson was shortstop for the C.B. Aycock baseball team and a member of the cross country team. He participated in the Wayne County Junior Leadership program and served as a junior volunteer at Wayne UNC Healthcare.

He will attend UNC Chapel Hill in the fall as a member of the honors college.