Destiny Johnson, a student attending Carlisle School, was selected by the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) as an Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient.
Johnson will receive $500 in a 529 college savings account to be applied toward her higher education. Recipients for the award are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the five pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
Johnson is an eighth-grade student at Carlisle who has attended since kindergarten. She serves as a class representative on Carlisle’s Student Council, performs in the theater and choir program, is a talented artist, and this year she won the Scripps Spelling Bee for her grade. Johnson is a member of the Martinsville/Henry County Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. She volunteers at the Henry County Food Pantry and the Dan Prince Thanksgiving Dinner.
According to Beth Gammons, Middle School Director for Carlisle, “Destiny is an exceptional student who exhibits the true essence of leadership.”