Lenoir Community College

Grady places in NetRider competition  
Lenoir Community College student Joshua Grady of Kinston recently placed seventh in the 2014 CCENT NetRiders Skills competition for the United States and Canada. The competition involved more than 1,000 students from 28 states and four provinces. Grady was required to take two tests live with the other contestants via Webex. CCENT stands for Cisco Certified Entry level Network Technician, and is the entry-level certification for Cisco Systems.

Grady plans to complete the Cisco Networking Academy classes and continue to his next level of certification, the CCNA. He will be graduating in May with his Computer Information Technology degree and plans to complete a second degree in Networking Technology in fall 2014. He has maintained a 4.0 grade point average during his educational journey. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and is a tutor with the Learning Assistance Program. He also served as a marshal at the 2013 LCC graduation. He is a recipient of the McGraw-Hill scholarship awarded by the North Carolina Computer Instructors Association.

Grady is also the recipient of the Governor Robert W. Scott award, recognizing his leadership abilities. He is the son of Gary and Annie Kay Grady of Kinston.