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The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, October 27, 1978, Image 1

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THC S/UeMIT€ Volume LXI Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, October 27,1978 Number 4 (Photo by Persia Thomson) Salemite Seeks Re-election (Photo by Persis Thomson) by: Laura Babb Margaret Tennille was honored at a tea given by the Salem Young Democrats on Thursday, October 12, 1978. Ms. Tennille is running for re- election for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is a Salem graduate. The tea was a great success and Ms. Tennille kept everyone interested in what she had to say. After the tea I had the chance to speak with Ms Tennille. Here are some excerpts from that interview: Question: Do you feel Salem prepared you for your career? Ms. TennUle: Yes, I feel Salem contributed many things to my career, academciaaly and socially. Question: Do you feel attending a women’s college has it’s advantages? If so, how? Ms. Tennille: I feel there are definite advantages in attending a women’s college. The feeling of oneness among students and the support of each other brings about achievement. Question: Are they on the rise or decline? Ms. Tennille: They are on the rise! Question: How did; you become interested ! and involved in politics? Ms. Tennille: I have always been interested, but my involvement started when my children were in school and I was an officer of the PTA. Later I was elected to the school board and worked for the mayor. While working for the mayor, I was asked to appear on television to give a speech on Terry Sanford when he was running for office. I worked in the precincts for candidates and just became more and more involved. Question: What prompted you to run for office? Ms. TennUle: A group in my community asked me to run and through the encouragement of my sons I accepted. Question: What do you suggest for young women interested in politics? Ms. Tennille: Become involved, work in the precincts and support your politicians. Question: How do you feel women are treated in government? Ms. Tennille: I was well received and I feel most women are, but you always have people in a crowd who resent change. Question: What is your stand on ERA? Ms. Tennille: I am definitely for the bill. Question: Do you feel North Carolina will ratify the amendment? Ms. Tennille: I think it will depend on the newly elected legislators, the involvement of the people and the support of the people. Question: Do you feel there is a brighter future for women in politics? Ms. Tennille: Definitely yes! If women will become involved in their government, there will be a future for us. During the tea Mrs. Tennille answered questions from the students and faculty. One of the topics she stressed was her concern of the caliber of people running for office. She feels the quality has reduced. The people need to work and find qualified people to run and give them full support. She also feels women work harder and are more liberal. The number of women in politics has increased. Mrs. Tennille is a widow and the mother of three children. All who had the opportunity to attend the tea and meet her were pleased with the results of her visit Who’s Who Is Chosen Salem's selection of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities has been com pleted. The seniors at Salem who were nominated for this honor are Jo Beth .■Mien. Liz Boyd. Robin Brown. Connie Ca'luwell. Deenie Calk, Rosc.Tiary Hege. Kristine Kylberg Robin Maxey, Susan Miller, fp'da Myers, Marty Pratt, A nanda Robinson, Catherine Wallace, Caroline Wannamaker cid Catherine Wilson. These students were nominated by the senior classs which voted and compiled a list of 30 possible candidates. The seniors also nominated eight to ten faculty members representing a cross section of disciplines who served on the faculty selection committee. Dean of Students. .Academic Dean and Dean of Music automatically serve on the selection committee. This committee nominates candidates from the list submitted by the seniors and may nominated from the entire senior class. Top faculty nominees determine those selected to Who’s Who. Students are evaluated on their scholarship ability, participation and leadership in academic and ex tracurricular activities, citizenship and service to their school, and potential for future achievement. The Salemite congratulates these girls for achieving this high honor.

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