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VOICE OF DEMOCRACY
Senior Leigh Rivenbark and
Junior Kim Vaughn were the win
ners of the Voice of Democracy
oratorical contest on November
16. Junior Melanie Sherk won
The competition is designed to
give high school students the op
portunity to voice their opinions
about their responsibility to
America. The theme for this year
was “Building America Together.”
State winners receive all ex
pense paid trips to Washington,
D. C., for the national finals to be
held March 26-31, 1982. More than
$575,000 in bonds, scholarships,
and awards will be distributed on
the state district and local levels.
ART TRIP, STUDENT
Ms. Karen Riggs’ art students
recently attended a Career
Awareness Day at East Carolina
University. This special day was
designed to explain job areas in
the art field. Students explored 15
job areas by viewing displays in
the art building at East Carolina.
Also student teacher Mr. John
Gay has been working with art
classes here since October 12. Mr.
Gay, an art major from Atlantic
Christian College, will be here un
TRAVEL TO FRANCE
French teacher Ann Williamson
is planning a student summer pro
gram for study in France.
The American Institute for
Foreign Study program, called
“La Grande Ville et la Petite
Village,” will last four weeks and
will include campus study in Paris
and in St. Jean de Luz, France.
Students will also travel to Lon
don, England, and Madrid, Spain.
The trip is set for June 30
through July 27,1982.
Students interested in this
travel-study program should con
tact Mrs. WiUiamson in room 129.
Antonio: “Thank the Human relations
committee for selecting me.”
Senior Antonio Stevens is a member
of the November Hunian Relations Cou
Antonio is a member of the
Distributive Education Clubs of
America and is training to be a disc
“I’m honored and I would like to
thank the human relations committee
for selecting me,” Antonio said.
Senior Susan Crouch is the other
member of the Human Relations Cou
Susan is a varsity cheerleader and a
member of the school spirit committee.
Tommy: “I never expected to be a
Senior Tommy O’Connell is a
member of the Rotary Couple for the
month of November.
Tommy, entertainment editor of the
Gryphon, is a member of the Presi
dent’s Cabinet, a Morehead nominee,
chairman of the elections committee,
and a member of the National Honor
Society and Quill and Scroll.
“I was very honored to be selected,
and I never expected it,” Tommy said.
Senior Amy West is also a member of
the Rotary Couple.
Amy, a NHS member, is also the
assistant drum major for the marching
Cindy: “Honored to be chosen Kiwanis
Senior Cindy Anderson is the
Kiwanis person for the month of
Cindy is a Morehead nominee, a
member of the President’s Cabinet, and
secretary of the National Honor Socie
“I was honored to be chosen,” Cindy
Peer counseling program to aid students
by Leslie Danghtridge
Sophomore Guidance Counselor
Phyllis Jacobs and 0. R. Pope School
Counselor Terri Davis are working
together to create peer counseling, a
program that brings high school
students and elementary students
together to discuss problems and share
The program is a form or
developmental counseling, said Mrs.
Jacobs. “It’s to give students a positive
attitude toward themselves and
Mrs. Jacobs said peer counseling
should help curb the dropout rate and
make an overall improvement in
academic achievement. “We hope it will
help students find a positive way to ex
press themselves,” Mrs. Jacobs said.
Sophomores Terri Overby and Jeff
Speight, and seniors Todd Davis and
Moses Wright are participating in the
program. Each Wednesday for four
weeks they attended a training session
with Miss Davis at 0. R. Pope to learn
to work with the younger students. On
November 10 they went to Holland
Elementary School to observe the
students. Their first counseling session
with 0. R. Pope students was
In December, there will be a meeting
of students participating in the pro
gram and their parents. Mrs. Jacobs
said it will be a get-acquainted session
to review the Koals of the proKram.
Second semester a group of about 30
students will be trained, Mrs. Jacobs
said. This group will be trained more
extensively than the first, receiving
nine weeks of training before going into
the dassroom. - -
Students will« be chosen to par
ticipate by their school record and their
attitude toward themselves. Par
ticipants must also be willing to give up
their study hall one day a week.
Mrs. Jacobs said they have also ap
plied for a grant for state money to
finance the progri^^.
In January, Mrs. Jacobs and Miss
Davis will attend a workshop on peer
counseling in Charlotte.
BE ALL YOU BE.
SGT. EILEEN JOHNSON
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