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The gryphon. online resource (None) 1969-19??, November 20, 1981, Image 2

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Briefly Students honored 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 third place. 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 TEACHER 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 til Christmas. TRAVEL TO FRANCE THIS SPRING 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 ple. Antonio is a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America and is training to be a disc jockey. “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 ple. Susan is a varsity cheerleader and a member of the school spirit committee. Tommy: “I never expected to be a Rotary person.” 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 band. Cindy: “Honored to be chosen Kiwanis person.” Senior Cindy Anderson is the Kiwanis person for the month of November. Cindy is a Morehead nominee, a member of the President’s Cabinet, and secretary of the National Honor Socie ty. “I was honored to be chosen,” Cindy said. Peer counseling program to aid students by Leslie Danghtridge Staff Writer 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 experiences. The program is a form or developmental counseling, said Mrs. Jacobs. “It’s to give students a positive attitude toward themselves and school.” 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 November 19. 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. ARMY. BE ALL YOU BE. SGT. EILEEN JOHNSON Call me. 443-9114 "ASK ME ABOUT TODAY'S ARMY'

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