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The Full Moon
Vol. 31—No.. 4
Albemarle Senior High School, Albemarle, N. C.
December 18, 1964
Albemarle, Durham Exchange Concerts
CHRISTIAN KOEPCKE, our Foreign Exchange Student from Ger
many, receives his Christmas gifts from “Santa Claus” at the Holi
S. O. Holds ^Chris' Dance
“Holiday Prance,” ASHS’s first paid dance of the Yfar^was held
in the school cafeteria, Saturday, December 5, froni 8 until ii.aw p.m.
Christian Koepcke, Albemarle’s American Field Semc»' 5t^dent
from Stuttgart, Germany, was the guest of honor for tns festivities.
Chris’s birthday being Etecember 8, he was presented with a dec
orative birthday cake by Santa Claus who dropped by tor the sur
prise birthday celebration. Santa Claus found numerous presents
under the Christmas tree for Chris. These gifts from the Student
Organization included a pair of pants, a sweater, a shirt, a pair
socks, a tie, and a tie tac.
The cafeteria was decorated in a combination of German and
American styles. Christmas trees, .bells, wreathes, and ^
Santa Claus adorned the cafeteria walls, while according to German
tradition, colorful cookies were hung on the Christmas tree.
Refreshments for the occasion were prepared by the home e^
nomics department under the direction of Miss Betty BrooKs,
home economics teacher. An assortment of German cooKies ana
punch was served. The refreshment table was beautifully decoratM
with an angel ringing a huge tell which was suspended from
The dance was planned and carried out by the
of the Student Council. Its members include Emalynn Helms,
man; Tony Senter, Tommy Smith, and Sandy Kelley.
Chaperones for “Holiday Prance” were Mr. ^d Mrs. ^ex Gibbs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Furr, Mr. and Mrs. Flavie Thomas, Mrs. i. u.
Young, and Mr. H. T. Webb.
Marian Cranford, Anne Gaddy,
Fredia Plyler, Joyce Story, Jim
my Ingram, Joe McNally, Joe
Harwood, Barbara June Smith,
Diane Morgan, Jane Smith, John
ny Morris, and Sue Cooper at-
tended^the Second' District III
Health Careers Conpress held at
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte,
November 7. Mrs. John B. Mor-
rwV Mrs. John W. Gaddy, and
.'Tiliss Betty Brooks accompanied
Registration began at 9 a.m.
Exhibits from various health
career associations were on dis
play from 9 to 10. Mr. E. H.
,/Heyd, chairman of the Executive
Committee of Health Careers
for North Carolina, welcomed the
students and adults and, intro
duced Mr, J,/Crenshaw Tlioirrtp-
son. Chairman of District III, who
presided over the CongresA. The
invocation was given by Rev.
Eugene P. Poe of the Westmin
ster Presbyterian ifhurch. The
Mercy HospitafrScljQOl of Nurs
ing Glee Clu6, under the direc
tion of Mr. Richard Keasler, pre
sented two selections appropriate
to the occasion. Alton L. Hood,
M. D., surgical resident at Wake
Memorial Hospital, Raleigh, pre
sented the keynote address for
the occasion. Other participants
in the program were Mr. W.
Wright Langley, director of the
Health Careers for North "Caro
lina, Miss LoRayne Dinguess, co
ordinator of District III, and Miss
Terry Lawing of Nqrth Mecklen
burg High School, ^-^cretary of
Health Career Clubs. "
Under the' direction of Miss
Kay Hart of Presbyterian Hospit
al, a skit portraying hospital
careers necessary to a patient’s
(Continued on Page Six)
Members of the ASHS Senior
Choir, assisted by the Special
Choir and the Sophomore Chorus,
under the direction of Mr. Paul
B. Fry, presented their annual
Christmas Concert in the high
school auditorium, Friday, De
cember II, at 7:30 p.m.
Special guests for the concert
were the members of the Dur
ham High School Choir under the
direction of Mr. Glenn Starnes.
, The .purham Choir sang a group
of Christmas ^elect^o^^ in the con
cert program’, and' joiBSaxthe Al
bemarle Sqni^^'&ftd SpeciarChoirs
I Moonbeanns |
Lion and Rotarian
Congratulations to the Student
Lion for December, J. W. Lisk
and to our Student Rotarians,
Brown Bivens and Christian
Koepcke. J. W. is president of
the Senior Choir, and Sports
Editor of the Crossroads. Brown
is Business Manager of the Full
Moon, and Chris is representing
ASHS as a foreign exchange stu
dent from Germany.
Juniors received their class
Hngs from the L. G. Balfour
Company, Friday, December 11.
The class members were mea
sured for their rings September
College Entrance Examinations
'vere administered to approxi-
oiately 345 students of the sur-
•■ounding area on December 5
^Albemarle Senior High School.
The test was given from 8:30
a-m. until 12:15 p.m. followed
oy the achievement tests given
to about ten students.
,The purpose of the test is to
8ive the colleges an idea of the
academic level of students in
high school, but it is by no means
^ne only factor determining ac
ceptance. The SAT test is given
*our times a year at our school:
Pecember, January, March, and
Leading th*^school in perfect at-
'®ndance for th» second six weeks
the seniors and juniors each
^th 102. 3mta|ipr*s trail with
This is « 300 students
paving perf^I^p^jice for this
ASHS Students Hold
Jobs In Local Concerns
^'^ToM ChrLmas holidays. hour. Gahlon James, Wesley
Tn Which the a^pproxi- Cook. Bobby Lowder, John J.
m^tS^i66 students are working Mort^ Lane Taylor, Tommy AI-
SuTe L following: 'ey, Bobby U>wder,
In Y^le Parade
Appii^WteTv^’l# ASHS stu
dents participated >ifi 'Albemarle’s
annual Christmas parade which
was held Monday, November 30,
in freezing weather.
The parade began at 4:30 p.m.
and followed the usual parade
route from North Second Street,
;through town, with its destination
being at North First Street in
front of the YMCA.
Numerous queens and princess
es rode on cars during the fes-
tiyitieg: They>-were Ruthie Den^,-
nis.i DECA Quijfetf’^herry Fretindf
Carrousel Priric^js: Diane M6f-iJ
Merry Christmas; Jo-'
•anri^ Lisk; Homecoming Que^n;
Catherine^ Kelley, . |iJiss FHA:'
Marian^ Cranford, Miss Junior
Red Cross; and Jqe Allen and
Faye Holleman, Mtv and Miss
Warren Simmons. Steve Pink
ston, Charlotte Gantt. Ginny. Rog
ers, Jerry Ford. Rusty Vick, Lane
Taylor,. Fran Miller, Jan Clays
well. Ronald Parks, Sandy Kel^
ley, and Jan Deane rode^. pn the
Cabarrus Float while sintipg
well-known Christmas carols, t'
Those students"', riding varj^s
commercial floats'"included Sye*
Plyler. Brenda Peeler. Emalwn-
Helms. Becky Purser, Sue Culp,'.
Beth Moose. Brenda Peeler, Jayrie
Harris, Jennifer Taylor, Billie-
phine Starnes, Mike Drye, Martjia
Garrison, Linda Dennis, Pat Rus
sell, Ellen Reeves, Kay Carpen
ter. and Mary Alice Lambeth.
The ASHS Marching Band and.
the ASHS cheerleaders led the'
in performing “There Shall A Star
Come Out of Jacob,” and “Oh,
Also appearing on the program
were selected soloists including
Jan Claywell, Emalynn Helms,
Fran Miller, Diane Burleson, Joe
Earnhardt, and Rusty Vick.
Durham students spent the night
in the homes of Albemarle stu
dents, returning to Durham the
Advance tickets were placed on
sale by members of the three Al
bemarle choral groups, and tick
ets were also available at the
door. Proceeds from the event are
to be used for choral projects.
:^V;;The ASHS Senior Choir and Spe
cial jChoir traveled to Durham
Wedn^day, December 16, where
they Insisted the Durham Choir
in pr^enting its Christmas Con
cert iii-the Durham High School
Auditorium. They returned to Al
bemarle Thursday morning after
staying in the homes of the Dur
ham students Wednesday night.
The Senior Choir has also pre
sented ^Christmas choral programs
at. the Lions Club party for the
blind De^mber 8, and as a Rotary
(Club progfam December 17.
; If —
Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools
invited twenty stijdents from Albe
marle Senior, Ilmh to attend a
convocation p^fcrfeign affairs giv
en by Sen. j. VWlliam Fulbright,
Saturday, Decerriber 12, in Ovens
Sen. Fulbright who had just re-
■iurned fro|n a'iff^ATO conference
and an extensive tour of European
nations, delivered the address to
students who j^d been chosen for
th«r in international
affairs. , ^ '■>,
Marie Qassow, Brown Bivens,
Robbi^i Bost. Eugene Coley, Sally
Enrcg; Henry Fox, Kathy Game-
weliy Joanne Li^, Charles Morton,
Flyler, Mar^ Stambaugh, and
lOebbie Sweet W)fere the twelve sen
iors chosen to,^ttend. Gwen Boyd,
GrejTr Gamewell. Charlotte Gantt,
AHisoi»jJ3i*^''is. Bobby Overcash.
Dane Perry, Ginny Rogers, and
Tom Webb were the eight juniors
•^ifl attendance. Miss Carolyn
Bishop and Mr. Alex Gibbs served
faculty advisers for the group.
[iciuae me luiiv/rr
Department stores: Diane Mor
ton,- Joanne Lisk, Matilda Boone.
Wawe Harkey. Kitty ^rser.
Jimmy Hathcock, Johnny Morris,
Wanda Honeycutt. Jan C>a>-well,
Blaine Efird. Pam I^der,
Twinkle Treece, Jaj^e Harris,
Reed Furr, Charles Taytor, l^thie
Sis. Carolyn Smit^. ^
and Mike Waller.
Drug store: Gary Nicholds,
Vicki Morgan, Sue Snuggs, Tom
my Loftin, Robin Loeb, Lionel
Rushing, and Heath Godfrey.
Shoe stores: Steve Pinkston,
James Redwine, and Shelia Hall.
Hardware stores: Emily Low-
i\ecu 1 uii» ndruwiiic aiuica. i-fu-w
Dennis. Carolyn Smith, ^^ay Holbrook, and Jimmy
Byrd, Terry .Leitch. David
^Ith Steve Ken- Eating establishments: Mike
Harwood, M ke^ t^i>teve^
drick, Judy Lew^. ^ g’ Burleson, Rodnejr-Bulfock, Allan
Marian^Cranforf, Rothwell, Richard LittleV Ralph
Mann, Johnny Lefler Ritchie, and
J^^m Jordan, Robbie Bost. Ubby
£ldin, Rusty Vick,
hardt. Brenda Y®"".
Lowell Cook. David Almond, and
Dime stores: Sue C^p, Gwen
Sasser Whit Herrin. Diane Ty-
Mary Alice Lambeth, and Alana
"'caf Lrvico: J™ waielm, Ter-
Riliv Wilhelm. Roger “laKe.
eSie Rogers. Charte_ Ufler.
Manufacturing concerns: De-
waine Dorsey. John Lanier. Ed
die Mauldin, Jane Austin, Pat
Worley, Phyllis Bowers, Ronald
Hathcock. and Elaine Hudson.
Jewelry stores: Brenda Peeler,
Sid Smith, and Fredia Plyler.
Other areas: Eugene Coley,
Gary Long, Butch Lowder, Frank
lin Reeves, Ronnie Trexler, Bud
Caudle, Terry Lorch, Darrell New
ton Ronald Parks. Warren Sim
mons. John Hudson, William Cot-
Se Rogers, S' Frael
SSw Mike Anch!^ Way*
Greg Lowder, David Swan-
£ 'wa? sS;
Davis, Jim Morris, Cathy Sells.
Woody Burleson, Brenda Herrin.
Buddy Melton. Pat Russell, Linda
Sells Diane Slack, Gail Childers,
Richard Frick. Doris Dorsey.
David Earnhardt, Harold Arey,
Jackie Barbee, Carltcm Hager,
Frankie Barbee, Inez Furr, Tan-
va Lefler, Jean Ray, Rodney Med-
f.. I /-ofl Uir-kc
MMM Group H€»ars
Albemarle Senipr-High’s chap
ter of Modernr?' Music Masters
sponsored a cl^artered bus trip to
Charlotte’s annual Singing Christ
mas Tree presentation at Ovens
Auditorium Monday night, Decem
Students of Albemarle Junior
High and Senior High were in
vited to attend this magnificient
concert entitled “Christmas Is
Coming”, presented by the Char
lotte Choral Society and sponsored
by the Charlotte Observer from
which proceeds benefit the Char
lotte Charities. Nearly 100 sing
ers of the Charlotte Choral So
ciety delivered a variety of Yule-
tide carols divided into four sec
tions: (1) the birth of Christ, (2)
a child's conception of Christ
mas, (3) a monk’s conception of
Christmas, and (4) a cantata.
Students reported to the Albe
marle Junior High School Monday
afternoon at 5:30 to begin the
trip by bus. Arriving in Char
lotte. everyone had supper in the
Barclay Cafeteria after which they
proceeded to the presentation at
Ovens Auditorium. The group ar
rived back in Albemarle at 11
Christian Koepcke. Albemarle’s
Foreign Exchange Student, ac
companied the group as a special
Allison Harris, Elicia Harwood,
Betsy Patterson, Linda Long, and
Debbie Weemhoff achieved highest
honor roll for the second six
Those seniors making honor roll
were Linda Lorch, Terry Lorch,
Eddie Mauldin, Darrell Newton,
John Burleson, Robert L. Lowder,
Matilda Boone, Jo Ann Burris,
Anne Gaddy, Mary Lowder, Betty
Morton, Gwen Sasser, Richard
Little, Steve Pinkston, Pearlie
Rae Burris, Sheila Smith, Jack
Deese, Peggy Dick. Sally Efird,
Kathy Gamewell, Brookie Smith,
•Sarah Anne Mann, Diane Morton,
Brenda Peeler, Eugene Coley, J.
W. Lisk, Joe Earnhardt, Jerry
Ford, Robbie Bost, Sheila Talbert,
David Boyer, Jimmy Lowder,
Nancy Butler, Shelia Hall, and
Achieving honor roll from the
Junior Class were Charles Daniel,
Alberta Doby, Teresa Yow, Steve
Kendrick, Jimmy Stockton, Celia
Mauldin, Fredia Plyler, Ginny
Rogers, Paul Carder, Dane Perry,
David Smith, Billy Tucker, Char
lotte Gantt, Janis Clarke, Pa
tricia Snipes, EKvight Russell, Tony
Senter, Tom Webb, Vickie Alex
ander, Gwen Boyd, Robbie Vick
and Ellen Wilson.
From the Sophomore Class hon
or roll was achieved by Croon
Palmer, Ann Hudgens, Betty Ann
Trexler, Gerald Hatley, Edwin
Sides, Tim Furr, Steve Hicks, Betsy
Miller, Beverly Tarlton, Joy
Schreyer, Gail Lowder, Bill Hart-
sell, Bruce Smith, and Keith