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The Full Moon
Vol. 37 —No. II
Albemarle Senior High School, Albemarle, N. C.
April 20. 1972
Mr. O. C, Burrow and Miss Brenda Carol Hamby look forward to
their stay at Senior High.
Brave New Faces
Recently, three new faces have
appeared at ASHS. They are the
faces of our new student
teachers. These faces have
popped up in Mrs. Hudson, Mrs.
Westerlund, and Mrs. Bogle’s
Mrs. Hudson’s student teacher
is Miss Brenda Carol Hamby. She
graduated from West Rowan
High School and was in the
National Honor Society. English
is her teaching field and only
Miss Hamby’s coUege address
is Pfeiffer College, IVOsenheimer.
Her home address is Rx)ute 6,
Mrs. Westerlund’s student
teacher is Mr. 0. C. Burrow, Jr.
He is presently a senior at
Pfeiffer College. His actual
teaching began March 20, and
will continue through May 12.
Last fall he helped coach our
Junior Varsity football team.
For the past two years he has
Students tested their Scholastic
Aptitude Saturday, April 15. This
was the second offering of the
SAT at Senior High this year.
The third distribution of report
cards was Wednesday, April 5.
They will not be issued again
until after final exams.
H. C. Winds Up
The Health Carreer’s Club’s
last meeting of the year will be
April 27. There will be a panel of
mental health professionals
present at the meeting to answer
any questions the members
might have on mental health.
This meeting will also incl^ude the
election of officers for the coming
The FBLA workshop has ended
for this year.
Senior Week is set for April 24-
28. The week, set aside for special
honors for Seniors, will have
daily activities for the Seniors.
These activities include the
Senior Talent Show, free lunch
period, special lunches.
Sophomore and Junior class
favors, and the Senior picnic.
Student Lion for the month of
April is Donny Chandler. Brian
Garber is the Student Rotarian.
Five Daze In May
been at Pfeiffer. Before, he spent
two years at Davidson Com
munity College. At Davidson, Mr.
Burrow was on the Freshman
Council, and was a student
senator in Student Government in
his sophomore year. Before going
to Davidson, he spent two and one
half years active duty in the
He resides at 1849 McDermott
Anne Ayers was Mrs. Bogle’s
student teacher. She is a physical
education major with four years
at U. N. C. at Greensboro. TTiere
she played varsity tennis, was on
the varsity volleyball team for a
year, and was scorekeeper for
the men’s varsity basketball
After teaching for four weeks
here, she went to an elementary
school in Greensboro to set up a
physical education program. Her
home is in New London.
She attended ASHS and felt at
home here while teaching. Anne
said that it was a surprise to
come back to her old high school
and see so many changes. She
plans to teach after graduation
and says she really enjoys it.
Spanish is the language and
Mexico is the place.
Mrs. Dede O’Guin, Spanish
teacher, is getting a group of
interested students together to go
to Saltillo, Mexico this summer.
Saltillo is the oldest city in
Northern Mexico. Its location is
on the Pan American Highway
less than 200 (two hundred) miles
from the United States border.
Because of the rich historical
heritage, its old churches, and its
Spanish architecture, Saltillo is
known as “The Athens of
Mexico.” It is because of this that
the students will be able to learn
more about the Spanish people,
their past, and their language.
While the city itself will be the
students’ book for learning about
the Spanish people and Spanish
history, the school, Universidad
Internacional, which the
students will be attending, will
contain their books for further
studies in the language.
The trip is planned for the
middle of July. The students will
be staying either on the school
campus or with a Mexican
family. Plane costs for the trip
will be around $170. The school
costs will be about $135.
The whole purpose of the trip is
to help students learn more about
the Spanish people, their
language, and their way of life.
Seniors are planning their
Maydaze, similar to last year’s
Minicourses, for the last week of
Some of the courses will be
taught at Rock Creek Park. Since
these are so far from the school,
and the number of students
taking them is so large, the
courses will last two class periods
unlike other one hour courses.
These courses are diving,
swimming instruction, riflery,
Crafts, including macrame,
decoupage, tiedying, and others
is also a two-hour course.
The supernatural course will be
a study of witchcraft, ESP, and
the unexplained. Students will
discuss married life, premarital
sex, birth control, and abortion
laws in sex and marriage.
The painting class will include
beginners and experienced ar
tists. They will take up pastels,
water colors, acrylics, and other
Seniors in the drugs class will
study the kinds and effects of
certain drugs, laws, legalization
of marijuana, and medical and
social aspects of drugs.
Students signed up for in
tellectual games will learn to
play Canasta, Twixt, Poker,
Rook, and Hearts.
The Abnormal Psychology
class will study phobias and
^niors enrolled in rights of 18
year olds will study draft, con
tracts, and other rights, other
than voting priviledges.
Other classes include: Cake
baking and decoration, creative
thinking, auto mechanics, flying,
archery, cartoon drawing,
gourmet cooking, driving
straight drive cars, laiitting and
crocheting, bible studies, first
aid, small repairs for the home,
photography, ceramics, gold,
embroidery and needlecraft,
Christian ethics, hypnotism,
drama, philosophy, personal
religions, memory improvement,
handwriting analysis, and
In some courses, money or
supplies will be necessary to
Mrs. Gamewell’s advanced
English VI class is the center of
planning and registration for
Maydaze. The steering com
mittee is as follows: Susan
Blalock and Danny Ross, co-
chairman; Ellen Mabry,
The day after annuals arrive
will be annual signing day as
decided in a student council
meeting Tuesday, April 11.
Ten minutes at the end of each
period will be reserved for
signing annuals. Music will be
played for each ten minute
That night, from 7-9 p.m., there
will be an annual signing party.
Refreshments will be provided
and students can bring their
Educational Testing Service
(ETS) chose ASHS to participate
in the National Longitudinal
Study of the High School Class of
1,200 schools represented all of
the secondary schools in the
In each school, 16 seniors,
chosen at random, represented
all students in the Senior Class.
The 16 seniors who participated
in the study from ASHS were
Robert Efird, Donny Furr,
Stephen Hill, Terry Eudy, Phillip
Lowder, David Carpenter, Doug
Owens, Lynn Chivington, Mike
Stoker, Linda Bogle, ^onda
Lilly, Linda Mauldin, Angela
Little, Peggy Youngblood,
Debbie Lowder, John Clark.
The seniors met with Mrs.
Jenece Smith April 11 to fill out a
The annual chocolate sale
provided approximately $1,800
Student Council received $200,
the largest contribution. Honor
Society, Booster’s Club, VICA,
FHA, FBLA, DECA, and the
Sophomore (^lass received $75
and Jr. Qvitans, Health Careers,
and Drama Club received $50.
Approximately $200 went for
Mrs. Brown’s homeroom spent
$100 at Pineville Dinner Theatre
Approximately $375 is left to be
used for teaching aids and duty
questionnaire and take several
The questionnaire asked
questions on ideas and viewpoints
about the school, likes and
dislikes and plans for the future.
Individual answers were strictly
ETS is a nonprofit organization
that is concerned with the
discovery and development of
Although students have come
into contact with ETS through its
various testing programs, the
broader mission of the
organization is to facilitate
change and growth in education,
stated Mrs. Smith.
publicity chairman ; Freda Hahn
and Ginny Deese, secretaries.
Students from other senior
English classes volunteered to
help plan for these courses. They
include: Robert Cook, Annette
Morgan, Kathy Frye, Gil
Johnson, Sally Hudson, Anne
Harris, Wanda Vickers, Hazel
Watson, Terry Anne Furr,
Lorraine Thompson, Marcia
Carlson, Doug Owens, Eddie
Harrington, and John Clarke.
Because exams start on
Thursday, the steering com
mittees planned two different
schedules. Seniors will come to
school at 9:00 Thursday and
Friday instead of the usu^ 8:30.
Mr. Hawkins will meet with
seniors 6th period Thursday and
Friday to practice for
H. C. Study
Western Carolina Center for
the Retarded at Morganton, N.
C., was the setting for the tom-
taken by the Health Careers
Qub, Thursday, April 13.
The tour covered all of the
Center, and the Health Careers
Qub’s members were shown the
facilities and equipment used by
the staff and the handicapped
children and their families.
The Western Carolina Center is
one ^f the four state supported
r^ional centers for the mentally
retarded. It serves a
geographical area covering the
Western thirty-two counties of
and volunteer help make up a
large part of the Center’s staff.
Both children and adults with
verying degrees of physical and
mental handicaps are helped by
There are different programs
for these handicapped people.
One program is the Habititation
Program. This gives the resident,
regardless of his handicap, the
opportunity to grow physically,
spiritually, and socially. There is
also a recreational program.This
offers the resident play and
leisure activities that will help
him to learn social skills, arts,
and crafts, dance, hobbies, and
how to deal with leisure op
Miller Promotes Creativity
“Mama pegged out the night with
Cheap wooden pincers grasping
Like brave little crabs in the
This sampling of the poetry of
Mrs. Heather Ross Miller gives a
slight hint of the opportunity
students had Friday, April 7, to
create under Mrs. Miller’s
Mrs. Miller, acclaimed novelist
and poet, discussed modern
poetry styles with groups of
students in the library. She in
structed classes during second,
third, and fifth periods of the day.
Mrs. Miller emphasized that
poetry can be written in any
surroundings and she encouraged
students to prove this by writing
during the class. She introduced
the modern form of
“hieroglyphic” poetry and
presented several examples.
In instructing the use of ef
fective words, Mrs. Miller
selected sections from many
student-written poems and ex
plained their appeal.
Mrs. Miller’s visit was part of
the “Poetry in the Schools” state
wide project sponsored by the
Department of Public In
Mrs. Miller has written three
novels. The Edge of the Woods,
Tenants of the House, and Gone a
Hundred Miles; and a volume of
poetry. The Wind Southerly.
Mrs. Miller is a former resident
of Badin. She attended the
University of North Carolina at
Greensboro and received her
B.A. degree. Mrs. Miller now
lives in Singletary Lake park in
Elizabethtown, North Carolina.