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The full moon. online resource (None) 1924-????, December 18, 1979, Image 1

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MBEMARIE senior high SCHUUL I Dk. Holidays March On Saturday, November 17, the holiday Spirit awakened as the Christmas Parade got underway. Many students from Senior High participated in this gala event. The Varsity and Jr. Varsity Cheerleaders led the “Bulldog” way, marching to the holiday music of the ASHS band. It was the first Christmas Parade in the state of North Carolina, and also the first to be held on a Saturday. The weather was beautiful for the festive occasion with the temperatures reaching the high fifties. The various queens seen riding in the parade were: Janet Brown, Miss VICA; Donna Laton, Miss FBLA; Pat Parker and Jeannie Sides, Mr. and Miss DECA; and Homecoming Queens, Geraldine McLendon and Sonya Mabe. Several spirited Jr. Civitans also joined the parading fanfare. Approximately 15,000 people watched the Albemarle-Stanly County Christmas Parade. Marching Bands, floats, cheerleaders and beauty queens were the main attractions. One out of town participant, the Qu- Roo, created a lot of excitement. This was a twelve foot kangaroo sponsored by WROQ radio of Charlotte. The 1979 Christmas Parade was termed to be “the biggest and best ever.” m Wbt Full iitaon ALBEMARLE SENIOR HIGH NEWSPAPER Glancing Back Over The 70's Turn to Pages 4-5 December 18,1979 Girls Make Passes On November 19 Albemarle Senior High stadium was the site of an unusual football game. After missing last year, the tradition of a “Powder Puff” game returned to Albemarle. The seniors came away with a 12-6 victory over the juniors. Although the score does not reflect it, the game was filled with offensive fire works. Both teams established good running attacks early in the game. The seniors got on the scoreboard first on a pass from Pam Cox to Linda Neel giving the seniors a 6- 0 lead. The two-point conversion attempt failed. The juniors roared back and tied the score at 6-6 on a quarterback keeper by Tess Lambeth around the left end. The seniors used the “huddle play” to set up their next touch down. Pam Cox tossed the ball back to Connie Murrell who had the entire senior team in front of her. A spectacular play by junior Nelena Russell saved the touch down. Later in the drive Rosemary Morton swept around left end and scored the final touchdown of the game. The Victorious Seniors are Wanda Allen, Rosemary Morton — Captain, Connie Murrell, Lisa Mercer, Leigh Ann Whitley, Teresa Long, Karen Souther, Matoka Snuggs, and Mitzi Morris. Standing: Tony Hinson — Head Coach, Anita Maske, Ann Den nis, Pam Cox — Captain, Kathy Wagoner, Beth Mabry, Elisa Dickens, Pam Wentz, Shannon Bell, Diane Brown, Carla Perry, and Doug Faulkner — Coach. Not present are Linda Neel and David Rush — Coach. During halftime Powder Puff homecoming was held. A boy dressed as a girl sponsored each member of both teams. After several minutes of deliberation the panel of judges handed down the decision which declared Jeff Hahn as “Powder Puff Queen”. After the crowning, thoughts turned back to the game. The second half was a defensive struggle with both teams bending but never breaking. However, late in the game the junior of fense started to move and penetrated as deep as the senior seven yard line. With first and Are You A Future Drop-Out? Dropouts appear with the regularity of cars rolling off the assembly line. The idea of working and spending money freely appears very inviting. How loes the dropout see himself? Whom does he blame for his failure? If he is unable to find Work, how will he live in our Society? These are questions many counselors puzzle over and young people rarely ask them selves as they consider dropping out of school. To some young people quitting school at 16 is as normal as popping for a red light. Mr. P'razier, assistant principal, stated the three main causes students quit school are simply reaching 16 and not being a success in school, parent apathy or getting a job to keep up a car. So far this year 33 students have Quit school. With the school’s population averaging 525, 6.2 per ^ent of the students in our school have dropped out and only one- third of the year has gone by. To some youths dropping out is not a problem itself, but a symptom of serious underlying problems with which a teenager is dealing. Many factors in fluence quitting school, such as family apathy, peer pressure, below average accomplishments and lacking self-esteem. Family background is an important factor. The lower a family’s socioeconomic status, the more likely a student is to become a dropout. Among both psychologists and sociologists it is accepted as a truism that the personality established at home is an important factor in deter mining the relationships with peers at school. Dropouts are more frequent in large families and broken homes where the youth has no guidance and no one to turn to. When a youth is self- confident, communicative, and accepted at home by an alert and verbal environment he is, in turn, self-confident, communicative and accepted at school. The dropout’s aspirations, ac complishments and self-esteem are below average. He has no one to turn to, at home or at school, if he has no family relationship and if he is not a social success or a goodgrade-maker; therefore, his self-esteem and self-confidence is destroyed. Two predictors of dropping out are bad classroom grades and being held back a grade, which involves another factor, the teacher. Should the teacher refrain from giving failing grades or holding back students? One can say yes, but the student then graduates and receives his high school diploma without even knowing how to read and write correctly. One can say no, but does this mean we are not giving that student a chance to prove himself? So he drops out ‘ ‘ Y’ ’ Basketball Season Begins goal to go for the juniors, the senior defense led by Wanda Allen toughened up and held. The seniors took over the ball on downs and ran out the clock to secure the victory. Mrs. Susan Hathcock, junior class sponsor, said the “game was a great success because we raised a lot of money for the Prom”. She would like to thank all the students that participated, and especially the senior coaches Tony Hinson, David Rush and Doug Faulkner and the junior coaches Tim Thurston, Dave Moose and Robert Farlow. The Wiscassett Y.M.C.A. is once again sponsoring inter-high school boys and girls basketball. The organizational meeting was held on October 29, but the games are at this point well underway. All participants must be a “Y” member by paying $12.50 per year as well as paying a basketball fee of $5.50. During a banquet at the end of the season in February, trophies will be awarded to the girls and boys “regular season” and “tour nament” champions. All of the county schools as well as the senior High have teams participating in the boys’ and girls’ games. There is only one girls’ team from each school, but the boys have several of them. In fact the boys are divided into two divisions. The membersrof the Albemarle Senior High girls team are Liz Coley, Kim Cook, Pam Cox, Linda Neel and Kathy Wagoner. In their first game the Albemarle team defeated West on November 12. The Aries (Albemarle boys) has six par ticipants. They are Brian Collins, Jeff Hahn, Dave Moose, David Rush, Jeff Stoker and Tim Thurston. The Aries defeated Big Lick, November 12, by a score of 45-27. The players on the Bulldogs (Albemarle boys) are Jeff Hamilton, Robert Farlow, Marty Mauldin, Donnie Poplin and Tommy Russell. These games are played beginning at 6:00 at the Y.M.C.A. Girls play on Monday nights, while the boys games are on Mondays and Thursdays. MOONBEAMS Happy Holidays Christmas vacation will be gin on December 19. Students are to return to school on January 2. “Smile, You Have a Library” Members of the Media Club attended the South Piedmont District Conference at Win gate College on December 7. “O’ Christmas Tree” The tin Christmas trees dec orating the cafeteria tables were constructed by the Art I classes. Civitan of the Month Junior Civitan Club mem bers voted Teresa Long “Jr. Civitan of the Month” for No vember, and the December honor belongs to Doug Con nell. Lions and Rotarians The Albemarle Lions Club recognized David Russell as the Student Lion for November. Jody Mauldin is the November Student Rotarian. of school feeling unimportant and unattached. This is the problem. However there are proposed solutions. The major opportun ities and growing professions de mand more highly trained and better educated people to fill them. Therefore, the community must be informed of the fact that there is no longer any room at the bottom. The community could provide better educational pro grams rather than paying a cer tain sum each year for the unem ployed. Here in Albemarle, we have a program at Stanly Technical Institute called the GED or adult high school program. A test, similar to a high school equivalency exam, is given which takes four to five hours to com plete. The test is divided into secticKis and if a student scores 35 or above on each section the score is passing, and he is qualified to finish high school and get a diploma. If you would like any information concerning this program call 982-0121 at Stanly Tech.

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