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FULL MOON Watch out for the ghosts and goblins! Volume 46 — No. 1 ALBEMARLE SENIOR HIGH NEWSPAPER 311 Palestine Road Albemarle, N.C. 28001 982-3711 October 31,1980 straw Poll Shows Students Split On The Candidates Issues... Who Would You Vote For? ail' M Dropouts Earn Diplomas A Straw Poll conducted by this newspaper of 40 Albemarle High School students shows similar results as recent National Polls. ^Reagan with a strong lead over Carter but without a clear majority as over one fourth are split between independent candidate Anderson or undecided. On the issue question, Reagan was favored over Carter in being most qualified in 6 of 10 issues. The second question obviously insulted those being polled as many comments were attached. This question had the only clear majority answer, a resounding NO (32 to 3). Below are the results: Who do you thing could best handle the following presidential responsibilities? 1. National Defense 2. Foreign Affairs 3. Hostage Crisis 4. Equal Rights Amendment 5. Inflation and interest rates 6. Taxes 7. Budget Balancing 8. Nuclear Power 9. Unemployment 10. Federal Bureaucracy.. 11. Who do you consider the most qualified candidate? Ander- Unde- m By TRACY MORGAN General Education Develop- nient (GED) is an exam taken by high school dropouts in order to get a certificate. It is an alterna tive to the traditional high school experience. The certificate received for passing the exam is equivalent to a high school diploma. GED is offered at Stan ly Technical College. The exam is offered primarily to adults, but people under 18 may take the exam with a release from their guardians. Sixteen through eighteen-year-olds make up 20 percent of the overall group taking the exam. Although the ex am is offered to minors, young people are encouraged to go back to high school. GED does not of fer the electives that high schools do. Adults taking the GED often say that they made the mistake of dropping out of high school. Young people usually say that they want to go to work or go on to college. The exam contains 5 parts; 1. Correct and effective English grammar and punctuation. 2. Effective reading, under standing, and interpretation in social studies. 3. Effective reading, under standing, and interpretation in natural sciences. 4. Areas of practical reading, general reading, prose, litera ture, poetry, and drama. 5. Solving fundamental arith metic, geometry and algebra concepts. To pass the GED, a score of 225 or over is required. Seventy per- (See GED on page 6) Reagan Carter Ander son Unde cided 16 13 5 6 9 23 4 4 15 13 2 10 6 20 6 8 19 9 2 10 15 10 5 10 13 10 4 13 11 12 4 13 16 11 3 10 9 12 3 16 Senior High Students Lend A Helping Hand Total Reagan Carter son elded By Class Seniors 17 6 8 1 2 Juniors 9 4 3 1 1 Sophomores .. 14 7 1 1 5 TOTAL 40 17 12 3 8 By Sex Boys 19 7 7 2 3 Girls 21 10 5 1 5 % of Total 40 42.5 30.0 7.5 20.0 By MARIA DENNIS The Wiscasset Pavilion and the Y.M.C.A. were the settings for this year’s Special Olympics held on Friday, October 17, 1980. This year’s Special Olympics was sponsored by the Lady Civitans of Albemarle. These ladies worked diligently for weeks to prepare for the days activities and reciev- ed a helping hand from area high schools and Pfeiffer College. Approximately 36 students from ASHS volunteered their time to assist the Lady Civitans in this worthwhile project. Their duties ranged from helping out in bowling to helping prepare lunch for the nearly 130 registered participants from North Albe marle, Millingport, and the Voca tional Workshop. The day’s activites included an opening ceremony featuring the North Stanly High School Band, 2 hours of various activities such as bowling, basketball, and relay races; and then luncn foiiowea b> a free period in the park. Many of the volunteers com mented on the day’s activities, “It took a lot of hard work and time, but just seeing the joy that these events gave the partic ipants made it well worth the ef fort! Everyone was working to gether, helping each other out. Seeing these people deal with their disabilities without the slightest hint of bitterness made us realize just how lucky we real ly are!” The students from ASHS who volunteered their help were; Laura Yost, Mary Susan Cook, Nancy Honeycutt, Jane Smith, Ginny Clark, Chico Lilly, Jaunita Crump, Todd Lilly, Maria Den nis, Tim Thurston, Camille Plyler, Cynthia Murrell, Nancy Tweed, Beth Talbert, Barbara Caesar, Allen Freeman, Nelena Russell, Jeff Russell, Mary Mullinix, Keli Farlow, Ervin Cur rie, Chris Hartsock, Lydia Wil liams, Kevin Britt, Kathy Love, Tonya Bruton, Ray Laton, Wendy Smith, Karen Early, Christy Tay lor, Lucy McKeithan, Scott Hopkins, Kim Maske, Aretha Sellars, Kim Eudy and Lisa Campbell. 12. Is your answer in number 11 based on your parents’ decision? NO Albemarle FBLA Members Host Leadership Conference By CHRIS FREEMAN Albemarle members of Future Business Leaders of America hosted representatives from 18 schools at the District 6 Fall Leadership Conference on Wed nesday, October 15. Mrs. Mildred Carter, advisor to the Albemarle chapter and dis trict FBLA supervisor, said that the goal of the conference was to build enthusiasm and self-confi- dence in FBLA members. Approximately 300 students from the nine counties compris ing District 6 attended a series of seven workshops dealing with basic FBLA activities and aims. These workshops included; Dress For Success, Free Enterprise, Community Service Projects, Fund Raising, People Building, Parliamentary Procedure, and Annual Activities Reporting. Each participant attended three workshops which were assigned upon registration for the confer ence. Aretha Sellars, District Chair man and a senior at Albemarle, presided over the conference with representatives of DECA and VICA members from Albe marle as well as Phi Beta Lamb da members from Stanly Tech contributing. Albemarle FBLA members provided homemade refresh ments and the Pepsi Company donated drinks. Mrs. Carter stated that overall response to the conference was good and that FBLA members are now preparing for a skills competition conference to be held at the Stanly Technical Institute in February. ‘MOONBEAMS’ A Date To Remember Queens College will have a representative at ASHS Mon day, November 10, at 9:30 to speak with interested stu dents. Football For Girls? The Powder Puff Football game between the senior girls and the junior girls, which is sponsored by the junior class, will be played November 13. Rolling Roars Student Rotarian for Oc tober is Kenneth Russell, and Student Lion is Greg Under wood. ■’tUSr The NHS inducted the following new members: Jenny Hill, Mark Crisco, Todd Hauss, Paula Cox, Susan McDonald and Donna DeAngelo, NHS Taps New Members By SUSAN McDONALD On the morning of Tuesday, Oc tober 14, six seniors were “tap ped” as part of their induction in to the National Honor Society. These seniors were Paula Cox, Donna DeAngelo, Jennie Hill, Susan McDonald, Todd Hauss, and Mark Crisco. An induction ceremony was held on Tuesday night including a dinner prepared by the members. The National Honor Society is based on four ideals; character, scholarship, leadership, and ser vice. Prospective members are evaluated on these points by a faculty committee. The evalu ation involves extracurricular and academic activities, as well as class participation and leader ship. To be eligible, the student must have a 93 average as a ju nior or a 91 average as a senior. The officers of the National Honor Society for this year are Laura Frederick — President, Kenneth Russell — Vice Presi dent, Lisa Helderman — Secre tary, Laura Yost — Chaplain, and David Moose — Treasurer.