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Volume 16 — No. 3
ALBEMARLE SENIOR HIGH NEWSPAPER
311 Palestine Road Albemarle, N.C. 28001 982-3711
Morehead Nominees Chosen:
Albemarle Students Selected
By MARIA DENNIS
Two Albemarle High School se
niors were selected as this year’s
nominees for the coveted John M.
Morehead Scholarships at the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. David Moose and
Kenneth Russell were chosen
from a group of eleven nominees
representing all four high schools
in the county. They were selected
by the Stanly County Morehead
Committee headed by W. Bain
Kenneth is the son of Mrs.
Clara B. Russell and the late
Dewey E. Russell of 712 Parker
Street, Albemarle. He is out
standing in his academic classes
and is a member of the ASHS Na
tional Honor Society. Kenneth
also qualified as a Merit Scholar
ship semi-finalist. Kenneth, being
especially interested in art,
music, and drama, is a member
of the ASHS band and is actively
involved in the Drama Club. He
just recently played the leading
role in and co-wrote the play
Dracula. Kenneth serves as co
editor and feature editor of the
journalism staff at ASHS. Also,
he is a member of the Monogram
Club for his participation in band.
David is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John David Moose of 1204
Pineview Street, Albemarle. He
is also a member of the National
Honor Society at ASHS. David is
especially interested in athletics.
He is an accomplished athlete,
having played football for several
years and having served as co
captain of the ASHS football team
during the 1980-81 season. David
Student Council honored the ASHS teachers with gifts during
National Education Week, November 17-21,
is a member of the Monogram
Club for his participation in the
athletic program at ASHS, and
was chosen for the All-Piedmont
team because of his outstanding
performance on the football field.
David and Kenneth will rep
resent Stanly County in the Dis
trict Competition in Salisbury.
Morehead scholars are chosen on
the basis of academic achieve
ment, leadership, athletic ability,
By; JENNY McINTOSH
Even though the girls of the ju
nior and senior powderpuff teams
are suffering bruises and
scrapes, they all seemed to enjoy
last Thursday night’s competi
tion. Both teams fought hard but
the seniors suffered an
excruciating loss to the juniors
with the score ending 20-6.
Caroline Lilly scored twice for
the juniors, one of which was an
interception. Kelly Watson also
scored for the juniors. The only
touchdown for the seniors was
scored by Nelena Russell.
During the game, many girls
ended up with various injuries.
Tess Lambeth, quarterback for
the seniors, ended up in the hos
pital with a concussion.
The halftime festivities in
volved the crowning of the
“powderpuff queen” and naming
of the “court”. Bobby Gaskin, a
junior, sponsoring Stephanie Pol
lard was the lucky winner of the
crown. Other members of the
court included Dan McKeithen
and Lester Curry. Head coach for
the junior team was Joe Thomp
Coaches for the senior team
were Chico Lilly and Tim Thurs
ton. Coaches for the junior team
were David Harwood and
Spirit was shown by the “cheer
leaders”. Senior cheerleaders in
cluded Mark Talbert, Mark
Hawn, Todd Hauss, Dan Mc
Keithen, and Craig Cordes. Ju
nior cheerleaders included Bobby
Gaskin, Arlie Sides, and Randy
This year’s game was a lot of
fun and a great success. Many
spectators came to watch the
game and cheer the girls on.
The November Student Lion
is Dan McKeithen and the
November Student Rotarian is
On November 22, Dave
Moose, Donna DeAngelo,
Kristi Britt, and David Caudle
represented ASHS in a math
contest at Pfeiffer College.
The marching band rep
resented Albemarle High
School in the Salis
bury/Spencer parade on
November 26 and the Albe
marle parade on November
22. They also represented Al
bemarle in a contest at Burns
and Central Cabarrus.
Football Field Gets Face-Lift
By JANET EFIRD
Renovation of the football field
will be underway very soon.
Presently, the field has poor soil,
which results in little grass and
many weeds. The long range goal
of the project is to create a field
with rich, fertile soil. The new
field will be able to support
healthy grass and remain green
throughout the football season.
Bill Moore, a contractor, has
been hired to do the work. The
first task will be discing the field.
Next, twenty-five loads of river
bottom sand will be spread over
the field. This new soil is rich in
nutrients and fairly inexpensive.
The field will be sloped and
crowned and allowed to settle
over the winter.
A tentative date of May has
been set for the next step of the
project to begin. The field will be
sprayed with broad leaf killers to
prevent the growth of weeds and
foreign types of grass. Bermuda
grass will then be sown on the
field. Berniuda grass is durable,
has a brilliant green color, and
will last much longer than most
types of grass.
Although the football field will
be greatly improved, complica
tions will arise. Mr. Taylor com
mented, “We do not know how
much the renovation will cost, or
what arrangements will be made
for Spring Track.” The Track
teams will not be able to use the
field for meets or practice.
Therefore, the discus event must
be eliminated. The track may be
used for running events though.
By TAMMY DWIGHT
Jackie Hopkins, elected Miss VICA, will ride in the Cham
ber of Commerce Christmas Parade on November 22. VICA
Club officers attended the training workshop at Kings Mountain
High School where they met and trained along with students
from 30 other high schools.
Laron Maske, elected as Mr. FBLA, and Frankie Morton,
elected as Miss FBLA, will represent their club in the Albemarle
Christmas Parade. They will also represent FBLA at District
and State Competition.
DECA Club members attended the District Leadership Con
ference held on November 12 at Hunter Huss High School in Gas
tonia. Ann Almond, Laurie Wiggins, and Cassandra Crowell
served as voting delegates. Carol Sessions attended workshops
commenting on Competency Based Contest Events. Albe
marle’s candidate for the District 6-A President was Don Bill-
mgs, who came in as first runner up. Four hundred students at
tended the conference from 31 schools. Mrs. Sybil Brown, ad
visor of DECA, attended the N.C. Directions Conference at St.
Andrews College in Laurinburg. She was one of the individuals
mvited by the Department of Public Instruction to participate in
a long-range planning conference for the State’s Marketing and
Distributive Education programs.
The Media Club included students who are or have been li
brary assistants. The club is a small group this year of only
eleven members. The officers elected are as follows: Mary
Susan Cook, President; John Montgomery, Vice-President; Lori
Corriher, Secretary/Treasurer. On Thursday, December 4,
^mbers will attend the District Meeting at Wingate College.
The program will relate to media systems and install district of
The Drama Club is planning to put on two more plays this
year, sl^g with a production for Christmas, a radio show of
Charles Dickens Christmas Carols.