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Volume 46 — No. 6
ALBEMARLE SENIOR HIGH NEWSPAPER
311 Palestine Road Albemarle, N.C. 28001 982-3711
What Colleges Have To Offer .
To High School Juniors and Seniors
Albemarle High School is not
the only institution that offers
classes to AHS students. Many
colleges and technical schools
provide courses for interested ju
niors and seniors. At present
there are three programs avail
able to the student body.
First, Stanly Technical College
offers the Dual Enrollment pro
gram. A student can attend high
school and take a night course at
STC that will give him a head
start on his post-graduation
plans. He must be sixteen years
of age and this program is only
recommended for anyone with
definite career ideas.
Stanly Tech also provides sum
mer courses for college bound se
niors. Some of these classes give
college credit, but not all colleges
will accept such credits. This pro
gram is available in English com
position and possibly in so
ciology, math and history.
Secondly, Pfeiffer College
makes available the Time Re
lease program. Students can take
morning classes at Pfeiffer (for
On March 27, the Albemarle Chapter of the VICA Club will
enter the VICA Skill and Leadership contest on the district level.
The contest will include participants from 30 high schools in 6
counties. Contestants in each category from ASHS are as fol
District Miss VICA — Crystal Vincent
Job Interview — Jackie Hopkins
Prepared Speech — Chris Snyder
Extemporaneous Speech — Steve Roberson
If the Albemarle Chapter is successful in the district compe
tition, they will participate in the Skill and Leadership compe
tition in Winston-Salem in April. Marion Youngblood from N.C.
State University will be working with the contestants as a part of
her student teaching. She is majoring in industrial training.
Mr. Hollis and Miss Youngblood will go to Charlotte to act as
judges in the Safety and Outstanding Club competition.
The DECA District Contest meeting will be held here on
March 11. 31 area schools will be involved in this competition.
400 students are expected to attend. 4 basic categories make up
the competition. These categories are as follows:
Apparel and Accessories
The schedule for the district meeting is as follows:
3:30-4:00 Each student will be given a test in all categories.
4:45-7:00 Refreshments served in the cafeteria.
5:30-7:00 Band headed by Scooter Still will play in gym.
7:00 Awards ceremony in auditorium.
Penny Payne will be in charge of the awards ceremony as
President of the Albemarle Chapter with Connie Lambert intro
ducing the guests.
college credit) and return to AHS
for afternoon courses. The pro
gram is offered to seniors who
are interested in taking the basic
courses required during the
freshman college year.
Finally, Albemarle High School
has an Early Admissions pro
gram that is accepted at UNCC,
Pfeiffer, Appalachian and East
Carolina. The program is for ju
niors who have all required
courses for graduation, except
for senior English and want to
enter college a year early. With
this program, the student must
take all tests required for college
acceptance. Most importantly, he
must reach an agreement with
the City School Board to receive
his diploma after passing his
freshman year, although he
never took senior English.
All of these programs must be
approved through the Guidance
Office or by the principal. They
are recommended for both col
lege bound students and those
who plan to work immediately
after graduation. Anyone in
terested can receive more in
formation about these programs
in the Guidance Office.
Get the picture?
photo by Mark Talbert
“A Coke and a smile” at the Honor Roll Tea!
FBLA Members Gather For Meeting
The Future Business Leaders
of America held their District
meeting in Albemarle on Feb
The meeting consisted of a gen
eral assembly and competitive
events judged by various citi
The day began with a luncheon
for the judges and honored guests
at the Heart of Albemarle. Pre
siding over the meeting was Dis
trict 6 Chairman, Aretha Sellars,
senior at ASHS. Other speakers
included Connie Nunally, State
FBLA Secretary, from West
Charlotte and Lisa Thurman,
State Vice President, from West
Stanly. June Atkinson, Chief Con
sultant, State Department of
Public Instruction, described the
rules of the competition to the
judges. Judges were introduced
by Mrs. Agnes Maske and Mrs.
During the luncheon facts in
cluding the history of FBLA and
general statistics were de
scribed. One of the main pur
poses for the description was to
give the judges a general idea of
what FBLA was all about.
Registration for the events be
gan at 12:00 at Stanly Technical
College. After registration mem
bers, representing 22 schools,
gathered for the opening session.
Members were welcomed by Dr.
Charles H. Byrd, President, Stan
ly Technical College, Charles B.
Whitley, Principal ASHS, Martha
Sue Harris, PBL Local Chapter
President, and Lisa Thurman.
Competition began at 1:00. The
events were the following:
Poster, Public Speaking, Ac
counting, Clerk-Typist I, Clerk-
Typist II, Stenographer I, Stenog
rapher II, Mr. FBLA, Ms. FBLA,
and Job Interview.
Refreshments were served by
Eva McLean and Renee White,
both from Senior High.
Workshops were provided for
students after the events. These
workshops were both interesting
and helpful to FBLA members.
Workshops such as “Take a Look
at Computers” presented the stu
dent with an opportunity to see
computers work. Also, “You’ve
Come a Long Way, Baby” dis
cussed women’s role in the busi
ness world. These workshops an
swered questions that students
had about business.
The meeting concluded with
announcements of the first, sec
ond, and third place winners of
each event. Winners would par
ticipate in the coming State
Leadership Conference on March
26-29. At this conference first and
second place winners have the
opportunity to compete for state
placements and go on to the na
Taren Russell, sophomore at
ASHS, received second place in
the Accounting I competition.
Other members of FBLA that
participated from ASHS were
Frankie Morton, senior; Tracy
Parnell, junior; Nancy Hon
eycutt, senior; Laron Maske, se
nior; Taffy Lowder, freshman;
and Aretha Sellars, senior.
Mrs. Maske and Mrs. Carter,
district advisors, hosted the
The competition, held annual
ly, provided members with a
learning experience and a chance
to compete in the skills they have
Results of the Yearbook
Staff’s Senior Superlatives are
as follows: Best All Around,
David Moose, Paula Cox; Best
Personality, Craig Cordes,
Jane Smith; Best Looking,
Eddie Snuggs, Tammy
Dwight; Best Dressed, Dan
McKeithen, Janet Efird;
Friendliest, Allen Russell,
Mary Mullinix; Wittiest,
Mitchell Snuggs, Jenny McIn
tosh; Most Likely to Succeed,
Mark Crisco, Laura Yost;
Most Talented, Kenneth
Russell, Nelena Russell; Most
Dependable, Mark Talbert,
Mary Susan Cook; Most Intel
lectual, Chris Freeman,
Laura Frederick; Most Ath
letic, Chico Lilly, Ginny
Clark; Most School Spirited,
Mark Hawn, Dena Bates. Mr.
Talbert was elected Teacher
of the Year.
An Honor Roll Tea spon
sored by the National Honor
Society was given Friday,
February 13, from 2:00 until
Youth Breakfast Week is
March 16 through March 20 at
the First Presbyterian
Church. The program will be
gin at 6:45 a.m. each day and
last until 8:00 a.m. Tickets will
be $5.00 and will cover the en
tire week of breakfasts and en
tertainment. Tickets must be
bought in advance. Everyone
is encouraged to join in on the
fun and excellent entertain
Chorus Is Success
ASHS Chorus attended the
Solo-Small Ensemble Contest
February 13 and 14. The Var
sity Singers earned an “excel
lent” and a “superior” on two
songs. Various members also
performed solos on the second
day of the judging.
Taking A Break
Student Rotarian for Febru
ary was Rod Ingram, and the
Student Lion was Craig Cor