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Volume 52, No. 10
ALBEMARLE SENIOR HIGH NEWSPAPER
311 Park Ridge Road Albemarle, N.C. 28001 982-3711
Graduation Ceremonies Are June 5
By TERRI PENNINGTON
With the closing of the year, we need to recognize those outstanding seniors either for
their academic achievements or for their leadership. This year those students are Jim
Adanis, Charles Grigg, and Heather Brooks.
f ^ active student here at AHS, is this year’s valedictorian. Jim plans
u ^he year Jim has written the column “Hitting the
High Notes. With this article he has sent shock waves across the school with his interest
ing stories including “The J.R. Reid Legacy.” When asked about his high school career
I ve enjoyed my four years at AHS but it’s time to look toward the future with other goals
to accomplish.” ^
This year’s salutatorian is Charles Grigg. President of the Student Council, Charles is
planning to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When asked to com-
ment on his four years at AHS, Charles exhibited his usual attitude and didn’t reply.
•f ®aiher Brooks, our Senior Class President, plans to attend Western Carolina Univer-
si y. eing class president, she has worked diligently throughout the year planning grad-
uatmg ceremonies, ordering class t-shirts, and giving out senior materials. She stated,
My four-year experience at AHS has been rewarding.”
The Senior Class recognizes these three seniors for a job well-done and wishes them
success and happiness in the future.
Jim Adams, the class of ’87 Valedictori
an, will be attending Clemson Univer
sity next fall.
Charlie Adams will be the guest
speaker at this year’s ceremonies.
This year’s Salutatorian, Charles
Grigg, will be heading to Chapel Hill.
on June 5
Publication Editors Are Announced
Heather Brooks, senior class president,
is going to the mountains to attend
By TONY BURNS
Alas, the true signs of spring have
started giving way to the blasting
heat of a long-awaited summer. But
wait! Before your mind casually di
rects your body towards Myrtle
Beach, please remind yourself of
those beloved finals.
Freshmen are probably deeply
confused and highly irritated; none
theless, there is no escape. Seniors,
who rightly deserve to be, are for
tunately immune from the mind-
boggling examinations of the year’s
well-taught skills. Juniors and soph
omores are too busy praying that the
unfound cure for senioritis, a cur
rent disease that prevents seniors
from participating in final exams,
stays beyond the grasp of numerous
The schedule for finals is identical
to the ones of the past. There will be
two exams each day. The schedule is
as follows: Friday, first and fourth;
Monday, second and fifth; and Tues
day, third and sixth. Each of these
days students are again allowed the
open lunch and asked to conduct
themselves in an orderly fashion.
And remember, as the clock slow
ly winds toward the third hour on
that “good” Tuesday, to do your best
and have a great summer.
By TONY BURNS
Publication editors, heads of the annual
and journalism staffs, are prepared for
next year’s events. The job of publication
editors directly involves what we read and
see. They are responsible for the layout of
the pages in our school paper and in the an
nual. The overall efforts of the publication
editors are what make our annuals and
newspapers very successful.
Next year’s annual staff will be headed
by Jimmy Hays and Kelly Blagg as co-edi
tors-in-chief. Leslie Treadway will handle
many of the book balancing tasks as busi
ness manager. The talents of “Mr.
Slender” Phillip Scheble will be used for
the accurate sports accounts. The classes
will be covered by Kelly Blagg and for the
special features of next year, Amanda
Kimrey and Claudia Ballenger will be on
The journalism staff, those hard work
ers who bring to you The Full Moon, will
have as their editor, Mariel Baucom. Beth
Neel will attempt to keep debts a thing of
the past as business manager. Angela
Cook is sure to prepare a year of interest-
mg reading as features editor. Entertain
ment editor Cindy Brewer will keep you in
formed of places to go and people to see;
and, as news editor, Melynee Morgan will
keep you up to date with the latest “low-
down” in our school’s activities. Due to
lack of interest and a fruitless search for a
sports editor, there will be no sports sec
tion in The Full Moon next year. Just kid
ding! The new sports editor is yet to be
r,^ .... .
Next year’s editors will try to carry on the great Full Moon and Crossroads traditions.
Senior Special Events
Junes — 11:00 a.m. — Sr. Luncheon — Rock Creek
June 4 — 11:45 a.m. — Sr. Luncheon — Harward’s
June 5 — 8:00 p.m. — Graduation!
By DAVID BAUCOM
Charles Adams, executive director of
the North Carolina High School Athletic
Association (NCHSAA), will be the
speaker at the graduation ceremony on
June 5. He is a native of Cary, North Caro
lina, where he went to high school. He has
received degrees from East Carolina and
North Carolina State. He has served in the
army, as well as teaching and coaching at
various high schools.
Adams now lives in Chapel Hill, where
he is the executive director for the
NCHSAA. Under this organization, he has
promoted a scholar — athlete program,
created the Super Saturday concept for
basketball, and developed policies to
minimize loss of instructional time at
He is an experienced speaker, having
addressed thousands of coaches and
administrators in various workshops. The
Senior Class welcomes Mr. Adams as their
By LAMAR CHANCE
Tonight, the spotlight will be upon
145 seniors, but there are, however,
ten other students who will be the
Rodney Dangerfields of the grad
uation ceremonies. Who are these
guys? They are the 1987 graduation
The marshals, determined by
class rank, are the top ten juniors
with the top junior serving as the
head marshal. This year’s head
marshal will be Billy Joe Thomas.
The other nine juniors are Mariel
Baucom, Beth Neel, Jimmy Hays,
Delores Eudy, John Bramlett, David
Radford, Leanna Mitchell, Jenny
Hatley, and Valerie Haynes. Andrew
Wines, who is attending school in
Germany this year, will be recog
nized as a marshal in absentia.
During the three days of practice,
the marshals will run through the
ceremonies and do some odd jobs
that will make the graduation cere
mony run smoothly. At the actual
event, the ten juniors will begin their
night by taking up tickets, giving out
programs, and helping to find seats.
After seating the parents of the
graduates, the marshals will then
lead the seniors into the auditorium,
and once the program is over, they
will take the graduates out to the lob
So as all eyes will fall upon the se
niors, a couple of “thank yous”
should be given to these ten juniors
for working diligently to make the
“persons of the hour” look so good.
From all 145 seniors, we thank you
. . . a whole bunch!!
These ten junior marshals are all
smiles for the upcoming graduation