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Volume 53, No. 3
ALBEMARLE SENIOR HIGH NEWSPAPER
311 Park Ridge Road Albemarle, NC 28001 982-3711
Wines Continues in
Pursuit of Morehead Scholarship
By ADRIENNE SOYER
ASHS is again fortunate to have an outstanding senior represent our school as a county
finalist for the John Motley Morehead Scholarship to Chapel Hill. Andrew Wines of ASHS
and Ruth Echols from North Stanly will compete on the district level for the prestigious
In preliminary competition, Mariel Baucom, David Radford, Billy Joe Thomas, and
Andrew represented ASHS. Each of these seniors was interviewed by the local Morehead
Committee composed of Chairman Bain Jones, Mr. David Grigg, Dr. Carl Bowen, Charles
Brown, Sam Andrew, Patsy McNeill, Maurice Pickier, and Dr. Robert Gaither.
Candidates for the prestigious scholarship are chosen from high school students who
exemplify academic excellence and also contribute to their community and high school in
Andrew is very active here at Senior High. He is currently a member of the National
Honor Society and of the Foreign Language Club. Andrew also contributes to the Junior
Civitans and enjoys basketball and soccer. Andrew will continue to compete for this schol
arship in December in the District interviews. If he is once again selected to go further into
this competition, he will then proceed to Chapel Hill for the state interview.
Furr to assist
Morgan and Taylor
By KENDALL HOMESLEY
Another progressive change will be
made at ASHS in the near future. Along
side assistant principal Tommy Taylor, a
second assistant principal will begin work
at ASHS early in December. On November
5, the Albemarle School Board decided to
hire Mr. Reed Furr to fill the new position
ot assistSinr principal.HVIf . Furr’s'free
will probably be located at what is now' Ms.
Though Mr. Furr currently is working at
Stanly Community College, he has in the
past worked in the public school system,
serving as teacher and assistant principal
at Albemarle Junior High.
Tlio new assistant principal. Hoed
Furr, will begin work at .MIS in
November 26-27 — Thanksgiving Holi
November 30 — Stanly County Christ
December 3 — Wake Forest representa
tive at ASHS
December 17 — Band and Chorus Con
December 18 — Talent Show
Student members from AlIS are Keisha
Wall. Robbie Adams, Cameron
Speights, and Chip Taylor.
By MELYNEE MORGAN
The Superintendent’s Teacher and Stu
dent Advisory Council members for the
1987-88 school year were chosen on Novem
ber 5. Representatives, including students
and teachers from each city school, were
chosen to maintain open lines of communi
cation with the superintendent’s office. Se
lected from ASHS were Cameron Speight.
Chip Taylor, Keisha Wall, Robbie Adams,
Coach Holcomb, and Mrs. Baucom. This
committee, working in conjunction with
Mr. Morgan, meets with Dr. Cummings
periodically for luncheons followed by a
period of problem-solving. Last year's
committee worked effectively in directing
attention to problem areas within the sys
tem, and the present committee will con
tinue the progress begun last year.
Will Andrew have his name added to
the list of Morehead Scholars from.
Seniors & Juniors
Plan End of Year E vents
By KENDALL HOMESLEY
Mrs. Peggy Grigg is the newest member
of Albemarle High School’s math depart
ment. Her schedule includes geometry,
general math, and pre-algebra.
Mrs. Grigg attended high school at ASHS
and was an extremely active student. She
served as the first female student body
president of ASHS. Upon graduating from
high school, Mrs. Grigg attended UNCG.
Married to David L. Grigg, Mrs. Grigg
has two sons, David, who graduated from
ASHS in 1984, and Charles, who graduated
in 1987. Having two sons, Mrs. Grigg has
been active in the school system. Last
year, Mrs. Grigg served as an accom
panist to the chorus.
Because Mrs. Grigg has been a part of
ASHS for a number of years, she really
isn’t considered “new” but already a part
of our ASHS family.
By MELYNEE MORGAN
finalizing plans for graduation on June 8.
Meg MacDonald, anchorwoman for
VVSOC-TV News, will be featured speaker
for the ceremony. Graduation materials,
including caps, gowns, and announce
ments, have been ordered, and class
^ sweatshirts should arrive by early Decem-
Junior class officers successfully com
pleted their powder-puff extravaganza and
are busy ordering props and decorations
for this year’s prom, an event of April 28.
Another possible project for the juniors is
a faculty-student volleyball game during
Mrs. (irigg takes time out to help a stu
The true "beauties” of AIIS strut their
stulf at Powderpuff. a money-making
project for the juniors.
Oil The Inside. . .
• Directions for a
successful snipe hunt
• Preview of basketball
season Pages 4-5
• Conflict on Rebel Road
By MELYNEE MORGAN
Talent has always been evident
among Albemarle students, but now
Student Council is giving the student
body a chance to show themselves in
their most ridiculous and exciting
faces of talent. These courageous in
dividuals will not only be competing
against others, but will also be eligi
ble for prizes according to their per
formance and originality. Auditions
will start on November 23, and will
continue to November 27 for those
students w'ho have paid the $15.00 en
try fee. If you or your group are not
selected to perform in the talent
show’ on December 18, the full $15.00
will be refunded to you. There will be
a panel of six judges, tw'o from both
the junior and senior classes and one
from the freshman and sophomore
There are great prizes and loads of
fun awaiting you, so get involved
with the 1987-88 Talent Show.