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Volume 55, No. 8
ALBEMARLE HIGH NEWSPAPER
311 Park Ridge Road Albemarle NC 28001
25 Seniors To Be
Honored At Banquet
By Tom Stubbs
Academic Awards Banquet this year will
held, as always, at the fellowship hall of the
Pirst Baptist Church on May 15 at 7:00P.M..
Guests will include 25 honored students, faculty,
parents, and members of the business and profes
sional community who lend their support to the
banquet. The approximately 150 in attendance
'''ill be entertained by the honorees and served a
wieal by the top 20 of the junior class. The seniors
^at will be honored are members of the National
Society, North Carolina Scholars, and
^^cipients of the Presidential Academic Fitness
^'vards. The honored students are as follows:
l^att Lowder, Bill Snyder, Alex Overcash, Deb-
Crabtree, Sean Boger, Tommy Lockamy,
olli Brafford, Marcus Huneycutt, Natasha
yson, Sonny Miller, Sherry Redwine, Phillip
JJolshouser, Kesha Wall, Valerie Watkins, Mike
^^sak, Ann Joines, Ann Bames, Angela Hor-
Wes Gantt, Melissa Pennington, Tom Stubbs,
®ff Brown, Sally Frye, Brett Richards, and Lori
^ f , , ^ ■Sit.
These students, plus others who were
on a field trip, will be honored May 15.
NHS Inducts 10 Juniors
By Shelly Austin and Michael Blagg
^ April 12, ten juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society. The new members are
helly Austin, Michael Blagg, Pate Butler, Regina Crowell, Chris Bames, Camille Kluttz, Anu Laton,
Maiden. Kevin Muse, and Marcille Smith. Parents of the inductees as well as the student body
"witnessed this prestigous honor. The National Honor Society officers, Brett Richards, Bill Snyder,
Matt Lowder, presided over the ceremony. Good grades are not the only requirement for selection
^NHS. AU of the new NHS members have at least a 3.5 grade point average and have received fa-
Ofable evaluations on character, scholarship, leadership, and service, the fouir ideals of National
The 1990-91 Nai
•JO Hours and Counting
By Tom Stubbs
The 1990-91 National Honor Society
greatly anticipated event everyone has
ng forward to since the dawn of the
y®ar has finally arrived. The memory-
J'^or-senior prom will be held tomor-
fro 1990, at the Agri-Civic Center
yeT> ^■^**-M--12:00A.M. The theme for this
s prom is “Under the Stars: A Classic
6’30p ^ Pictures will be made from 3:30 P.M.-
P;M. and again from 7:30 P.M.-10:30 P.M.,
syst£^^^ °nce again be sold by the pick-a-pack
DeeJay for this soiree is VIP Pro-
out of South Carolina.
We K year’s prom include Johnathan
^ ^rsbee, Tim Russell, Jack Linker, Curtis
andL Moua, Jody Poole, Adrian Dennis,
Lo^ ^°nte Davis. The hostesses include Sally
^®cky Wood, Alicia Swanner, Karen
Ajjg- ^slie Anderson, Paige Newton, and
^ ®^gan. The hosts and hostesses will do
glasses f ^ tables and keep the
■^'^^’ward, they will clean up the
e mess and make the fairy land dis^-
^ another year.
Outstanding Juniors Selected For Summer Programs
By Susan Grantier and Mesheka Davis
Congratulations to Kevin Muse and Canulle Kluttz for being chosen to participate in
Governor s School from June 24th through August 4th. Camille will be attending Governor’s School
West at Salem College in Winston Salem where she will study Spanish. Kevin will attend Governor’s
School East at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg where he will study mathematics. A total of 800
gifted students have been selected from different parts of North Carolina.
Also, seventeen Albemarle High School juniors will attend the Southern Piedmont Educational
Consortium (SPEC) Summer Leadership program from June 10 to June 22. The program is seperated
into three camps at Catawba, Pfeiffer, and Wingate Colleges.
SPEC offers eraichment opportunities to academically and artistically talented students and helps
develop leadership skills. Students who attend and successfully complete the program will earn three
semester hours of college credit.
The Catawba CoUege program focuses on chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Attend
ing this camp will be Shelly Austin, Chris Bames, Tim Grooms, Jennifer Jones, Ami Laton, and Chris
The Wmpte program, entitled “Understanding Human Relations.” is an interdisciplinary pro
gram which mcludes psychology, socialogy, political science, and economics. Those attending are
Jack Baldwin, Sandy Bean, Rosalind Garmon, and Yens Reuckert.
Pfeiffer College will host the “Creative Humanities” program, which features areas of study in
choral music, creadve writing, instrumental music, theater, and art. Michelle Brown, Pate Butler,
Cynthia Crisco, Mike Furr, Susan Grantier, Travis Morehead, and Julie VanOrsdel will attend this
These bright students are eager to attend summer learning programs.
Attack of the Space Tomatoes
By Shelly Austin
Have you ever thought that tomato seeds
would travel in space? NASA sent tomato seeds
into space to stay for six years. They also sent
another set of seeds to South Carolina for six
years. After having both sets of seeds indifferent
climates, NASA will anxiously wait for the re
sults of an experiment by various classes of High
School students throughout the U.S.
The experiment is only done by classes who
requested to be a part of the experiment. NASA
distributed 180,000 kits containing space-ex
posed seeds and an equal number of earth-based
seeds to schools throughout the U.S. Two of Mrs.
Hathcock’s tenth grade English classes were
picked to conduct this experiment. Each is grow-
ing eighteen space tomato seeds in one container
and eighteen control seeds in the other. They
check the tomatoes three times a week to measure
their growth in weight and width. After each
plant has four true leaves they are transported
into individual containers to continue their growth.
The students are looking for possible mutations
of the tomato plant, such as change in fruit size
and color, growth rate, and leaf, stem, and stalk
shapes and sizes. The results gathered by the
students will be forwarded to NASA by June 15
for a final report.
Mrs. Harvey and Jennifer Rosltano
inspect prom decorations.
Sandy Buchanan and Julie BIggers transplant their seedling tomatoes.