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Volume 56, No. 3
ALBEMARLE fflGH NEWSPAPER
311 Park Ridge Road Albemarle NC 28001
Four AHS Seniors Seeking Teaching Fellows Scholarships
By Mesheka Davis “I
Four Albemarle High School students are in
volved in competition for the valuable Teaching
Fellows Scholarship. Michael Furr, Marcille
Smith, Kim Cranford, and JuUe VanOrsdel have
completed their applications and their first inter
views. If these students are selected to advance,
they will participate in second round screening
and interviews at UNC-Charlotte in February.
Mike Furr hopes to attend NCSU and major in
biology. He one day hopes to teach 10th grade
biology. He commented, "This scholarship is
very challenging and I would be quite honored to
become a Teaching Fellow." Marcille Smith
plans to attend UNC-CH and major in secondary
English education. She feels,'Teaching Fellows
is a great opportunity for students who plan to
pursue tearfiing as their career." Julie VanOrsdel
expects to attend NCSU and major in zoology.
She desires to teach biology and is considering a
graduate degree in medicine. Kim Cranford
plans to attend AppalachianState University and
snidy special education. She wants to teach
people with handicaps so they can overcome
their limitations and find success in their hves.
This scholarship, valued at $5000 per year
for four years, is a great enticement for
considering education as aprofession. Theschol-
arship recipient wUl receive a "free nde to one
Th, S,ud,n,-Advl»r, Co vo^ *" «-■
and Dr. Cummings.
AHS Becomes International
By Meonne Blalock
A newly organized club this year at AHS IS *e
International Club, headed by
club also has its own councU, which c^ be c^-
pared to that of the UN. Officers of the council
assume leadership for approximately six weel«
and must determine what activities and topics w
officers are as follows; Kevin Muse, Victor
Moua, Chris Smithing, Jason Hazlett, and Jen
nifer Waddell. The club’s major purpose ^ to
discuss topics concerning the world m which we
Uve today. So far this year, the topes have
drugs in our country, and whether or not to have
war The International Cub is plamung to visit
aCathoUcchurchinCharlotte to see areal fre^o,
as well as tcwr some art galleries m December.
of North Carolina’s thirteen public universities,
as well as summer enrichment opportunities.
They will also have a big plus on their future
job applications when they can designate them
selves as a 'Teaching Fellow." In return for
these benefits, the scholarship recipient agrees
to teach in North Carolina for five years, as a
way to repay some of the benefits they have re
If this scholarship sounds attractive to you
underclassmen, the requirements are as follows:
850 or above on S AT, a GP A of 2.5 or better, and
class rank in top 25 percent of your class.
Future Teachers - M. Furr, M. Smith, J.
VanOrsdel, K. Cranford
Students Sound Off - In A Committee Meeting
By Rachel Kendall
The Student Advisory Council for the 1990-91 school year held its first meeting on November
8 at Albemarle High School. Representing AHS on this committee is Keely Francis, student body
president, who is an automatic member because she was elected by our entire student body. Keely
chose Ward Surratt to represent the student body at AHS. The third student on the council is chosen
by Mr. Morgan. Dion Brooks has been chosen for this position. Representatives frorri the other
schools in the system complete the committee, along with Mr. Blalock and Dr. Cummmgs. The
committes will meet periodically through the year at each of the schools in system to have lunch, tour
the school building, and talk together about problems and concerns of students in the Albemarle City
System. This committee will strive for more effective communication between students and Super-
intendentBryce Cummings. If you have a constructive comment about aproblem here at AHS, letone
of these committee members know and they will discuss it at the next meeting.
Jennifer Waddell and Victor Moua scan
the map for an Interesting locale.
HOMECOMING COURT 1990!
Homecoming Queens Meonne Blalock and Camille Kluttz,
along with Junior Court Sally Lowder and Leah Hill and Senior
Court Genny Hayden and MiUi Williams
On December 18, seniors will be gomg to
Eastgate Cinemas to see the movie
the Shakespearean play Macbeth. After c
ing in with first period teachers, soto
board a bus for the trip to Eastgate.
will begin about 8:45 AM and ^
11:30 AM. As a special priviledge,^
will be allowed to suy in the vicinity of the
WKlhavelunchontheirown. Studentswill^t ^
at the bus at 12:45 PM for the rewrn to
Seniors will be back for their fifth and sixth
fon.„d » *is pl-kXi* 1-* *""• •’
Jammin' in the Streets
By Rachel Kendall
Christmas is on its way, and Albemarle is
welcoming December with the annual Christmas
ing queens Meonne Blalock and Canulle Klut.iz
will be one of the many attractions in the parade.
Along with these two beattifui ladies, senior
court members Genny Hayden and Millie Wil
liams and junior court Sally Lowder and Leah
Hill will also participate in this annual event The
parade will include various clubs from A.H.S.
Students firom Vica, Deca, FHA, and Jr. Civitans
Club will represent Albemarle High School. To
pep up the aowd, the jv and varsity cheerleaders
and the band will direct the crowd’s spirit the
Twenty diffctt7,i commercial floats, Miss
Stanly County, banks, business and others will
add to the festivities. In addition to the above,
politicians, and other |x^ominent figures will be
sprucing up this traditional parade. Old Saint
Nick will be the main attraction, sending a Merry
Christmas and happiness to all at the finale of the
in the Middle East by choosing some retired
military personnel to lead the parade as grand
marshall.The parade will begin at 4:00 PAl. at
the YMC A pavilion. This armual event is sure to
spark the Christmas spirit for Stanly County.