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Volume 56, No. 4
ALBEMARLE fflGH NEWSPAPER
311 Park Ridge Road • Albemarle NC 28001
Nine Nominated for Governor's School
By Meonne Blalock
Nine Governor's School nominees for the sununer of 1991 have been nominated by the H^rs
Committee. These students have been selected based on their abilities in academics and in the
perfonning arts. Academic areas include math, namral science, social science, French, Spamsh and
English. The areas in the performing arts category mclude drama, art, chorus, dance and orchestra.
The three juniors nominated to attend Governor's School in academics are Stephen Aldridge, m
natural science: Jennifer Eller, in mathematics; and Jill Huneycutt, in natmal science. These
nominees will be selected according to their scholastic abilities and extracmricular involvement.
Nominatedfortheperforming arts are the foUowing six juniors: Christy Smith, in art; Jason Isbmoly,
in drama; Jennifer Windell, Keith Muse. Jason Byrd and Stacey Pinion, in insttumental music. These
nominees for the arts wUl be selected according to their performance at an edition which wiU be held
prior to the final selection. If any of these nominees are selected, they will attend cither Governor s
School West at Salem College or Govemor's School East at Sl Andrew's College. Approximately
400 studoits from across North Carolina are selected to each school. The nominees wiU be notified
of their acceptance early this spring. We wish them the best of luck!
AHS Welcomes Japanese Exhange Student
By Mesheka Davis
Again AHS welcomes another foreign ex
change student, MotokiHattori, who has lived in
Japan for 17 years. "Life in Japan is very differ
ent from life in the United States," commented
Motoki. As for education, Jtq>anese students
attend school six days out of a week, and they are
not p>emiitted to choose their own classes. In
MatokI Hattorl Is enjoying his U.S.
AHS Students Ready for Holidays;
Exams to Greet Us in January
Today, on our last day of classes before we
begin thirteen glorious days of Christmas vaca
tion, exams seem almost a bad dream that won't
hj^jpen. However, on January 2, when we return
to school, the end of the semester will be only 9
days away. On January 11, first semester offi
cially ends with exams to follow on January 15,
16, and 17. A teacher workday is scheduled for
Friday, January 18, with Martin Luther King
holiday to follow on Monday, January 21. For
many AHS students, however, exams do not
general Motoki gently states, 'The school sys
tem can be very harsh for students.
When Motoki was not in sdwol or studying,
he found *e time to develop a pastime; he toves
music and is interestedin groups like Winger and
Because he had always wanted to mingle
with Americans and leam their traditions, Ma-
toki and his family became interested in the
Foreign Exchange Program through an ad in the
Here at AHS Motoki comments about the
freedom of spirit that so many AHS sttidents
possess. Motoki has shown school spirit him
self, by participating in the wrestling program
this fall. A recent injury is keeping him on the
sidelines, but he is still traveling with the team.
Motoki likes his American family and already
hasplans for the future. He would like to continue
his studies in the United States by enroUing at a
four year coUege. Again we want to give Motoki
Hatorri a big AHS welcome.
These nine juniors may be spending their summer In Winston-Salem or
Scheduled for This
By Rachel Kendall
During fifth and sixth periods this aftemoon,
we will all assemble in the auditorium to watch
the amazing talents of AHS students. A tradition
at AHS, this talent show ushers in the holiday
seasoa Singers, dancers, lip-synchers, and bands
will entertain us as we anticipate almost two
weeks of Christmas fun. Because this is a talent
showandnotacontest, no prizes will be awarded,
but all acts will be rewarded with generous ap
plause and enthusiasm. Perhaps there will also
be a surprise visit from a mystery guest, such as
Santa or the dancing California raisins from past
years. Whoever comes, the auditorium is sure to
be jammin’ before the dismissal bell rings.
Mr. I^olcomb and Mike Kendall welcome
Santa to AHS.
strike anote of dread into their hearts. These arc
the students who have missed three or fewer days
this year, and these very students wUl be the ones
who will be renting a movie the night before
those dreaded tesu instead of swdying. Report
sKTcd grounds of AHS today to begm officially
*e Christmas season of 1990, don’t forget th^
all good things must eventually come to an end,
utd January 1991 beckons us back to the real
Cheerleaders Off to Dallas
December 27 will find our varsity cheerlead
ers traveling to Dallas, Texas, where they will
compete for a national cheerleading title. Their
first competition will be Decembo’ 28. If they
place in the top twenty teams, they will compete
a second time on December 29, when the national
champion will be named. On December 30, they
will return to Albemarle.
■The cheerleaders have been working veiy
hard to raise money for this trip to represent AHS
in Texas. They have also been woricing hard on
their routine, with additional practices even on
weekends. Goodluck,cheerleaders,asyoutravel ^
to the Lone Star State! Jennifer and Kristi show their award-
Smile, You're On Camera!
■ ~ Kiirk In - to the end of first
In thirteen days these doors will be open for
semester and exams!
"Dad, I can'tbelieve that’s you! Mom, those
are weird clothes!" Comments like these will be
addressed to you in twenty years when your
children watch your copy of the 1991 video
yearbook. The video, new to AHS this year, is a
record of the entire school year from fciotball
season to graduation. Every student who pur
chases a video is guaranteed to be filmed during
the year. The footage which is shot all through
the year will be edited and contemporary music
will be added to make the video fun to watch over
The student council is sponsoring the video
yearbook, and Keely Francis and Marcee Vanore
are serving as editors. Student council members
are assisting in taking orders and setting up
filming. The scheduled delivery date for the
video is August 1991. A summer delivery is
necessary to include every aspect of the school
year, including the prom and graduation, which
occur at the end of school.
As you walk around the halls of AHS this
year, remember Smile, you may be on camera!
Put us in the video yearbook!