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Volume 61, No. 5
ALBEMARLE HIGH NEWSPAPER
311 Park Ridge Road Albemarle NC 28001
AHS "Tool Time"
By Eloise Odom
On Monday, January 22, a new addition to the
principal’s office was presented to Miriam Evans
by a member of the fiiniture-cabinet making
class, Seth Mabry. Although this is his first year
in the class, Seth’s work is exemplary. Hand
crafted from solid cheny wood, this executive
desk is approximately 5 feet 4 inches long, 3 feet
3 inches wide, and stands about 3 feet high. At
the bottom of the desk, Seth’s name is inscribed
on a small brass plate so that his craftsmanship
will be remembered. Costing only $500 to $600
to build, this executive desk would normally sell
for over $3,000 in a furniture store.
Mrs. Evans said, “I would love to be able to
learn the skills that Mr. Cauble is teaching.”
Cauble, the furniture-cabinet making class’s
teacher for two years, teaches his students skills
that they can use for employment, hobby, and
other personal uses. Many students can take the
skills they learn in class and use them first-hand
in a job after graduation. Cauble has future plans
for his classes to build new teacher boxes for the
lounge and a computer stand to match the desk
•hat Seth built.
In addition to group projects, the members of
the furniture-cabinet making classes have indi-
''idual f)rojects. Many of these include entertain-
Seth shows off his masterpiece.
Students Take Part in Economics in Action
By Eloise Odom
On January 24, twenty-two of AHS’s students recently attended a jjrogram called Economics in
'Action. This is a one day program that gives high school juniors first-hand expierience in the world
of business and economics and also teaches them good leadership skills.
Economics in Action began at 8:30 AM and ended at 2:45 PM. Students were provided breakfast
lunch donated by Hardee’s, Pepsi, Tooey’s, and Pizza Hut. The activities began with speeches
from a few of Albemarle’s business leaders that gave students insights into various job fields.
Students were then grouped by their career interests to go on tours to different businesses. These tours
Save students the chance to have an inside view into the jobs of their choice. A few of the places toured
"’ere E.J. Snyder, Miciielin Aircraft Company, Stanly Knitting Mills, and Stanly Memori^ Hos^U .
After the tours, students took part in a capital investment activity called Make It ly. is
activity was directed by Dr. Usry of N.C. State and gave students the opportumty to work together
a business-like atmosphere.
Students who took part in Economics in Action were selected by teachers on ihe basis o gra es,
i^nduct. and leadership. They enjoyed the program and gained knowledge from its many activities
Allan Begins Work at AHS
ment centers, dining room tables, china cabinets,
and roll top desks.
The school is very proud of Seth’s hard work
and craftsmanship. AHS hopes that his success
will illustrate how useful and exciting furniture
making can be.
By Kelly Rakes
It takes a very important person to teach,
especially those who work with special educa
tional children. AHS gladly welcomes a new
teacher’s aid, Jennifer Allan.
Mrs. Allan is a graduate of UNC at Charlotte.
She majored in sociology and has her minor in
early childcare. Mrs. Allan enjoys the opportu
nity to work with special children. AHS occupies
her time from 8 AM to 12:30 PM when she goes
to the middle school to work with the teachers
Mrs. Allan is a resident of New London (she
was just married.) Her husband is a First Re
sponder Lieutenant of the New London Fire
Department and Mrs. Allan is also a volunteer.
AHS gladly welcomes Mrs. Allan. We wish
her all the best of luck in teaching and making
children’s futures better.
Mrs. Allan takes a break from working
to smile for the camera.
by Kelly Rakes
Mr. Moran's third and fif th period drama classes
have been working hard to prepare for their
Drama students work on
their acting skills.
performances in the middle of February. Both
third and fif th period classes are traveling back in
time to the fifties.
The third period drama class is performing a
play tnxillcdLongUveRock-n-Roll. This play is
about a small town girl who wins a date with a
rock supcr-.tar, who is played by Donnie H “jrir
ton. Long Live Rock-n-Roll is a corrS.i-iutic.’-.
between Bye Bye Birdie andThe Beverly Hillbil
The Mighty.Armadillo, the play that the fifth
period class will perform, portrays a feud be
tween a motorcycle gang and a high school chess
club. It is much like Revenge of the Nerds IV.
Sixth period is not currently working on a
play at the moment; however, in the springtime
they plan to perform Sticks and Stones, a play on
the seriousness of censorship.
We look forward to seeing the performances
of our fellow students. Break a leg, guys!
Celebrating Black History
By Kelly Rakes
These students enjoyed participating in Economics in Actksn
Each year, one month, February, is set aside to
honor those black historical leaders who have
made many conuibutions to society.
February honors many heroic black politi
cians, writers, doctors, and other black leaders.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered the most
remembered, especially during February. King
was a prominent black man who stood up for
equality between all races. Another historical
black leader was Louis Wright. Wright was the
first black physician to be appointed to the staff of
a municipal hospital and the first black man to
head a public intenacial hospital. Also, Wright
was the second black surgeon to be admitted to
the American College of Surgeons. Other histori
cal black leaders were Joseph Lee, who was
famous for inventing the bread making machine,
and Dr. Charles Drew, who studied blood and
invented the idea of the blood bank.
Black influences in our society have been
wide-ranging. Matthew Henson was the first
black man to reach the North Pole, and Louis
Farrakhan just recently held a Million Man March
in Washington, D. C. A prominent black female
in the past and into the present is Maya Angelou.
Angelou’s writing continually focuses on racial
segregation, but she doen’t focus on problems;
she zeroes in on what she has learned. Recently,
she spoke at President Clinton’s inauguration on
January 20, 1993.
February is one month that is dedicated to the
black leaders who have helped to shape our cur
rent country. These people taught the world what
it was like to be different and helped to conquer
inequality for all races.