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ALBEMARLE HIGH NEWSPAPER
Volume 61, No. 9 311 park Ridge Road Albemarle NC 28001 982-3711 JUNE 1996
The Graduating Class of 1996
. . ~r. Or.lva Flake Heather Braley, Kim Scott, Marsha Heame, Kim McKinney, Mandy Poston, Kristina Scott, Valerie Harris, Susan Byrd, Lolita
Row 1: Sondra Banks, Allison Pmion, Lisa Melissa SoeiRht, Uura Cauble. Row 2: Shia Thor, Stej^anie Cooper, Robby Bennett, Alison Burpeau, Jon Osbom, Ashley Efird, Brian
Lawrence, Marc Tuzenew
racy Horton, uaimci; Ashlcv Whitley. Renee Fmk, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Brown, Consuela Morrison, Lori Allen, Quanita Lilly. Angel Kirby.
, Dustin Poplin. ^ is _ Cytrina Leake, Saladine Peets, Leigh Arme Mills, Sai Yang, Beth Vanhoy, Eric Farr, Shawna Euto, Christine Pool,
Teshika Edwards, Deshanne Lilly, Wilmoth. JoDee Sluik. Tammy Hinson. Row 4: Kendra Whittington. Timothy Leslie. Terris Green, Mondarius Henry. Mary Jenkins,
^nuth. Amy Miskell, Brico Flake. EUzabeth Donnauy. Meima Lowder. Eric Lowder. Gina Taylor. Chris Kubik. Maiy Nance. Brian Dennis. Tosha Gaddy. Bobby GenUe.
Cedric Baldwin. Rebecca Steele. Brett Hamilton. lOiristina Butler. EnthrilUan Russell. Mary K. Sharpe, Vic Stallings. Anneae Boysworth, John Brooks. Emily Hinson.
April Bailey. Row 5: David Stallings, Kelley More ad, Carpenter, Seth Mabry, Jonathan Jones, Matthew Bowers, Zachery Harrison, Adam Tobias. Row 6: Thomas Taylor, Grant
Stephen Anderson, Melanie Burgess, West Talbert, Hoise Whitley, Brian Herring, Christy Mason. Joshua Lawson. Stephen Smith. Raymond Ridenhour, Jamie Simmons, David Little,
Hopkins, Kenian Covington, Gregory Baldwin, Brian Wdson, Green, Gresham Wilhelm. Row 7: Jeremy Bowers, Chris Burris.
Whiffingfon, Nance, Valedictorian,
Salufaiorian for Ciass of '96
The graduating class of 1996 has striven dill-
Scntly ijjcjj. fQjij. years of high school to
^•ch this special moment in their lives. GRADU-
;^0N. In honor of those graduating. Samantha
^onipson. an Eyewitness News Weekend
"':”‘=hor/Reportcr for WSOC-TV. has been in-
''**®d as a guest speaker for the AHS graduation.
^ graduate of Johnson C. Smith University,
*• Thompson will influcncc those graduating
*^dents with her positive words and her college
'*'ork experiences. Samantha also has done
^ array of internships to launch her career and
as developed wide-ranging experience in the
d of news reporting. Two of the organizations
have provided Ms. Thompson with this type'
‘opportunity are The Charlotte Observer and
by Kelly Rakes
AHS uid the graduating class of 1996 at
by Eloise Odom
These experiences have helped her be-
valued news reporter/anchor that she is
etitly today for Channel 9 News.
The valedictorian and salutatorian of AHS's
class of 1996 are Kendra Whittington and Mary
Nance. Both Kendra and Mary have performed
well not only in academics but also in extracur
ricular activities. Taking part in numerous clubs,
sports, and social organizations, each of the two
students has taken part in many of the activities
AHS has to offer.
Kendra Whittington is a member of the Inter
act Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society,
and Spanish National Honor Society. Recently,
she has received her high school diploma in
social music. Kendra has been a statistician for
two years for AHS's varsity basketball teams, a
captain in band, and a member of First Lu
theran’s Chancel Handbell Choir and Youth
Mary Nance has been a member of both the
track team and cross country team for four years.
She has also been a member of the basketball
cheerleading squad for two years. Mary is a
member of FCA. Interact Club, Spanish Club, Jr.
Civitan Club, and Science Club. She is also the
president of the National Honor Society, senior
class vice president, and president of the Spanish
National Honor Society.
AHS commends Kendra and Mary on their
outstanding work and leadership and wishes them
luck on their upcoming college years.