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Volume 62, No. 4
ALBEMARLE HIGH NEWSPAPER
311 Park Ridge Road Albemarle NC 28001
Drama II To Present Twelve Angry Jurors
by Kelly Rakes
The E>rama II class has been working diligently to get ready for their upcoming performance
oiTwetve Angry Jurors towards the end of January. Mr. Moran, the drama instructor, has been
rehearsing with his sixth period drama class and three journalism students for numerous long
hours during and after school. Twelve Angry Jurors is a spin off of a much more famous version
of the play called Twelve Angry Men. The play is a remembrance of the infamous O.J. Simpson
Trial with the exception that the story line is based solely on a young man who has been accused
of brutally murdering his own father. Danyel Bailey, Julie Burris, Melissa Fair, Greg Hathcock,
Amber Hatley, Abbey Kimrey, Paige Lowder, Hope Miller, Josh Sides, David Efird, Mike Bryan,
and Emily Nance are the members of the jury who are contemplating the guilt or innocence of the
accused man. This is a “dead serious play” that deals with the issues of murder and the American
Good luck to the E)rama II class! AHS looks forward to seeing such an advanced group of actors
and actresses perform a highly serious and controversial play. Break a leg!
Drama II students have spent much time rehearsing for Twelve Angry Jurors.
^adt); Set; SlcuCerate!
by Allison Hudson
Maggie Hopldns linows all the answers
to this accelerated reading test.
Come Join FBLA!
by Angie Bell and Kelly Rakes
The Future Business Leaders of America
(FBLA)is working hard this year to increase club
membership and participation.
FBLA has already planned a calender full of
action-packed activities. 1996-1997 officers were
chosen in November, which include president,
Brandon Cook; vice-president, Whit Parker;
secretary, ShasheeDavis; treasurer, SabraWilk-
inson; reporter, Angie Bell; historian, Zoua
Yang; and parliamentarian, Chris Taylor. These
seven students were invited to attend the Fall
Leadership Conference at Sandhills Community
College on November 24th. Participants at
tended informative classes that dealt with choos
ing a career, making money, and deciding on the
right college atmosphere.
New members are encouraged to join the
FBLA team at their next monthly meeting.
FBLA officers have many activities
planned and invite new members.
Show Off That Knowledge
by Kelly Rakes
Thousands of educators across North Amer
ica have discovered the most effective way to
motivate students to read. The Accelerated Reader
is an easy-to use computer-based tool that in
spires kids to read more and better books. Albe
marle High School is testing out this new innova-
uve program. The Accelerated Reader combines
the best literature with software that tests com
prehension skills. The software also stores sm-
dents records and tracks the students' reading
performance. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
First, select a book from the literature list.
Second, read the book. Third, take the test from
the computer. Accelerated Reader offers many
proven benefits to students from various back
grounds and at all reading levels. This program
motivates students to read, impoves reading
sources, builds higher order thinking skills,
maximizes teacher effectiveness, saves time, and
fosters a lifelong love for reading. The teachers
and students are excited about this new program.
The AHS Quiz Bowl team is hard at work prac
ticing for their upcoming competitions. This
team is a non-stopping group who strain their
brains every Wednesday afternoon practicing
facts, figures, and trivia of every subject. The
team consists of eleven dedicated members who
are Mike Bryan, Jennifer Holbrook, George
Hoyle, Will Joines, Matthew Lefler, Chris
Mauldin, JamesMonroe,BemicMorehead, Ellen
Gettinger, Will Taylor, and Steve Adcock. The
group has been meeting often with the team
leader Mrs. Grigg, and their first competition
will be Saturday, January 11, sponsored by the
public library. If our Quiz Bowl Team prevails,
they will continue to the regional competition in
March. The second comp>etition for the team is
the Seventeenth Annual High-Q games which
begins on Saturday, February 1 UNC- Char
lotte. The top sixteen teams in this '■ompetiticn
will advance to another level on February 8.
Good luck to the Quiz Bowl Team during
their future contests. We hope you all will ad
vance successfully to the final stages of the
Quiz Bowl members practice on Wednesdays to perfect their quick thinking skills.
Send Your College Application By Computer!
by Wilson Beaver
The AHS guidance department has received
latest technology in applying to college. This
innovated program, called Apply '97, is
'listributed by the r*rinceton Review. This pro-
8rani personally takes a student step by step
•trough applying to collegc. Apply opens up in a
^lass room decoratetl with a map. blackboard,
Spider web. a globe, and a wizard. Each object in
room h.is a specific function. The map
records the student’s progress through the apply
ing process. Each logo on the map provides
information on how to keep up with appl^ng
deadlines. The blackboard is where the student
types in all the personal infomiation lUce name,
^ address, and class year. The infomiation
that a student provides on the blackl^dis used
compile a’ hot list" of colleges that bes sun
the student. The spider web is a direct link to th
internet to browse college home pages and re
ceive or send applications by E-mail. The globe
is a graph that shows a comparison of SAT scores
between the student and the average student
attending a particular college. The wizard is a
help program that assists the student in finding
solutions to problems of the different programs
in Apply- As a back up helping guide is a
realistic-looking computer -animated teachcr who
explains how to use the functions the program.
Apply has hundreds of colleges and univer
sities on file to provide the student with all the
information he or she wants to know about a par
ticular college. To receive a free copy of Apply
'97 see the guidance depart.nent or visit The
Princeton Review at www.apply.com. Don’t get
overwhelmed with applying to college. Allow
the computer to do all the work by using Apply