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Bill McGuinn Elected To
Head Student Government
Tommy Lentz, Vice-President; Joan Crowder, Secre
tary-Treasurer; Joan Ronk, Chairman of Public Rela
tions, and Mary Lou Dillon, Editor, Completes the
PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL
VOL XVIII, No. 5
High Point, N. C Tuesday, May 28, 1946
25c A YEAR
Bill McGuinn, winning a ma
jority of the 450 votes cast, was
chosen president of Junior High’s
student body in the election held
on May 20th and 21st. Bill’s sup
porting- executive committee con
sists of Vice-President, Tommy
Lentz; Secretary and Treasurer,
Joan Crowder; Chairman of Pub
lic Relations, Joan Rork, and
Editor-in-Chief of the Junior
Pointer—Mary Lou Dillon.
Bill has served in Student Gov
ernment for two years, being
mayor of 103 last semester. He
has been on various committees,
and is chairman of civic affairs at
the present time. He also has a
very high point rating. Nancy
Jean Monroe also competed for
the office of president.
Tommy Lentz comes from
room 103. She has been active
monitor and has been head of the
devotional committee. Tommy
won over Barbara Steele and Jim
my Woolen for vice-presidency.
Last Minute Bulletins
JIM IS SICK
Jim (James Johnson), Junior
High’s janitor, who for so many
years has kept the building warm,
clean and in good working order,
is now out of commission himself.
It is necessary for him to have a
serious operation and he is wait
ing word from Veterans’ Hospital
in Fayetteville for admittance.
The teachers, under Miss Dick
son’s sponsorship, contributed a
purse of money to help see Jim
through this difficult time.
The new Secretary of Junior
High—Joan Crowder has been
active as a secretary in various
clubs and homerooms. Others ran-
ning for secretary and treasurer
were Ann Face and Helen Jacobs.
Joann Ronk, of room ,
who won over Sally Trepke, Bet
ty Jean Summers, Marie Board
and Mona Rae Pennington, for
the office of Chairman of Public
Relations, has been in charge of
many parties and programs. She
has been on many party planning-
The newly elected editor of the
Junior Pointer, Mary Lou Dil
lon, has contributed articles to the
Junior Pointer many times this
year. She is from room 103. Di
anne Wagger, who also ran for
Editor-in-Chief, will be Mary
Lou’s Associate Editor.
These new officers will be in
stalled at the beginning of school
They will succeed Dot Kendall,
president; Donald Thurber, vice-
president; Carolyn Murray, secre
tary; and Marilyn Robinette, edi
tor of Junior Pointer.
Mr, Emile Serposs Presents Ninth Grade Choir in
Concert; Dot Lewis Will Be Featured As Piano Soloist
Shown above are the principals in the ninth grade choir: Left to right, they are: Jean Penny, president;
Donald Thurber, vice-president; Dot Lewis, accompanist; Mr. Emile Serposs, director; Mary Strickland, sec
retary-treasurer; Johnny Raper, librarian.
Honor RoU For Fifth Six Weeks Period Seventh Grade Glee Club Also Will Perform
The names of the students meeting the requirements for
the honor roll during the fifth six-weeks period are listed
below. It was impossible to get the sixth period honor roll and
the yearly honor roll for this last issue of the paper as the
final grades come in too late.
Miss Esther Free has held the
position as office secretary at Ju
nior High since the resigning of
Miss Juanita Hedrick in May.
Miss Free had attended the local
schools and served on the Junior
Pointer staff while in Junior High.
At high school she graduated
valedictorian of the senior class.
She was a sophomore at High
Point College, where she was tak
ing a business course before com
ing to Junior High.
Students who have participated
in Student Council activities have
counted their scores for the year,
and those students who have over
two hundred points are: Donald
Thurber, Carolyn Andrews, Bar
bara Lee, Lorene Kivett and Bill
McGuinn. The recognition serv
ice for those who have served in
Student Council will be held to
Betty Jean Floyd
Wiooro * -- ■
Ann Von Cannon
Mary Jean Warden
Billie Ann Slate
De Vera Rogers
Betty Ann Sain
Jo Ann Graham
INIartha Jean Burton
Lora Lee Beason
Barbara Jean Fogleman
Junior Pointer Receives First Class
Honor Rating From Scholastic P.A,
Participating in the thirty-fourth All-American Critical
Service of the National Scholastic Press Association, the
JUNIOR POINTER received a first place honor rating.
This year the JUNIOR POINTER
was rated with approximately 1,-
250 school papers. The signifi
cance of the numerical levels with
in which these papers fell is as
follows^ four, no honors: three,
fair: two, good; one, excellen.
In winning first class honors
this year, the paper was judged
very good and excellent in vitality
and originality of style, attractive
ness and balance of make-up, the
constructive quality of editorials,
and the forcefulness of the sports
Once before in its eighteen-
year-old life, has the JUNIOR
POINTER achieved a first class
honor rating. That happened in
1941 whenj Ella Page Harrison
was editor and Mrs. Ross was edi
Nan?>' Jean Monroe
Jane Ch imelin
Betty Jo Snider
Betty Faye Hedgecock
Nancy Jo Smith
Betty Claire Schultheiss
Grace Ann Guy
Mary Lou lummer
Only four hundred and
fifty students out of thirteen
hundred exercised the one
great privilege of a democ
Bringing to a close a year packed with performing and
participating in musical events, the Junior High Music Depart
ment will present a concert in this auditorium tonight at 8
o’clock as a climax to the year’s program.
Mr. Emile Serposs will direct
the ninth grade choir while
the seventh grade glee club will
sing under the direction of Miss
Lena Sale. Dot Lewis occupies jbhe
' position of featured solo p'eUTorm-
er. She will be heard in a group
of piano numbers.
The full progi'am to be given to
night is listed below:
Seventh Grade Glee Club
Onward Christian Soldiers —
(Sullivan)—Arrgd. by Swift.
The Prayer Perfect—Stenson.
A reg’lar ole summer picnic was
enjoyed by room 108 recently at
the city lake and, from all reports,
they must’ve had a pretty fine
By the Editor
year! She tells us her good luck
comes from not looking at her re
port card until after she gets
Under the supervision of Miss
Helen Young, room 116 has or
ganized a class newspaper called
‘^Buzzing Around 116.’’ Please, we
can’t stand competition!
Elizabeth Lewis of room 107,
has had the distinction of, (1)
being the only student in her room
who hasn’t been absent or tardy
and (2) having made the most
Robert Lee, 110, has had a G.I.
haircut. Not only to keep with the
current fad but also to save him
from the inconvenience of having
Miss Furr pull it out.
Champion, after a recent spell
ing bee held in room 3, was Lilly
Room 5’s pride and joy is Betty
Floyd, who has made all A’s this
Say, has anyone noticed 215’s
fine behavior during assemblies
lately? What’s your strategy,
Boys’ Glee Club
America the Beautiful—Ward.
A Freckled Frog — Traditional.
Ninth Grade Choir
God Is a Spirit—Scholin.
Lonesome Valey—White Spir
As Torrents in Summer—Elgar.
Concerto in D minor—Mendels
Ninth Grade Choir
Summertime, “Porgy and Bess”
Serenade, “The Student Prince”
The ninth grade choir, under
the leadership of Mr. Emile Ser
poss, has been the most active of
the choral groups this year. It
has had a functioning organiza
tion headed by; Jean Penny, presi
dent; Donald Thurber, vice-presi
dent; Mary Strickland, secretary-
treasurer, and Johnny Raper, li
brarian. This choir has been heard
in many important school events
such as Open House, the Christ
mas program and Sixth Grade
The following is copied from a
ninth grade notebook on “The
Lady of the Lake”:
Dedicated to . . .
Nancy, Dot, Carolyn, Jackie,
Ruby, Betty Ann, Barbara,
Marie, Temma and Grace
Ann, who helped me so faith
Signed: BILL CECIL.
Junior High OrcKestra
Presented In Concert
The High Point Junior High
School orchestra, under the direc
tion of Miss Virginia Frank, pred-
sented its annual spring concert
in the Junior High School audito
rium Thursday night. May 23rd.
Appearing on the same program
was the all-city beginners’ or
chestra. Miss Frank, high school
instrument teacher, conducted
Michaels, elementary instrument
teacher, also directed three.
Also featured on this program
were several duo-piano numbers
played by Mrs. Sidney Gayle and
Mr. Emile Serposs.
Clara Mae Yarborough, Darrell
Beverley and Jane Chamelin
have been concert masters during
this year. Also of mention are the
nine Junior High students who
have played with the Senior High
orchestra during the year but ap
peared with the Junior High or
chestra in the concert. They are:
Annie Sue Alverson, Norman
Sohnehen and Donnie Silver (vio
lins), Shirley Kirkman (viola),
Bobbie Brawley, Betty Cusworth
(’cellos), Ginny Saunders (double
bass), Leslie Andrews (bassoon),
Charlene Thomas (French horn).
The program included such
well known and universally liked
selections as “Emperor’s Waltz”
by Strauss; an arrangement of
Rachmaninoff’s “Second Piano
Concerto” and an arrangement of
themes from Rimsky-Korsakov’s
Junior High Donates Food
To City-Wide Collection
The recent city-wide drive for
canned foods held in the High
Point city schools and local church
es has received Junior High
School’s contribution of a total
of 482 cans. Among the fobds to
be sent from Junior High to the
starving population of Europe are
212 cans of milk, 112 of peas and
beans, and the remainder being a
miscellaneous assortment of corn,
tomatoes, fruits, and meats.