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Vol. 30, No. 4
Junior High School, High Point, N. C.
April 29, 1958
April 24—Filing day for candi
dates for Student Associa
May 2—Eight Grade Class Meet
ing in the auditorium for
official nomination of
May 5—Introduction of Candidates
to Student Body
May 5, 6, 7—Campaigning
May 8—Primary Election
May 12—-Final Student Election
Tunstall, Yokely Capture
School Spelling Contest
Linda Tunstall of homeroom 206 won over Keith Yokely
of 103 for being the school champion speller in the Winston-
Salem Journal and Sentinel Spelling Bee. Linda missed one
word, which was illegitimate, and won on osteopathy. Keith
misspelled ostentatiously to put him in second place, ahead of
the alternate. Penny Hasty.
These are representatives of the orchestra. Front row, left to right:
Steve Hyman, Maribeth Byers: second row, left to right: John White-
side, Steve Holmes.
(We are very sorry that the picture of the band representatives
did not turn out.)
Band, Orchestra Win Ratings
Of Superior and Excellent
Donna Raye Clemment
Superior rating was given to the Jr. High Band at the
District Instrum.ental Contest March 15 in the Junior High
auditorium. Mr. David Duncan conducted the band in competi
tion with approximately ninty others. The Junior High
Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Fritz Van der Steur, made a
rating of excellent in the same contest.
performance of the band, Mr.
Duncan smiled, “They did a very
nice job, and I thought they play
ed as well as any other Jr. High
band in their class. It is the first
superior rating the Jr. High Band
has ever received to my knowledge,
so we are all very proud.”
Set For May 16
All eighth graders who were
born before May 16, 1944 will go
to High Point Senior High next
year. If a student was born after
this date he will remain for his
ninth grade year at Junior High.
Junior High school will have only
five ninth grade homerooms next
year, averaging about 171 stu
dents. In the eighth grade there
will be sixteen homerooms with
approximately 528 students. In the
seventh grade there will be
ninteen homerooms with about
636 students. From these figures
there will be forty homerooms,
and 1,335 students attending High
Point Junior High next year.
When asked to comment on the
The band received an excellent
rating at the State Band Contest
April 15, in Greensboro. Judges
for this contest were all nationally
Mr. Duncan has both a concert
and a chapel program planned for
Last Issue May 29
Last issue of the Junior Pointer
will come out May 29. It will have
two pages of creative writing in
addition to the regular news sec
Sixth Graders Visit
Junior High School
A six grader’s dream is of the
day he or she can visit Junior
High School. This dream came true
to some six hundred students on
April 14, 16, and 16.
Their day began at nine o’clock
with a brass ensemble conducted
by Mr. David Duncan. Trudge
Herbert, president of the Student
Council, welcomed them, and Dr.
Thayer, principal, gave his greet
ings. John Cheek of room 110, who
was master of ceremonies, showed
Junior High activities as seen by
a seventh grader.
The seventh grade chorus sang,
and art done by seventh grade art
classes was shown. A fashion show
was given by the ninth grade
home-economics girls. Sue Latimer,
co-editor, of the Junior Pointer,
explained about paper.
Mrs. Lena Hedrick’s homeroom
214 showed a skit done in a chapel
program. The cheerleaders did two
cheers. There were two representa
tive, a boy and girl, to tell about
Then the guides took them to
the gym, after which they went
to homerooms. Their day ended
with lunch in the school cafeteria.
Dr. Thayer To Speak
Dr. Lloyd Thayer, principal of
Jr. High, will speak on the history
of the Junior High School in
North Carolina and in the United
States at the N. C. Junior High
School Work-Conference which
will be held April 29 and 30 in
Chapel Hill, N. C. The meetings
will be held in the Peabody build
Speaking with Dr. Thayer will
be Dr. Charles F. Carroll, Director
of Public Instruction in North
Carolina and Dr. Guy B. Phillips,
Director of Summer Sessions at
the University of North Carolina.
Students from the seventh and
eighth grade began spelling on
Friday, April 18, at 1:00. At 3:30
with still no champion. Dr. Loyd
Thayer called an adjournment, for
the contest to resume Monday.
Contestants were chosen by
their homerooms to enter the bee.
Two students were eligible to
compete from the same room.
In this district, the contest is
sponsored by the Winston-Salem
Journal and Sentinel newspaper.
It was begun in High Point by
Mr. Stanford Martin, late editor
of the Journal and Sentinel. Mr.
Martin was on the Board of
Education and encouraged good
spelling schools. This is the
eighteenth year of the contest in
Prizes for the winners include a
citation for being a champion
speller and a gold, especially en
graved ball-point pen by the Paper-
Mate Pen Co. Winner of the city
wide bee will go to the district
contest in Winston-Salem. When
the winner is chosen there, he
will receive an all expenses paid
trip for two, to Washington, D. C.
for the National Finals.
This year, for the first time
in seven years, a 15c booklet was
distributed t o contestants for
studying. The booklet was not
necessary to win, but was prepar
ed simply as a study aid to stu
dents who wanted it.
These following people are from
the nine elementary schools in
High Point. They will compete
against our champions, Linda
Tunstall and Keith Yokely for the
Montlieu Avenue: Susie Eaves,
Mary Jane Sexton.
Emma Blair: ,Gary Gahagan,
Ada Blair: Dewight Jennings,
Johnson Street: Steve Bernard,
Cloverdale: Steve Owen, Eddie
Brentwood: Teresa Wilson,
Ray Street Rosa Lee Levine,
Tomilnson: Jane Snotherly, Kent
Oak Hill: Cheryl Collins, Janie
Mrs. Ould, Captain Charton
Lecture At Junior High School
During the past two weeks.
Junior High has been visited by
two well-known persoonalities. The
first, Mrs. E. H. Ould, an accredit
ed counselor on family relations,
spoke to the school on April 21
and 22. The latter was Captain
Wainvick Charton, captain of
Mayflower II which made a voy
age from Great Britain to the
United States within the last
Mrs. Ould, who resides in
Roanoke, Virginia, is known,
throughout the South for her
lectures and conferences on teen
age problems. She has worked
with Parent-Teacher Associations
Parent Leagues and at V. P. I.
worked with the students. On Sun
day afternoon, April 20, she held
a conference at Wesley Memorial
Church. It was entitled “Wake
Up, Little Susie.” On the dates
previously mentioned, April 21 and
22, she held, after her lecture,
several ten minute discussion
groups of 20 or less students. Mrs.
Ould held a lecture at the First
Presbyterian Church on Monday
night, April 21.
Captain Charton, who makes
his home in Great Britain, present
ed a short lecture and showed a
film on the Mayflower II, sister
ship to the Mayflower I, on April
14. His visit here was sponsored
by the Aero Mayflower Transit
Modern Northeast Junior High School Will Be Open In September of /959
Northeast Junior High, opening
in September, 1959, will certainly
be modern. The students will have
such added features as a student
store, a gym laundry, a service
area outside of the cafeteria for
the delivery of foods, and lockers
against the walls. Some walls
will be cinder blocks to lessen the
noise. The school auditorium will
seat 650 people and a top floor to
the right wing will be added.
The new Jr. High school will be
located on the corner of Bragg
Street and McQuinn Street. The
boundaries will be Montlieu Avenue
and North Main Street.
The gymnasium will be a
separate building. The floor will
have a rubber base tile, that can
be walked on with regular shoes.
The side will be lined with bleach
ers. The girls’ gym lockers and
showers will be on the same floor
as the gym, and the boys lockers
will be below.
The music room will be extra
large, to accomodate two or three
large choruses. Under the music
room will be a smaller stage,
where teachers may practice class
room skits or practice an assembly
To the right of the front en
trance you will find the cafeteria.
The cafeteria seats 360 people and
will have a separate dining room
for teachers. There will be two
serving lines and large, walk-in
The library will be on the
second floor above the office. It
will have smaller tables than we
do, and private listening booths
for records. Next to the library
will be the science department. It
will have a large storage space,
dark room, and electrical and gas
outlets on every table. Beyond
this will be the home economics
room. It will be one large room
divided into kitchens, serving lab.,
conference area, and social area.
The seventh graders this year
really have something to look for
Architect’s Drawing of Northeast Junior High School