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The belles of Saint Mary's. volume (None) 1937-current, February 01, 1995, Image 1

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The Belles of Saint Mary's February 1995 MARTIN LUTHER KING,JR. by Jocelyn Fuller Assistant Editor This year, the celebration of artin Luther King Day included a fpecial chapel service. This was a anique Thursday service. Although ^ ®re Were the expected and appreciated prayers and hymns aang, the focal point of the chapel ^as not a sermon delivered by Chaplain Ellington. leanine Eason was the speaker, speech had most of the campus axcited and impressed. With her ent for rhetoric, she conveyed ^ ® niessage that there is still a need ® respect Dr. King's dream. She 'Wanted those in her audience to ■.^alize the need for everyone to . ’^*^®§ard the differences between •adividugjg and treat people with ^‘luality. It is important that ®''^ryone starts off on equal Noting Jeanine's speech said. The *P^ech Was a tribute to a man who ^as a symbol for his times, and a school of thought that taught ^®Ple to see beyond skin color. ^he congregation responded well ^ the speech. Becca George • °tight the speech was especially "^°ving and enjoyed the entire as well. When asked I her opinion of the chapel was, Josie Allen commented enthusiastically. She said to say "Right on. " to Jeanine. Alyssa Holbrook was as positive about the service. She said she enjoyed the entire service. As it was her first Martin Luther King Day at Saint Mary's, it was a good foot to start off on. One of the hymns sung was " Lift Every Voice and Sing", otherwise known as "The Black National Anthem". Chaplain Ellington chose the other hymns because of either their meanings or her preference for them. One of the hymns spoke about the love that all can find in Christ, regardless of if one is black or white. Another hymn sung was Chaplain Ellingtons personal favorite. She felt it added something to the ceremony. Chaplain Ellington felt the service was well received. She also felt the chapel was a fitting way to remember one so influential and respected. Being an All Campus chapel, the entire student body was able to enjoy it, both College and High School. It seems that the chapel, and Jeanine's speech in particular, caught the attention of students and the spirit of the holiday. by Sara McClure Staff Writer The Spring semester High School Honor Society inductions were held January 25, 1995 in the Saint Mary's Chapel. Six new members were inducted with their family members present. The new members are; Andrea Aitken-Spague, Catherine Baratto, Sara McClure, Laura Raspberry, Elizabeth Stark, and Emmye Taft. These girls took the oath with their parents present, after meeting the qualifications of the Society. The ceremony has been used for a number of years at Saint Mary's, creating a sense of tradition. Revisions of the qualifications have been made. They now reflect the increase in the numbers of students who are in honors academic courses and the new requirements for High School Students. Also, a policy had to be implemented to accommodate the addition of the ninth and tenth grades. Now only eleventh and twelfth graders are eligible. The qualifications consist of: a quality point ratio of 3.75 or above based on a minimum of five academic courses per semester, for juniors; a quality point ratio of 4.00 or above based on a minimum of five academic courses per semester, for seniors who have been at Saint Mary's for one semester; a 3.50 GPA is required for induction based for students enrolled in two or more college classes after one semester, and a 3.25 after two or more semesters. The honor society emphasizes ideal scholarship and character. Eligibility is determined by both GPA and the approval of the President and both Deans. Dr. Margaret Grissom, who is the sponsor, commended the ceremony. She said,"You do not have to be in the Honor Society to be a scholar. Anyone who upholds the ideals of scholarship and character is an honorable scholar.." The centerpiece of the ceremony was Dr. Thomas Bauso's speech. He spoke on the challenge of being an intelligent woman. He spoke of the obstacles that such a woman might face, as well as the contributions an educated woman might make in today's society. Dr. Bauso was pleased with the invitation to speak, and based his talk on class discussions. "I am always happy to learn from students,." he remarked. The current officers of the High School Honor Society are: Jennifer Lewis, President; Ashley Smith, Vice President; Beth Parker, Secretary; and Alicia Isenberg, Treasurer. The High School Honor Society will continue to recognize excellence in scholastic pursuits and strength of character. Event is a Cireat Robert Ruark Foundation Award for in the poetry reading was Shirley his short fiction and the Zoe Kincaid Moody. She currently teaches Brickman Award in 1993 for his poetry and creative writing here at book Salt Works. In addition to Saint Mary's. After her first work having been a visiting writer at was published in 1978, Mrs. Wake Forest University and Ohio Moody's poetry has appeared in University, he has also taught at the numerous literary magazines, books, Duke Continuing Education newspapers, journals, reviews, and Prosram He has also participated in anthologies. She was also included the Poets and Writers Exchange, in the book. Four North Carojina Chittnan’s work has been published B=men^, and her own book in anthologies as well as Poetry. published ,n 990. nuarterlv R^, She enjoys working with schools and has actively taken pair in North 'TrfJTr wnter that participated Carolina' Arts Council s Artists-in- by Cee Sidler Staff Writer I Saint Mary's Muse Week took til* inis year from January 16th to ^ l^^ry 20th. It was filled with a of literary events. On was a poetry reading ^^Ih^ Wednesday, January ■ The feature writer for the acc Michael Chitman, an su ^P^‘^hed writer of poetry and shi ^nt] 'ark ^ ^ Science writer and editor, •"eceived such awards as the iOri f* • ^ ^ action. Chitman is currently *ay the Research Triangle Schools program since 1978. She is constantly conducting residencies, poetry readings, lectures, speaking engagements at colleges and high schools, and writing workshops. There was a great turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the event. Mr. Chitman read funny as well as serious pieces, some of which were requested by those who are familiar with his work. Mrs. Moody shared some ideas that she uses in class along with reading some of the poems from her book. Students greatly enjoyed this event.

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