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Grimsiey High School, Greensboro, N.C. 27408
December 22, 1976
Busy Season Projected
The Greensboro Youth Council
and the Greensboro Beautiful
Committee will be working with
area Christmas tree lots on the
Chris Evergreen project again
this year. The project will be
taking place before Christmas
with citizens of Greensboro
purchasing the living trees for
decoration, then afterwards by
having them planted in places
throughout the city.
For citizens who participate in
This year students from various
colleges in Greensboro area are
acting as student teachers for
-warious subjects. All are seniors
and should be eligible for
teaching positions in area schools
Deborah Andrews is assisting
Mr. Hill, Grimsley’s choral
director. She attends UNC-G.
After college her plans include
travel and singing. Ms. Andrews
enjoys tennis, jogging and
back-packing. December 17 is her
A senior at Bennett College,
Ms. Donna Brown is working
under the supervision of Mr.
Jones, the orchestra director. Ms.
Brown has a major in piano and a
minor in strings. Her hobbies
include swimming, tennis and
listening to music. After she
graduates, Ms. Brown will go to
graduate school. She will direct a
piece at the next concert on
December 13. Her last day will be
Dennis Cahill is located in the
Phys. Ed. department under
Coach Johnson. He is going to
Greensboro College. After he
graduates he plans on finding a
teaching job if possible, if not, he
will substitute in the spring. Mr.
Cahill enjoys most sports,
especially basketball and soccer.
His last day is December 17.
Ms. Hutton, a World History
teacher at Grimsiey has John
Gulley. Mr. Gulley is a student at
UNC-G. He works part-time as a
disc jockey at WUAG. He is
interested in sports cars and
stereos. His last day is December
Also at Grimsiey, is Mrs.
Regina Bowden. She is a student
at A&T State University.
Her course of graduate study is
in Administrative Internship
which she will finish in May of
1977. She will have a M.A. in
Education Administration. Mrs.
Bowden has been working
primarily with Mr. Gwynn.
Schools Mrs. Bowden has
attended are Tennessee State
University in Nashville, Tennes
see, where she got a B.S. in
Sociology, and North Carolina
Central University in Durham,
North Carolina, She got an M.A.
in Sociology there. Her hobbies
include cooking, and traveling.
She has traveled throughout
Europe, many of the Carribean
Islands, and about thirty-five
this plan, two options are offered;
1) they can add to their home
landscape by planting the living
trees in their own yards, or 2)
they can donate their trees to the
city by signing up at the lot where
the tree was bought. Trees
donated to the city this year will
be placed in special Chris
Evergreen bicentennial planting
The idea for the Chris
Evergreen project was started a
few years ago to have more
people buy living trees, which in
turn adds greenery, beautifies the
city and helps fight air pollution.
Another important aspect to this
service is the fact that it provides
free advertising to the local
Christmas tree lots and promotes
their sales of living trees.
GYC also co-sponsored a
Christmas toy drive with Home
Federal Savings and Loan
between November 15 and
December 10. The toy drive.
which has been held annually
since 1973, hoped to better the
total of 30,000 toys that were
received last year.
Two other projects GYC will be
sponsoring this year during the
Christmas Season are Chip-In and
Chip-In will take place on
January 2, in the coliseum
parking lot from 1-4 p.m. The
idea behind this project is to get
some use from cut Christmas
trees. The trees will be cut up into
chips at no cost, either to be used
in home landscaping or donated
to the city.
Bird Trees, designed for
outdoor use during the holiday
season, will not only provide food
for the birds, but will also take the
place of artificial ornaments.
Sample Bird Trees are being
displayed at Friendly Center
Auditorium and at the Govern
mental Center, along with
instruction sheets on how to make
All-state orchestra members [from L to R] back row; Lisa
Prago, Marte Janke, Jim Dewan, John Qoillln, Kathy Cary,
and Elizabeth Stamey; front row: Susan Taylor, John Cary,
Lynn Stone, and Page McAdams.
Commences New Season
With the approach of the new
year, the Executive Council is
continuing to involved itself in
Presently the Youth Recreation
Council, under the leadership of
senior chairperson Linda Simon,
is finalizing plans for a
combination rummage-bake sale
to be held in January to benefit
Roger Hickson. He was a High
Point Central football player and
sustained a paralyzing injury in a
football game against Dudley in
October. Specific announcements
concerning the sale will be made
following the holidays.
In November a rummage sale
and auction were held at High
Point Central in order to defray
medical costs incurred by Roger
Hickson. The $15,000 goal was
surpassed with a final total of
over $21,000. Also, Dudley High
School has been involved in a
raffle for Roger Hickson.
A Grimsiey sophomore, Joe
Wilson, was fatally shot earlier
this month. The Executive
Council has assisted in a
collection that was made for the
benefit of his family.
The junior class has concluded
its ornamnet sale. Now, the
seniors have begun making plans
for their class project, the annual
Womanless Beauty Pageant.
Richard Spuriin, Executive
Council Treasurer will leave the
Council in January. He is moving
from Greensboro. Action will be
taken to locate an interested,
reliable white sophomore to fill
Reliable sources have infornjed
High Life that another member of
Council will soon vacate her
position also. It has been reported
that April McNeill, Secretary, will
leave the Council. She is to be
replaced by an interested,
hardworking black junior. Denise
Dunn and Ogden Spruill have
been listed among those under
consideration for the position,
should it be vacated.
The Executive Council is
continuing to request topics to be
discussed at Student-School
Board Action Group.
Twelve Grimsiey Orchestra
students have been chosen to be
members of the All-State
Orchestra. Nancy .Bullingtion,
John Cary, Kathy Cary, Jim
DeWan, Lynn Gilbert, Marte
Janke, Page McAdams, Lisa
Prago, John Quillin, Elizabeth
Stamey, Lynn Stone, and Susan
Taylor are the Grimsiey musi
All North Carolina students in
grades nine through twelve were
eligible to audition for the
Orchestra, "^ryouts were held on
December 6. The best musicians
were then channelled into either
the regular All-State Orchestra or
the Orchestra Workshop, depend
ing on their ability.
This year Grimsiey had more
students qualify for the All-State
Orchestra than any other
Greensboro high school. Ten of
those students chosen play string
The All-State Orchestra will
gather at UNC-G on February 3,
4, and 5. At that time they will
practice as a group and prepare
for a concert to be presented to
the public on February 5. Two
highlights of the concert will be
Schubert’s “Unfinished Sym
phony,” to be presented by the
regular Orchestra and Bizet’s
"Carmen Suite,” to be played by
the workshop Orchestra.
Students who auditioned for
the All-State Orchestra had
prepared one piece for the
judges, plus their scales and one
piece of their own choice. The
Snow at Grimsiey...the Gist sign of the hoUdny season.
judges then chose wnat they
wished to have the students play
Nancy Bullington, Kathy Cary,
Lynn Gilbert, Marte Janke, Page
McAdams, Elizabeth Stamey,
and Susan Taylor play the violin,
John Cary, Jim DeWan, and Ljml)
Stone are viola players. John
Quillin plays the cello. All are
members of the Grimsiey
Lisa Prago is the single
musician chosen who is not a
member of the Grimsiey
Orchestra. Ms. Prago is a Bute
player for the Grimsiey Band.
The North Carolina Music
Educators Association sponsors
the All-State Orchestra.
According to one student who
was chosen for the All-State
Orchestra, “Students chosen for
this orchestra have been
presenting beautiful music in
their concerts for years, but the
All-State Band seems to get the
The Grimsiey Constitution
Committee has commenced
worked on revisions for the
Grimsiey Constitution, To assist
them with their work, they have
received copies of the Dudley and
Smith High School Constitutions.
Interested students are requested
to get in touch with Carol Eddy.
The Grimsiey High School
Bands gave a concert Thursday,
December 2 at 8:00 p.m. in the
The Concert Band played
Sourire’s “Dominque”, Henry
Purcell’s “Battle Symphony,”
and a John Denver Melody that
was arranged by Andrew Balent.
The Jazz Ensemble played
“Wind Machine,” and “Soft as
Velvet,” two Basie - Nestico
pieces. They also performed
“Sinful Wicked Lady” by Ladd
Finally the Symphony Band
performed a Jacques Offenbach
overture, “The Drum Major’s
Daughter,” Charles Ives “They
Are There.” They played
“Nobles of the Mystic Shrine”
and “Sabre and Spurs,” two John
Phillip Sousa marches.
The Symphony Band concluded
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