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Sorority seeks lo fcnrich Debutciites
Cutairally, Academically, Personally*
By Teresa Simmons
Poet Managing Editor
“We want to enrich the debutantes
culturally, encourage them acade
mically and develop them person
ally. We believe that wisdom and
sophistication will be the result,”
commented Daisy Stroud, vice pre
sident of the group sponsoring the
upcoming Delta Debutante Annual
Die young high school seniors
involved this year have had much to
look forward to. The sponsoring
group, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.,
Charlotte Alumnae Chapter,
planned several activities for the
According to Mrs. Stroud the
debutantes have already partici
pated in a fellowship Pajama Party,
Career Education Seminars, “Co
ping With Changes” seminars and
several personal development
series. “The next event,” Mrs.
Stroud continued, '1 will be the Debu
tante Luncheon-Fashion Show on
March 18 at the Quality Inn.”
Following the ball, affairs will be
held for the marshalls and parents of
The ball, a fine gala formal event,
will also feature the young ladies
waltzing with their fathers. The
choreographers are sorora Melinda
McKnight and Effie Waterman,
a physical education teacher.
The 41 young debutantes have and
will be exposed to several facets
they otherwise would have missed.
The ladies of Delta Sigma Tbeta
have seen to it that all of the youth
enjoy the promotion towards know
ledge, poise and sophistication.
This week four more young ladies
Will be featured Dmy are Christina
r DeMille Massey, Lorraine Yvette
Meeks, Trina Montgomery, and Ste
phanie Denise Moore.
Stephanie Moore •
...Who’s Who inductee
Ms. Massey is the daughter of
Isaiah Massey of Glenrock Rd. and
Delcine Massey of Samuel St.
Involved in basketball, track, swim
ming and drawing, she has begun
her journey to perfection both physi
cally and spiritually. She was
awarded a diploma in Bible Corre
spondence Courses, named to the
All-County Basketball team and re
ceived a certificate in English.
She is a member of the NAACP,
the Monogram Club, Usher Board
and is a Civinette. Ms. Massey is a
senior at Independence Hi£i School.
Ms. Meeks enjoys skating, read
ing, bike riding and walking. As a
student at South Mecklenburg she is
involved in the FBLA Club, and
CofQfHilor Club She is silso 1
the Computer program at her
church. She has worked hard over
the years in bringing her grade point
Charlotte Area High Schools
Advance In Tournament
Four Charlotte-Mecklenburg High
. Schools advanced by placing in the
' • top 16 of SO teams competing Satur
- day in the opening round of HIGH-<J,
the tournament for scholars held at
' Central Piedmont Community Col
* South Mecklenburg finished first,
' followed by West Charlotte. Other
• Charlotte area high schools in the
. top 16 were Harding, seventh, and
These teams advance to the Round
of 16 February 9, in which they
compete against opposing teams for
the first time. The eight Round of 16
winners advance to matches that
will be televised Sundays at S p.m.,
February 24 - April 7, on WTVI
2 High-Q is sponsored by CPCC,
WTVI and participating authorized
dealers of Apple Computer. The
. Winning high school will earn a
•l silver trophy and 93,066 in scholar
.- ships, and a personal computer
provided by Apple.
.. Members of the South Mecklen
burg team are Iain Anderson, Peter
Wiebier, Matt Ellison, Lyle Scruggs,
tod alternate John Bland. West
Charlotte team members are Mi
chael D. Schill, Brian Faria, Ewan
Park, Simon Kahn, and Mark Schill.
Harding team members are John
ny McBride, Nancy Bryant, Henry
Styron, Earl Miranda, and alternate
Xavier Miranda From Indepen
dence, the team includes John Cobb,
Laura Haywood, John Kirby, Pat
rick Mills, and Chris Wyatt.
Some 350 high school scholars
from 27 counties Added questions on
history, mythology, current events,
science, math and other topics sup
plied by TIME, INC., in Saturday’s
Other finishers were Ash brook of
Gastonia (sixth); Crest of Shelby
(eight); North Stanly of New London
(fourth); Salisbury (fifth); Hickory
(third); East Burke of Icard (six
teenth); Statesville (ninth); West
Lincoln of Uncolnton (thirteenth),
Wilkes Central of Wilesboro
(twelfth); East Lincoln of Denver
(tenth); Uncolnton (fourteenth);
and Maiden (eleventh).
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average up and feels it is important
to attend school and obtain an
Instrumental in her positive atti
tude about education are her pa
rents, Olie and Nancy Meeks of
A West Mecklenburg Senior Ms.
Montgomery is a member of the Art
Gub and Explorers. She also sings
in the Mixed Ensemble and the
Youth Gioir of her church.
She enjoys art, sewing and playing
the drums. Ms. Moore is active at
West Giarlotte as a Keyette and
Lettergirl. In the 10th and 11th
grades she was a cheerleader.
This year she has been selected
into Who’s Who Among American
High School Students, and was a
Junior Marshall last year.
She is the daughter of Louise E.
These fine young ladies are exam
ples of the high caliber of talent,
ambition and excellence in the De
butante Ball. They are part of
Giarlotte’s pride and joy...and they
are part of our glorious future.
More Church News Briefs
Laymen Day Program Planned
The Laymen of the Mecklenburg
General Baptist Association will
sponsor its annual Laymen Day
Program Sunday February 24, 7:30
p.m. at First Baptist Church-West.
Dr. Gifford Jones, pastor of
Friendship Baptist Church will be
the guest speaker.
“Laymen of the Year - 1985” will
be crowned during this program. He
will receive an all expense paid trip
to the State Laymen banquet and
one day session in Hickory.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Laymen of the MGBA will be
held at Ebenezer Baptist Church
7:30 p.m. February 21.
The Walls Memorial AME Zion
Church extends to each and every
one an invitation to share in the
observance of Black History Month.
On February 18 at 7 p.m. a lecture
will be given by Rev. Dr. Gifford
Jones, pastor of Friendship Baptist
Church. He is a noted lecturer on
Black History and his message “The
Paul Voss, son of Dr. & Mrs.
Thomas G. Voss, 4320 Carmel Road,
Charlotte, a senior at St. Joseph
Preparatory Seminary in Vienny,
West Virginia, has received the
recognition of “Cum Laude” on the
school’s Academic Achievement
Honors List for the second quarter of
the 1984-85 school year.
St. Joseph Preparatory Seminary
is a four year boarding high school
for young men who are considering
the Roman Catholic priesthood as a
possible life's vocation.
Who’s Who In
Dr. Clifford Jones
. Guest speaker
cnurcn ana it s Continuing
Progression of the Black Race” is
bound to be both informative and
On February 27 in conjunction
with Prayer Service “History of
Spirituals” through songs and
readings by the Walls Hymn Choir
will be presented. A speech choir of
young adults will render “The
Judgement Day” by James Weldon
These programs are sponsored by
the Christian Education Department
of the church. The Rev. J.T. White is
pastor. The church is located at 2722
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The man was Matthew Henson,
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Henson is one of many black Americans to break new ground,
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