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Scholarship Awards Contest I
BY SUSAN USHER
Speeches titled "Never Say 'I Can't'" and "The
Much Maligned Redneck" won West Brunswick High
School senior Nadia Bryant and South Brunswick High
School senior David Thrift top honors and $2,500 schol
arships Sunday in the 23rd Ode 1 1 and Virginia William
son Scholarship Award Contest.
They were among six high school seniors ? two
from each county high school ? to compete. Speaking
without microphones or visual aids, the young orators
relied on speech content and delivery to get their ideas
across. Their audiencc was supportive but steaming in
side a packed teaching auditorium that iackcu air condi
Bryant is the daughter of Edna and Dolphus Bryant
Jr. of Cedar Grove. She plans to attend the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and plans to pursue a ca
reer in dermatology.
Telling her audiencc "it takes diligence and hard
work to succeed. " Bryant encouraged others to follow
her motto. "Never Say 'I Can't'".
Thrift dissected the stereotype of the southern red
neck. urging audiencc members to "put away all labels"
based on stereotypes and allow individuals to define
themselves by their own values and actions. While he
drives a pickup truck and wears boots, said Thrift, "this
redneck' also takes Advanced Placement English and
The son of David and Derinda Thrift of Winnabow.
he plans to attend the University of North Carolina at
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Wilmington and is considering a pre -veterinary course
Also competing Sunday were finalists:
? Marcus Bernard of West Brunswick High, who
used four historic figures as examples of the mind at
work in his talk. "The Mind is a Terrible Thing To
? Kimberly Fullwood of South Brunswick High,
who suggested that "Today s Youth ? tomorrow's
Leaders" need to make decisions that lead to lives of
substance, no! selr-destruction;
? Mark Mitchell of North Brunswick High, who
discussed "The importance of Leadership" for "success
in anything"; and
? Shirellc King of North Brunswick High, in "My
Commitment to America." pledged "to be the very best !
can be so I can be a productive member of society," by
pursuing intellectual, spiritual and social growth.
Each of the county finalists had won their school
level competition, receiving a S KM) cash award. All fi
nalists also received a plaque.
Judges for the event were Leonard B. Arnold, assis
tant superintendent for personnel. Harnett County Public
Schools; Margie Maultsby. English teacher, Whiteville
High School: Mary B Blantnn, librarian. James Sprant
Community College; Elizabeth S. Jacobs, English
teacher. South Columbus High School; Charles G. Hol
den. principal. Central Columbus High School; and
Danny McPherson. principal. West Columbus High
Voc-Tech Honor Students
Sixteen Brunswick Community Students are inducted into the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society in recent ceremonies at
BCC's Student Center. Pictured are ( center front) Keiiy Toler MiUer, Leland; (from left, from bottom row up) Advisor Velma Williams,
Patrice Bennett Shaw, Shallotie; Angela C. Durham and Dana Danuelle Varnam, Supply; Barbara Harbaught Babson, Bolivia; Rudra
Persaud Ramphal, Supply; Angela Hewett Leonard, Shallotte; Terri Denise Matson, Supply; Teresa Norris Morton, Supply; Wanda Lanier
Wheeler, Long Beach; Kathy Pope Corner, South Brunswick; Christine Ann BaUou, Supply; Richard Glenn Blake, Bolivia; Lorida A.
Moser, Long Beach; Mary Ann Legg, Supply; and Nancy Leary, S halloa*. Each was presented a pin and membership certificate.
Members of the BCC Chapter mast muiniuin a grude point average of 3.60 or better in a curriculum program and must have completed 24
hours or more in their field of study.
McDowell Will Compete At
Rosalyn McDowell will represent Brunswick
County in state competition at 4-H Clothing Camp May
13 and 14 in Reidsville.
She was among 18 4-H members who competed in
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Fashion Revue held April 26 at the Brunswick County
Government Center at Bolivia. McDowell won the se
nior teen division.
Other division winners were EJ. Blake, pre-teen;
and Jennifer Hatcher, early teen.
State 4-H Clothing Camp
In the Partncrs-ln-Learning ages 6-8 non-competi
tive division, contestants were Amy Townsend, Mandy
Stackhouse and Christina Hatch.
Other contestants were, in the pre-teen (ages 9-11)
division, Sammy Coles. Leah Larson. Casey Townsend.
Joanna Hatch, Andy Barbee and Matt Privette; in early
teen (ages 11-13), Miriam Coles, Christy Collette and
Amy Adams; and senior teen (ages 14-19), Rachel
Turner and Tiffany Casteen.
To learn more about 4-H in Brunswick County con
tact Billy Privette, 4-H extension agent, at 253-4425.
Country Homemakers Offer
'Tuste Of Africa' May 2 1
Travel with the Brunswick searched recipes and will
County Extension Homemakers to
Zimbabwe and other South African
countries Saturday, May 21.
The culture and cuisine of those
countries will be featured in an edu
cational program open to the public
at Town Creek Park on U.S. 17 at
Starting with a "Taste of Africa"
buffet lunch at noon, the program
will teature a slide presentation and
talk by Dr. Betty Saunder. She is a
former resident of Zimbabwe and
now a science instructor at Cape
Fear Community College.
Clothing, brass and other items
from Africa will be display.
Homemaker club members re
the food, providing copies of the
recipes for guests.
A donation of $2 per person will
help defray the cost of the program.
For more information contact
Julia R. Bailey at 845-2972.
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the Shell Club of the South
Brunswick Islands will take a trip to
Troy Henry's on May 24 instead of
holding its usual meeting on May
Members are to meet at the Henry
property at 10:45 a.m., bringing
lundi and a drink.
For directions to the Henry prop
erty contact Joy Wood at 579-1017
or Fannie Pennel at 842-4131.
Dr. William A. Stout
Dr. Stephen D. Grubb
are proud to announce
the association of
Jon Langston, PA-C
to our practice.
Calabash Medical Center
Office Hours Monday-Friday 9-5
Located next to Calabash Post Office
10160 Beach Drive SW, PO Box 4960
Calabash, NC 28467
5470 Main St.. Shallotte
MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 23, 7:30 P.M.
Members please attend.
I can explain your options
and help you plan an insur
ance program that meets
your needs Call me for
Glenda J. Barefoot. FIC
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SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Madia Rryant and David Thrift flank coxiest sponsors Virginia and Odell
Williamson of Ocean Isle Beach.
Entertainment was provided by Miss Brunswick
County Ashley Summerlin.
Conducted by the Brunswick County Schools, the
contest is underwritten by an endowment established by
Odell and Virginia Williamson of Ocean Isle Beach,
who presented the awards Sunday. The endowment cov
ers the cost of the scholarship and the cost of holding the
annual awards competition.
JUNE 4. 7 PM
BottleshiD To Observe D-Day
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With special Him Presentation
TV Battleship North Carolina !fcs public. There is no charjs for
will commemorate the 50th anniver
sary of D-Day with a special presen
tation of the Academy Award-win
ning film "The Longest Day. "
It will be shown Saturday, June 4,
at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the
Dr. Larry Cable, a military histo
rian and professor at UNC-Wilm
ington. will kick off the evening
with a brief talk on D-Day to be fol
lowed by the movie.
The Longest Day," a three-hour
epic movie, recounts the Allied in
vasion of Normandy. The cast in
cludes John Wayne, Henry Fonda,
Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton.
Robert Ryan, Rod Steiger, Peter
Lawfard, Sean Connery, Robert
Wagner, Roddy McDowall. Eddie
Albeit, Red Buttons, Mel Ferrer and
Sal Minco. The film won the Oscar
for cinematography and special ef
fects in 1962.
Admission is S2 per person for
members of the Friends of the
Refreshments will be available.
The battleship is a Department of
Defense 50th anniversary of World
War II Commemorative Community
Site. The film showing is one of a
series of special events leading up to
the memorial's formal commemora
tion of the 50th anniversary of V-J
Day in September 1995.
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Fine Art & (Graphics, Inc.
Cypress Creek Fine Art & Graphics, Inc. formerly Upper Deck Art Gallery
has undergone a name change. We are located adjacent to the Holden Bearh
Marina and offer quality stained glass, woodwork, pottery and custom
jewelry for the discriminating shopper.
We feature and are the exclusive distributor of original paintings and limited
edition reproduction prints created by nationally renouned artist Vic
Gillispie. Vic has captured the spirit, elegance and imagination of the
Eastern United States through his painting. As an avid outdoorsman and
staunch Naturalist, Vic's paintings capture the harmony between man and
nature. Two New limited edition reproduction* prist* c~;t; !hi* frs=i!?
"Currituck Deceivers" rekindles the senses to those chilly spring
mornings with the aroma of fried sausage and wood smoke permeating from
the wood stove in a kitchen as you hear the sound of Canadian Geese
cackling on their Northern migration.
"Turtle Watch" depicts Nature's mystery with the hatching of the
l oggerhead turtles. The Loggerhead turtle's arrive on the North Carolina
beaches in May to lay their eggs. In late summer the eggs start to hatch to
begin their life cycle, only for the next generation of Loggerhead turtle's to
return years later to lay their eggs under a full moon and restart the
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED ON MAY 27,
1994 FROM 7:00 TO 10:00PM TO ATTEND THE
SALE AND SHOWING OF VIC GILLISPIE'S
COLLECTION OF NEW LIMITED EDITION