The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, May 19, 1994, Page PAGE 6-B, Image 14
Bryant, Thrift Win Williamson | 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 tioning. 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 scads Shakespeare." The son of David and Derinda Thrift of Winnabow. he plans to attend the University of North Carolina at IIBI1 ?? ?' II nTm !? II ??? I' HI T~T7 Wilmington and is considering a pre -veterinary course of study. 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 Waste"; ? 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 School. Kis Voc-Tech Honor Students muio Cohiwuhu 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 f/\lir i/\nr in ? nnnitnl Dm >t??L /""* A II * v/u< ?<? ? I.XUIIO uK. uiiiiuui MiuiwmvA fll 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 WinwaKnu/ 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 prepare 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. c-u _n /-I. .L at /-* ji ion v.iuu i kji u vsuiii iu 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 17. 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 and 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 (910) 579-7971 Located next to Calabash Post Office 10160 Beach Drive SW, PO Box 4960 Calabash, NC 28467 I< LEGION POST 247 5470 Main St.. Shallotte MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETING MONDAY, MAY 23, 7:30 P.M. Members please attend. Prospective members welcome. Confused about life insurance and retirement plans? I can explain your options and help you plan an insur ance program that meets your needs Call me for MODERN WOODMEN SOLUTIONS 3 Glenda J. Barefoot. FIC Shallotte 910-754-5454 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA * ????(?**? 1?| VOCMfV ? KXIIVAW HINUff. LIFE ? ANNUITIES ? IRA S FRATERNAL PROGRAMS itAtf PHOTO rr SUSAN USHR 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 * 4 r ? 1 ff?.l 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 Visitors Center. 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 Battleship. 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. CENTIPEDE SOD . Gressette Sod Farms . 1 1 -50G-444-29S3 FLORENCE. SC J 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!? harmony. "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 cycle. 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 REPRODUCTIONS.