December 3. 1987
Literary Awards Announced
With my student teaching experi
ence coming to a close, I would like to
reflect on some of the feelings that this
semester has brought me.
Coming into my senior year was
somewhat of an anxiety-provoking time
period, to say the least. Luckily, I had a
cooperating teacher that made the awkward
first days of student teaching the best that
they could have been.
These days were shaky because
teaching was what I wanted to do and do
well. The threat of being a total failure was
constantly in the back ofmymind.lt was
my chance to be happy with myself, as
well as with life in general. Those pivotal
days of uncertainty seem years past while
in reality they were only seven or eight
short weeks ago.
These days I have the pleasure
hugging, teaching, and simply enjoying
what seems to be hundreds of bright, cute,
smiling children, on a regular basis. My
fear of failing as a teacher seemed to start
fading about the time I heard the first “ I
love you, Mr. Rodgers” or when my class
understood the science concept that I was
sure was going right over their cute little
I felt the pain of having students
transfer to another school or having to tell
them that I would be leaving soon. The
most I can hope for is that my students will
remember the important things that I tried
to convey to them. The things like starting
each day by saying “ I know I can...” or sim
ply treating other f)eople like you want
them to treat you.
I know that this experience has
been a good one, and I have definitely
learned a lot. I have met some people at
Covington Street School that I will never
forgot and hope that I, or the things that
I attempted to do, will not be soon forgot
I love the kids that I have been
working with, and always will. This has
been my time, and I have given it every
thing that I had.
I said in my first article that 1
hoped by the end of the semester that I
would be closer to the person, as well as the
teacher, that I wanted to be; I think that I am
much closer to both goals, now. I will walk
out of my school on Tuesday with a tear
or two, but with the faith that there are
many smiles, hugs, I love you Mr. Rodgers,
in my future.
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Two new literary awards are
being made available for students of St.
Andrews in the spring of 1988, the Carl
Bennett Prize and the Ethel Fortner Poetry
Award. The Carl Bennett Prize, which
includes a $100 prize, will be awarded to
the student who submits the best short
story to “The Caim.” The student who
writes what is deemed the best discursive or
lyric poem to appear in “The Caim” will be
awarded the Ethel Fortner Poetry Award,
and will also be the recipient of $100. Both
awards are limited to writers who are cur
rently enrolled in St. Andrews.
The Carl Bennett Prize will be
awarded in honor of Carl Bennett, Distin
guished Professor of English who will be
retiring from St. Andrews in 1988. Judging
the short stories will be Alan Hines,
novelist and long-time friend to St. An
drews. Hines was 1 of the 10 winners of
The Sl Andrews Review’s Mishima Prize
for Fiction. His last novel. Square
Dance, was recently made into a movie
starring Jason Robards, Jane Alexander,
Winonda Ryder, and Rob Lowe. The Carl
Bennett Prize is being sponsored by the
The Ethel Fortner Poeu^ Award
was established in honor of Ethel Fortner,
who was the benefactor for the St. Andrews
Press and whose relations with St.
Andrews went back many years. Ron
Bayes, Professor of English, Writer-in-
Residence, and Associate Editor of the St.
Andrews Press, will be the judge of the
poetry. To be eligible for the prize, a
discursive poem will have to beof40lines
or more and a lyric poem must be over 14
lines in length.
St. Andrews Involved
St. Andrews involvement in the
life of Laurinburg has increased markedly
this year, said Dean of Students Bill
Loftus. Students, faculty, and staff have
invested more personal energy in commu
nity activities and made greater financial
donations to local charities.
Loftus, head of the St. Andrews
United Way campaign, noted the variety
of St. Andrews people who are “deeply
involved in some really meaningful
activities in the community, and in a
The Laurinburg Red Cross
awarded a plaque to the College Christian
Union for its sponsorship of last year’s
blood drives which surpassed their goal by
112 percent. This fall’s blood drive also
surpassed its goal. In the Crop Walk Oct. 4
the 25 St. Andrews students made up at
least one eighth of the Laurinburg walkers.
Some of the other links include
commitments by faculty and staff involved
with Hospice, the Indian Museum, and
Child Care Directions. Students are tutors
with the Scotland County Literacy Council
and interns with the Southeastern Violence
Center. With three different musical
contributions and several booths, St.
Andrews students were more visible this
year at the John Blue Cotton Festival.
St. Andrews contributions to the
United Way increased from $2073 last
year to $2343 this year. The United Way
supports 36 different community agencies
with its budget of over $280,000 connib-
uted mainly by local industry. Scodand
County’sUnited Way began in 1954 witha
budget of $19,000.
The links between college and
community receive more emphasis here
than at other places because of the special
role Laurinburg played in bringing the
school here. Residents here provided a
huge tract of land, originally including
Holly Square where Harris Teeter is lo
cated, to attract St. Andrews to Laurinburg.
This land has proven to be the financial
backbone of a school low on endowment
In the past, SAGE 101 required
students to walk down Main Street to pick
up litter and familiarize themselves with
downtown shopping. The new Honors
SAGE 101 includes a community service
Loftus is pleased about the
improved links. He said, “it’s getting beter
and better and better.”
CCU Raises $400 for South Africa
The College Christian Union
will send $401 to South Africa to aid
victims of apartheid. The money is this
year’s annual gift to a South African pastor
who runs an emergency food and clothing
center for impoverished blacks.
CCU organizers raised $251 by
selling donated items at the Nov. 14 yard
sale and collected another $150 from cash
donations. The exchange rate between
South African and U.S. currencies quad
ruples the value of the gift, according to
Charlene Carpenter, chair of CCU’s
Prohetic and Political/Bread for the World
Bob and Billie Martin, Philip
Leist-White, Mrs. McBryde and Dr. J.
Mullin from Gibson made large donations.
Catherine Churchman clocked in many
hours of labor and the radio station WE WO
announced the sale on the air.
“I want to give special thanks to
all the workers and all who donated,” said