VOL. VIII. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., APRIL, 1948 NO. 5 5/jt Hundred Students Guests of State College Annual High School Day Big Event More th.aii six hundred high school students of Northeastern North Carolina were guests of the Elizabe*th City State Teachers Col lege at the Annual High School Day, Aprjl 8. High Schools of this area sent their students to compete in subject matter con tests, music and public speaking. The contests las'ted throughout the day and awards at the evening program by President S. D. Wil liams. Miss Mary A. Terry, Chairman of the Department of Music at the Fayetteville State Teachers Col lege served as Critic Judge of the Music Festival and carefully ap- prajsed the work of each school. Solos, Trios, Quartets, and Chor uses were lieard in the Music Sec tion. Receiving highest commen dation in the Chorus group were the P. W. Moore High School, Elizabeth City and the Edenton High School. Edenton. For the solo group, special praises went 'to the C. W. Brown High School, Winton and the P. W. Moore High School. W. C. Chance High School, Par- mele, and C, S. Brown School led in the trio group. P. W. Moore and W. C. Chance High Schools led In the quartet group. Mr. James M. Poole and Mrs. E. C. Mitchell of the State Teachers College English Department were the judges of the Public Speak ing contests. Mary White of the Perquimans County Training School, Winfall, won first place in Orations with Matthew Rudd of P. W. Moore taking second. In the Declamations, Ben Watford of C. S. Brown won first place, Thelma Vaughan, P. W. . Moore Higl]^ was second, and Sadie Ellis of Perquimans County Training School third. Subject Matter Tests In the subject matter tests, C. S. Brown High School at Winton scored the highest number of points and won first place. Second place went to P. W. Moore High j School, Elizabeth City and third to the Robert L. Vann High School, Ahoskie. In the several subjects, first, second, and third place winners were as follows: General Science: Perquimans County Training School, P. W. Moore, C. S. Brown High. Ameri- (Continued On Page Tw,-o) Personality of The Month Information About 1948 Summer School at State Teachers College Thought of the Month "Men are not to be judged by their looks, habits, and appear ances; but the character of their lives and conversations, and by their works.—It is better to be praised by one’s own works than by the works of another.” L ’Estrange Mr. Leoter, a graduate of How ard University, came to this insti tution 21 years ago to begin his teaching cjreer. He began his ca reer with a great deal of interest m the subject matter which he was to teach. One author says, “Personality is that which makes one person d'^ ferent from another.” And Mr Lester’s personality is one whicli very quickly distinguishes him from his associates. He is slightly slow when it comes to speech, or making deci sions: yet he has an answer for you. He I’.as a sense of humor which he constantly expresses at the tune of day when ne feel.'- it is t-he best time. To him, this time comes only at the end of the school day. Mr. Lester is very cooperative sympathetic and encouraging in activities connected with the stu dents, faculty and institution at large. Truth and confidence are other factors which make his per sonality recognized and respect ed. In consldtring his daily task with students he emphasizes the idea of not giving up a compli cated task 'too early in your re search for an answer. One day he said “Escfpe from what? Hard ships are no more than what’s expected in any man's life.” This saying would impress upon our minds that he would not easily be persuaded to give up a diffi cult task before completely ex hausting h'mself. In conferences with students concerning' very personal things of Echool life, his usual smile gives the depressed student inspiration and wisdom at a time when it is needed most. He has the capacity to see and appreciate new and better chan ges of society. We also consider him the type of person who is willing to bear with others whose views and opinions differ from his greatly. For th3~e fine character traits, the Newsletter is proud 'to feature Mr. A. P. Lester as the personali ty of the month. Long a pioneer in the training of elementary teachers, the Eliza beth City State Teachers College offers its facilities to those seek ing additional college training through summer school attend ance. Never has there been a more opportune time for securing those benefits which come from addi tional study in the summer ses sions. Present plans indicate that new demands will be made up>on teachers, hence the necessity for self improvement. The institution is cognizant of the needs of tea chers incident to future conditions and plan.s a program which will meet new needs. As the year come and go, stan dards of teaching are necessarily raised, hence summer studies also offer an opportunity to meet 'these changing needs. Changes in cur riculum, in organization and cer tification requirements automati cally affect your status. Renew your present certificate (High School, Grammar Grade or Primary.) Credit All courses listed carry full cred it of two semester hours each un less it is a double course in which case four hours will be allowed. The number of hours which one may take for credit is six unless the previous record of the individ ual indicates that an average of “B” has bee nmaintained and the same record is made during the current summer session in the ad ditional courses. This regulation is made by the State Department of Public Instruction and is ad hered to by all summer schools in North Carolina. Courses Offered Sociology, s410—An Introduc tion to Anthrdopology, (May be taken for 2 hours or 4 hours cred it either session.) Educ., sl36—Reading Instruc tion. (May be taken for 2 hours or 4 hours credit either session.) Soc., sl09—Fundamentals of So cial Science. Hist., sl09—World History. Educ., sl34—Administration and Supervision. Eng., sl08—Negro Literature. Art, 332—Industrial Arts Econ,, 313—Consumer Educa tion. Draw., 232—Drawing. (Continued On Page Two)
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