North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. VIII.
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
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-
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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
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
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
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
Eng., sl08—Negro Literature.
Art, 332—Industrial Arts
Econ,, 313—Consumer Educa
Draw., 232—Drawing.
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