Student of the Issue VOLUME 21 THE Compass Selects Wilson Bunch From a list of distinguished seniors of ECSTC, Wilson Bunch was chosen by the “Compass” staff as Student of the Month. Criteria for the choice were scholarship, personality, parti cipation in extra-curricular activities and ablity as a potential leader. The staff believes that Wilson Bunch has, filled the requirements to the maxi mum. Wilson Bunch, who hails from Windsor, North Carolina, and is a graduate of W. S. Etheridge High School of that city, has one of the most outstanding scholastic records of this school. Bunch is president of the Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and also a member of Sigma Rho Sigma Honor Society. Other honors include certificates of merit from the Men’s Dormitory, serving as honor marshal, and representation in Who’s Who Among College Students in American Colleges and Universities for 1959 and 1960. In addition, he has been president of his class dur ing the sophomore and junior years; a member of the Student Council and Discipline Committee; siatisliciau for the baseball team; and active member of the Young Men’s Christian Association. The “Compass” staff, faculty, and students extend congratulations to Wil son Bunch who has shown himself to be a credit to ECSTC and to himself. Again, congratulations! Sixteen Student Teachers Placed During the last nine weeks of the first semester, sixteen seniors will do practice teaching at various schools in Northeastern North Carolina. They have been assigned to the following schools: H. L. Trigg, Elizabeth City, N. C. —Lillian Howell, Mary Puryear, and Martha Purvis. King Street School, Hertford, N.C. Charles Everett, Jr., and Jean C. Brothers. Fourth Street Elementary, P 1 y - mouth, N. C.—Ruby Brown and Rob ert Wynn. C. S. Brown, Winton, N. C.—Ink Lennon and Lula Roberts. Washington County Union, Roper, N. C.—Vernell Ferebee and Inez Jones. Riverview Elementary, Murfrees- ■ boro, N. C. — Beatrice D e 1 o a t c h, Yvonne Gould and James Pope. E. J. Hayes, Wilhamston, N. C.— Vara Wallace and Dona Congleton. Giving The Christmas holidays are just around the corner and since it is the season of giving, we should be think ing in terms of what we are going to give those who are less fortunate than we. We should give from the heart and not with the attitude of receiving something equal to that which was given. If we will keep this in mind and act accordingly, then I am quite sure our Christmas holidays will be more enjoyable. Elizabeth City, N. C., December, 1960 Choir to Present Christmas Concert The ECSTC family is anxiously looking toward the Yuletide season. As in many years before, the Choir will present the Christmas portion of “The Messiah.” As the sixty voices of the Choir unite to give their rendition of one of Handel’s greatest oratorios, it is cer tain that the audience will become fascinated by the beauty which will exalt the mind and the spirit. You are invited to join the choir for this glorious occasion, which will be held in Moore Hall Auditorium on December 11 at 7:30 p. m. Soloists for “The Messiah” are Pa tricia Duren, soprano of Wilmington, N. C.; Delores Stewart, contralto, Great Bridge, Va.; George Patterson, Statesville, N. C.; and Don Morgan, bass, Elizabeth City. The Choir is under the direction of Miss Evelyn A. Johnson, who will be accompanied by Mr. Joseph Daniels, organist and piano instructor. Mr. H. F. Creecy Speaks On Education Mr. H. F. Creecy, principal of Cen tral High School, Gates County, N. C., was guest speaker at the regular college assembly on November 10, 1960. He spoke on “Education in the 60’s” with regard to American Education Week. Mr. Creecy stated in his speech that there should be closer relationship between the administrator, faculty, students, and parents for the purpose of strengthening the school for the 60’s. The speaker pointed out that one child is born every eight minutes. One dies every twelve. One leaves the United States every twenty-four minu tes, and twelve come into the United States every twenty-four minutes. Thi^ was stated in reference to the increas ing enrollment in the schools. As the enrollment increases, so should the pay for teachers increase. Along with increasing pay in order to secure better teachers, the school systems should also be equipped with better facilities. Going to school for a half-day is not considered quality education. The school program should be arranged (Continued cn Page 3) The Lighthouse Observes Its First Birthday On November 16, 1960, the stu dents and staff observed C o 11 e g Union Day. The first birthday of the Student Union program was cele brated. The Lighthouse was beautifully decorated with posters, pictures, flow- srs, and many cards of congratula tions. Coffee Hour was held in the Light house from 3:00 to 4:30 p. m. in ob servance of the first birthday of the Student Union program and Student Center. Birthday cake was served with the coffee. Beautiful solos were sung and me lodious music was played on the piano by staff members and students. Live- (Continucd on Page 3) AKM State Prexy I S. T. C. Celebrates National Book Week Book Week was celebrated at Eliza beth City State Teachers College on November 3. The student library as sistants, under the direction of Mrs. Gwendolyn Midgette, head librarian, presented a program entitled, “Books and Reading.” A library assistant, Lenora Slade, wrote and narrated a skit which was dramatized by Matthew Lewis, Joyce Welch, Edwards Williams, Mildred Thomas, Lula Roberts and Barbara Vaughn. The correct way to use the library facilities was explained lo characters of the skit by Lula Rob erts. Ina Lennon conducted a very in teresting book and library quiz on books that should have been read in the elementary and high schools. Prizes were given to students who answered correctly the questions. Alpha Kappa Mu Inducts Joe Willie Shamhley Joe Willie Shambley, junior, from Colerain, N. C., was recently inducted into Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society at Elizabeth City (North Carolina) State Teachers Col lege. Since his induction, he has been elected state president of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society at the regional meeting at Franklinton Cen ter, Bricks, N.C. Shambley is a business education major. He has been accepted for list ing in Who’s Who in American Col leges and Universities for 1960-61. 13 Students Selected for Who's Who Eight seniors and five juniors at Elizabeth City State Teachers College will be listed in Who's Who in Ameri can Colleges and Universities for 1960-61. The students nominated are those who possess a balanced combi nation of scholarship, leadership a- bility, and noteworthy contributions made to the life and growth of the college. Students nominated were: Mary H. Puryear, senior, Virgilina, Va., who is an active member of the Thalia Sorosis Club, Women’s Government Association and of the Student Coun cil; secertary. Lighthouse Committee; Basileus, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorori ty; and president, Pan Hellenic Coun cil. Donna Belle Congeleton, senior, Williamston, N. C., who is serving as secretary of the senior class. She is also a member of the Women’s Government Association, Student N. E. A. and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Lula G. Roberts, “Miss ECSTC,” senior, Edenton, N. C. She is a mem ber of the Sigma Rho Sigma Honor Society, Student N. E. A., Women’s Government Association and the Ivy Leaf Club. George E. Kitchen, senior, Belmont, N. C., who is president of Student Council, president of North Carolina Student N. E. A., a member of Sig- Honors and Awards Committee Sponsors Scholarship Cup In an attempt to stimulate high scholarship on campus, the Honors and Awards Committee is sponsoring a scholarship cup to be presented to the housing units (Bias Hall, Butler Hall, City Students, Doles Hall, Hugh Cale Hall, Symera Hall, and West Lodge) with the highest grades. The conditions for the cup are as fol lows: (1) to award the cup to the housing unit with the highest point average; (2) to ask each organized group to submit a list of 20% of the students in the unit who will com- (Continued on Page 4) In Appreciation The Compass Staff is grateful to Mr. Hugh Bullock, instructor in Art, for his artistic representation of the id;a of The Compass. ma Rho Sigma Honor Society, Dra matic Club, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fra ternity. Joyce Welch, junior, Weldon, N. C., is a member of the Interest Club of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Modern Dance Group, Thalia Sorosis Club, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorori ty. Martha A. Purvis, senior. Rocky Mount, N. C., who is president of the Women’s Government Associa tion; president of Senior Class; presi dent of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; and vice-president, Thalia Sorosis Club. Clarence Biggs, junior, Williams ton, N. C., who is president of the Lighthouse Student Activity Commit tee; vice-president, Student N. E. A.; KRS, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; as sociate editor of the “Compass”, and a member of the Ushers Guild. James Swimpson, senior, Wil liamston, N. C., editor-in-chief of the Yearbook; vice - president. Student Dormitory Council. Henry B. Pickett, Jr., senior. More- head City, N. C., president. Sigma Rho Sigma Honor Society; editor-in- chief of the “Compass”; president, (Continued on Page 6) YMCA Gives Annual Thanksgiving Vesper • The Y. M. C. A. of ElYzabeth City State Teachers College gave its annu al Thanksgiving vesper on Novem ber 20. Rev. Clyde Beatty, priest- in-charge of St. Phillips Episcopal Church of Elizabeth City was the guest speaker. Rev. Beatty pointed out the mean ing of Thanksgiving as he said it is a season of counting our many blessings. He brought out the fact that we have many things to be thank ful for; the creation and blessing of life and the protection given by God. “God is a giver of all things, and we should give thanks to God, not only on Thanksgiving, but all through the the year,” stated Rev. Beatty. John W. Jones, ’61, gave the call to worship, and William Matthews, ’61, read the scripture. The intro duction of the speaker was made by Henry Pickett, president of the Y. M. C. A. During the prelude. Thanksgiving baskets that had been prepared by various organizations were displayed. SMILING QUEENS OF ST. AUG. AND E.C.S.T.C.
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