October 3, 1969
The NeC. Essay
The N,Co Essay would like to pay
tribute to Mrs» Fred Pettyjohn and also
send its deep sympathy to her family ^
and close friends.
Mrs. Pettyjohn was critically
injured in an automobile accident near
South Hill, Virginia on Labor Day. On
Saturday, September 13 she died at
Community Hospital in South Hill.
She was, for the past two years
a physical science teacher here at
NCSA. Those who knew her will
deeply miss this enthusiastic,
A student who worked with her
stated, "Mrs. Pettyjohn was always in
on things and so very interested in
every aspect of the school. At
thirty-one, she had the wisdom of a
much older person, and the vitality
of a twenty year old."
by Jim Bobbitt
Judge harshly the rain so it falls
as with hesitation.
count the faces and number their longing,
lost faces that were once so carefully counted.
Hold forth your hand as you do now,
keep it there forever
perhaps the rain will listen.
The N.C. Essay would also like
to pay tribute to Mrs. Lula Mae
Sturdivant. Lula Mae, as she was
known here at the school, was em
ployed through the New Careers divi
sion of the Experiment and Self-
Lula Mae celebrated her 28th
birthday last Friday, becam ser
iously ill Friday evening and was
admitted to the hospital Saturday
morning. Early Sunday morning she
died from undetermined causes ac
cording to the medical report.
Lula Mae was the mother of six
very young children.
Lula Mae's work here at the
school was in the academic office
where she began simply recording
and checking absences, but through
her own efforts she expanded her
duties over the past year. By the
end of the summer she had taught
herself to type in order to carry
even more responsibility.
Most of us will remember
Lula Mae for her lively, cheerful
personality and for her great
energy and determination to fulfill
her duties here as well as to im
prove her own abilities.