Fund Raising Drive
To raise money that will be
placed in a fund for a scholarship
to be awarded next year, the Na
tional Honor Society is sponsoring
a drive to obtain articles that will
be sold at the Thrift Shop.
Members of the
clothes, jelly |
jewelry and !
other objects. Any type of wear- '
ing apparel can be used just so
long as it is clean. All articles are
to be sold by the shop and the
society receives two-thirds of the
The schedule is arranged so
that each student will be taking
first and second period tests
Monday and Tuesday, third
and fourth periods on Wed
nesday and Thursday, and
fifth period Friday. However,
those maintaining an A aver
age may be exempt.
Regular exams for under
classmen are scheduled for
May 30, June 1, and June 2.
These students may also be ex
empt if their avea-age is an A.
Thursday is set aside for
senior make-up exams and for
others who have failed to meet
regular test time because of an
Senior Day Plans Complete
Senior! — A day set aside when
seniors are permitted to “skip”
home-room and study haJl, and
underclassmen must stand when
a senior enters a room until the
senior sits down.
To start Senior Day, May 30,
with a bang a breakfast is planned
in the cafeteria. Jane Hatchett
will be presiding and Mr. C. M.
Edson is to give the invocation.
Bill Kincheloe will make a toa.st
to the future and Kay Williford
one to the past.
IVIr. and Miss Senior
Messrs. Bruce Savage, A. D.
Hatchette. and A. P. Thorpe are
the judges who will pick Mr. and
After lunch each senior home
room will give a skit for entertain
ment,' then the past history will
be told. When the phophecy is
read, some seniors, in their mind,
will become famous men and
women and do great things. The
last will and testament will also
be read during that time.
This is the first
money - making
i..iass or KocKy Mouat Senior High School
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1955
Annual Picks Staff Appointment
Hammond Local Nominee
Juniors, who were elected by the
junior class, are Judy Kabo,
Cacky Adkins, Tommy Vaughn
and Tony Turner. Sophomores TPIott,-. i
Friday thir- Jean Edtwards, Betty Ann White- laye nammona, One of SIX North Caroliiiians
teenth of May, some of the stu- Hobbs, Lee Newby, Rocky Mount’s first nominee, was given an an-
dente belong,to the club want .Tnt new Air Force Academy in Colorado
to Atlantic Beach for a week-end ^oc-Ar staff. opringS.
beach party. The group was chap- The new staff carries over four Harold D. Cooley, whO announced
eroned by Mr. and Mrs. C. B. ^ay Batts, Fred Harris appointment April 16, Said he WaS One Of 301
Wheeless and Mrs. G. G. Adkins. Charles San- WOUld Comprise the first ClaSS Of the aca-
Awards Given _ “Brother, was I surprised!”
Playe said when ask what he
thought of his acceptance.
To get such an appointment,
Plase wrote Congressman Cooley,
who then made it possible for
■p. Hammond to see if he could meet
uring e annual Awards Day er’s Bank will award $250.00 each, what Boys’ and Girls’ State requirments. Flaye said
he took two physical and three
In the late afternoon at 5:15
a vesper service is planned at the
Marigold Park. The service con
sists of a “thought for the day,”
two songs, scriptures and a few
Following, a supper, sponsored
by the P. T. S. A., will be served
at Josh Bulluck’s and then around
seven o’clock all seniors will be
tieated to a movie, compliments of
the Center theater.
Last but not least a street dance
is planned. It will be on Nash
Sareet beside the school from 9:30
to 11:30. The Kool Ones are to
play for the closing event of a
. memorable day for the seniors.
H. Gilbert Achieves
Post As President
After being elected chief mar
shal for the commencement serv
ices, Harold Gilbert also achieved
the highest post in the National
Honor Society—that of president.
Harold’s duty as chief marshal
will be to usher the seniors into
the auditoriu.m This is preceded
by Tommy Vaughn, vice-presi-
dent-elect, who ushers the teach
ers to their places. These two jun
ior participants in the graduation
e.^erclses aie selected annually by
the society members.
assembly, students iwho have ex
celled in different fields and have
merited special recognition will be
acknowledged on Friday, June 3.
and the Exchange Club scholar
ship of $100.00 will be awarded to
a senior in the supper fourth of
what Boys’ and Girls’ State wok rwn nhv«i^.
The delegation to Wildacres cadet a boy must be an
^ ^ consists of Joyce Farris and Nor- student mentally and
In this assembly outstanding be announced ma Bulluck the moin nmif P'^ys^fally and certainly should
citizens Will be recognized by the the following ? ^ ~
•a $250 Klwanls AwM will be stS.“ ^ T ° '«>' ‘Ke Met. will be-
pven to the senioi most likely to Tommy Vaughan, Ber- adviser’s award will en to Lowi-y Air Force
f.ucceed, an ou:stanamg girl of the Joyner, Banks CuiTin, and the ioumalist whr^ h ^ tv, he has just
pernor cla^ will receive the Pilot ^red Harris. The alternates for Zl TT tT ! him to bjin
Club Scholarship of $100.00, to a this group are Foy Bradshaw and the summer.
^vorthy^boy and girl. Plant- tions for this are to be aware of Ambition
bettei-ment of the paper. What would be the ambition of
such a student as Flyae Ham-
Winner of the DAR scholarship mond? — To stay in the air force
is chosen for showing the best become a fighter pilot, of
citizenship qualities. course.
Hammond had planned to ac-
There are many other awards a four-year scholarship of-
made at this time but these show NROTC to Geor-
some of them and indicate the
things rewarded. he wa^
— accepted at the academy.
Dr, Hamrick To Give Sermoii
Dr. Emmett W. Hamrick, pro
fessor at Wake Forest College, will
deliver the Baccalaureate Sei-mon
May 29, 1955, in the Senior High
School auditorium, according to
Audrey Kennedy and Lenore
Brown, co-chaiman of the Bacca
Local ministers, Reverend D. M.
ball captain of llie base- Baptist Church, °and^Lfiend°D*^
Warren, winner Of ?--h, pastor of t^FirS
opiiy Baptist Convention, will assist Dr
(Photo by Barringer) Hamrick in the se;-vice! Send
Mobley, (known to most of the
teachers as. Billy Mobley) is a
pa'aduate of Rocky Mount High
Music for the service will be
provided by the band, under the
direction of Mr. Ernest Guy
Black, playing for the processional
rnd recessional “Land of Hope
fnd Glory.” The choir, with Mi’.
Harold T, Parry as director, is
Finging “Let There Be Music” and
‘God of Our Fathers.”
Mr. C. M. Edson, principal, will
preside at the service.
others serving as marshals are
Cacky Adkins, Fay Batts, Norma
Bullock, Kathryn Batten, Sheila
Culpepper, Fred Harris, Joyce
Harris, Fred Ruben, Tony Turner
and Tommy Vaughn.
The Honor Society also elected
Cacky Adkins as treasurer and
Joyce Harris as secretary for next
The newly elected officials fol
low Julian Aldridge - president;
Audrey Kennedy—vice president-
Mary Francis Warren — treasur
er; and Joy Ann Hayes—secretary.
Pictured above are Julian Al
dridge, past president, congratu
lating Harold who is wearing the
traditional gold band, which is
the marshal’s ensignia.
Photo is by Barringer