“Kill Miss 3Iiirk, >ve’r‘ not skiitpiiig! Today is Senior Day!” Tlieso
aro llici erics oi‘ (left t(t rifflit) Betsj Alexander, Alton Oakley and
Caroline Canipbell to bewildered Miss Alma .Miirelilson who found
tliemi wanderiiifr in itlie halls.
Breakfast, Vespers, Banquet
Highlight ‘Senior Day’ Fun
Breakfast, special privileges, ves
per services, a banquet, a free
movie and a street dance are the
aetivities that will highlight Sen
Members of the Senior Day Com
mittee have devoted much time
these last few weeks in prpara-
tion of “Iheir day” which began
today with a breakfast at the
Seniors ‘Take Over’ Classes
After the breakfast the seniors
returned to school where they had
the following privileges: “take
“Stand up, underclassman!”
says Bradley (senior) to 3Iary
Brent Elmore (junior). All un
derclassman must rise today
when a senior wearing a cap and
kown enters the room.
Published by Journalism Class of Rocky Mount Senior High School
ROCKY MOUNT. N. C. MOJfDAY, MAY 26, 1958
May, Busy Month
Election of Leaders Fill Agenda
For SO, Jr. and Sr. Classes
Elections of next year’s officers
for the Student Organization and
the rising senior and junior class
took most of the business time of
these groups during the past
Reed JfeLoii .preside as Stu
dent Organization president,
Cherry will serve as vice-president
and Jeanette Widdifield, secretary.
Treasurer, parlimentarian and com
mittee heads appointed by the pre
sident will be announced next fall.
Results of the rising senior class
elections were Jimmy Gilbert, pre
sident; Bobby Joe Ayers, vice pre
sident; Jane Sutton, secretary; and
the runoff voting for treasurer
was not complete when this went
New officers of the rising junior
class are Jim Speight, president;
Kirby Ward, vice-president; Patsy
Warren, secretary; and Jack Brake,
Campaign speeches were given
in the various class, meeting prior
to the elections, which were held
May 20 for the sophomore and May
21 for the juniors. The speeches
for Student Organization candid
ates were given before the student
body at regular assembly prior to
‘Tiiri two rnr>nffg: in the
rising senior class for treasurer
between Ifoney McIntyre, who was
running on petition, and Louis
Davenport; in the rising junior
class for vice-president between
Kirby Ward, who was running on
petition, and Mike Lundy.
First period exam
9:00 A. M. Tuesday, May 27
Second period exam
1:00 P. M. Tuesday, May 27
Third period exam
9:00 A. M. Wednesday, May 28
Fourth period exam
1:00 P. M. Wednesday, May 28
Fifth period exam
9:00 A. M. Thursday, May 29
School Selects 11 Cheerleaders
From 36 Juniors and Seniors
Eleven girls out of thirty-six
were elected as next year’s cheer
leaders last Thursday after try
outs in the assem^bly the same af
Winners are Lou Bryan, Bonnie
Baker, JCancy Carr, Susie Street,
Virginia Iforment, Mildred Landen,
Patsy Warren, Margaret €amii-
clienL Sfiiiui'u tm-u^
aiui uioria i^eisoii.
Head cheerleader will be chosen
by the newly elected cheerleaders
befor the fall school term.
Each senior cheerleader took a
group of girls and taught and led
them in two yells — “Black'bird”
— “Birds” — before the assembly.
Old cheerleaders were Linda
Carole Kelly, Molly Arnold, Judy
Brown, Brenda Burnette, Linda
Gail Pridgen, Barbara Southerland,
Bonnie Baker, Lou Bryan, Nancy
Carr, Gloria Nelson, and Jane Sut
Cheerleaders this year have tried
to raise gciiool stir It t>y tirg^r.g stu
dents to attend games, pep rallies,
making posters for football and
basketball games and now they
have a project of selling high
school emiblem dolls, appropriate
for gifts and keep-sakes.
over” classes with the teacher’s
permission, skip study halls and
have both lunch periods free. Un
derclassmen stood when a senior
entered the room if the senior was
wearing his cap.
Because of a request by the com
mittee, activity period was changed
until fifth period in order that a
special assembly could be present
ed in the auditorium. The student
body viewed the program includ
ing the history of the class, the
prophecy and the last will and
Yesper Ser»ices At 5
Vesper Services started at 5:00
in the Lakeside Baptist Church.
David Harper is the speaker for
the program. After this the seniors
are to go to Josh Bulluck’s for the
annual PTSA supper.
After the meal the seniors are
guests of the Center Theater to
see “Teacher’s Pet”. Last on the
program is the big street dance on
the parking lot of the school from
9:30 to 11:30.
Earlier the seniors were enter
tained by the Junior 'Guild at the
Minges’ home from 4:00 until
6:00, May' 7. Mem!bers of tha Jun
ior Guild, factulty menibers and
class officers were in the receiv
ing line to greet the guests.
Senior Day Activities Scheduled
8:00 Senior Breakfast
S;uO Attend Classes
12:00-1:30 Pree Period
5:00 Vesper Service
6:00 PTSA Supper
7:30 Free Movie
9:30 Street Dance
Dr. Cartwright to Deliver
Dr. William IF. Cartnrig'ht of
Duke University will deliver the
commencement address in the Sen
ior High Auditorium, May 30.
Reverend Charles I. Penick, pas
tor of the Saint Stephens Episcopal
Church of Goldsboro, spoke at the
annual baccalaureate sermon yes
terday. Assisting Reverend Penick
with the program v/cre Reverend
M. I>. Tyson, pastor of Engle
wood Methodist Church, who .gave
the invocation and the benediction,
and Reverend Thomas J. (’. Smy-
Ihe, pastor of the Good Shepherd
Church who presented the scrip
ture and prayer.
At the commencement exorcises
the Eeverend Leon Russell, pastor
of the First Methodist Chur(:h, will
give the invocation and benedic
tion. Principal C. M. Edson w'ill
preside at the baccalaureate ser
mon and Superintendent I). S.
Johnson will preside at the grad
Senior High 'band members play
the traditional music of “Pomp
and Circumstance” for the proces
sional and recessional of seniors
at both the baccalaureate sermon
and the commencement exercises.
Under the direction of Mr.
Harold Parry, the Senior High
choir will sing two songs at the
graduation program and they sang
one at the baccalaureate sermon.
Mr. L. B. Edwards of the Rocky
Mount City Board of Education will
make the presentation of the dip
lomas and Bibles.
Lany Medford, president of the
senior class, will give the class
present on graduation night.
Janice Dawson, one of the new
raemibers of the National Honor
Society, will serve as chief mar
shall for both ceremonies.
Staffs Pick Susie Street, Ann Sugg
For Next Year's Publications Heads
Newly elected heads of Senior
High piblieations are Susie Stre‘t,
editor of The Blackibird, and Ann
Sugg, editor of the Hi-Noc-Ar.
Susie, present news editor, was
co-editor of this year’s junior is
sue of The Blackbird. She is a
member of the Good Sports Club
and she served on the Music and
Figure Committee of the Junior-
Senior. She was a Student Organiz
ation representative of her home
room both semesters.
Ann served on the Hi-Noc-Ar
staff this year. She is head of the
Foreign Exchange Committee and
Newly f'lected top ol'fic(rs of the two school publications are
(left to right) Judj Sniith, business manager, and Susie Street, editor
of The Blackbird; inn Sugg, editor, and Johnny Williams, business
manager of the Hi-\"oc-Ar. ,
was chosen the summer foreign
exchange student. Slie was chair
man of the Entertainment Com
mittee for the Junior-Senior.
Newly elected business managers
are Judy Smith of The Blackbird
and Johnny W'illianis of the Hi-
Judy was a staff reporter on the
paper this year. She is a member
of the Service Club and served on
the Music and Figure Conkmittee
of the Junior-Senior.
Johnny was a Hi-Noc-Ar staff
meniber, an outstanding football
player, a representative to the Stu
dent Organization, president of his
homeroom first semester, and
member of the Decorations Com
mittee of the Junior-Senior.
Officers completing The Black
bird staff are Carolyn Nichols,
advertising manager; Begina Mar
ies, circulation manager; and Al
vin Daughtridge and Raymond
Parker, sport co-editors.
Hi-Noc-Ar officers are Gail Wald,
advertising manager; and Janice
Dawson, circulation manager.
These students rank scholastical
ly in the upper third of their class.