THE BLACKBIRD (*ublished by Journalism Class of Rocky Mount Senior High Scbool VOL. -xxxm NO. s ROCKY MOUNT. N. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1962 Annual Convention To Meet Here Neal Adkins, Ernesto Arroyo, Eddie Allen, and Greg: Low dis cuss ideas which they learned at the Student Couilcil Congress in Charlotte. (Photo by Killebrew) THREE RMHS DELEGATES RETURN FROM STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING Greg Low, Eddie Allen, Neal Adkins, and Ernesto Arroyo traveled to Charlotte, North Car- oUna as delegates to the North Carolina Student Council Con gress, which was held October 14 15 and 16. These delegates accompanied by Miss Kitchln left for Char lotte at noon Sunday, October 14 In order to arrive at Myers Park for a snack supper at 6:00. The first session of the NCSCC was held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Delegates attended discussion groups concerning responsibility of officers, committees and sponsors, activities including year-long programs and assem blies, citizenship of training leaders, parliamentary law, and honor systenis, and harmony of faculty-student relationship, public relations and orientation of new students. Greg, Eddie, and Neal were elected as delegates to this meet ing in the Student Organization meeting of September 25. Ernesto, foreign exchange stu dent, was automatically a delegate. Eleven Boys Nominated To Compete For John M. Moreheod Scholarship Eleven senior boys of Rocky Mount Senior High School have been notified by Miss Kate Parks Kitchin that they have been no minated for the John Motley Morehead Scholarship, Those who qualified are Eddie Allen, Hilton Barrett, Butch Clayton, Jimmy Coates, Mike Floyd, Jimmy Hubbard, Greg Low, Jlm McChesney, Wrennle Pitt, Dwight Thomas and Bebo White, Morhead Scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school senior boys for study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,. The award is made for only one year but Is annually renewable depending upon the re cipient’s erades and conduct. The value of the scholarship is 41275 per year. This amount can and may be Increased or de creased at the beginning of any year by the Trustees of the Foundation. Financial need is not regarded in the competition. On making appointments, sp.halarsbln cammittaas wUI ro- gard the qualities laid down by Mr. Morehead in the indenture creating the foundation. They are PTSA To Conduct 1962 Open House Approximately 2000 teachers will attend the Fortieth Annual Convention of the Northeastern District North Carolina Edu cation Association tobeheldhere next Tuesday. The theme of the 1962 convention is “Learnlng- The Passport to Freedom”. These teachers will come from eighteen county school systems, Rocky Mount, Greenville, Tar- boro , Elizabeth Ckty, Roahoke Rapids City schools, and East Carolina College, North Carolina, Wesleyan College, Chowan College, and the College of Albemarle. Students in the cities and counties mentioned above will have an all-day holiday. The meeting in general will consist of departmental meet ings, luncheons and a general session. Departmental meetings will be held in classrooms of Rocky Mount Senior High from '10:00-11:30. There will be nine teen departmental meetings, con cerning every phase of school life from agriculture to attendance officers. Following these meetings, luncheons will be held In some of the Rocky Mount restaurants. Classroom teachers will eat at Josh Bullock’s, directors of in structions (music, art, etc.) will eat at Carleton House Restaurant future teachers at Buck Overton’s college teachers, principals, and superintendents at the Rio Res taurant, guidance directors at Poward Johnson’s, and the re mainder present will eat at the Senior High cafeteria. At 2:00,. the general session will begin In the Rocky Mount Senior High Auditorium with the Reverend Henry Ruark, pastor of the First Methodist Church, giving the invocation. D.S.John- son. Superintendent of Rocky Mount City Schools, will give Miss Millie Moore, Mr. D, S. Johnson, and Mr. C. M. Edson are shown makinr plans for the district teacher’s meeting to be held here next Tuesday. Miss Moore is supervisor for the meeting. the welcome, and following this, the East Carolina College Men’s Ensemble, under the direction of Charles E. Siemens, wlllpresent several choral selections. After the preliminary business, the main speaker, Ivan Boxell, editor, publisher, and civic leader from Danville, Pennsyl vania, will speak on “A Time Bomb-Fused at Both Ends”, Educational exhibits will be on display in the gymnasium for the benefit of teachers present. Encyclopedias, audio-visual aids business education material, books, and art materials are (Photo by Killebrew) some of the products to be on display. The local chapter of the National Honor Society will operate a concession stand in the lobby of the auditorium for the convenience of teachers. Sand wiches, cookltfs, cupcakes, candles, gum, pie, and coffee will be served by members all day. Most of the food will have been prepared by the members them selves. THE BLACKBIRD Staff will distribute free copies of THE BLACKBIRD to out -of-town visitors. scholastic ability and at tainments; qualities of manhood, truthfulness, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy, kindness, un selfishness, and fellowship; evidence of moral force of character and of capacities to lead and to take an Interest In schoolntates; physical vigor, as shown by Interest In competi tive sports or in other ways. A list of qualifying students was sent to the local County Scholarship Commlett, headed by Thomas A. Hicks, Jr. Thls- committee will investigate and personally interview all no minees and recommend to the District Scheiarship Commltee not later than November 15th.. Those nominees adjudged to be qualified. The District Scholar ship Committee will interview each boy and In turn recommenc those adjudged to be qualified to the Central Scholarship Committee. Then each nominee remaining in competition must appear before the Central Scholarship Commltee at Chapel Hill for personal interviews^ Dwig-ht Thomas and Bebo White are shown discussing a math problem. Both attended the National Science and Math Insti tute at the University of North Carolina his summer, and have recently received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corooration. (Photo by Killebrew) Magazine Subscription Drive Ends With Sophomores Leading In Sales At the annual Parent Teacher Student Association Open House meeting on October 25 parents will have an opportunity to go back to school as they follow their child’s schedule. Follpwing a brief business ineet- ing a shortened schedule of ap- roxlmately ten minutes per period will be followed. It has been proposed that Instead of going to study halls, parents will go to the cafeteria for refresh ments. The Sophomore Class led in the magazine campaign selling a total of $3,086.61. The Junior Class came in second with $2,638,65j and the Senior Class was last with a total of $1,960.18. The amount sold by the entire student body was $7,685,44, Al though the goal of $10,000 was not reached the magazine campaign. watch or forty dollars worth of clothes. Jessica Morton, second highest salesman, won a seventeen jewel Gruen watch or twenty- five dollars worth of clothes. The third highest sales man, Larry High, won either an eight transitor radio or eighteen dollars worth of clothes. Several home rooms won group LEHERS OF COMMENDATION WON BY TWO SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS Two seniors at Rocky Mount Senior High have been honored for their high performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given last spring. Each of these students receives a formal Letter of Commendation signed by his principal and the president of the National Merit Schola^hip Corporation. C. M. Edson, principal, has announced that the Commended students are, Bebo White and Dwight Thomas. The National Merit Scholar ship Corporation gives re cognition to two groups of students who achieve high scores on the NMSQT. TheSemlflnallsts group is composed of the highest- scoring students in each state and in U. S. territories. Some 11,000 Semlfinallsts will take a second examination In December to establish further their eligib ility to receive Merit Scholar- ShlDS. The Commended students were among the high school juniors in more than 16,000 schools who took the NMSQT last March. The test Is a three-hour examination that covers five separate areas of educational developement. It was the first step in the eighth annual Merit Program. The Commended students and the' Semifinalists who do not win Merit Scholarships are consider ed for certain other scholarships that are offered through the facilities of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. of the Student Organ! was considered to be which Is the only money-making prizes. To Miss Judy Blssette’s homeroom go tickets to the Duke- Georgla Tech football game and twenty dollarsfor expenses. Miss Bissette will also receive either a hair dryer or a six transitor radio. For turning in the most money project zatlon successful. Many of the prizes offered were won- by various students. The highest salesman, Louis Dozier, won a seventeen lewel Bulova on the first day of the campaign Miss Alma Murchison’s home room received a badminton set. Dally high salesman and also daily high homerooms received stuffed animals. All rooms reaching their quota were eligible to draw for an eight transitor radio. Names were drawn from the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class were drawn at the be ginning of the campaign. If these three people whose names will be ‘announced later, have sold one magazine subscription they will receive a six transitor radio or a hairdryer. Free Passes Addresses of several RMHS students are In the advertising section of THE BLACKBIRD each Issue. If these students have subscribed to THE BLACKBIRD they may come by room 117 an d receive their free pass to the Center Theater; courtesy of Mr. Bob Andrews.