North Carolina Newspapers

    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.
    

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