North Carolina Newspapers

    THE BLACKBIRD
I-ublished by Journalism Class of Rocky Moiii.t Senior HIkU Scliool
VOL. XXXm Ne.
ROCKY MOUNT SENMMt HIGH SCHOOL
THURSDAY, DgCEMBER I's,
LINDY BRICE CHOSEN MISS PRINT;
DANNY TALBOn IS MR. PRINT
Miss Print
Miss Print;
Jones, Lee
Carolyn Swalm, Glnna Aldridre
CuthreU, 3^rsr^^ MU^rMo^^a^l^
Many He«FCIfoli>dri$tnias“ISF^^^^®*’
Llndy Bruce, a sopomore can
didate, was crowned Miss Print
for 1962 in assembly last Fri
day. The crowning was the climax
to a two-week campaign con
ducted by 14 Senior High girls.
One of five finalists which
were determined by the amount of
money turned In, Llndy received
the most votes from the student
body. Other finalists and their
escorts were Shelley Stallings
with Steve Wright, Jackie Smith
with Johnny Morrlng, Susan
Klltzner with Mickey Bailey,
and Mltzl Moore with Julian
Fenner. Danny Talbott, escort
of Miss Print, was hailed as
Mr. Print.
All the candidates, wearing
evening dresses, and accom
panied by their escorts, entered
from the back of the auditorium
and were seated on stage. Dwight
Thomas, Editor of THE BLACK
BIRD, then crowned Miss Print
while Dell Harris, Business
Manager, crowned Mr. Print.
Miss Print was presented a bou
quet of flowers and a charm
engraved “Miss Print 1962.”
“Winter Wonderland” was the
theme for the assembly. The
stage was decorated with a snow
scene, highlighted by a sleigh
which served as a unique throne.
Music was furnished by pianist
Lynn Peterson.
The Miss Print assembly is an
annual affair conducted by THE
BLACKBIRD Staff. The money
received helps to defray the ex
penses of THE BLACKBIRD.
Tfianks
THE BLACKBIRD staff
tpishes to thank the stu*
dent body and all the can*
didates for Miss Print for
their co-operatitm in the
Miss Print cmitest.
many near Lnmr^ristmas Music * r ^ r i-ii . ■
Including Some Clubs, Student Body ^lUCientS LORipete rOf EIkS Award
Senior High Choir, under the
direction of Mr. Harold Parry,
is presenting Christmas music to
many groups In Rocky Mount and
will participate In the traditional
Christmas program at Senior
High next Thursday.
The Choir: program will consist
of the following eight selections;
“Help Me To Help My Neigh-
bor”, “The Angels’ Song”,
“Birth of a King”, “An Old-
fashioned Christmas”. “The
Baby Was a King”, Holy Jesus”,
“Night Journey of the Wise
Men”, and “We saw Him Sleep
ing”.
Last Sunday the choir pre
sented Its program for the
Woman’s Club at the Rio Res
taurant. This has become an
annual tradition for the choir.
Theme !s Unusual
For Annual Dance
Annual Christmas dance spon
sored by the Student Organiza
tion will begin tomorrow night at
9:00 In the school gym.
Theme of the dance win oe
focused on Christmas'and the
Blackbirds, State Football Cham
pions. To emphaclze the Christ
mas theme, a twelve-foot
Christmas tree will hang from the
center o f the dance floor. The
Ideas for decorating were ori
ginated by Linda Dickson and
A. G. Smith, with the help of
the Social Committee.
Refreshments will be furnished
by the p. t. s. a. with Jean
Hayworth In charge of the com
mittee.
At the Clvltan meeting last
Tuesday, they also presented a
Christmas program. This meet
ing was held at Buck Overton’s
Barbeque Restaurant.
Next Monday they will be
singing for the Current Topics
Club.
Assembly Planned
By Service Club
Mr. C. M. Edson, Miss Alma
Murchison, and the Senior High
choir will compose the traditional
Christmas program December 20
during sixth period. This pro
gram is sponsored annually by
the Service Club.
Mr. Harold Parry will con
duct the choir In a 25 minute
program. The choir will sing
these eight selections; “Help Me
To Help My Neighbor”, “Holy
Jesus”, “Night Jorney of the
Wise Men”. “We SawHlmSleep-
ing”, “The Angels’ Song”,
“Birthday of a King”, “An Old-
Fashioned Christmas”, and “The
Baby Was a King’?, Mr. -iJfirry
has been presenting a Christmas
program for about 30 years.
Miss Murchison, English Tea
cher, will tell a serious story
about the true meaning of Christ
mas.
Principal Edson will do his
traditional impersonation of
Santa Claus. With the help of his
elves. Pinky and Pudgy, Santa
will read letters from Senior
High students.
The assembly will close with
the annual presentation of money
to the janitors and maids. This
money Is collected by Service
Club members and It expresses
thanks for the many services of
our Janitors and maids.
Six seniors of Rocky Mount
Senior High have been chosen
by ^Inclpal c. M. Edson to
comi>ete for the local Elks Lead
ership Award. Ginna Aldridge,
Greg Low, Jan McCrary, Routh
Oates, Dwight Thomas, and
Skipper Tuttle will represent
Senior High in the competition.
Candidates must compile a
brochure abcmt themselves. This
brochure should contain a recent
photograph of the nominee, a
statement of less than 300 words
by the nominee summarizing his
activities and accomplishments,
a letter from a parent or re
lative, two or three letters of
endorsement from persons who
have had an OHportunity to ob
serve the nominee, and news
paper clippings, photos, etc., that
the nominee deems Important.
The official entry blank must also
1
be placed in the brochure,
Each Elks Lodge will select
an outstanding boy and an out
standing gfrl upon a special rat
ing formula. Leadership, which
Includes initiative, organiza
tional ability and influence on
others, will count 40 points,
Twenty points will be awarded
for citizenship appreciation. This
Includes “Interest in and concern
about our cherished privileges of
citizenship and constituted gov
ernment, and ^participation In
community and Americanization
programs”. Perseverance, re
sourcefulness, and sense of honor
also rate 20 points. These qua
lities are judged as “exempli
fied by their record In school,
church, community, etc., especi
ally in overcoming difficulties,
includes integrity, sportsman-
shlp, general character and re
putation’ \Neatnes¥an31irrahger'
ment of the brochure will count
ten points and compliance with
Instructions will constitute the
final ten points.
Winners in the local com
petition will receive a $100 U. S.
Savings Bond and the right to
compete on the state level. Win
ners in state competition compete
on the national level with the top
award being a $1000 U. S. Sav
ings Bond.
Each of the students com
peting for the award from Senior
High have exemplified their lead
ership In various ways. Ginna
Is Business Manager of the HI-
NOC-AR, Greg Is President of
the student Organization, Jan is
Secretary of the Student Organi
zation, Routh Is Secretary of the
Senior Class, Dwight is Editor
of THE Blackbird, and skipper
is President ofthe National Honor
Society,
Holiday Schedule
School will be dis
missed December 20,
for the Christmas holi
days. Students will re
turn to school January
Miss Kitchln explains the Elks Leadership Award Contest to
the six Senior Hl*h nominees. They are (l-r) Ore* Low, Jan
McCrary. Skipper TutUe, Glnna Aldrldre. Dwight Thomas, and
Routh Oates. (Photo by KUlehrew)
    

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