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Published by the Journalism Class of Rocky Mount Senior Wigh Sdwol
DECA Club Claims Four
Winners In District Contest
Left to right: Barbara Wheeler, 1st place, Public Speaking; Allen Rhodes, 1st place. Sales De-
(Boy); Deborah Breedlove, 2nd
place DE Student of the Year (Girl).
Rocky Mount was host to
the District 3-B of the Dis
tributive Education Clubs
of America, Wednesday, Feb
ruary 17. Ten schools had re
presentatives for the afternoon
and night sessions in which con
tests were conducted in five
Distributive Education stu
dents from area schools re
presented participated in Ad
vertising, Creative Marketing,
Public Speaking, Sales Demon
stration, and Student of the
Year Contests.
The awards were made by
V. B. Hairr, Administrator of
Occupational Programs for
the State Department of Public
Instruction. He commended the
work of the Distributive Edu
cation clubs.
Buck Luper of Northern Nash
Barbara Parrish Selected
For Homemaking Award
Trip To France Planned
By Teacher And Students
Barbara Parrish, a senior,
has been selected Rocky Mount
Senior High School's 1971 Betty
Crocker Homemaker of To
morrow. Barbara was chosen
on the basis of her perfor
mance In a written knowledge
and attitude examination on
December 1. She will receive
a specially designed award from
General Mills, sponsor of the
annual education program, and
is now eligible for state and
national honors. These honors
include 102 college scholar
ships totaling $110,000.
The national first place win
ner will receive a $5,000 ed
ucational grant. She will be
chosen this spring from 51
Homemakers of Tomorrow re
presenting each state and the
District of Columbia. These
51 homemakers will have an
all expense - paid educational
tour of Washington, D, C., and
Williamsburg, Virginia,
The Betty Crocker Search
of the Homemaker of Tomorrow
is the only national scholar
ship program In Homemaking
exclusively for high school se
niors. Begun by General Mills
in the 1954-1955 school year.
It emphasizes the Importance of
homemaking as a career. In
cluding 1071, it will have award
ed more than $1 million in
scholarships during its 17 year
history. This year's enroll
ment 650,000 senior girls
brings total participation since
the start of the program to al
most seven and three-quarters
Kathy Wright Named Fmalist
For Reynolds Scholarship
Kathy Wright, a senior at
RMSH, has been selected as
one of Nash County’s nomin
ees for the Katherine Smith
Reynolds Scholarship for study
at the University of North Car
olina at Greensboro.
Kathy is among more than
200 nominees that were inter
viewed this month by alumnae
Twelve scholarships are
awarded to each freshman
class. The awards are valued
at $1,600 and cover room,
board, tuition, fees, books, and
expenses. They are renewable
for the four years of study.
The selection of finalists was
delegated to the Alumni As
sociation of UNC-G by the Rey
nolds Foundation when the pro
gram was first started in 1962.
The Reynolds Scholarship
were established by the Z. Smith
Reynolds Foundation in memory
of Mrs. Katherine Smith Rey
nolds, a UNC-G alumna, wife
of the founder of Reynolds Tob
acco Comiany, and mother of
the late R. J. Reynolds, Jr.
Kathy is presently serving
as the Secretary of the Student
Organization. She is also a
member of the Masquers, an
honorary dramatics club, and
the National Honor Society.
ICathy is a member of the Ser
vice Club and was a delegate
to Governor’s School last sum
mer in Winston Salem. There
she studied choral music for
seven weeks. Kathy is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wood
row W. Wright.
Mrs. Ann Williamson, a
French teacher at RMSH, will
be the leader of a group com
prised of herself and fourteen
students, which will tour and
study in France this summer.
Sponsored by the American
Institute Fore Foreign Study
(AIFS), the students making up
the local group are: Betsy
Strandburg, Florence Jef
fries, Gay Wilgus, Janet Fish,
Margo Wiley, Kim Smith, Betty
Jo Shirley, Ann Duke Wil
liamson, Nan Brantley, Greg
Ohree, Andy Dorr, Margaret
Sheridan, AnnWIlllford, and Al
bert Hedgepeth.
The group, led by Mrs. Wil
liamson, will leave the United
States from Kennedy Airport
Friday, June 25. They will
spend the period from June
25 to July 3 traveling and sight
seeing in London and In Paris.
The summer school session
will then start, on July 3.
The AIFS students will take
an intensive course in the
French language and civiliza
tion, on one of three levels-
VICA Student
Wins Contest
The Vocational Industrial
Clubs of America (VICA) held
their second annual regional
meeting recently at Oxford.
Brent James, a senior at
Rocky Mount Senior High School
and President of the VICA club,
placed second in a contest on
domestic affairs with a speech
on The Apollo Missions of the
United States.
The purpose of the meeting
was to give aid to students in
developing leadershipqualities.
Contests were conducted in job
interviews, safety, public
speaking, domestic affairs, and
occupational notebooks.
Trophies were awarded to
the winners at the conclusion
of the session.
beginner, intermediate, or ad
vanced. This summer school
will be held in Vichy, France,
at the Institute Cult^iral Inter
national de Vichy. The students
will have sixty hours of class
time, total, in about twenty
days. During their summer
session, they will be lodged In
student dormitories.
While at Vichy, the AIFS stu
dents will also be Involved In
extracurricular activities.
Sports facilities will Include
tennis, swimming, bicycling,
rowing, and sailing. There will
also be a short course offered
in French cuisine for Interested
Speaking of the trip, Mrs.
Williamson commented, “I
think this will be a broaden
ing experience for these
young people, and It will give
them a fresh perspective. The
value of studying with native
French teachers will be a
great advantage.
won first place in the Adver
tising contest, and Eddie
Wright, also of Northern Nash,
was awarded first place in the
Creative Marketing division.
Barbara Wheeler of RMSH
took first place honors in the
public speaking contest with a
talk on automation. Allen
Rhodes of RMSH won first place
in the Sales Demonstration con
Sue Johnson and James Hard
ing of Roanoke liapids won the
Student of the Year awards.
Deborah Breedlove and Dennis
Eatman of RMSH placed sec
ond in the Student of the Year
Winners on the District
level are qualified to partici
pate in the State Meeting to
be held In Charlotte during the
Schools represented included
Tarboro High School, Bunn High
School, Roanoke Rapids Junior
and Senior High Schools, Wel
don High, Smithfield-Selma Se
nior, South Johnston High
School, Northern and Southern
Nash, Fike High School, and
Rocky Mount Senior School.
Sophomores Give
Winning Speeches
To Womens Clubs
Two Rocky Mount Senior High
sophomores were honored Feb
ruary 8 by Rocky Mount Civ
ic clubs for their speaking abil
ity. Pat McGee won first prize
in the Intermediate Woman’s
Club public speaking contest.
The title of his speech was
“Trip Out-Why or Why Not”.
Chris Perryman won first place
In public speaking In the Ju
nior Woman's Club Art Fest
ival. His speech was “Why
Conserve Our Natural Re
sources?" Both contestants
will compete in the District con
test in Goldsboro March 13 with
contestants from other area
R. M. Boys Club Presents
Mel And Tim At RMSH
The Boys Club of Rocky Mount
along with a local disc jockey
presented the nationally known
Mel and Tim at Rocky Mount
Senior High School Auditorium,
Monday, March 1. This pro
gram was one of a series of
projects planned to secure funds
to carry out the program of the
Boys Club. This club is a non
profit organization which is
financed only through donations
and projects sponsored by the
club. Mr. Robert Sharpe, Di
rector of the local Boys Club,
stated that he hoped to purchase
the building that the club Is now
renting. His biggest dream is
to build four Boys Clubs in
Rocky Mount.
The local club is a part of
the National Organization of
the Boys Club of America.
There are 400 members here
bit the club has served more
than 5,000 boys during the past
The club is geared to fight
juvenile delinquency and takes
educational trips, including one
to the U.S.S. North Carolina
and The Azalea Gardens in
Wilmington. The boys also go
fishing, camping, and also have
a basketball and softball team.
National Boys Club Week is
March 28-April 3, The theme
for this week is “Good Kids
Don't Grow on Trees.” The
local club will hold a pine tree
planting ceremony during the

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