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_ Published by the Journalism Qass of Rocky Mount Senior High School
Morehead nominees from RMSH for 1972 are as follows: left to right, first row -- Steve Snipes,
Sam Fuerst, Wayne Hodges, Mac Knight, Donald Carmichael. Second row — Ronald Carmichael,
Bob Dozier, Bill Strandberg, Mike Barnhill, Roscoe Batts, Frank Avent, Bruce Flye.
Morehead Nominees Announced
For Annual Award Competition
Divisional Workshop Meets
For Discussion
Twelve young men from
RMSH were recently announced
as 1971-72 nominees for thfe
John Motley Morehead Scholar
ship award, as a result of their
high school achievements.
These seniors are Roscoe
Batts, Mac Knight, Frank Avent,
Ronald Carmichael, Donald
Carmichael, Mike Barnhill,
Wayne Hodges, Steve Snipes,
Bruce Flye, Sam FVierst, Bob
The Nash County Democra
tic Rally, which included a
“Youth Rally,” with several
RMSH students, and an intro
duction of the gubernatorial
Democratic candidates, was
held at the Northern Nash audi
torium Monday, October 18.
To encourage the voters of
Nash and Edgecombe counties
College Directors
Address Students
For College Night
College Night, an annual con
ference at RMSH between col
lege representatives and stu
dents, will be tonight from 7:30
to 9 p.m. for all juniors and
Representatives from seven
ty-five colleges will be pres
ent, Each student will be giv
en an opportunity to visit a
representative for a half-hour
conference period. Students are
expected to go to the conference
of their choice at the begin
ning and remain for the dura
tion of the period.
Parents are urged to attend
the conferences with the
students, since they are In
volved as well After the con
ferences, parents and students
are invited to attend a social
hour, where refreshments will
be served.
College l^ight will give stu
dents an opportunity totalkwith
the admission directors from
several colleges, so that they
will choose the correct insti
tution for themselves.
Dozier, and Bill Strandberg.
The Morehead Award is an
honorary award, accompanied
by a grant of money used to
finance the recipients’ under
graduate study at the Univer
sity of North Carolina at Chapel
HilL This grant, which as of
September, 1970 is $2,250 year
ly, is renewable for four years.
To be eligible for the More-
to consider the Democratic can
didates convened for the first
time. These candidates are
Hugh Morton, Robert Morgan,
Pat Taylor, and Hargrove
“Skipper” Bowles.
As a part of this Democratic
rally, a youth rally was con
ducted as a panel discussion,
in which Northern Nash High
School, Southern Nash High
School N. C. Wesleyan Col
lege, and RMSH all participat
ed, Each of the four schools
was represented by two repre
sentative students from these
schools. Bruce Flye and Con
nie Maxwell represented RMSH
in the discussion.
The Youth Rally was basic
ally concerned with the
eighteen-year-oW vote. Dis
cussed by the panel members
were the influence that the
eighteen-year-olds will have on
the upcoming elections, the at
titudes of eighteen-year-oWs
toward voting, and the ques
tion of whether the eighteen-
year-olds are promising politi
Following the Youth Rally
was a "meet the candidates”
hour, through which each of
the four candidates expressed
his views. Dinner was then
served to all of those present,
with hostesses from the dif
ferent schools. From RMSH
■were Karen Kirkman, Janet
Fish, and Miriam Lee.
Ending the rally was a pro
gram in the auditorium,
emceed by Sam Bundy of Farm-
head Award, a student must be
a graduate of one of the schools
eligible in the Morehead Award
competition, which are select
ed by the Trustees of the More
head Foundation. These young
men must also meet the re
quirements of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
and as well must be unmarried.
The Morehead scholars, who
are chosen from the nominees
representing various schools,
show an evidence of “moral'
force of character and capa
cities to lead and taken an
interest in school." These
scholars must also have scho
lastic ability and extra-curri
cular assets, as well as physi
cal vigor, shown by participa
tion in competitive sports or
by other ways.
The twelve senior nominees
from RMSH for this award were
recommended from an RMSH
Nominating Committee to a
County Selection Committee.
The County Selection Com
mittee will interview these stu
dents, and will recommend to
its District Selection Commit
tee those who are judged to
be qualified for the award.
The nominees who are chosen
by the District Committee wiU
in turn be recommended to a
Central Selection Committee of
the John Motley Morehead
Foundation. The nominees of
this committee will then appear
before the Central Oommit-
tee at Chapel Hill for per
sonal interviews.
A student council “Leader
ship Workshop” had an esti
mated loo student government
leaders from schools through
out Eastern North Carolina at
RMSH, October 16.
The leaders of the schools,
which are members of Division
Five of the Eastern District
of the North Carolina Associa
tion of Student Councils, direct
ed the workshop.
Representatives from Have
lock High School, Weldon High
School, Roanoke Rapids High
School, Northern Nash High
School, Battleboro Philips, R.
M. Wilson Junior High, Ben-
venue Middle School, Weldon
Junior High, and RMSH met to
exchange Ideas and to discuss
problems that leaders face in
student government work.
The leaders gathered at 9:30
a.m. In the RMSH auditorium
for the first of two General
Sessions. The highlights for
the session were individual
talks on the aspects of the
workshop’s theme of “Leader
ship” and an address on the
challenge of leadership by
Helen Deere, the Eastern Dis
trict President, of Havelock.
Special emphasis was placed
on four main aspects of leader
ship: Qualities of the Good
Leader, the Goals of the Good
Leader, the Plan of Student-
to-Student Leadership, and the
Importance of We 11-Trained
After theGeneralSesslon,the
leaders were separated into
discussion groups which were
Yvonne Dew and Mary Barr,
two seniors at RMSH, were an
nounced as semi-finalists in the
National Achievement Scholar
ship Program for Outstanding
Negro Students, Thursday,
October 7.
The National Achievement
Scholarship Program for Out
standing Negro Students is af
filiated with the National Merit
Scholarship Corporation, a non
profit Illinois educational or
Yvonne and Mary, who are
divided and grouped according
to leadership position. These
groups enabled leaders with
common positions to discuss
their problems, share new ideas
and exchange information.
A catered lunch was served
in the school cafeteria and the
workshop reconvened for
general rap sessions between
all of the representatives. The
Second General Session was
concerned with business affairs
involving the Eastern District.
The Workshop served as a
warm-up for the statewl-Je
meeting of the NCASC which
will be October 30-November 2
in Charlotte. The Eastern Dis
trict Convention will be in
RMSH Delegates
Attend Convention
For State Schools
Steve Braswell, Lynn Car
ter, Richard Bulluck, Gina Ben
nett, Carolyn Bishop, and Gloria
Carney, all of RMSH, along
with Miss Kate Parks Kitchen,
Guidance Counselor, will at
tend the North Carolina Student
Council Congress Convention
Saturday, October 30.
The North Carolina Student
Council Congress, which will
meet in Charlotte this year,
discusses each year the various
conflicts and problems that the
involved schools encounter,
through discussion groups.
During this fall convention,
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among the 1450 Achievement
scholarship semi-finalists, are
two of the highest scoring Negro
students in their geographic
area. These Negro scholar
ships are distributed to the
highest scoring Negro students
in one of six geographic re
gions throughout the country.
To become a finalist, a semi-
finalist must have the endorse
ment of his school.
The winners of this scholar
ship will receive either a one
time, non-renewable National
Achievement $1000 scholar
ship, or a four-year renew
able one. In 1972 approximate
ly 225 finalists will receive
$1000 scholarships, while about
125 scholars will receive four-
year, sponsored scholarships,
Scholarship winners will be
announced March 1, 1972.
Scholarsiiip winners are
based on their academic and
leadership record, their per
sonal achievements and abi
lities, and the finalists’ state
ments about themselves, along
with their test scores. The
schools’ characterizations of
these finalists are also an Im
portant factor in the selection
committee’s choice of winners.
Financial need is not a factor
In the selection of winners.
Yvonne Dew, left, and Mary Barr, were recently announced as
semi-limlists In the National Achievement Scholarship Program
for Outstanding Negro Students.
Democratic Rally Includes
Youth Discussion On Vote
Seniors Rival Among 1,450
In Scholarship Contention

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