North Carolina Newspapers

    THE GRYPHON
Published by the Journalism Clas^ of Rocky Mount Senior High School
VOLUME m, No. 4
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1971
NCAE District 12 Gathers
For Teacher Discussions
The students above recently attended the North Carolina Association of Student Councils conven
tion In Charlotte, Left to right, first row: Gloria Carney, Lynn Carter, Gina Bennett, Carolyn
Bishop, Second row: Richard Bulhick, Steve BraswelL (Photo by Drew Cole)
NCASC Elects RMSH Students
As Officers During Convention
RMSH received three honors
at the annual North Carolina
Association of Student Coun
cils convention in Charlotte,
which six RMSH students at
tended with advisor Miss Kate
Parks Kitchen, October 30
through November 1.
Attending the convention as
RMSH delegates were S. O.
President Richard Bulluck, S,
O, Secretary Carolyn Bishop,
Lynn Carter, Steve Braswell,
Gina Bennett, and Gloria Car
ney,
Steve Braswell, who ran for
first Vice-President, and Lynn
Carter, who ran for Secretary,
were both elected to these po
sitions of the NCASC,
DE Seniors Capture Posts
DuringDistrict Conference
Chris Whitehead, Bonita Dew,
Sunny Blanchard, and Ellen
Matthews, four RMSH DE stu
dents, received honors at the
annual Distributive Education
District Leadership Conference
at Fike High School
Attending the conference
were 39 members of the RMSH
DE Club, Among the group
were a Job Interview and a Miss
DECA Contestant, candidates
for the office of Vice-Presl-
dent and Secretary-Treasurer,
and five official delegates,
'Chris Whitehead, the son of
}Ats. Catherine Whitehead, Is
an after-school employee of
Montgomery Ward. He was
elected District Vice-Presi
dent,
Elected District Secretary -
Treasurer was Bonita Dew, the
daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Otis
Dew. Bonita is an after-school
employee of Belk-Tyler,
Sunny Blanchard won first
place in the job Interview con
test, The daughter of Mr, and
Mrs, G. L. Blanchard, she is an
after-school employee of Mont
gomery Ward,
Ellen Matthews, the daughter
of Mrs, Elizabeth Matthews,
won first place In the Miss
DECA contest. She Is an af
ter-school employee of Geh-
man’s Jewelers,
_ Sunny Blanchard and Ellen
Matthews will compete for state
honors in the Job Interview and
Miss DECA contests in Raleigh
at the State Leadership Con
ference,
RMSH's third honor was be
stowed upon the entire Student
Organization for outstanding
work In the fieW of ecology,
done by the 1970-71 S. O., un
der President Roland Valentine,
RMSH’s "Honor Council” cer
tificate, presented to Presl-
• dent Richard Bulluck, was one
of four certificates given to the
outstanding of the 269 member
schools.
Beginning at 3 p.m, Satur
day, the convention continued
through the following Monday
morning.
The candidates for the offices
of the NCASC gave their cam
paign speeches Sunday morning,
after which the delegates of
the three North Carolina dis
tricts separated for district
meetings. Discussion groups
met Sunday afternoon to stress
the Importance of leadership
responsibilities and student
council work,
Lynn Carter, a junior at
RMSH, who was elected Secre
tary of the NCASC, is presently
the Vice-President of the
NCASC Eastern District,
District 12 of the North Car
olina Association of Educators
met for the second consecutive
time at RMSH Friday, October
29, when RMSH students were
given a school holiday.
Opening the morning session
was Mrs. Ruth B, Jones of Ro
cky Mount, Mrs. Jones is the
President of the NCAE, She
was a member of a panel dis
cussion with the theme “New
Concepts Affecting Education,”
Another panel member was
Rr. W,0. Fields, Jr,, former
Superintendent of Rocky Mount
Schools, who is now working
with the State Department of
Public Instruction in Raleigh,
Mrs. Jones discussed the
rapid accumulation of new
knowledge and the problems and
difficulties it has added to pre
vious problems. Such problems
are dealing with the morality of
knowledge, coping with social
problems brought about with ch
ange, and believing In the worth
and dignity of each IndlvIduaL
The panel was Informed of the
happenings at the state level by
Dr. Fields, Afterwards, he out
lined each office’s procedure
of working on Its level.
After the panel presentation,
the Association of Classroom'
Teachers met and attended a
Juncheon where they heard from
Mrs. Louise Denmark, the
President of
Goldsboro.
NCACT from
An Appalachian child, E-
lols Fugate, was supported
by last year’s Senior class.
A FlUpIno chIU, Eduar
do Carpio, Is partially sup
ported by the Service
Clubs; however, they had
insufficient funds to com
pletely support the child.
As a result, the Senior
class voted on whether to
help support one, or both,
of the boys. The results
are as follows: Eduardo
Carpio - for, 348, against,
50, void, 17; Elois Fugate-
for, 305, against 87, void,
23,
Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Ward
of Roanoke Rapids won the tea
cher of the year award. It was
presented by Mrs. Edna Rich
ards, NCAE director.
The RMSH National Honor So
ciety members served free
Pepsis, compliments of the Ro
cky Mount PepsiColaCompany,
and sold sandwiches and hot cof
fee.
There are 15 divisions of the
NCAE, and District 12 includes
Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnson,
Nash, Northhampton, and Wil
son Counties,
RMSH Principals
Attend Convention
On State Level
Mr, Elton Newbern, Jr, and
Mr, Roscoe A, Batts, princi
pal and associate principal, re
spectively, of RMSH, rep
resented RMSH at a Princi
pal’s Convention, November 1
through 3 at Timmy Plaza In
Wilmington,
Registration was conducted
Monday morning, November 1.
A general session was held
Monday night with a speech on
Team Management,
The principals participated
in group discussions November
2, Some of the topics discuss-
' ed were : The role of the
principal in the reading pro
gram, retirement, fringe bene
fits for teachers, and human
relations. Governor Bob Scott
spoke to the group at a ban
quet Tuesday night. The final
day of the Convention was Wed
nesday, November 3, A general
meeting that morning attracted
such speakers as Dr, Craig
Phillips, Jerome Melton, and
Dudley Flood, The meeting con
cluded at 12 noon.
Nash Selects Morehead Hopefuls
These four students recently received honors at the Distri
butive Education District Leadership Conference In Wilson,
Left to right: Chris Whitehead, Bonita Dew, Sunny Blanchard,
and Ellen Matthews, (Photo by Drew Cole)
Mike Barnhill and Bob Do
zier, from RMSH, with Bruce
Flye as alternate, along with
Mike Mozingo of Southern Nash
High School, were recently an
nounced as the Morehead
ji^inees for Nash County,
Having been separately in
terviewed by the Nash County
Selection Committee for the
John Motley Morehead Founda-'
tion, these nominees will be
further interviewed by a dis
trict committee which inter
views the candidates of eighteen
counties in District I,
The nominees from Nash
County will compete with the
.nominees from the following
seventeen counties in the eigh
teen county district: Beaufort,
Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Cur
rituck, Dare, Edgecombe,
Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde,
Martin, Northampton, Pasquo
tank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell,
and Washington.
After interviews with the Dis
trict Selection Committee,
those nominees remaining in,
the competition will be further
examined by a Central Selec- \
tion Committee of the More
head Foundation, The nominees
of this committee will then ap-
tiear before the Central Com
mittee at Chapel Hill for per
sonal interviews.
Those scholars who win the
honorary award will receive
grants of $2,250 annually to fi
nance their under^aduate stu
dies at UNC-C..
Bob Dozier, left, and Mike Barnhill are the Morehead no
minees from RMSH representing Nash County.
    

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