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.