North Carolina Newspapers

Published by The Journalism Class
of _Rocky Mount Senior High School
JANUARY 30, 1974
Journalism Seniors Inducted
Into Quill and Scroll Society
Three RMSH seniors,
Debbie Harvey, Myra
Fisher, and Maxine
Joyner, staff members
of THE GRYPHON, have
been inducted into Quill
and Scroll, the In
ternational Honor
Society for high school
Quill and Scroll is an
organization designed to
encourage and reward in
dividual student achievement
in journalism, creative
writing and other such related
fields. The Society takes an
active part in raising the
standards of school
publications and in directing
the course of student jour
nalism. A school is granted
admission into Quill and Scroll
after submission of a
newspaper which is con
sider^ of sufficient merit by
the Society.
The hard working editor
of THE GRYPHON is Debbie
Harvey, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles A. Harvey of
3516 Woodlawn Road. This
NHS member has ' the
demanding job of being editor,
a task which she performs
very well. Her duties include
supervision of all work done
by the staff, the writing of
editorials - in other words, she
runs the whole show. Aside
from her duties to the paper,
Debbie finds time to be vice-
president of the Service Club,
a member of the President’s
Cabinet and serves on the
Drug Task Force. She will
attend UNC at Greensboro
where she will majw in
political science and plan for a
career in law.
Senior Officers are (left to right) Foretta Grant, Lee Blackmon,
Lynn Cavanaugh, and Althea Bailey. (Photoby Killebrew’)
New Officers Elected
For Second Semester
The New Officers for the
Senior class for second
semester are President
Foretta Grant, Vice-President
Lee Blackmon, Secretary
Lynn Cavanaugh, and
Treasurer Althea Bailey. The
campaign speeches were held
January 4, 1974 in the
Foretta Grant was Vice-
President of the Junior class
last year, and attended Mars
Hill Leadership School last
summer. She is presently
serving as secretary of the
Rocky Mount All American 4-
H Club.
Lee Blackmon was a
homeroom officer in the ninth
grade and homeroom
president in the eleventh
grade. He is in the Natitmal
Honor Society and the
Masquers. Lee has a keen
interest in all phases of school
life, and althou^ he has not
held a class office before, he
feels qualified to do so.
Lynn Cavanaugh was
secretary of her homeroom in
the tenth grade, served as an
office assistant one semester
last year and is presently
serving as an SRA
representative. She is in
terested in working for the
Senior class and the school.
Althea Bailey has
served as homeroom
secretary and treasurer, local
parliamentarian of DECA,
Rhoer Club treasurer (1971-
1972) and president (1973-
1974), and the recording
secretary of the Bethelete
Elections were held
January 5, 1974. Run-off
elections for the offices of
President and Vice-President
were held January 8.
Nothing causes a more in
teresting argument as much
as two ignorant people who
believe they are discussing
the same subject.
Temper improves the less it is
One of the busiest officers
of the GRPHYON staff is the
devoted advertising manager,
Myra Fisher. Myra, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Fisher of 2709 Amherst Road,
is in charge of laying out all
ads in the paper. As ad
vertising is what pays the bills
for THE GRYPHON, Myra’s
work is indispensible. Myra
is also very active outside of
the paper, as she is treasurer
of the Service Club, a member
of Youth of Easter Seals, and
a SRA representative. Her
plans fcM" the future include
attending UNC at Greensboro
to study nursing.
The business manager for
Joyner. Maxine handles all
business concerning the
paper, such as handling
money and correspondence.
Without her, the paper would
probably go bankrupt and all
contacts would end. Maxine,
who plans to attend Piedmont
Bible College to major in
Christian education, is active
in the Pro-Teen Club. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. S. Joyner of 919 Bellevue
To be eligible for mem
bership in the society a
student first has to meet
several requirements. He
must be a senior member, be
ranked in the upper third of
(Continued on page 8)
Quill & Scroll members Maxine Joyner, Myra Fisher, and Debbie
Harvey. (Photo by Killebrew)
Little Symphony Gives
Annual Performance
The North Carolina
Symphony presented its
annual Little Symphony
Concert for the Rocky Mount
city school and county school
elementary students at the
Rocky Mount Senior High
auditorium January 16 and 17.
Wednesday, January 16,
the city elementary students
were divided into different
groups in order to hear the
presentation, one group
coming at 10:15 A.M. and the
second group coming later at
1:30 P.M. The following day
the county elementary
students attended the Sym
phony, with the Edgecombe
schools coming at 11 A.M. and
the Nash schools coming at
1:30 P.M.
For several weeks prior to
the concert, the students had
been studying the music
compositions that were to be
played. They also learned a
special number so they could
sing along with the (ffchestra.
The LitUe Symphony was
directed by Mr. Benjamin
The North Carolina
Concert will return to RMSH’s
auditorium later in February
featuring the Full Symphony.
Thursday, February 21, they
will perform for the general
public. At 8:15 P.M. Friday,
February 22, a performance
will be given at 10:15 for the
Rocky Mount Junior High
Students Awarded Scholarships
From Clemsonand Peace College
Jimmy Weeks, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James L. Weeks of
1636 Lafayette Avenue ac
cepted a football scholarship
from Clemson University at
Clemson, S. C., December 16,
Jimmy played defensive
and offensive tackle on
RMSH’s Gryphon football
team this past season and
helped lead the team to the
Cwiference playoffs. The first
week of December, he
represented RMSH in the
North Carolina, N. C.
Jimmy’s reaction to the
Clemson football scholarship
was, “I was thrilled and ex
cited that they (rffered me a
scholarship, and I knew right
away that Clemson was where
I wanted to go.” Jimmy’s
potential in football has been
noticed by several colleges
other than Clemson. He has
had scholarship offers from N.
C. State, the University of
Virginia, and ECU. When
asked why he decided on
Clemson as his choice, Jimmy
replied, “I like the people and
coaches there; also I like the
atmosphere of the college.”
Jimmy will major in the
College of Science and
Natural Arts. His hope in the
future in playing football at
Clemson is, “I just hope I get a
chance to play a lot.”
Katherine Kornegay
McGee, “Kittle”, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. N. McGee, Jr.
of 1401 Pine Haven Drive,
accepted a Peace College
Honor Scholarship fcM- 1974-75
at Raleigh, N. C., November
18, 1973.
Kittie won the scholarship
in recognititm (rf her out
standing academic ability.
She is a member of the
National Honor Society; and
she has been actively involved
in such school activities as the
(Continued on page , 6 )
Scholarships recipients are Kittie McGee and Jimmy Weeks.
(Photo by Killebrew)

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