North Carolina Newspapers

Published by The Journalism Class
of Rocky Mount Senior High School
FEBRUARY 27, 1974
Governor School nominees are (1st row) Mike Knowles, Carolyne Brantly, Ralph Thompson, (2nd
row) Kevin Battle, Susan Mooring, Phyllis Goffney, and Frank Inseoe. (Photo by Killebrew)
Seven Candidates Nominated
To Governor’s School Of N.C.
Seven Juniors have
recently been nominated as
candidates to the Governor’s
School of North Carolina, a
summer program for gifted
and talented high school
The students are Michael
Knowles, Kevin Battle, Frank
Inscoe, Ralph Thompson,
Phyllis Goffney, Carolyn
Brantly, and Susan Mooring.
Applications to the
Governor’s School are judged
by an upper level I. Q. score
based on standardized in
telligence tests, an ac
ceptable overall grade
average, and demonstrated
creativity, interest, and
motivation. Each student is
nominated for the performing
arts area for which or she is
outstanding in. These areas
Senior Chosen Finalist
In Scholarship Award
Jeff Collins, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. 0. Collins, Jr., has
been selected as a finalist in
the JVIorehead Scholarship
Out of the 112 finalists
selected from schools across
the state, around 60 students
will be chosen to receive
Morehead Scholarships. This
scholarship provides for at
least $2,250 yearly, at UNC-
CH, and is renewable for four
Currently serving as SEA
vice-president, Jeff is also a
member of the NHA, and is
active in his youth group at
church. He has received such
honors as being chosen Rotary
The Social Committee of
Rocky Mount Senior High is
sponsoring a Twirp Dance to
be held Friday, March 15, in
the school Gymnasium.
At 8:00, this casual-like
dance begins to swing, and
continues until 11:30. The
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boy and National Merit
student. Jeff loves all sports
and has been active in sports
here at Senior High.
Jeff is set on going to
Carolina and he hopes he will
be able to play basketball or
baseball there. He enjoys
writing and is seriously con
sidering becoming a free
lance writer. When asked how
he feels about being selected
as a finalist, Jeff replied,
feel honored and will feel
much more honored and
appreciative if I receive a
Morehead Scholarship.”
Morehead Finalist
Jeff Collins.
are Art, Dance, Drama,
Humanities, Mathematics,
Music, Natural Science, and
Social Science.
There will be four hun
dred North Carolinian high
•school students who will
gather this summer for
resident study on the campus
of Salem College in Winston
Salem. The seven-week
program at the Governor’s
School concerns itself with
twentieth century ideas and
theories in the respective
fields. (Continued on page 2)
Two Students
Selected Nat’l
Merit Finalists
Two RMSH students were
chosen as National Merit
finalists, Georgetta Sharmin,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William H. Sharmin; and
Melanie Goff, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. David C. Goff.
These two girls were
selected earlier in the year as
seminfinalists, because they
received the highest
qualifying scores in the state
on the Preliminary Scholastic
Aptitude Test - National Merit
Scholarship Corporation
taken in October 1972.
Every National Merit
finalist is awarded a cer
tificate of Merit through the
school, and is then considered
in competition for Merit
Scholarships. Scholarships
range from $100 to $1,500
depending on individual need,
and may be used in any ac
credited college.
The Gryphon Staff
congratulates these two
seniors for bringing honor to
Rocky Mount Senior High as
well as to the community,
their parents, and themselves.
Newspaper Staff To
Attend Convention
Ten members of the
newspaper staff and Mrs.
Williams have plans to attend
the Columbia Scholastic Press
Association Convention in
New York, March 14, 15, 16.
The group will leave
March 14, 2:30 , by train to N.
Y. They will stay in the New
York Hilton. The CSPA
Senior Given
High Award
Myra Gail Fisher,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth T. Fisher of 2709
Amherst Road has been
named the 1973-74 Betty
Crocker Family Leader of
Tomorrow for RMSH. She won
the honor by competing with
other seniors in the written
knowledge and attitude
examination on December 4.
She is now eligible for
state and national honors,
having scored among the top
twenty-five students in N. C.
General Mills, Inc., sponsor of
the annual educational
scholarship program, will also
give Myra a specially
designed award. This is the
first time RMSH has had a
finalist in this competition.
When questioned about
her feelings towards the
award Myra replied, “It
wasn’t all that hard to win, I
just tried a little bit harder
than some of the others and it
paid off. I must say though
that I will represent RMSH to
the best of my ability.”
Convention,where the group
will spend much of their time
at, has earned a reputation for
being an educational ex
perience for all who par
While in N. Y., the group
will attend the Broadway hit
“Grease”, and possibly will
go see the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra.
They will see the Statue'of
Liberty, the Empire State
Building, Times Square, the
Rockefeller Center, and (Thina
Town. Sunday they will attend
the Marble Collegiate Church,
where they will hear Rev.
Norman Vincent Peele.
Members going are Mrs.
Williams, Debbie Harvey,
Myra Fisher, Cathy Allen,
Terri Kilpatrick, Kim Nelson,
Phyllis Goffney, Isabel
Williams, Marcia Robinson,
Sara Collier, and Gail
Parrish. They will return
Sunday, March 17.
Finalist For
Wadye Morton, the
daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Felix
Morton of 920 Shearin Street,
has been honored as a finalist
in the National Achievement
Scholarship Competition for
Negro Students.
The National
Achievement Scholarship
Program is similar to the
concept of the National Merit
Program. Finalist Selection is
bas^ on academic grades,
SAT score, extracurricular
(Continued on page 2)
Left to right: Myra Fisher, Wadye Morton, Georgetta Sharmin
and Melanie Goff. (Photo by Killebrew)

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