North Carolina Newspapers

Published by The Journalism Class
of Rocky Mount Senior High School
MARCH 27, 1974
The outstanding seniors
for the class of ’74 were
recently selected by their
class members. The twenty-
one winners who possess fine
qualities of leadership, school
spirit, dedication to RMSH,
and academic excellence are:
Althea Marsha Bailey,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
E. Bailey of 915 N. Raleigh
Street; Stephen Craig
Braswell; Jasper Dillard
Bullock, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Dillard Bullock of 1642
Marvelle Avenue; Shirley
Bullock, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Logan Bullock of 108
Lucas Circle; Jeff Collins, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 0.
Collins, Jr. of 512 E. Ridge
Street; Jamie Elizabeth
Council, daughter of Mrs. J. C.
Council of 1334 Planters
Street; Grace Ilene Dortch,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Dortch of 1016 Drew
Other outstanding seniors
are Patricia Anne Edwards
and Susan Bennete Edwards,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E.
G. Edwards of 604 Avondale
Avenue; Phil Jacl^son Ford,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil
Jackson Ford, Sr. of 1628 King
Circle; Floretta Jo Grant,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.
L. Grant of 826 South
Washington Street; Charles
De-vernie Harrison, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D.
Harrison, Sr. of 1321 Hillsdale
Road; Joseph Leonel Jones,
son of Mrs. Clara Jones of 712
Star Street; Mindy Ellen
Kamins, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Martin Kamins of
2904 Woodlawn Road.
Also selected were Wadye
Enola Morton, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Felix Morton of
920 Shearin Street; Paula Ann
Murrill, daughter of Mrs. Joe
Murrill of 3004 Amberst Road;
Harry “Chip” S. Pearsall, HI,
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
Pearsall, Jr. of 737 Westwood
Drive; William “Bill” Vernon
Roebuck, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. V. Roebuck of 304 Oakdale
Road; Gordon Vestal III,- son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
Vestal, Jr. of 1232 Hammond
College Fair Held
At Tarrytown Mall
Tarrytown Mall hosted on
February 28 through March 2,
a College Fair, the first of its
size that was held in North
Carolina. There were
representatives from 28 two
and four year colleges and
technical schools throughout
the state. The Fair gave high
school students and other
interested people a chance to
meet and discuss with these
representatives such things as
enrollment, admission
requirements, courses, and
tuition expenses. There was
also a representative of the
College Foundation to provide
information on obtaining
financial aid and scholarr
ships. The Gryphon Staff is
sure that this College Fair was
very beneficial to students at
RMSH and appreciate that
chance for learning more
about our North Carolina
Mighty Gryphs Retire
With Excellent Record
The outstanding seniors for ’74 are (bottom row); Mindy Kamins, Gordan Vestal, Grace Dortch,
Floretta Grant, (top row); Jamie Council, Patricia Edwards, Chip Pearsall, Renee Wilkins, Jeff
Collins, Wadye Morton, Shirley Bullock, Althea Bailey, Paula Murrill, Dillard Bullock, and Susan
Edwards. Absent; Steve Braswell, Phil Ford, Charles Harrison, Jo Jones, Bill Roebuck, and Jimmy
Weeks. (Photo by Killebrew)
21 Outstanding Seniors Chosen
By Students In Recent Election
Street; James “Jimmy”
Leggett Weeks, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Weeks, Sr. of
1636 Lafayette Avenue;
Beverly Renee Wilkins,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Wilkins of 401 Pennsylvania
RMSH has twenty-one
outstanding seniors instead of
the usual twenty, as a result of
a tie for tenth place among the
girls nominated. The Hi-Noc-
Ar staff sponsors the election
of these seniors. Ballots are
distributed to each senior
homeroom for the nomination
of ten senior boys and girls
who have excellend in
academics, leadership and
extra-curricular activities
while at RMSH.
The GRYPHON staff
would like to commend each
and every senior chosen for
this honor.
Oral Roberts
Visits RMSH
Friday, March 8, Oral
Roberts visited RMSH to talk
to Phil Ford about Oral
Roberts University. Mr.
Roberts was also here to talk
to any other students in
terest^ in going to ORU. Mr.
Roberts explained that he
didn’t want students who just
wanted to participate in sports
or to just go to school
somewhere, but that he
wanted people with character
and a desire for an education.
Oral Roberts University is
strong in educational media.
Today, on the 500-acre-$6(J-
milliori campus, more than
1,8M full-time students are
enjoying an ultra-modern
education facility designed for
the development of the whole
man in mind, spirit and body.
The Rocky Mount Senior
High Gryphon Basketball
team represented Division I in
the State Championship Play
offs held in Greensboro
February 28-March 2.
On Thursday, February
28, the Gryphons downed
Charlotte Harding by a
score of 84-61 to reach the
semi-finals. In the semi-finals,
the Gryphs fell to a very
strong Fayetteville Seventy-
First team . This marked the
last game of the season for the
Gryphons, who closed the
season with a good record.
The seniors on the squad
gave it all they could in their
last performance wearing the
Gryphon uniform. Senior Phil
Ford climaxed a brilliant high
school career with brilliant
performances in both of the
games. Seniors Joe Jones, Boo
Boo Alston, Jimmy Weeks and
Thomas Lancaster also
played superbly in their last
effort for RMSH.
Even though the
Gryphons did not come home
with a State Championship,
the students and faculty are
very proud of them for having
gone so far in a wonderful
The Service Club is now
planning the Easter Sunrise
Service. The service will be
held April 11, 1974.
This year the speaker wUl
be Susan Kitts. She is an
active member of the Service
Club and chairman of the
Student Store Committee. The
coordinators of the Easter
Sunrise Service are Patty
Gervason and Kim Wood, two
junior members of the club.
This service is planned by the
junior members with the
aissistance of the senior
members and Mrs. Winstead,
the club advisor.
All RMSH students and
faculty are urged to attend the
Pictured above are Jeff Collins and Bill Roebuck, two seniors who
have been honored in recent scholarship competition.
Two Seniors Honored
In Scholarship Results
Jeff Collins and Bill
Roebuck, two well-known
students at RMSH, have
recently been chosen for
scholarships. Jeff is the
winner of the Morehead
Scholarship and Bill has been
named a finalist for the
George Foster Hankins
The Morehead Scholarship
provides four years of college
at the University of North
Carolina. When notified of
winning this scholarship, Jeff
stated that he was not only
pleased, but also relieved.
Jeff’s major at Carolina will
probably be in English; he has
not definitely decided on a
minor, but thinks that it will
probably be in the field of
The George Foster
Hankins Scholarship provides
money up to $3,100 per year
for four years of college,
depending on the financial
state of a student. Bill is
competing with many other
students across the state for
this scholarship. When asked
how he felt about being named
one of the finalists, he said, “I
was pleased.”
Members of the
GRYPHON staff along with
the students and teachers of
RMSH would like to
congratulate Jeff for winning
the Morehead Scholarship
wish Bill the best of luck in his

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