North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume I, No. II
Published by The Journalism Class of Rocky Mount Senior High School
October 30,1974
Girls Vie For Morehead
Students Compete
For Scholarships
(left to right) (front row) Nominees for the Morehead Scholarship are Carolyn Brantley, Donna
Magazine Campaign Lags
Short Of Expected Goal
The sophomore class ranked
high in the recent magazine
sale. The sophonHnres «(4il a
total of They were
followed by the junior class with
$3,312.75 and the senior class
with $2,618.41.
The three highest individual
salesmen were Sophomore
Allen Salyer with $230.77, Junior
Larry Joyner with $147.98, and
Sophomore Ross Conyers with
$133.26. The three will divide
$100 with each salesman’s share
corresponding to the per
centage of magazines sold.
For students who sold more
than $10 worth of subscriptions,
there were daily drawings for
prizes. Boon McGee won a
portable television, Rose
Chappell won an 8-track tape
deck, and Greg Gunter won a
ten-speed bike.
The Co-operative Office
Oecupatin GUss compiled the
money and statistics for the
sale. This is the largest money
making activity for the Future
Business Leaders of America.
They receive five percent of the
school’s profits for their work.
The group uses the money for a
banquet honoring their em
Profits from the sale are
spent to the advantage of every
student as they are distributed
through the Student
Representative Assembly and
individual classes. The
magazine sale is the only
money-making project spon
sored by the entire student body
during the school year.
Four senior high students won
acclaim from the National
Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Susan Mooring and Carolyn
Brantley have placed as semi
finalists for National Merit
Scholarships. Phyllis Goffney
and Gail Phillips have been
named as semi-finalists for
scholarships from the National
Achievement Scholarship
Program for Outstanding Negro
Students. The recipients of
these awards will be named in
the Spring of 1975.
The Merit Scholarship semi
finalists have corresponding
interests. Carolyn and Susan
are second year members of the
National Honor Society and are
consistently named as A honor
roll students. They hold the
distinction of being nominees to
the Governor’s School. Susan
(Photoby Bryant)
. . . . Nov. 2, 1974
.... Nov. 23, 1974
. . . . Dec. 7. 1974
For the first time in the
history of the John Motley
Morehead Foundation, girls are
allowed to compete for the
highly coveted Morehead
Scholarship. This year’s
nominees are Doug Henley,
Susan Mooring, Bruce Battle,
Donna Joyner, Walter Ricks,
Carolyn Brantley, and Michael
As set up, the Morehead is a
four year scholarship for
students who excel in their
studies and school activities,
and who plan to attend UNC at
Chapel Hill. UNC made the
decision to allow young women
to compete for the Morehead in
lieu of the changing nature of
Seniors Contend
In Semi-Finals
(left to right) Co-head cheerleader Liz Safy and drum majorette
Beverly Powell are Homecoming Sweethearts. The first runners-
up were Cathy Allen and Sharon Preston and the second runners-up
were Deborah Williams and Cookie Brown. (Photo by Bryant)
Doug Henley, quarterback
for the Gryphons, is a National
Honor Society member and
performs in the marching band.
Henley plays on varsity foot
ball, baseball, and basketball
teams. He is a “B” honor roll
student, president of his
homeroom, and an Eagle Scout.
Doug is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
D. L. Henley.
Susan Mooring has held
several homeroom offices, is
active in Phalanx Club, the
Student Store Committee, and
the Social Committee. She is a
National Honor Society
member, a Governor’s School
delegate, and a National Merit
Semi-finalist. Susan is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B.
Bruce Battle is a National
Honor Society member. He
served as president of his
sophomore class. Bruce plays
basketball with his church
league and at the YMCA. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Donna Joyner plays an active
role in school life. She is the
secretary of the National Honor
Society, a member of the Good
Sports Club, the Student Store
Committee, and the House and
Grounds Committee. She serves
her homeroom as an SRA
representative. Donna is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Walter Ricks made the “B”
honor roll while attending
RMSH and is a member of the
Senior Privileges Committee.
(Continued on page 12)
attended and participated in the
School of French. Both are club
members. Susan is the
secretary of the Phalanx Club
while Carolyn has a hand in
Booster Club activities. They
hope to attend the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Carolyn plans to study History.
Phyllis Goffney and Gail
Phillips are close friends. Gail
is in Distributive Education and
works at Sears & Roebuck in the
Catalogue Department. Phyllis,
a National Honor Society
member, fills her time as a
Varsity Cheerleader and Co-
chairman of the Social Com
Phyllis is undecided as to her
college choice but plans to
major in Broadcast Journalism.
Gail will enroll at Spelman
College next Fall, majoring in
Political Science.
(left to right) Susan Mooring and Carolyn Brantley are Merit semi-finalists, while Phyllis Goffney
and Gail Phillips are semi-finalists in the National Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro
Students. (Photoby Bryant)

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