North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. I, No. 3
Published by The Journalism Class of Rocky Mount Senior High School
November 27, 1974
Council Receives Honor
RMSH WINS AWARDS — DECA Winners (left to right)
Blaine Todd, Job Interview Contest winner; Beverly Powell,
Miss DECA; and Marvin Thome, parliamentarian. (Photo
by Bryant)
Deca Wins Awards
On October 30 District 3-B of
Distributive Education Clubs of
America held its District
Leadership Conference at
Northern Nash High School.
Rocky Mount Senior High
DECA Chaptqr attended the
DECA members and received
more honors than any other
During the district meeting
the Job Interview and Miss
DECA Contest were held. The
District Officers of the Job
Interview Contest was Blaine
Todd. Beverly Powell was
selected Miss DECA. The office
of Parliamentarian was talcen
by Marvin Thome. Blaine Todd
was named the new District 3-B
Deborah Farmer, Donny
Corum, Gail Phillips, Michael
Anderson, and Libby Turner
served as Rocky Mount Senior
High voting delegates. Their job
was to choose the candidate
most qualified for a District
Group activities such as a
Spoon and Marble Contest,
dancing, and singing, were held
-Ar JhrigA ghiricntg involvejJ
in contests or •lictlon of of
ficers. Representatives in the
Spoon and Marble Contest were
Aletha Davis, Phyllis Cherry,
Jonathan Deans, Tim Brown,
and Harold Hunter.
As District Officers, Blaine
Todd and Marvin Thorne at
tended the District Office
Training Conference in Win-
ston-Salem on November 15 and
16. Beverly Powell will serve as
official hostess at the State
Leadership Conference in
Asheville in March. At that time
Blaine will compete in the Job
Interview Contest on a
statewide basis.
Rocky Mount Senior High
received the distinction of
having an Honor Student
Council for the fifth straight
year at the 1974 NCASC State
Convention held at J. T.
Hoggard School in Wilmington,
on November 9-11.
Laura Davenport, Ken
Whitehurst, Deborah Farmer,
Jimmy Apostoleris, Nancy
Davis, and Mrs. Sue Hayworth
were among the almost 700
delegates attending. Laura,
Ken, and Deborah attended as
official delegates, and Jimmy
Apostoleris went as RMSH’s
AFC student. Nancy Davis was
a discussion group leader, and
Mrs. Hayworth attended as the
advisor for the delegation.
Dr. Earl Reum, Director of
Student Activities, Jefferson
County School, Jefferson
County, Colorado was the
keynote speaker at the con
vention. Dr. Reum specializes
in using visual aides along with
music to use as illustrations
during his speech. He used a
fake finger, a trick telephone
that rings from inside his coat,
magic rope tricks, and salt
shakers. The content of his
with oMMpitment
to the work of Siudnt CouricS;
While talking about love, Dr.
Reum quoted a phrase that
silenced the audience. "Love is
doing everything possible for
someone else, so that he can
become the human being God
could have intended.”
During the second general
session, the candidates for
NCASC offices gave their
campaign speeches.
That afternoon the RMSH
delegates chose the discussion
groups on Student Council and
the community; Financing a
Student Council; Projects,
Plans, Implementation; and
Student Council and the Prin
Monday morning, executive
secretaries’ reports, district
reports, and convention reports
were given. Elections were also
carried on during the meeting.
Special awards were given to
NCASC member schools. RMSH
was one of nine schools to
receive an Honor Council
The results of the elections
were president, Lisa Bearnes;
first vice president, Glenn
Harris; second vice president,
Dave Bishop; secretary, Lisa
Welch; and Junior High
representative, David Shelby.
The meeting was adjourn^
by the new NCASC president.
i .'9.
Mooring and Doug Henley, RMSH students, are semi
finalists for the Morehead Scholarship (Photo by Bryant)
Susan Mooring and Doug
Henley, students at Rocky
Mount Senior High, have been
named as semi-finalists for the
John Motley Morehead
The scholarships are based on
academic excellence plus in
volvement in extra-curricular
activities such as sports, clubs
and civic work. Personality is
also considered as a criteria for
a Morehead Scholarship.
Susan and Doug will be
competing against many other
high school seniors for the
awards. This is the first year
that girls have been allow^ as
contestants for the four year,
$10,000 scholarships.
Susan is ranked first in her
class of over 500 students. It is
obvious that her interests in
clude reading. Some other hob
bies are bike riding and talk
ing with people.
Susan is determined to attend
UNC even if she doesn’t win
one of the coveted scholarships.
When asked about her major
in college, Susan replied that
it would probably be focused
on political science and liberal
arts, later branching into
journalism or law as a career.
Doug ranks 31st in the senior
class. He participates in three
sports: Baseball, basketball,
and football. He has lettered in
each sport and is a valued team
member. He plays in the Senior
High Marching Band and is
planning to go on the trip to New
Doug would like to attend
UNC at Chapel Hill though his
major is not selected.
Convention delegates were (left to right) Mrs. Hayworth,
Nancy Davis, Jimmy Aposteleris, Laura Davenport, and Ken
Whitehurst. (Photo by Ralph Thompson)
To State Council
Gil Fountain, a Senior High
junior, has accepted mem
bership in a relatively un
publicized state committee, the
Advisory Committee on Law
Focused Education.
The committee is working
with the idea that by improving
the moral values of students
there will be less need for many
government imposed laws,
therefore, encouraging more
free and better citizens.
The advisory committee
meets four times a year in the
Education Building in Raleigh.
The committee consists of
several state legislators,
representatives from the State
School Board, a teacher, some
lawyers, and Gil.
This project is intended to
uplift what scholars believe is
right in deeds and thoughts. It
maintains that teenagers grow
morally in stages. A person
MITTEE — Gil Fountain is a
member of the State Council on
Law Focused Education.
must live through each stage at
his own pace and when one is
finished growing, though not
physically, he has reached
moral maturity.
Gil said that the Advisory
Committee on Law Focused
Education is very much like the
Student Advisory Council in
that it takes ideas and pursues
them for the students’ benefit.
Gil is an honor roll student,
noted and envied by most
juniors for his practical
knowledge of mechanics and his
abilities in electronics.
Band Seeks
Local Support
The Rocky Mount Senior High
Band is currently raising
money for their trip to the
Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
They are scheduled to leave
February 4 and return on the
John C. Sykes, a band
director, has estimated the cost
of the trip to be $18,000. The
band has so far acquired ap
proximately $4,000. They have
not engaged in any fund raising
projects for the year but have
depended entirely on con
tributions from local
Among the many civic groups
which have donated con
siderable sums of money are
the Evening Optimist Club
($1,000) theCivitan Club ($500),
People’s Bank $225), the
Gravely Foundation ($100), and
the T. A. C. Club ($100).

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