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    National Honor Society
Taps Four New Members
Alford, Walter Ricks and Frank Jolley meet with Hugh
Worsely (center) president of the NHS. (photo by Bryant)
The Wita Bond Chapter of the
National Honor Society in
ducted four senior members at
a tapping held December 2 at
the YMCA. The new members
are Quinn Alford, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E.
Alford; Frank Jolley, son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. E. Jolley Jr.; Kel
Landis, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Kel Landis Jr.; and Walter
Ricks, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E.
Due to the unusually small
number of seniors being in
ducted, the ceremony was held
Volume I, No. IV
Rocky Mount Senior High School
December 20, 1974
Teen Employment Falls
Thirty-four percent of the
RMSH students who were
working between September
and December are no longer
working according to a survey
taken by the Gryphon in study
halls. Twenty percent of these
people have been laid off. This
means that layoffs are
responsible for over one half of
everywhere they go to look for
employment in Rocky Mount.
Employers’ profits are down
and partime help is the first go
Most of the industries which
have been laying off are niills
and fast food inidustries.
Students from RMSH have been
laid off from Tastee Donuts,
from Hardee’s, from Stony
Creek Knitting Mill, and from
countless supermarkets.
When asked why he was laid
off Michaer Savage, a fornxer
employee of Planter’s ware
house where he made barrels,
said, ’’they just didn’t have any
Most of the layoffs were found
to be because of low profits and
no orders — INFLATION. In
flation seems to be the main
cause of most cut backs in
production and consequently in
unemployment, but not all
layoffs can be considered an
unusual phenomenom. Frank
Rehm, recently laid off from
Pepsi Cola, said, “they lay off
every ■ ^winter. “ Nothing
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Sixteen Compete In Contest
The winners of the local Voice
of Democracy Scholarship
Contest which was held on
December 4, were first place.
Faith Fisher; second place,
Melanie Morgan, and third
place, Walt White. All students
from the tenth, eleventh, and
twelfth grades were
eligible to participate.
Those participating from
RMSH were Michael Alston,
Kenny Braswell, Mary Sue
Cummings, Dona Edwards,
Faith Fisher, Gill Fountain,
Jerome Gardner, Cindy Hart
man, Mark Herrick, Natasha
Matkin, Danny McDonald, Boon
McGee, Melanie Morgan, Billy
Odom, Clyde Sifford, and Walt
The theme for this year was
“My Responsibility As A
Citizen.” Participants were
judged on their interpretation of
the theme. In interpreting the
theme each student considered
such questions as “What kind of
actions can I take to better my
community as a citizen?” and
“What are my responsibilities
as a citizen?” Students should
have adapted a positve ap
proach toward citizenship and
disregard race or national
origin as a means of iden
at night rather than during the
traditional school assembly.
Hugh Worsely, president of the
Nation Honor Society, opened
the ceremony. Following his
comments, Cathy Allen spoke
on character, Phyllis Goffney
on service, Michael Alston on
leadership, and Teresa Joyner
on scholarship. The new
members were officially in
ducted, and the students were
served dinner.
National Honor Society
members who were inducted
last May include Bryant
Aldridge, Cathy Allen, Leigh
Ann Allsbrook, Michael Alston,
Bruce Battle, Bob Bennett,
Stephanie Branch, Carolyn
Brantley, Karen Butler, Terri
Caine, James Callahan
(treasurer), Carolyn Creek-
more, Pam Daniels, Phyllis
Eason, and Sharon Edwards.
Others are Kim English,
Faith Fisher, Cindy Garner,
Phyllis Goffney, Sonya
Gurganus, Wanda Henderson,
Doug Henley, Frank Inscoe,
Amy Johnson, Donna Joyner
(secretary), Sue Ellen Joyner,
Susan Kitts, Mike Knowles
(vice president), Jan Lassiter,
and Gail Maddox.
Also inducted last year were
Donna Mohorn, Deborah
Nelson, Kim Nelson, Renee
Odom, Mary Parrish, Cathy
Proctor, Ann Ramsey, Cammy
Reierson, Jane Suggs, John
Thorp, Gail Wallace, Judy
Wells, Susan Whitley, Mary
Winstead, Jimmy Woodcock,
Hugh Worsely (president), and
Susan Worsely.
Committee Opens Boxes
For Student Suggestions
Only eleven suggestions have
been turned in to the Suggestion
Boxes located in the library and
the guidance office from an
enrollment of almost 1600.
Furthermore, such suggestions
made consisted of various
wants, such as a free period and
longer lunch periods. These
suggestions are not related to a
project or activity the Human
Relations Committee could
sponsor. The committee wants
usable suggestions to benefit
school community.
Eva Bartley, chairman of the
Human Relations Committee
commented, “The purpose of
this Suggestion Box is to let
students and teachers suggest
ideas for further projects and
activities that will benefit the
Rocky Mount Senior High
students and teachers.”
The past year the Human
Relations Committee that
makes up part of the Student
Representative Assembly has
frankly run out of ideas for
projects to get the students
involved and aware of Human
Miss Bartley slates, “Now
that you are aware of what the
real purpose of the Suggestion
Box is, think and suggest!”
Students were judged on three
aspects of their speeches,
delivery was worth 20%;
originality, 35%; and content,
45%. Writing and delivery were
presented in a natural style with
a conversational tone.
There are four levels of
competition. Winning in school
competition qualified students
for district judging. They may
then advance to state and
national levels of competition.
National winners receive
scholarships ranging from
$10,000 for first place to $1,500
for fifth place.
Fisher and Melanie Morgan were the school winners in the
“Voice of Democracy” contest, (photo by Bryant)
Henley And Moore Selected
As All-Conference Players
and Doug Henley were chosen as Senior High Football
standouts, (photo by Bryant)
Defensive tackle Jarvis
Moore and punter Doug Henley
were named to ths year’s
Division 1, Eastern 4-A Con
ference All-Division team.
Wilson Fike dominated this
year’s All-Conference selec
tions with five players named to
the defensive team and five
named to the offensive team.
The other players were seven
from conference champion,
Greenville Rose, six from
Northern Nash, six from
Northeastern, and two from
Rocky Mount Senior High.
Doug Henley
Henley began the season
starting as quarterback and
later in the season switched
positions to wide receiver.
Coach Walt Wiggins said he felt
that Henley was “the best
punter in the league” and ad
ded, “‘Henley’s best kicking job
was against Northern Nash.”
Henley is 6-foot one and weighs
175 pounds.
Currently on the starting line
up of the varsity basketball
team, Doug also plans to play
baseball. He wants to play
college football and/or
Jarvis Moore
Although Moore was named
as an All-Conference defensive
lineman, he played both of
fensive and defensive tackle
throughout the Gryphon football
season. Wiggins said that Moore
alone had blocked four or five
punts during the season. Moore
is 6-foot two and weighs 200
Moore is also one of the
Gryphon varsity basketball
team’s main starters. He has
not made any definite college
choice, but he does want to play
college football.

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