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    Page Four - THE GRYPHON - Thursday, May 13, 1976
Tribute Paid
To VICA Bosses
VICA held its annual Em-
ploycr-Eniplovcc Banquet on
Saturday. Apr. 13 at Parker’s
Barbecue. The purpose of the
banquet was to honor employers
who employ RMSH students.
There was no formal speech, but
there was a program.
VICA officers opened the
dinner program with the
Emblem Ceremony. Some of the
guests who were honored by the
officers were from the Rocky
Mount City Schtxils Admini
strative Office and some were
leading counselors from ICT.
The students' employers were
given framed certificates.
Mr. Gilbert Watkins recog
nized all the officers of the club
with lapel pins. Mr. H,L.
Dcaring recognized the students
who had worked in the
competive events. They were;
Glenn BatchcIor; elected district
president in the third district;
Debbie Ezzell, and her class
room chairman, second place
w inners in VICA State Olympics
for safety contest; and Steve
Livesay. first in district in
extemporaneous speech. The
VICA Officers also were noticed
lor opening and closing
ceremonies. Sandra Cotton and
her committee came in third for
the chapter display contest.
Entertainment was given by
Luther Batchelor and his
brother, vice president Glenn
Batchelor. Mr. Chuck Vick, who
is the assistant manager of
Hardee's No. 5, was given the
door prize.
Mr. Dearing said, “and of
course we had a nice meal."
Did You Know?
Did you know:*
That Vivian “Sailor Joe"
Simmons, a Canadian tattoo
artist had 4.831 tattoos on his
That in a case reported in
1888. a 15-year-old female
patient yawned continuously for
a period of five weeks.
That the longest official frog
jump is 32 feet 3 inches by a
2-inch-long frog.
That the world record for
N'oluntarily staying under water
is 13 minutes 42.5 seconds by
Robert Foster on March 15
That the highest dry-air
temperature endured bv naked
men in US Air Force
e.\perinients in I960 was 400
depees F. (Steaks require only
325 degrees F.)
That the heaviest twins are
Bill and Ben. the McCreary
twins (born 1948), farmers of
Henderson County, NC, who in
March. 1970, weighed 660
pounds and 640 pounds
*From 1973 Guinness Book of
World Records
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BRAD IS HONORED: Brad Shields was selected as the
KIwanIs Student for April. [Photo by Wilgus]
Shields Selected
Kiwanis Student
Principal Elton Newbern has
named Brad Shields as Kiwanis
person for the month of April.
Brad is active in school and
church affairs. He is chairman
of the Traffic Committee and a
member of the President’s
Cabinet. He is the youth
representative on the Church
Council at First Baptist Church.
Brad is also actively involved
in sports. He was a starting
defensive back for the football
team and earned the Gryphon
Player of the Week award for his
outstanding play. He is active
in other outdoor sports,
including basketball, softball,
hunting, fishing, and skiing.
In addition to these activities, ■
Brad finds time for a small
stamp collection, and he sports
a small coin collection, although
he has not added to it recently.
Brad, who will attend N.C.
State this fall, intends to major
in Business Administration and
hopes to be a Hospital
Batts Elected
“I’m not really quick at
typing but 1 surely can write
fast,” was a spur of the moment
response from Kaye Batts when
questioned about her secretarial
abilities. This sassy but positive
attitude gained Kaye enough
support to be elected the
Secretary of the Eastern District
of North Carolina Association of
Student Councils for the coming
The Eastern District Conven
tion, held March 26 and 27 at
Roanoke Rapids Senior High
School was splashed full of
Rocky Mount influence. Senior
High had the largest showing of
delegates to the convention,
with 11. There were several
swap shop and discussion group
leaders in the program from
Rocky Mount, but Kaye Batts
stole the show.
Kaye was one of the
sophomores largley responsible
for the success of the
Bicentennial Program “This Is
My Country.” She was chair
man of the culture segment.
Her duties as the EDNCASC
Secretary according to Kaye are
“to take care of all correspond
ence, and all district projects
and events.” She has already
started writing other districts
and schools about conditions in
the Eastern District. Kaye is to
be hostess of the May 9 meeting
of Eastern District officers and
their guidance counselors. This
meeting will be held at Rocky
Mount Senior High.
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