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    Tuesday, June 1,1976 — THE GRYPHON — Page Three
Funding Equality
Gained In Sports
“We do not slight girls’
sports in funding,” said Dudley
Whitley, Senior High’s Athletic
Director, in response to rumors
that girls’ sports were not
getting necessary funds.
The nature of the equipment
needed for the sport and the
number of participants are the
main criteria for determining
the amount of money spent on
each sport. “Naturally,” said
Whitiey, “the football team gets
more money, because it is more
expensive to outfit the players
(approximately $150 per play
er), and because the football
team has more players than any
other team at Senior High.”
Another underlying factor in
determining the amount of
money spent on the entire
athletic program is the revenues
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collected from boys’ football and
basketball games, since the
money collected from these two
sports supports the athletic
department at Senior High. A
bad season in football or
basketball, or both, could mean
a decrease in attendance, and
consequently a decrease in
revenue. That would mean that
less money would be spent in all
sports, and that only needed
equipment would be bought. If,
on the other hand, the football
and basketball teams had a good
season, revenues would in
crease, and special items such
as the pitching machine and
track pads would be bought if
there was any extra money left
at the end of the year.
Whitley cites the relative
newness of girls’ sports as the
reason the girls may not have as
much as the boys. “Some of the
boys’ teams have been organiz
ed since Senior High was built
and have accumulated equip
ment over the years that they
are still using,” said Whitley.
“But most of the girls’ teams
have been organized less than
five years and have not been
able to accumulate as much
equipment.
To insure fairness, every
team is on a rotation basis. New
uniforms are purchased for each
team every four to six years, and
equipment is purchased for each
team when needed. Equipment,
is shared, or common property.
Tennis balls are shared equally
by the girls’ and boys’ teams
just as basketballs are shared
• utr
STAFF CHOSEN — Co-editors of the Hl-Noc-Ar for 1976-77
are Teresa Bulluck and Martha Cash, Business Manager is
Nan Reese, Ad Manager is Susan Collie, Circulation
Managers are Curt Todd and Johanna Lancaster.
(Photo by F. Woodley)
Hi-Noc-Ar Chooses
New Staff Members
The newly elected officers of
the Hi-noc-ar for the year
1976-77 are as follows: The
Co-editors are Teresa Bulluck
and Martha Cash. The Business
Manager is Susan Collie;
Advertisement Manager is Nan
Reese. Johanna Lancaster and
Curt Todd are the Co-circulation
Managers.
equally by the girls’ and boys’
basketball teams. Uniforms are
the only things that a team has
sole possession of.
“The federal government
said by passing Title IX that we
must offer equal facilities and
equipment to boys’ and girls’
teams,” said Whitley. “But we
have been striving to do that
since the advent of girls’ sports
at Senior High.”
The Hi-noc-ar also announces
the new staff members for next
year. They are: Allison Ald
ridge, Kaye Batts, Cheryl
Bryant, Frank Bradsher, Carrie
Clements, Terri Connor, Chip
per Doyle,^ Teresa Everette,
Lindi Fields, Clay Harris, Celia
Horne, Mae Jackson, Janet
Kitts, Kent King, Carol
Lehman, Oie Osterkamp, Mark
Pearsall, Mary Ward Robbins,
Jack Todd, Joni Thrower,
Clarence Wiggins, Starletta
Wiggins, Amelia White, Me
lanie Morgan.
Mark Smith, who was this
year’s editor, said, “I feel that
the newly elected officers have
been tutored and have the
capabilities of producing an
excellent book. The students
chosen are well qualified.”
Class of ’76
To Graduate
The long awaited graduation
exercises through which a
student officially completes 12
years of primary education will
be performed June 4, at the
Municipal Stadium. The cere
mony will commence at 8:(X)
involving approximately 400
students.
Highlights of the program will
be a performance by the Chorus
and three speeches presenting a
brief resume of American
education by Tonya Knight,
Terri Gardner, and Gill Foun
tain.
The commencement exercises
are open to the public. As a
precaution in the case of rain
each senior participating will be
provided with four tickets for
the admittance of his family into
the Senior High Gymnasium.
Baccalaureate was conducted
by the Rev. Lloyd Morris of the
Mount Pisgah Presbyterian
Church Sunday night. May 30 at
8:00 in the gymnasium.
Gryphon correction: Linda
Morgan, not Linda Layton was
the participant in the Italy trip.
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