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    Page Twelve—THE GRYPHON—Thursday, September 30, 1976
EXPLORERS — These are just a few of the students from
Rocky Mount Senior High that take an active role in the local
Medical Explorers post. From left to right: Gina Diehl, vice
president; Keith Rivenbark, president; David Goff, Kathy
Carroll, secretary; second vice president, Emmerson
Harrison. [photo by Treg Bulluck]
Medical Explorers
Aid Area Students
Helping high school students
in the area to decide whether
they like the health field is Nash
General Hospital's purpose in
sponsoring the Rocky Mount
Medical Explorer Post accord
ing to Mr. Ben Blackburn.
Post advisor Ben Blackburn
said “We also try to give young
people opportunity to investi
gate firsthand any specific
occupation in which they may
have an interest." The mem
bers of the Explorer Post take
tours of the hospital and spend
time observing people at work in
the fields in which they believe
they are interested in.
On October 3 at 7:30 p.m. the
hospital is planning an orienta
tion program for any prospec
tive members. Parents are
invited to come with the
interested students. Students
must be 14 or in the ninth grade
to join the post. Any qualified
student interested in any
medical field is urged to come
by the Explorer Post.
The Post meets every other
Tuesday night at the hospital
during the school season and
every Tuesday night during the
summer. Anatomy classes and
observation programs are plan
ned during these meetings.
Past activities have included
trips to Camp Bonner and
Caro'winds. Future trips in
clude games at East Carolina
University and beach conven
Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.
and normally end around 8:30
p.m. depending upon the length
of the business meeting and
whether anything special is
planned. The officers are
president Keith Rivenbark; 1st
vice president Gina Diehl; 2nd
vice president Emmerson Har
rison; secretary, Kathy Carroll;
and treasurer Ronald Hall.
Schools Form Council
Last year four area schools,
Rocky Mount Senior High, West
Edgecombe, Rocky Mount
Academy, and Northern Nash
Senior High, set up the Rocky
Mount Area Student Council.
This program is designed to
promote cooperation among the
four schools in city-wide
109 S. Main St.
Two of the proposed projects
for this year are a bike-a-thon
and a student day in public
office. The meetings are open to
the public; however, no
standard meeting date has been
set as of yet.
Interests Vary Among
Eight New Teachers
NEW TEACHERS JOIN SENIOR HIGH FACULTY — Pictured are five of the teachers who
have recently become Gryphons. From left to right: Mr. Reggie Henderson, Mr. Frank
Emery, Mrs. Joyce Colwell, Mrs. Lela Chesson, and Mr. Mike Brown.
[photo by Treg Bulluck]
From peacocks to pianos runs
the special interests of Senior
High’s new teachers!
Mrs. Marcie Riddick teaches
Sophomore English. Mrs. Rid
dick is use to smaller schools
than Senior High and she says it
took some getting use to. Mrs.
Riddick has been previously
teaching over at George R.
Edwards Junior High. She
enjoys sewing, traveling, and
relaxing with her children.
In room 211 is a familiar face
to seniors and faculty, for she
has taught at Senior High for
eight years and stopped last
year to have a child; she is Mrs.
Elaine Rose. Mrs. Rose teaches
Social Studies.
“It’s like coming home; I
know so many of the students
from R.M.” This was the
reaction of Mr. Reggie Hender
son at being chosen a new
coach. He also enjoys being
witht the other coaches an is
“really looking forward to
the basketball season.”
Senior High has three new
teachers that went to school at
East Carolina University. Mr.
Mike Brown is not only a new
teacher but is soon to be a
newlywed for his fiance teaches
at Edwards which added
incentive to his coming to Rocky
Mount. Mr. Brown feels the
“students are really well-be
haved” at Senior High. Mr.
Brown teaches Social Studies.
Another East Carolina graduate
is Mr. Frank Emery. Although
Mr. Emery attended East
Carolina he also went to the
University of North Carolina.
Mr. Emery teaches Algebra II
and student taught under Mrs.
Privott last year.
The other East Carolina
graduate when asked where she
went to school replied that she
went to East Carolina which was
“the same team that beat
State.” This teacher was Mrs.
Lela Chesson, the wife of Coach
Chesson. For the last three
years Mrs. Chesson worked for
the Rocky Mount Telegram. She
is enjoying the change but
“enjoyed the Telegram work as
well.” Mrs. Chesson is a
free-lance writer and “hopes to
continue it on the side.” Mrs.
Chesson teaches Sophomore
Biology teacher, Mrs. Nancy
Farmer has a live peacock as a
pet! In addition to this fantastic
bird she enjoys playing the
piano and sewing. She went to
Meredith and Atlantic Christian
College. Mrs. Farmer “thinks
the students are real nice,” and
that she has “a good
Mrs. Joyce Colwell transfer
red from R.M. Wilson Junior
High. She teaches geometry.
“Since this is her first year
teaching geometry, I think she
is doing a very good job. She
tries to help us understand it as
best as she can — it isn’t always
easy,” quotes Kathy Carroll,
one of her students.
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