Page Twelve — THE GRYPHON —Thursday, March 10,197T Oddballs Crowned KiJlltllttl ODDBALLS PARTICIPATE: Martha Brinn is compacted in a voUtswagon in the Oddball Olympics that were held at Tarrytown Mall. This is the car-cramming event in which ninth graders, and up, got only 25 people in the car. [Photo by Bnlluck] BAND MARCHES SOUTH: The marching band went to New Orleans during Febmaiy 16-21 to celebrate the Mardi Gras and escape the winter cold. [Photo by Hutchisson] Mardi Gras Excites Band On a Wednesday morning of the 16th the band from Rocky Mount Senior High left to participate in the Mardi Gras. Wednesday night at around 7:00 p.m. the band stopped in Atlanta, Ga. That night they divided into groups and went to the Underground. The Under ground consists of a bunch of shops and bars under the street level. The students stayed there for approximately two hours. Thursday morning the band left Atlanta and reached New Orleans around 7:00 p.m. They stayed at the Hilton. This night was free, and most people spent it chasing and throwing sophomores in the pool. Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. was spent at the French Quarter. The French Quarter contains shops, bars, strip-tease K I Commercial Builders Invites RMSH Students To Attend The Ancient of Days joints and porno-theaters. Four band members were asked how they felt about the French Quarter, and they replied, “I thought it was a very busy, wild place, because there were people all in the streets.” “It was fun walking around,” replied Bobby Sheridan. Robin Barnes said, “Revealing! It was pleasing to the eye. I’ve been there twice and it was better the seondtime around.” “I thought it was shocking but it held your interest,” answered Shelia Gilbert. Accprding to Janet Kitts, “It was exactly what I expected. All bars, shops, and somewhat crowded. Some of the things I saw were sort of shocking, but I saw things like them in New York.” Saturday morning a choice Everything from car cram ming to goldfish eating took place at the Second Annual YMCA Oddball Olympics. Odd balls of all sizes, shapes, and ages got together to do weird-looking things such as bubble-gum blowing, soft drink swig, and a talking marathon. Gene Wheeler, the only participant in the Talking Marathon, won and broke the record with 56 hours of non-stop talking. Other winners are as follows: Cramming: Grades 1-8 — 29 people in a Volkswagen. In grades 9 and up only 23 people got in the same car. Brad Craft held 14 balls in the Bundle of Balls, grades 9 and up. Jason Harvard held 13 in competition of grades 1-8. Robin Barnes chewed 6’ 4” of gum with his mouth closed. “I’ll never chew Big Red chewing gum again in my life,” stated Robin. Stanley Joyner and Steve Luper broke last year’s Ping- Pong Marathon keeping the ball going for one hour, 17 minutes, and 43.4 seconds. Lollipop Lick was Laura Edwards’ favorite event. She licked a Tootsie pop to the center in one minute, 32 seconds. Robin Bames took the cake again when he yo-yoed for 30 minutes and 57 seconds. Jason Harvard did it again when he did 307 sit-ups in a 10 minute time period. Gold Fish eating contest wasn’t so hard because Brad Craft ate 50 Pepperidge Farms cheese-flavored gold fish in 44.4 seconds. De Ette Triplett must like beans because she ate a can of them, one-by-one in nine minutes, 32 seconds. Coin Snatching was Perry Durham’s specialty. He caught 55 coins, one-by-one, in a row. There was a tie in the Hamburger eating contest. Robin Barnes and Eddie Cashwell ate five hamburgers in five minutes, 56.2 seconds. They had their supper for that night. Wendy Sutton has to know how to ride a unicycle if she won the competition, ^he rode 42 laps in 10 minutes. Robin Barnes did it again. He did 90 push-ups in 10 minutes. That made Robin a three time winner so far. Natasha Matkins Advances In General Mills Contest was given of going to the Superdome or the French Quarter. Most of the people went to the French Quarter. That afternoon everyone dress ed and went to join the parade. When asked on how they felt about the parade, Robin answered, “The parade was great. The girls were friendly.” Shelia stated, “I thought it was too long. The people were real friendly and the guys were none too shy.” Needless to say everyone spoken to seemed to have a great time. WARD'S Appliance Service Natasha Matkins, a senior at Rocky Mount Senior. uLiiutii. 49 ,^ong iugucsi ranking students in Norths Carolina in the 1977 General Mills Search for Leadership in Family Living. The goals of the 1977 General Mills Search for Leadership are planned to help achieve the following goals: 1. Enhance the dignity and prestige of the American home; 2. To help students prepare for family living; 3. To emphasize the contribu tions to the home being made by high schools and their teachers to help with their important work. Interested Senior students enrolled for a 50-minute written knowledge and attitude exami nation related to family living. Natasha Matkins This examination served as a basis of the selection. These examination papers are being reviewed by Science Research Associates. Natasha, therefore, is still being considered for a $1,500 or $500 General Mills Scholarship. 227 South Main i 446-2021 I I •> •••*' iUE'll GIUE VOU nill CREDIT In the Community College of the Air Force It’s an entirely new concept! ColleRe credit, transferable, for your training: and experience during your enlist ment. 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