North Carolina Newspapers

    Page Twelve — THE GRYPHON — April 7, 1977
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PETERSON AND POLLARD WIN: Drew Peterson and Toretta Pollard both win in the Breakfast
Optimist Oratorical contest.
[Photo by Bulluck]
Peterson And Pollard Win
Breakfast Optimist Contest
“Together we will” was the
title of this year’s Breakfast
Optimist Oratorical contest.
Two of Senior High’s students,
Drew Peterson and Toretta
Pollard, have both won the first
place honor.
Toretta and Drew have both
won a trophy, $200 savings
bonds, and a chance to win the
district contest in Greenville.
Mr. Norman Chambliss HI
coached the contestants this
year. Ten contestants competed
in the Oratorical Contest held at
the YWCA on March 10 in front
of three judges, one of whom
was Mrs. Edythe Tweedy,
Senior High Guidance Coun
Drew’s point of interest was
Batts To Attend Girls’ State
Kaye Batts has been selected
to represent Rocky Mount
Senior High School at the an
nual American Legion Tar Heel
Girls’ State. It is to be held at
the University of North
Carolina in Greensboro, June
12-June 18, 1979.
Kaye was asked how she felt
when she discovered that she
won this honor and she replied,
“It was always in the back of
my mind that I would love to go,
but I never thought that I would
be chosen to go, and I thought
about how happy my family
would be.”
Kaye is interested in the
government. She worked at the
polls, and for Jimmy Carter in
the primaries. She is the
Recording Secretary of the
Service Club, Secretary of the
Eastern District Student
Council, and a Hi-Noc-Ar staff
Kaye was asked what she
want^ to do at Girls’ State and
her answer was, “I hope I’ll
learn a lot at Girls’ State. From
what I hear it’s like a mini
state. You elect a governor and
all that stuff. I think I’m going
to run for speaker of the house.”
Six Trophys Won
By DECA Students
how America’s working
together can achieve common
goals. Torreta chose to
highlight world togetherness.
Although the two winners were
interviewed at separate times
and in different places they both
quoted, word for word, that the
contest had “pretty rough
annaal Legion Tar Heel Giris’ Stete.
Sat. & Holidays
217 Tarboro St.
(Across From EdgecombeTech)
Pinball SNACKS:
Foosball Sandwlcftes
Pool Soft Drinks
Air Hockey other Snacks
TV Games
You Have A Personal
Banker At
Member F.D.I.C.
Commercial Builders
Invites RMSH Students
To Attend The
Ancient of Days
Nine DECA students from
Rocky Mount placed in contests
held at the 33rd annual DECA
State Convention held in
Charlotte, N. C. on March 24-26.
Forty-four students from
Rocky Mount attended.
DECA students from the 14
districts competed against each
other in areas such as, Com
petency Based Competitive
Events (CBCE) on levels
related to their jobs, and
traditional contests such as:
Job Interview, Display Contest,
Sales Demonstration, Public
Speaking, and Advertising.
The winners from this
chapter were: 1st place. Math,
Apparel and Accessories
Contest, (owner/mgr.), Danny
McDonald; 1st place. Selling,
Apparel and Accessories
Contest (owner/mgr.), Isaac
Gray; 2nd place, Sales
Demonstration Contest, Denny
Vierheller; 3rd place. Public
Speaking Contest, Phillip Page;
3rd place, Merchandising, Food
Marketing Contest (owner/-
mgr.), Debi Boone; 3rd place,
Merchandising, Food Service
(Master/Employee), Cindy
Proficiency Award
Recipients were: Debi Boone,
Isaac Gray and Kim Godwin.
Other activities included the
screening and nomination of the
new state officers by the voting
delegates. The students at
tended a banquet, discos, and
sightseeing tours of the
downtown area.
Crime Watch Ends
Citizens Play Cop
During the one year the
Citizens Crime Watch was in
existence the crime rate in
Rocky Mount dropped 25 per
cent. However, the citizens
crime watch was ended ap
proximately six months ago
because citizens were taking it
upon themselves to act as
policemen, according to Officer
W.V. Davis of the Rocky Mount
ruiicts Department.
The Citizens Crime Watch
was started in November 1975.
It was started by the Tar Heel
C. B. Club working jointly with
the Police Department. The
members of the CB Club would
report to the Police Depart
ment, giving their car make and
call number. They would
receive reflectors to put on the
side, front and back of their car.
This would distinguish them
from other cars so patroling
police cars would be able to tell
the difference.
The major job of these men
was to patrol the city looking for
suspicious people or cars. They
were not to pull for
speeding or anythii^ else. Once
he saw something suspicious,
such as a car parked behind
Belk’s at 3:00 in the morning,
the man was to radio the police
station. Then a policeman
would investigate.
BATTS TO ATTEND: Kaye Bittts has been selected to attend the
[Photo by Hutchisson]
Formol Wear
For the Finest Quality
In Formal Attire
Mon.-Tues.-Thurs. 10-5:30
Fri. 10-6 Sat. 10-5
155 S. E. Main St.
Rocky Mount
Up4o*date banking
from down-to-earth

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