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    Page Six — THE GRYPHON — April 7, 1977
Senior High Says
THE CHESSONS PRERPARE TO LEAVE — At the end of this year
the Chessons will be moving to Whiteville where Coach Chesson
will be the high school Athletic Director. [Photo by Hutchisson]
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WOOLLEN ENJOYS HIMSELF — John Woollen, seated comfortably in his apartment, speaks his
philosophy on school and life. [Photo by Hutchisson]
Mrs. Hargrove
Mrs. Geraldine Hargrove,
one of the Distributive Educa
tion teachers at Roclcy Mount
Senior High, may be moving to
Chicago next year. Mrs.
Hargrove’s husband has receiv
ed a transfer from Abbott’s
Laboratories in Rocky Mount to
Abbott’s Laboratories in North
Mrs. Hargrove stated that at
this moment she is not quite
sure what kind of work she will
be doing. She said that she'
would either continue teaching
or she will pursue an occupation
in the business‘world. She also
stated that she will be leaving in
mid-June, if she leaves.
When asked about how she
feels about leaving Rocky
Mount, Mrs. Hargrove said, “I
have mixed emotions about
moving to a new place. I’m
really scared because I hate to
move to a new place. Chicago is
very cold and I don’t know if I
can survive through the winter,
and 1 hate to leave security. I
feel that 1 will enjoy my new job,
and 1 don’t feel that I will ever
find another job that 1 enjoy as
well as this one.”
Coach Chesson
“1 want winning teams!
Coach Shelton Chesson ex
claims, and his face brightens as
he talks swiftly while seated in
the lounge between classes.
Coach Chesson, a familiar
happy face at Senior High and
Edwards is “moving on.” Next
year he will be Head football
Coach and Athletic director of
the high school in Whiteville.
Chesson has been at Rocky
Mount Senior High School for
ten years, but never before has
he worked 12 months. “I hate to
leave the students here.
They’ve been great as well as
faculty members and the
principal. “It’s just an op
portunity, a real good paying
job,” says the coach. One can
tell that burst of energy in his
words that he’s excited about
his decision.
Coach Chesson will spend the
summer months preparing the
equipment and providing pro
tection for the area. He
explained the new job as being
only part of the opportunity.
Whiteville is close to the ocean
and Chesson’s smile is hard to
overlook when he confesses, “I
love the ocean and seafood
When asked, what he was
looking forward to most, he
replied, “I’d just like to see
them have a real good athletic
program, girls and boys.”
Walking back to class down the
busy hallway at Edwards, he
managed to sum up his feelings,
quickly but with warmth, “I’m
looking forward to it, but I’m
going to miss y’all.”
Mr. Woollen
Further education lures Mr.
John Woollen away from his
history teaching career at Senior
High. Next year he plans to pack
his bags and to head straight to
UNC-G for a Masters Degree in
Education. Apparently Mr.
Woollen thinks he will miss
Senior High while he’s gone
because he hopes to come back
to the school when he’s through.
That is, of course, if nothing
comes up.
Mr. Woollen sums up his
philosophy of school as, “If a
kid isn’t receptive, I see no
purpose in beating his head
against the wall!” Mr. Woollen
(Continued on page seven)
MRS. HARGROVE DISCUSSES PLANS — Mrs. Hargrove plans on
pursuing a new career in the business world in her future home,
Chicago. _ [Photo by Hutchisson]
— we’ll train you in one of these
Many openings like these
occupational fields . . .
♦Nuclear Power
♦Clerical and Administration
♦Mechanical and Repair
♦Scientific and Technical
... and many more to choose from. Challenging opportunities. Good tough
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chores. Benefits include; housing, clothing, food, medical and dental attention, 30
paid vacation days a year, a chance to travel, and a chance to become Somone
Special. You can reserve that school now and be set for after graduation. To find
out more, see your U. S. Navy Recruiter.
Chief Carl Peebles
Petty Officer Charles Williamson
K-Mart Plaza
201 Dominick Drive
Rocky Mount, N. C. 27801
Tel. [919]442-6644

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