Vol. 15, No. 7
Rocky Mount Senior High School, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27803
April 28, 1989
Senior Mary Polland is this
month’s Rotary Scholarship Stu
dent of the month.
Pollard’s activities within the
school are Students Against
Drunk Driving, the National
Honor Society, and colorguard for
the marching band.
She hopes to attend either Ap
palachian State University or At
lantic Christian College. Pollard
plans to study chemistry or com-
n;-jj'j/-ations. She has also been a
Restaurant in Rocky Mount. Pol
lard, who enjoys books and po
etry, attended luncheon meetings
each Monday of the month at the
The Kiwanis person for the
moTitli cf April Ls senior Mollie
Angel is involved in a number
of activities throughout the
school. Many of her positions
within her activities show her
leadership ability. Angel is presi
dent of A.F.S., vice-presidcnt of
the Phalanx club, and copy editor
on the yearbook staff. She is also a
member of Students Against
Drunk Driving, the National
Honor Society, and the marching
Angel plans to attend U.N.C.-
Chapel Hill in the year. Psychol
ogy and sociology head her pos
sible fields of study.
Latest in spring
from area mer
chants ...p. 3-6
Math teams split competitions
Math teams in three different
levels of mathematics recently
competed in state competitions
throughout eastern North Caro
lina. A math comprehensive
team, pre-calculus team, and al
gebra II team were composed of
gifted mathematics students
throughout the school.
Math teacher Diane Dixon
coached the pre-calculus team
which was composed of juniors
Angie Abernathy, Jim Rin-
gelspaugh and Robbie Zalzneck.
The team competed in Goldsboro
at Wayne Community College.
Students were given one hour to
work 40 problems individually.
The total number of correct an
swers were totaled both individu
ally as well as a team score. The
team did not place however as
students from Chapel Hill took
Martha Lewis took two teams
into Greenville and came away
with impressive honors. The
comprehensive team, seniors Ed
Johnson, Mike Melody, and Lisa
Daughtry, placed third overall.
Daughtry will advance to the
state finals individually, as she
placed in the top six pcrcenL The
algebra team did not place in
their category but combined with
the comprehensive team to take
second place for the entire day.
The competition, which was held
on the campus of East Carolina
University, was run similar to the
Photo by Brian Morgan
Join the force
Firefighter Dwayne Pridgen explains a new career
opportunity to senior Darryle Coppedge.
Career Day opens
Students received information about future career op
portunities on April 5 at the second annual Career Day.
Approximately 75 representatives from different profes
sions in the Rocky Mount community came to the school
to provide the students with pamphlets, brochures, and
other free information about their particular occupation.
Students walked to the various professions and asked
questions. After asking questions, students registered for
door prizes to be given away the next day.
The professionals who participated in Career Day
ranged from doctors to band workers and from local car
dealers to officers in the army.
Career Day activities were designed to encourage stu
dents to think about what they want to do with the rest of
their lives. “Career Day gives students an excellent oppor
tunity to learn about jobs and occupations they are inter
ested in, said Robert Horn, vocational coordinator.d “On
the other hand students can learn about new occupations
they knew nothing about,” Home continued.
By Lisa Tant
Thespians prepare for spring performances
“Two plays Hands Across the
Sea and Sorry, Wrong Number
will be presented by the Drama
Club this spring,” said Anna
Gardner, drama instructor.
Try-outs were held on April
16 during school and April 17
after school. Some cast members
have been chosen. The cast for
Hands Across the Sea is as fol
lows: Melissa Tillery, Pigge;
Jennifer Brett, Clare Wedder-
bum; Michael Pittman, Bogey
Rosling; Leslie McDevitt, Mrs.
Wadhurst; Ron Pierce, Mr. Wad-
hurst; Lars Nilsen, Mr.
Burnham; and Ken Williams,
Cast members for Sorry,
Wrong Number are Samedia
Bryant, Mrs. Stevenson; Alvin
Wiggins, Killer; Renee Brown,
Michelle Jackson, Jamie Stump,
Candy Alston; Sabrina Walker
and Cassandra Puddy.
Hands Across the Sea is set in
the 1930’s. It is a British comedy
of mistaken identity. The plot
revolves around the characters
Piggie and Peter Gilpin, who are
Sorry Wrong Number is a
play full of suspense which leads
up to the murderer’s plan to kill
Mrs. Stevenson. She is an invalid
who cannot leave the bed. One
day while Mrs. Stevenson is
trying to call her husband, she is
connected to another line. Mrs.
Stevenson listens to the people
talking and discovers that they
are planning a murder. She then
contacts the police who don’t
believe her. She then tries the
telephone operator who is some
what less than willing to help.
Mrs. Stevenson is not able to
contact her husband to tell him of
the situation, so she listens some
more. Mrs. Stevenson finally fig
ures out the plans arc to murder
her. So what hi4)pens?