Volume 30 Number 5
Rocky Mount Senior High School
Student Recieves Well
Back in February, on a cold Wednes
day afternoon, students and teach-
ers heard a ruckus, as an aircraft ar
rived on campus. (No one was wor
ried because we were expecting it.
The truth behind the matter) It was
the TV -5 helicopter carrying sports
Suiter was here to present
senior Shante Richardson with the
T.V-5 EXTBAEFFORT AWARD.
This award was given to Richardson
for excelling at RMSH w^iile playing
on the undefeated Lady Gryphons
basketball team, serving as senior
class president making the honor roll,
and even being crowned homecom
Suiter told The Gryphon
by Coach Gainey. Of those inter
viewed about Shante’s achievement,
teacher Andrea Zacherwas alsogiven
brief airtime on the 6 o’clock news.
“She is an outstanding and
wonderful student,” said Tom Suiter.
“She is die perfect person to win this
award.” This award has been given
since 1981. In that same year, the
RMSH football team wen this award.
Is He Or Isn’t He?
Contributed by AnnaNiece
For many years people have won
dered if Tom Suiter is a Gryphon
graduate or not. Those who watch
Tom’s Sportscasts, know that he is a
huge Gryphon fan, believing he is a
Gryphon himself.In fact, he is not,
Tom Suiter attended Christ School
for Boys in Asheville, N.C., like his
father and grandfather before him.
So who is this Joseph
Lionidus Suiter III who graduated
from RMSH ? He is Lonnie Suiter a
distant cousin of Toms. Mystery
OnMaich22nd, the Math
Department displayed their finest
for the third annual MathNight
Out for Parents. This is an event
where the second semester math
students come to school at night,
but this time their parents are the
smdents and they are the math
The evening began with a
short presentation by the Math
Department, as well as
PrincipalWayneDoll. Following a
short speech from Ms. Diane Dixon,
My First Day at Rocky
Mount Senior High
Hi^ School was February 13,2001.
When I first came into the school,
the people greeted me. When I first
went into my classes, students asked
me many questions like where are
youftom, what grade are you in, and
how old are you? I told them that I
am from New York City, I am in the
10th grade and I am 16 years old.
Then one student asked me about
New York City. I told her that it is a
Shante Richardson proudly exepts the award from Mr. Tom Suiter ofTV-5
as her exited teamates watch on. -Photo by Josh Smith
big city with many people crowded
around each other. I also told her
that, in New York City, schools are
not f^ from people’s homes and it
is always snowing or raining. So
what do I think ofRocky Mount
Senior High? Td me, this is a very
big high school. I dunk I came to
the right school. There are a lot of
nice teachers, kids, and a great
principal. I like this school very
much. At my old school, there were
a lot of fights, people got kicked
out, and they talked back to the
teachers. My old school was really
bad. I had to get out and go to a
school that was right for me. I
really love this school and I am
glad I made the change.
RMSH has retained A(xredi-
Collies and Schools
the coordinator cf the M.N.O.P, the
flin began with a wonderful and
joyful song to help the parents
remember the joys ofhigh school
math class. This made parents, who
seemed to be nervous that their
children might be smarter than
them, a litde mote at ease.
When tlie short presenta
tion ended, the parents filed
through the hallways to the
assigned rooms for each math class.
As soon as the parents and
students arrived, they got to work,
making sure their parents would
not get behind.
At the conclusion of the
learning s^ment ofM.N.O.R, there
was a great sigh heard from all the
parents around the school that the
30 minutes of school were over.
Refreshments were served in the
new cafeteria, and parents were
finally able to rest their old and
Is Math Your Favorite
On April 3, a number crfRMSH students
The Algebra team was Easter
Brown, A^ey Hagans, Brandon HoweU,
and Akya White. Brenda WhiteplaoedFiist
Hagans placed in the top 10% cfAgebra 2
Allthieestudentsate invited tog3
to the state AlgdbcaZoontEstTheAlgebtaZ
team placed thiid in the4Adivisicm. Tyler
testTqgetherbothteamsplaced third in the
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