The Full Moon
Albemarle Sr. High School, Albemarle, N. C. Jan. 19, 1972
Anne's A Big Girl
All State Insured
Students auditioned for the
North Carolina South-Eastern
All-State Band Clinic at Scotland
High School, Laurinburg,
Saturday, January 8.
Susan Andrew, Beth Smith,
Phillip Whitehead, Anne
Copeland, Jackie Holt, David
Gore, Chuck Morris, Nita
Clayton, and Alan Fatkin
auditioned for the clinic. Ratings
announced in early afternoon
determined the students to attend
Last year, 11 students received
high enough ratings to attend the
clinic out of 16 who auditioned.
The location of the clinic,
February 4-6, is the Seventy-First
High School, near Fayetteville.
Bill Adcock of Wilmington
College will direct the Symphonic
Band. Directing the Concert
Band will be Joe Fields of
Asheboro High School.
The North Carolina Music
Educators Conference sponsors
Students played several scales
on their instrument and sight-
read music during the audition.
For those who are counting:
Tuesday, January 4, marked the
end of the fourth school month.
Tuesday, January 18, was the end
of the first semester.
Last Road Crossed
The Annual staff completes
Crossroads ’71-’72 January 31.
Distribution should be near the
end of April or the first of May.
Curriculum Kicked Around
Following a meeting of all
English teachers before
Christmas, the teachers met
again January 10. They discussed
a number of outstanding English
programs over the nation as a
preliminary procedure to be
ready for the curriculum
Pussy Cat & Big Wheel
Student Lion for the month of
January is Phillip Whitehead.
Tony Morton is Student Rotarian.
Look out! Distribution of the
report cards is scheduled
Tuesday, January 25. This
supercard will contain quarterly
grades, semester grades, and
that EXAM grade!
Squires Snatches Scholarship
The Appalachian Athletic
Association awarded a football
scholarship to Reid Squires. He is
guaranteed a four year
scholarship if he stays at Ap
palachian. The college reviewed
this year’s game films to see if he
was worthy of a scholarship.
Reid spent the weekend of
January 8-9 at Appalachian,
where he was shown around the
campus. Reid was very im
pressed with the college’s
facilities. “They have a great
student center,” he said, “a good
physical education complex, and
an excellent pool.” He is in
terested in joining the diving
January 8, the National
An Editorial By Jorge
Collegiate Association of
Athletics passed the Freshman
Eligible Rule, allowing fresh
men to play on the varsity team.
Now Reid will join the Seniors,
Juniors, and Sophomores at
football camp, August 20.
This year Appalachian had the
best overall football record in the
crowned Anne Harris as Queen
’72. The Homecoming, arranged
by the Boosters Club, was
Friday, January 7.
Following the theme of “At the
Circus,” sponsors filed through a
circus tent. Crowning of Anne, as
queen, and Harry Miller, as Mr.
^eecaps, was the main event.
Decorations included the tent
with curtains through which
sponsors walked carrying
balloons. Each sponsor received
corsages. Qowns, completing the
joyful mood, performed stunts. A
shaggy lion also performed.
After introduction of sponsors.
Queen’s Court members, Peggy
Youngblood, Senior Court; June
Fisher, Junior Court; and Susan
Plyler, Sophomore Court,
received one rose and a banner.
Reid Squires, student body
president, then crowned the
queen, who received a bouquet of
red roses and a banner. Harry
then officially became Mr.
The two young mascots were
Ginger Waldrop, and Doug
Winecoff. Ginger, 6, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D.
Waldrop. Doug is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Winecoff.
Escorts for the occasion were
Jimmy Hahn, Tony Morton,
Jorge Moutous, and Reid Squires.
Cheerleaders made programs
for spectators containing a list of
the players and their sponsors.
John Baugh announced for the
evening. A pep band played the
musical arrangement, “At the
The committee of the Boosters
Club which arranged for
decorations was b«aded by
Debbie Newton. Students who
worked on decorations were
Marcia Carlson, Beverly Sanges,
Sammy Ferguson, Jorge
Moutous, Susan Doby, and Pam
Voting on Mr. Kneecaps began
Tuesday, January 4, and all
students voted by placing money
in jars designated for each Senior
Player. The selection honored
Harry’s ability as a player. Team
members selected the Queen
from those senior girls spon
soring senior boys. Boosters Club
members selected three girls to
serve on Sophomore, Junior, and
Students Study Studies
All students at Senior High
received registration sheets
Tuesday, January 4, for par
ticipation in the curriculum
Teaching Isn't So Easy
Some days ago, I was thinking
about how hard it is to be a
teacher, I mean a good teacher, a
good teacher in any country.
(Mrs. Gamewell tells me not to
write “he or She” because “he”
stands for both “he and she” in
the English language.)
Being a teacher doesn’t mean
only to go to a classroom, and in
front of twenty or more students
to begin talking about a certain
theme or a certain subject. It
takes a lot of study and work.
The studying of a teacher
doesn’t finish when he comes out
of college. It takes some study
every day because if one wants to
be a teacher, a real teacher, one
has to show his students how
exciting it is to learn.
Standing in front of a class
saying a lot of words or talking
monotonously, without showing
any interest in a subject is not
very exciting to students.
A teacher should try to perfect
himself, study, and show the
persons who are learning from
him, not only a subject, but life
too; that knowledge is never too
much, and life is always too
But, maybe, one cannot judge
himself; it is not easy to do it; but
when one wants to know it, he can
just look at his students, and he
can see drawn on their faces the
result of his work. If they are
awake, ready to listen and learn,
and to ask new questions, it is
because a teacher is doing a
A teacher should never be
satisfied with what he has; he
should always improve and never
stop, for the sake of his students
and for himself.
When many students flunk a
test a teacher should try to find
whose fault it is and what to do,
and when he finds the problem,
give it a solution.
Also, when a teacher is asked a
question, he shouldn’t go around
it with many difficult words, not
related to the answer. He
shouldn’t just give the answer,
and if unknown, tell students he
will try to find it. And the next
day be sure to have it and say it to
your students. Never leave them
with a question without an an
swer. He should try always to
make his subject easy to un
derstand and interesting, and the
success as a teacher will be his.
Maybe I am wrong in my
opinions, (that’s what they are,
just opinions), based in personal
experiences. But maybe they can
help somebody . . . and I hope so.
“Any volunteers for work?”
This was the question put to the
members of the Health Careers
At least fifteen members
signed up to work at different
businesses in Albemarle. Some of
these businesses included
Murrell’s Pharmacy, the Mental
Health Center, Doctor Qaude
Ballenger’s office, and the Stanly
Each person worked at least a
full day and while he worked he
was able to observe how each job
was done and the importance of
evaluation program soon to begin
at ASHS. These sheets served the
purpose of informing students
and their parents about the
program, and providing them
with forms to fill in that they
might serve on one of the com
mittees set to discuss particular
areas of the curriculum.
The sheet stated the purpose of
the program; to review the ob
jectives of each subject and to
determine how well the school
and faculty are meeting these
Any interested person, parent,
or stuolent may join this en
deavor. Evaluation committees
will make recommendations for
curriculum revisions to the ad
ministration for their con
At the present time, this study
is expected to involve four to
eight meetings. These meetings
will most probably be held at
night for the convenience of
parents and students.
EJeanor Gold, a transfer student from Shelby, N. C., arrives at A.S.H.S.
Eleanor Moves In
Senior High has received a
special delivery package from
Shelby, N. C. Her name is
Eleanor, a junior, is 16 years
old. She lives with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Gold, and
her nine year-old brother, Dick,
at 1307 6th Street. Mr. Gold is
Business Manager at Stanly
Technical Institute. The family is
currently attending Central
Eleanor likes to swim and is
interested in photography. An
avid musician, she writes and
plays her own guitar music and
plays the French horn in the
Eleanor is taking Chemistry,
Band, Advanced English III,
Algebra II, and French III.
When asked about first im
pressions of Senior High, she
replied, “The school seems so big
and the people have really been