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September 16, 1992 page seven
Elections, continued from page one
emphasized. Heather Shook spoke of dedica
tion, enthusiasim, and the future, saying “I will
make this an unforgettable freshman year.”
The four candidates for secretary were
Taylor Armstrong, Jennifer Faircloth,Rebekah
McRoy, and Mary Pulley, who was the even
tual winner. Taylor Armstrong stressed team
work and class unity in her speech. She also
told us to “Remember to vote.” Jennifer
Faircloth emphasized being on the ball and
there for the class, especially by saying “ I plan
to be here for you.” Mary Pulley, who turned
out to be the winner, opened her speech by
singing a song aboutherself to the tune of “The
Adams Family.” She then proceeded to talk
about her experience and excitement about the
Candidates for treasurer were Shannon
Brittain, Inga Lanier , Kristi Merrell, and
Catherine Walker, Shannon Brittain spoke to
the audience about her past experience as a
treasurer and her leadership qualities. She
closed her speech by saying “A penny saved is
a penny earned.” Inga Lanier told the crowd
about her leadership experience and about her
preparation to serve the class as treasurer.
Kristi Merrrell emphasized her high school
experience and her ability to work with others.
Catherine Walker talked about how she liked
to keep everyhthing in order and finished off
by saying “So far I haven’t gone into debt!”
Finally, the candidates for Class Histo
rian were Amy Dunn and Rebekka Heffinger.
Amy Dunn stressed hard work and leadership.
Rebekka Heffinger stressed her creativity and
the fact that she was not afraid to “get in there”
and make a fool of herself at any time.
Letter to the Editor
continued from page two
men did. I want to say another special Thank
You to the student advisors. All of you did a
wonderful job and I am very proud of you.
Thank you for all of the help and support that
you all gave to me during orientation. You all
have found a place in my heart and given me
something to treasure about my senior year.
Don’t ever forget that YouDoMakeA Differ
ence and your job is a very special one. I
would also like to thank our advisor. Marge
Stevens. Without her, I never would have
made it through my 4th freshmen orientation.
Thanks again to everyone!
Dawnyelle Thrush, Chief Student Advisor
Recycle, continued from page two
I am afraid that recycling for me has be
come like slipping an extra five dollars in the
collection plate because I know I’m going to
outline my research paper during the sermon.
Because I recycle most of the time, I can wink at
my occasional slackness. Knowing that so many
others are recycling. I’ve become less con
cerned about my own habits. I have come to
regard recycling as a solution to—rather than a
symptom of—an ever-growing problem.
Now that recycling is easier, both we old-
timers and the newly converted should redouble
our efforts. But that is only the first step. We
must admit that recycling alone is not enough,
and we must make our voices heard. As con
sumers we should write letters demanding re
form from companies that flood the market with
wasteful packaging. Public opinion persuaded
even the all-mighty McDonalds to mend its
ways. As communities we should question our
legislators before they spend our tax dollars on
yet another recycling program. With our voice
and our votes, we should force policy-makers to
devote as much attention to reducing trash as
they do to recycling it.
We must also practice what we preach.
Using a coffee mug instead of a paper cup,
taking a canvas bag to the grocery store, and
using cloth napkins and dish towels in our kitch
ens are things we can do easily every day—
small thing that make a big difference. As we
continue to recycle our garbage, we can begin to
revolutionize our thinking.
Friday, Sept 18
All re-entry students are
invited to join us for subma
rine sandwiches. Come meet
other WINGS students.
$4.00 per person
Fall leadership conference
scheduled for this weekend
by Cheryl Smith, Program Director
On Sept. 18 and 19, the Office of Student
Activities and Leadership Development is spon
soring the Fall Leadership Training Conference
at the Howard Johnson Crabtree Plaza. The
theme of the conference is “Designing Women
for the Future.” The purpose of the conference
is to provide an opportunity for delegates from a
variety of campus organizations to get motivated
about and prepared for the upcoming year. Del
egates will learn new skills and information that
can be taken back to benefit their organizations.
The conference begins Friday, September
18 with a sit-down dinner and presentation from
keynote speaker Renee Keever. Ms. Keever, a
1979 Meredith College graduate, currently serves
as Director of Development for the International
Service Research Honor Society. Following the
keynote, students will meet in small groups to
discuss delegation, time and stress management,
conflict management, and self-esteem. Friday
night’s events will end with a special activity to
get students working together creatively.
On Saturday, September 19, students will
begin the day learning about “The Seven Habits
of Highly Effective People.” Students will then
choose between attending one of three sessions-
Workforce 2000: Preparing for Your Future as a
Professional Woman, Effective Meetings, and a
panel of alumnae who will discuss “Maximizing
Your Potential” at Meredith College. The con
ference will conclude with a session on motiva
The Office of Student Activities looks for
ward to this opportunity to help Meredith Col
lege students learn new leadership skills that will
assist them while in college and for years to
come. The main goal of this conference is to
design women leaders for the future!
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