North Carolina Newspapers

Volume 6
Number 2
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
March 27, 1987
Jason Sullivan works on his remote control robot.'
This year three seniors
from NCSSM have received
the Morehead Scholarship
for UNC-Chapel Hill:
Steve Aldrich, Cindy Dy,
and Cate Shappley.
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On April 4 and 11
semi-finalists will be
visiting the NCSSM campus
to have their interviews,
the third step in the
admissions process.
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sab's activities for
April include a Hall
Theme dance and Friends
of the College passes to
the Requiem on April 4, a
band show on April 5, and
bowling on April 12. Also
on April 12 a Color
Analysis Workshop will be
offered to the first
twelve students who sign
up. The Roommate Game
will continue throughout
the month of April, and
SAB is planning Perils of
the Water, relay races in
the water.
Harvey Miranda has been
selected to participate
in this year's Youth For
Understanding (YFU)
International Exchange
Program and will spend
this summer in Finland
with a host family.
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The NCSSM Science
Olympiad team came in
second at the state
competition this Saturday
in Salisbury.
The Dean of Students
recently approved a
proposal that students be
allowed to have cars for
prom weekend. Packets of
information and permis
sion forms will be out
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By Kathy Anderson and
Susan R. Wallace
Not many students
get the opportunity to
spend a week at the beach
for academic credit.
But ll*«tudents used
their time at Carolina
Beach to increase their
German skills.
This was just one of
the many interest
ing projects going on
during SPW..
"It's Important foi.
students to find some
thing they are good at.
They get out of it what
they put into it," said
math teacher Dan Teague.
Two groups of
students worked on
problems for the upcoming
Odyssey of the Mind
competition. Both teams
won first place in their
categories and awards for
creativity at the OM
regional^ in Raleigh.
"SPW was an
experience about life in
the real world. We ran
into a lot of pitfalls,
but it made winning more
meaningful," said
Jennifer Ollnger.
Jennifer's team
designed and built a
self-propelled vehicle
out of a skateboard and
fire exstlngulsher that
fit into two suitcases.
The other OM team built
an 11-lnch balsa wood
structure that supported
143 pounds.
Although SPW started
in 1980, Sharing Day has
only been a part of the
week since 1984 when it
was introduced by art
instructor Joe Liles.
"I thought Sharing
Day would be a good idea.
It's a community-wide
event to celebrate SPW,"
Liles said.
"It's an ideal way
to honor the school's
commitment to independent
study," said SPW
committee chairman. Dr.
Beth Timson.
"I feel like I missed out
on a lot because I was at
home sick the whole
week," said Joey Staler.
"It was too short — we
really needed the extra
day that we had last
year," said Ray Kennedy.
"SPW was a great way to
get to work on my
Mentorship for an entire
week. I got more done
then than all of the rest
of my mentorships
conblned!" said Wade
"I loved SPW! I didn't
want to go back to
classes. Not only did I
have fun with my project,
I learned a lot too,"
said Heather Kane.
Mon Peng Yeuh engraves a day vase,

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