North Carolina Newspapers

    rri^7"te Paid Four Students
By Carr^^^
Through tlie icc of the student
oody, The M\.ry Potter Gazette, we
pay tribute to Janet Clayton Bap-
jah Holman, fifteen year old jun-
tiste, seventeen year old senior; Eli-
ior; Harold Glover, fifteen year
old sophomore; and Arncthia Mc
Ghee, fourteen year old freshman.
You were chosen from 484 high
school students for your scholastic
standing, your personality, your ini
tiative, your cooperation and es
pecially for your genuine desire to
excel in all endeavors and to serve
in all capacities when called upon.
You have given unlimited time and
patience to many of the school or
ganizations. The four of you repre
sent us well in activities wthiti
our district and state, and you hum
bly serve continuously seeking no
praise but enjoying immensely the
desire to be of service to someone.
You, in your youthful lives realize
the enjoyment received in sharing
and helping others.
Janet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Baptiste of this city, loves
to read, sew, dance, and wear beau
tiful clothes. She is a comely young
w man who desires to become a so
cial worker.
She knows that hard work and
fortitude are necessary assets to
meet the challenges that life offers.
Being a senior, Janet, has chosen
to become one of the number who
will attend Central State, Wilber-
force, Ohio, after graduation.
In school she is either in class or
busily engaged in seven leading
school organizations and holds of
fice in six.
Janet also feels that our race must
continuously struggle for equality;
this is noticed in her zealous work
with the N.A.A.C.P.
She is an active member of the
Timothy Darling Presbyterian
Church. Her advice to underclass
men is strive ever to succeed.
Second, stepping into the Autumn
spotlight representing the Junior for
1963-64 is Elijah Holman, the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Holman.
His curriculum includes 5 challeng
ing courses, but he still has time
to participate in 7 extra-curricular
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SuiJeiils of ihe Month arc Arnethia McGhee, Janet Baptiste, Harold
Glover, Elijah Holman.
Mary Potter Adds
New Teachers
Mary Potter Junior and Senior
High Departments have added six
•lew members to its faculty; Mrs.
tVillie Bullock Gibson who teaches
grade 7-WG; Miss Icelcan Levonne
Davis, 6-D; Henry Joy, band mu
sic; Willie “Pete” Hayes, Physical
Education; Theodore Burnis Thorn
ton, Industrial Arts; and Harold
Elmore Wade, English.
Miss Davis, Joy, Hayes and
riiornton have much in common in
‘.hat they arc alumni of Hillside
High School in Durham, N. C.
Mrs. Willie Bullock Gibson, na
tive Oxlordian, is an alumna of
Mary Porff-r. and a graduate of
Vorih Caro ( •■ll ,>’,u v ht-re
aiajoicd in elementary education.
She received her M.A. degice from
die same institution in elementary
.'ducation. Her experiences are va
ried in that she has taught in Mor-
;anton, N. C., Toler High, Shaw
High, and Angicr B. Duke Schools
ui Granville County.
To the student body she gives
these challenging words: “To
achieve in this changing society, one
must remember that the heights by
great men reached and kept were
not attained by sudden flight. But
they, while their companions slept,
were toiling upward in the night.’’
With an elementary major. Miss
Davis graduated from Bennett Col
lege in Greensboro in 1961. She
taught in the North Wayne Ele
mentary School in Goldsboro, N. C.
While commenting about education
and its importance she gave her
recipe for success to the seniors:
Strive always and continuously for
an education, and a goal and suc
cess can he yours. Miss Davis is
a native of Durham.
Joy is a native of Durham and
a 1963 graduate of North Carolina
College in Durham, N. C. As band
director, he finds his first teaching
experience quite busy and stimulat
ing in that he provides band in-
structinis for G. C. Hawley and
Mary Potter High Schools.
J oy says that he is enjoying
working with the band and that he
has received wonderful cooperation
and a wholesome atmosphere in
which to work. He is married to
the former Ernestine Steward of
Utx)n graduating from North
Carolina College with a B.S. degree
in Physical Education, Willie “Pete’’
Hayes taught one year in Winton,
N. C., before coming to this insti-
tion as football coach and Physical
Education instructor.
Hayes, a Durhamite, finds the fac
ulty frictidly ui..^ the W'. !; sfmii
He is married lo the former Dor
cas Carter of Durham and is the
father of one son, Theodore, age six.
Thornton, is a native of Durham
and a graduate of A. & T. College
in Greensboro, N. C., where he ma
jored in Industrial Arts. He has
done further study at the same in
stitution, and is a Captain in the
United States Army Reserve. His
present teaching assignment is In
dustrial Arts and mathematics.
He is married to the former Caro
lyn Inson of Durham, N. C., and
is the father of three children, two
daughters, Susan and Gail, ages 4
and 3, and a son, Ricky, age 2.
Wade is a native of Huntsville,
.■\labama and a Stillman College
graduate, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He
majored in English and minored in
Spanish during his undergraduate
days. He has done further study
in English at the same institution.
.A.t present he is assigned to teach
Eleventh Grade English, Sociology
and Economics; he has an Eleventh
Grade Homeroom.
Before coming to Mary Potter,
Wade played professional basebail
with the Minnesota Twins Farm
Club in Wythcville, Va., and from
there was transferred to Erie, Penn
After marchinc the tune “Pnmn
an-l Circumstance,’’ Mary Potter
Student Council officers began their
installation program w i * h former
principal of Mar>’ Potter and pres
ent Hillside Principal, John Harding
Lucas, as guest speaker.
The Student Council Song was
sung by the audience and prayer
was rendered by Mrs. Mary Wim
berly Gant, Mary Potter counselor,
hloriatta Gilrca'h, Vertie Bagby
and -Rjrll • ■- •,- ••'Ti,,
tl^atiLudes.’ 'liie Principal, Jimmie
Guidance activities throughout
November and December will in
clude sessions, testing and guidance
talks relative to good study habits
and the importance of staying in
school, reports the counselor, Mrs.
Mary Wimberly Gant.
Senior conferences are in prog
ress relative to college selection, fil
ing of applications and information
concerning the College Entrance
Examination Board, (CEEB). This
activity will continue throughout
the year.
Conferences are scheduled and in
progress for all students in grades
nine through twelve. The best time
to plan for a conference is during
the study hour for convenience, but
it is permissible to come during
class period for a few minutes if
the need arises.
The counselor is available to help
students along lines of education
and occupational information rela
tive to post high school education
plans, post high school employment,
job opportunities, apprenticeship
programs and high school adjust
Guidance talks will be made to
class groups and homeroom classes
emphasizing the importance of good
study habits and staying in school.
Special suggestions on ‘‘Rules for
Efficient Study’’ have been distrib
uted to all grades five through
High School testing activities pri
or to the holiday season will include
the Differential Aptitude Test
(D.VT), School and College Ability
Test (SC-Vf), Sequential Test of
Educational Progress (STEP) and
the Otis Quick Scoring Mental Abil
ity Test.
Results irom the Preliminary
Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)
are expected in December. Confer
ences as lo the results will be held
giving interpretation of scores to
the thirty-seven juniors who took
the test in October.
All juniors planning to take the
National Merit Scholarship Quali
fying Test (NMSQT) March 10,
1964, are registering now. The re
sults of this test reveal how elev
enth graders here rate as compared
with eleventh graders throughout
the nation.
Fourteen seniors have registered
to take the Cooperative Intercolleg
iate Examination Program (CIEP)
on December 3, at Henderson In
stitute. They are Eugene Gee, Jac
queline .^.tkins, Ernest Bibby, Cla
rice Pearson, Thelma Witherspoon,
Kennetl Burnett, Howard Wilker-
sen, Gloria Pickett, Annette Ander
son, Janet Baptiste, Claude .■\nder-, Tony Ch:indler, Robert Hester
and Robert Taylor.
\’aughan Morris installed the offi
cers and repicaentatives, and pre
sented the gavel to President, Jo
seph Colson, Jr. Colson present
ed the guest speaker whose subject
was “The V.IT.’s’’ Mr. Lucas stat
ed that V.I.P. meant Very Import
ant People. He, however, gave each
letter different values.
V is for Vision. He pointed out
that you must have mental win
dows m order to look into the fu-
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T is for Integrity. You must be
honvat and sincere in dealing with
your fellow man.
P is for Perseverance. Be stead
fast and possess the quality that
will enable you to give stubborn
continuance. Perseverance, he con
tinued, will cultivate quality irr
leadership, fellowship and charac
ter. Mr. Lucas concluded with this
thought: “Whatsoever things are
true, whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure, what
soever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report, think on
these things.’’
The assembly was concluded with
the Alma Mater by the audience
and the recessional of the Student
Council participants.
National Day Oi
Mourning OfoserveA^
Sealed left lo right arc Theodore Thornton, Miss Icelean Davis, and
Heniy Joy. Standing are Harold Wade and Willie Hayes.
National Day of Mourning for
.^resident John Fitzgerald Kennedy
was observed by the Mary Potter
faculty and student body.
The American Le :ion Post 166
of which William Peace is Sergeanl-
at-.'Vrms gave a brief ceremony at
the facade of the .'■.dministralion
building on the pavilion.
Teachers, dressed in black, lined
both sides of the walkway with the
student body surrounding them.
During the jTlaying of the Na
tional Anthem Peace [ire.senled arms
lo which ail present saluted the col-
or.''.. Ihe 2,ir(! and 24th chapters
of Ps.ilms were read by the Rev
erend Roscoe Walks, Pastor of the
I imothy Darling Prsbyterian
Prayer was offered oy the Rev
erend Hampton Umstcad, Post
Chaplain, and taps were sounded by
Timothy Gregory, eleventh grader.
^^Birthday of a King”
Presented Dec. 15
“The Birthday of a King’’, a
a pageant showing “The Annuncia
tion,’’ “The End of the Journey”
and “Christmas dJ^ was present
ed Dec. IS, by the High School and
Elementary Departments.
The major participants were
Juanita Purycar as Narrator; Glor
ia Brown as Mary; Archie McNeill
as Joseph; and Sherwood Spells as
The twenty-two character pag
eant is part of the Christmas fes
tivities presented annually by the
Junior and Senior drama groups,
along with the Mary Potter Choral
A Narrator told the Christmas
story portrayed against the back
ground of appropriate scenery and
Christmas music.
Various musical selections includ
ed in the pageant were “Bethlehem
Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive,’’
“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,”
“Glory to God in the Hignest,” and
“There’s a Song in the Air.”
The directors of the pageant were
Mrs. Roberta Ellis Howell, music;
Mrs. Bessie BizzellQ Redding and
Leonard Platt, dramatic skills and

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