rri^7"te Paid Four Students ^.ammc 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 See TRIBUTE Page 9 SuiJeiils of ihe Month arc Arnethia McGhee, Janet Baptiste, Harold Glover, Elijah Holman. \^OL. LXVIII—NO. I OXFORD, N. C., DECEMBER 1963 PRICE 10c 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 Durham. 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 lating. 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 sylvania. See TEACHERS Page 9 MR. LUCAS 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 VIEWED 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 ment. 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 twelve. 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- r.cn, 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- i * • , ♦ » - 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^ STt 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 Churcti 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 Herod. 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 Club. 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 scenery.