“The only reward of virtue is virtue, the only way to have a friend is to be one. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson CIrirr ^rript VOLUME XVI W. P. GRIER JR. HIGH SCHOOL GASTONIA, N. C., MARCH, 1972 NO. 3 STUDENT COUNCIL GOES BIG-TIME SKAKESPEARES WANTED The 1972 Scholastic Creative Writing Awards were sponsored in our school by the journalism staff. Some seventy students showed up for the briefing in Mrs. Pendleton’s room. There were three categories in which students could enter their work: poetry, non-fiction articles, and short stories. February 14, Valentine’s Day, was set as the deadline for all entries. The judges, Mr. Charles Jarvis, Mrs. Geraldine Johnston, and Mrs. Pegay Tiddy, picked five entries to represent Grier in higher judgings. First place winners received ten dollars, second place received five dollars and third, four dollars. The authors of the winning composi tions now have a chance to win scholarships. Short Stories 1st-Cindy Dellinger for “A Touch of Evil” 2nd - Jerry Fleeman for “Valentine Race” Poetry 1st - Julie Cline for selected poems 2nd - Cindy Smith for selected poems 3rd - Melissa Patrick for selected poems Honorable Mention Ron Black Jill Mason Cindy Friday STUDENT DIRECTORY In January 1972, the Student Council decided to have Student Directories that cost 25^. A Stu dent Directory is a list of the student-body’s names, addresses, and telephone numbers. The Stu dent Council cleared almost $100 and the representatives sold about 500 booklets. There are about 1000 names in it. The Student Directory was last sold two years ago. W.D.N.C.A.S.C. Do you know what it means? It stands for Western District of North Carolina, Association of Student Councils. It sounds inter esting, right? Well, it is and more than ever this year. The reason for that is Grier is co-chairman this year with Ashbrook for the con vention. April 8th and 9th are the big dates for this. Right now, we need students from Grier to let delegates from other schools stay at their homes over night. The students who house people will be respon sible for giving the delegates trans portation to and from Ashbrook. Think it over and talk to your parents. It will be a lot of fun and you will gain a new friend. LEGS, LEGS, LEGS It was finally the time of year when the boys got to show off their legs. Of course, you know what I mean. It was for the March of Dimes. Two boys from each grade level painted their legs and collected money for the M.O.D. The ones that collected the most won the Leg Contest. 1st place went to David McClure with $82.00, 2nd place went to Milton Edwards with $60.00 and third place went to Tommy Sherman with $56.00. YOUR NAME IN PRINT This is for all those deprived persons that never got their names in the Grier Script! We wish we could write out everyone’s name but for lack of space let’s com promise. SIGN HERE Now, how does it look? Proud of it? Well it’s a start. When you get older and become famous your name will be in the paper. You can put it in your scrapbook along with this. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! “SWEETIE’’ HITS GRIER A play entitled “Sweetie” is being produced at Grier by the ninth grade. It is sponsored by the ninth grade class officers, aided by Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Duncan, and Mrs. Bingham. Tryouts for the parts have been held and are cast. Following are those in the play; Blair Broderick - Freddie Wells Slugger Batts - Pat Cole Dana Dumbro - Steve Williams Stanley Frost - Thomas Holland Dawn Sweet (Sweetie) - Ellen Hunter Nancy Haymire - Dana Martin Abby Gladwyn - Kathy Keith Alice Hornsby - Susan Daniels Tillie Frosh - Joanne Hull Blanche Dooley - Robin Greenwald Various committees will be needed for scenery, costumes, props, make-up, ticket sales, etc. Members of the ninth grade will be responsible for this. The story of the plays concerns a man (Blair Broderick) who just accepted a job in a firm where it is an instated rule that all men must be married. The problem is that Blair is not married and the boss wants to meet his wife. One thing leads to another and WOW! The play is tentatively set for' the latter part of March. HAPPY MOTORING!!! 9th Grade students had better start paying close attention to all those “gas” and “car” commercials on T.V. because soon they’re going to be taking “driversed”!! Yes, it’s true!! Mr. John Kinlaw, 9th Grade P.E. teacher at Grier last year, recently came to talk to the students about drivers education. He explained in detail the different courses that are going to be given. Blanks were then passed out and students were sent back to home room to fill them out. Everyone really appreciated the time and trouble that Mr. Kinlaw went to in order to talk to us!! So teachers get out your crash helmets and nerve tablets!! You never know when you may pass one of us on the road!!! P.T.A. The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Grier met on Tuesday evening, January 25, 1972. Devo tions were given by Susan Garrison and Kelly Rice. Mr. Dave Belton presided over the meeting, and nominations were made for next year’s slate of officers. Mrs. Jones’ room had the greatest attendance, Mr. Britt’s room was second place. Also discussed was the money spent and received in our fund raising projects, the barbeque and bridge benefit. Our ILibrary’s financial needs were mentioned also. Mr. Rogers then introduced four quest speakers all specialitsi in the field of our curriculum. Mr. Clark spoke on guidance counseling, Mrs. Ange discussed special services, Mr. Percy Weeks spoke on Social Studies, .and Mr. Charles Jarvis told of the relation ship between Language Arts and Social Studies. The meeting was then closed by Mr. Rogers. SPORTSMANSHIP Sportsmanship at all of Grier’s games should be at its best, especially at home games. The students at home games have beent excellent except for once, at the Shelby game. We hope the sports manship at the rest of the year continues to be good. TO KNOW I ask myself most every day Why that I should Feel This way To be contented deep inside To want to try all things untried. I think that it must truly be To know there is eternity To know there is a God above To know I have my parent’s love To have a friend and be one too To know that when each day is through The sun will rise again Leaving you the world to win! Cindy Smith

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