“The only reward of virtue is virtue, the only way to have a friend is to be one. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson VOLUME XVI W. P. GRIER JR. HIGH SCHOOL GASTONIA. N. C., APRIL, 1972 NO 3 SPRING HAS SPRUNG!! WDNCASC AprU the 8th was the date of the N. C. Association of Student Councils Convention. The conven tion was held at Ashbrook High. At the convention elections were held for officers of the western district. Our own president Lynne Triminal is running for secretary. Workshops and discussion groups were held. In the discussion groups problems that student councils have were brought up at these con ventions and all schools benefit from the meeting. APRIL 22, SAT. MAKE UP DAY It was snowing rather heavily when everyone woke up. Everyone was shouting “No school!” But then after it started melting every one got the scare that they usu ally get. When will the day they missed be made up? Some thought it would be during Easter, others thought it would be added onto the end of the year, but the school board said it would be held on Sat., April 22. So it looks like you won’t be able to stay home and watch Tom and Jerry that day. IT’S SPRING! Flowers are blooming Birds are singing Butterflies are flying Spring is springing Trees are budding Bees are humming Grass is growing Spring is coming Puppies are playing Love is near Clouds are floating Spring is here People are lazy Winter is past Skies are blue It.s spring, at last! Anonymous ‘PUPPY LOVE” “Puppy Love” will be the theme of the 1972 ninth grade prom. The prom which is sponsored by the ninth-grade officers will be held in the gym on May 5*. The dress will be formal. The price will be $1.50 stag, and $2.00 drag. The prom will be open for ninth grad ers only. The plans are now being made and from the way things look now, it will really be a big success. Boys, you better ask your date now, because the girls are going fast!! THE “SWEETIE” NEWS The ninth grade class play is underway. Practices for all of the three act play have begun. The players are busy memorizing their parts while committees are grad ually getting their jobs done, q Revisions, adjustments and mi nor details worry the prop man agers while hilarious practices take place almost every afternoon in the auditorium. The production crew is shooting for April 14 as the opening day. Everyone is invited. A small ad mission will be charged. OFFICE ASSISTANTS 1972-73 The new office assistants for next year are the following ; Mallory Penland, Bari Ram sey, Buddy Flake, Sonny Melton. Butch Finch, John Bolin, Barbara Howe, Sins Williams. Their duties are collecting at tendance cards distributing the bulletin, running errands, answer ing the phone, keeping the office supplied with materials, and dup licating material for teachers. Elizabeth Brooks was Grier’s representative in the Gaston County Spelling Bee, where she won. Elizabeth will now participate in the Regional Spelling Bee in Charlotte, April 21, at the Charlotte Observer Building. NEW CARPET New carpet was put in the library at the first of March. It was provided by the PTA of our school. This is an added luxury to our great Grier Jr. High. PICTURES TAKEN (Say Cheese!) On January 27, 1972 pictures were taken at Grier Jr. High. Students were called to the audi torium by homerooms. The ninth grade went first and finished a little after ten o’clock. The eighth grade came next. Last but not least was the seventh grade. All students are fairly surprised that they did not break the camera. Pictures will arrive in about three weeks. G. 1. WEEK (Operation: Get Involved) Purpose: To promote respect for our world, country, community, environment, and our school. Monday; International Brother hood and Universal Peace Theme: Respect for everyone Dress; Blue Jeans and a flower Goal; A better understanding of each other and clutivation of a peaceful attitude individually Homeroom Activities: Putting up flags from different countries and banners. Tuesday: Red, White and Blue Day Theihe: Respect for our Country Dress: Red, White and Blue Goal: To promote patriotism Homeroom Activities; Fly flags and put up banners with patri otic theme Wednesday: Respect for our Com munity “Company’s a Coming” Theme; Honor Community Ser vants Dress; Dress up Day - Something nice Goal: To develop respect for and a better understanding of our own community and its servants. Thursday: Respect Our Earth Theme; Ecology Dress; Green, White and Yellow Goal; To promote an awareness of the problems that we ourselves cause by pollution Homeroom Activities: Pick up trash around each homeroom Friday: Respect Our School Day Theme: Students, parents, and teachers Day. Dress; Black and Gold Goal; Better communications be tween the school and the home and better relations between students and faculty Activities: Softball games between teachers and students. This is just a brief summary of the activities planned for the week of April 10. NEWS BRIEF It was announced that another Gastonia school will have the W.D.N.C.A.S.C. Convention next spring. Hunter Huss High School will hold the convention. Let’s all support them; even under the cross-town Rivalry.

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