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    Pubished Each Thursday Sine* January 18.1973
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News Briefs
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PSHS Students
Participate in
Special Olympics
by Yvonne Barnes Dial
. May 19-22 marked a day tor tun.
challenge. and excitement for PSHS
students who participated in the
Special Olympic Gaines at PSl'
Coached by Delores McGirt and
Betty Bridgers. the following students
participated in a game of volleyball
Ann Strickland. James Jackson.
Melissa Locklear. Billy Lavinei
Senonta Bethan. Selena Jacobs, and
Tabitha Oxendine The team also
received a silver medal
j Coached by Warren Purcell and
* Wendy Barton. Oric Locklear. Donald
Smith. Steven Gist, Freddie Jacobs.
Maurice McMiUian, Robert Jones.
Franklin Cummings. Willie Maynoi
Thomas Monroe. Jonathan Murra\
and C hris Blue participated in a game
of Softball and won the Gold Medal
award
John Hodges, soc tal studies teacher,
directed tus fifth annual "Battle of
Tfettysburg'" dranrarizatfonMav 31 ai
the Purnell Swett High School Football
Stadium
The Athletic department held its
annual golf tournament Saturdac. Ma\
28 at the Riverside Golf Course
Supt Purnell
Swett Named to
School Task Force
Public Schoolsof Robeson County
Superintendent Pumell Swett has been
named to the public school
administration task force by Gov emor (
Jim Hunt
The task torce has been charged
with analyzing existing ratios of local ,
public school administrators to ,
teachers and students and to determine ,
the ratio necessary to effectively and ,
efficiently administer quality ,
education at the local level. TTte task
force is also to develop guidelines for
local public school administrators to ,
follow in implementing more effective
and efficient administration The task (
force' s findings and recommendations
are to the state board of education by
February I. 1995
Mr Swett is one of onl\ three
superintendents on the task force
which also includes three principals,
three teachers, twelve business and
industry leaders, the director of state
personnel, the state auditor, the
superintendent of public instruction
and the state budget officer.
Eight Robeson
Students Named
PSU Chancellor's
Scholars
Eight Seniors front Lumberton
Senior High. Fairmout Senior High.
St Pauls High and Puntell S wen High
have been named Chancellor s
Scholars at Pembroke State
University for the l<W4-V5 academu
vear
Angela Dawu Hagans trom
Lumberton Senior High is the
daughter of Mr and Mrs Glenn
Hagans. Holly Hunt from Fairmont
Senior High is the daughter of Mi
and Mrs Hollie Hunt. Jeremy
Matthew Isom from Lumberton
Senior High is the son of Mr and Mrs
Dannv Isom. Lisa Jones from
Fairmont Senior High is the daughter
KAr An<4 ki~. I ?? B.ix.
v/? ITU aiiu nus IX5ICI Odiuw III.
Brandon E. Locklear from Purnell
Swett High is the son of Mr and Mrs
Kenneth E. Locklear. 7racy McNeill
firom St. Pauls High is the daughter of
Mr and Mrs Hubert McNeill, h
Judith Osecfueda from St Pauls High
is the Mr and Mrs. Ramon Oseueda.
and William Storms. Ill from
Lumberton^ienior High is the son ot
Mr and Mrs William Storms
Hagans plans to major in
mathematics education. Hunt plans
to major in business administration
Isom plans to major in biolog). Jones
plans to major in an. Lockleai plan>
to major in biolog-, McNeill is
undecided about hermaior Oseuueda
plans to major in psvcholog-. and
Storms plans to major in biolog)
1 pre-dentistry i.
For the first time this tall, a
Chancellor's Scholar at Pembroke
State University receives S3.000 a
vear to attend PSl This almost
:ompletelv covers the lull expenses
3f a student living on campus with a
full meal plan Cost for an in state
resident, including tuition and fees,
room, and full meal plan is S3 550 a
vear
C hance llur s Scholars take spec tal
:ourses. do a Master s type tliesis.
ind receive special honors at
:ommencement
CHOOSE TRADITION
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Eastern N.C. Students Attend ECU
Legislators Program
A total of 292 junior high and
senior high students from the eastern
' half of the state have been selected to
participate in a residential program
for young leaders at East Carolina
University this summer
I The students will spend two weeks
at ECU as participants in the I9V4
Legislators' School for Youth
leadership Development The
program which consists of activities
Jo develop the students leadership,
thinking and communication skills, is
operated by the ECU Rural Education
Institute
A similar program for potential
leaders in western North I arolina is
being held at Western Carolina
University m Cullowhee
Rising eighth and ninth grade
Students attending the eastern
Legislators' School will be on campus
for a June IWJuly I session, and
students who will be in grades 10-12
will attend a July 3-July 15 session
The students will be housed an campus
All expenses are paid from funds
provided by the N C General
AsKmblv
Both sessions consist of
workshops, field trips, outdooi
adventures, seminars and a variety of
cultural and recreational activities
North C arolina traditions, present
conditions and future development
are a pnmarv focus of all Legislators'
School sessions
The Legislators School series was
begun io foster leadership qualities
among the state's school-aged vouth
who are not being serv ed by the public
schools piograms tor gifted and
talented students Most of the students
selected io participate in Legislators'
school -essurns are from rural areas
across the region
Students who will attend
Legislators School at ECl' from our
area ant as follows Fairmont. Torn
Webb. Junior. Lumberton. Shenv
Alex -senior. Tillman Oxendine.
senior, beverlv Jacobs. Junior. Jeffery
lung. Junior EdwardLockiear. Junior.
Jessica McNait. Junior. Amanda
Sampson. Junior Sherell Shaw,
lunior. Ja> Dee Tippets. Junior.
Maxton Christopher Scott Cole.
Senior. Hal Marsh Hunt. Junior.
Jessica Nona Lambert. Junior. Selena
Ann Lockiear Junior. Michael
Pegueae. Junior. Parfctan JoshSealey.
Junior. Rowland Adam Moaer. Junior.
Si Pauls Erica E McQueen. Senior.
Belinda Gail Pan. Senior
Jacobs and Hunt Selected Top Seniors at
Purnell Swett Senior High School
Puniell Swett High Sellout has
chosen Valedictorian and Saluiatoriaii
for the graduating class of '94
Ramon Jacobs was selected as
Salutatonan and Alisha Hunt was
chosen as Valedictorian
Ramon is son to Eddie and Rose
Jacobs of Pembroke He has been
actively involved in organization
activities, enrichment programs, and
sports Activities he lias been involved
in include. Native American
Association serving as secretary
>pamsh club serving as vice-president
and President Pep Club. AlSLS
National Honor Society, school
marshal, empty stocking fund, citizen
bee. science olympiad, church food
drive. Church Christmas play, and
Church choir, peer mediation
workshop. Duke Universitv s Talent
Identification program member,
certification class for CPR. Summer
Ventures in math and science at ECl
He was accepted toGovemor s school
West for Summer of 1993. 1 lined
National Indian Tribal Youth in St
Paul. Minnesota, and NC Native
American Youth Organization ai
Greenville. NC Special honors
Ramon lias received include who <
students, semi finalist to NC Sehoof
of Math and Science. Advanced
Placement English Award. Most likel >
to succeed, keyboard and typing
award, computer applications award.
Btoiog . tumors awatd and ail county
academic learn tor tenuis award He
also pamupated in the quiz bowl
ranking in the top four, and as a page
for Hou*e ot Representative. Ronnie
sunon
Alisha Hunt is the daughter of
lames uid Alice Hunt also of
Pembroke she also has participated
inextrai utricular activihesand school
andtommunm involvement She has
participated as a athlete in volleyball
and basketball Other activities she
was involved in included quiz bowl,
student ouncil. vice president, class
presidem. ambassador, student council
reporter lournalism yearbook, editor.
American Indian Science and
Engineering Native American
Student Association. Citizen Bee.
special llvtnpics Volunteer Awards
and honors which she has received
include superintendent's award,
principal saw aid and highest OPA in
English ' I ueoinctrv. Algebra II and
Spanish site also has attended the
following universities to expand her
academic skills C larkson University
in Potsdam. N Y University of Iowa
in Iowa t ttv. ( all forma Institute of
Technology in Pasadena and
University of i ofotado in DnuMwiif
the American Indian Science and
Engineering Society office
Both students were also honored
at their graduation June 6 in the
Performing Arts Center at PSU
AJiaha Hunt
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Raraeo Jacobi
Pembroke karate Warriors Reap Honors
J AO Turk won Do Pembroke A urate H amor h inner*
that competed and won at the Jim Henien 4th i initial
karate Opening held May 2k. 1994 at Fayetterilir State
I 'niversity in FayetteviHe, V(. are as follow*: Left to right
are Misti Henderson (1stplace f ighting, kola and Musical
koto, 2nd place weapons). Oscar Henderson t Instructor)
and Kicky Woodell (2nd place fighting, koto, and musical
koto).
a
Pictured from Iff 110 right is: Ricky H oodell ret etvtng
his first degree Block bell Rook in Toe k**m Do from
Instructor Johnny Hood ell. Before receiving this Bell
Ricky worked long ond hurd for five yemrs to ochieve this
gool. Congratulations Ricky, Pembroke Korute Hurrior.
Students Revitalize Indian Publication
American Indian students at the
University of Arizona in Tucson are
celebrating the revival of the student
publication "RED INK' at the Ua
American Indian Graduate C entei
Editorial board members of the
American Indian journal credit their
own vision, faculty and admuustrati ve
inspiration, and commitment and
financial support from the UA to the
rebirth of their publication
"To be a part of a group that hail
a vision and to see it come to fruition
is very gratifying", said editorial board
member Terry C Abrams. a UA
philosophy maior of Seneca and
Mohawk descent from the Tonawamla
Reservation near Akron. N Y . "We
want RED INK' to be accessible to
everyone American Indians should
have something that speaks 10 then
interests and needs "
Making the change from an
American Indian student newspapet
to a broader journal that incorporate^
tasues. cultures, historv puetrv and
publication reviews has taken ? lone
but worthwhile road
The idea for "RED INK" *a?
conceived in 198V when a group >'
American Indian grass ro?ns
lournalists seriously considered
creating a channel to publish the
thoughts, ideas and mnovatioas of
American Indian students Students
developed the first issue, considered
radical in ns tone, as e celebration of
release Mom past suppression Thev
planted a seed thai would sprout atuun
With changes in student
membership, the second issue,
published in IVVI. bad a more
scholarly tone However, financial
difficulties and other changes forced
a two year lapse before the publication
was revived
Board members agreed that" RED
INK" should be written bv the
members ol native communities and
b\ those intimatelv attached to those
vommumties The board is concerned
with informing natives - young and
old. urban and rural, secular and sacred,
the scholarly and the mass roots Yet
with the larger world in mind, they
also want publications bv natives to
enlighten tne non-Indian reader to the
conditions and meanings of native
life Ml of these compose the purpose
of "RED INK "
This publication brings Che past
and the present together and sends us
into the future I'm glad to be a part of
?t " stud another board member. J
' edrick A nods a l.umbee from
Pembroke M and a master ?
.andidair ii< political science
11n ? urrcm munis -if RED
INK looksai issuer related lolnduui
self deieimutation, gaming as a
battlefield hit Indian sovereignty and
intertribal confrontations, at well aa
personal histories cultural poetry,
creative essays and more, all wnnen
by American Indian students, teachers
and leaden
RED INK" officials anticipate
publishing the journal three times a
year The spring 1994 issue is free
while supplies last Subsequent issues
/?an be purchased through subscription
S10 for indi viduals. $ 15 for academic
departments and S20 for libraries or
museums The goal of the editorial
and advisory boards is to make the
loumal self-supporting
Besides Abrams and Woods,
editorial board members include
Samuel R Cook, who has a master's
degree ut American Indian studies.
Charles R England. A Cherokee/
Shoshone and graduate student in
American Indian studies. Vickie L
Jaimez. a descendant of the Cherokee
Nation and graduate student in
American Indian studies. Alien P
Speights, a Houma Indian and
graduate student in American Indian
studies, and UA law student Amy L
Locklear. a Lumbee from Pontine
Mich
The board invites all readers with
s vested interest in American Indian
.ommunities to submit articles,
reviews, creative writing, poem,
graphic art aad photography for
pghstcahon For mom Information,
ndiat riptnei it mhmmmri guirhiiaee
contact REDINK".I6I0E Seventh
St.. Tucson. Ariz 13719 or call 16021
621-79*9
Final
Hearing Set
For June
18th
Uo June 18. IVV4 a final hearing
jn the Lumbee Constitution ?ill be
field at Pumell Swett High school
beginning at 1 00 p in During this
Hearing, the Constitution AaaembC
wiU be on hand toanswer any quest ions
about the constitution, including
changes made to the document based
upon comments from the Lumbee
Community Also, criteria for voting
in the election of the constitution will
be presented, including polling sites,
date of voting, and hours of votinu
All interested persons should plan
to attend this meeting For Amber
information. contact the
CONSTITUTION ASSEMBLY OF
THE LUMBEE TRIBE at 521-1647
Dial and Lowery
to co-Chair
Campaign
Commtoia? for m &
Lumbee
Constitution
The campaign committee to
piomote the adoption of the Lumber
i onstituttunasdraftedbv the Lumbee
c onstitutioa Assembly met recent I \
and elected Dr Adolph Dial and Rev
Hubbard Lowery to co-chair the
committee The committee will work
deligently toget the voteout ui support
of the Lumbee Coiutitutiun Thai
election will be held June 2"M0. and
July 2 To expedite voting and get a*
much support ax possible the
Committee agreed to raise funds and
publicize the upcoming election
A recent booat for the C onstitution
Committee was a unanimous
endorsement of the Lumber
(onshution by the Burnt Swamp
Baptist Association Union The
Association is the largest religious
organization in the Lumber
ommuuity. including " churches
and tour missions It is estimated thai
more than 10.000 Indians are member-,
of the Burnt Swamp Baptist
Association
At the recent union. Rev timin.
Strickland. pastor of Union l hapel
Community Church, offered a
resolution of support for tlie Lumbee
(onstitutuxi Rev Stricklanditadunlv
the preamble to the constitution
"In accordance with ihe iniiereni
Cjwer of self-jtovernance of the
urn her Tribe off heraw Indiana, the
l umber Tube of Cberaw Indiana
adopts this Constitution for the
purposes of eslabliahing a tribal
goveriunent structure, preserving far
ail time the l umber wav of life and
comimuuiv. promoting the social and
economic well bein|i of Lumbee
people, and securing lusttce and
freedom Km the Lumbee people "
The resolution staled that pastors
within ihe union would
enthusiasticallv urge members of the
.ongregaiion to support the
const ninum
Rev Lowerv is a member of the
Burnt Swamp Baptist Association and
pastors New Bethel Baptist Church
f> Dial tsa former member of the
N C House of Representatives and
local historian and author He ia a
member ot Prospect United Methodist
Church the largest Indian
congregation in that demoauiatioti
Rev l.owerv stated. "The support
we are receiving on ibe Lumbee
C'oiMiitutiuii is verv diverse and pauple
from all walks of life are supporting
the constitution *
Other officers elected were Emma
Lee Lockleat. treasurer Conner
Bravhov sectetarv and Rev Jem
McNeill, nesior of Rivereide
independeni Baptist ( hutch, was
elected chairman of ihe ftmdraiamg
committee
    

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