With just a few more months
left in the 82-83 school year, the
administration, faculty, and stu
dent body at J.W. Turlington
Elementary School are now "striv
ing to successfully complete their
There will be plenty of action at
the school's PTA meeting on
Faculty Keep Busy
March 10 at 7 p.m. due to a special
performance by the Turlington
Gymnastic Club on that evening in
the school auditorium.
This group of agile boys and
girls have worked yery hard this
year and eagerly await the oppor
tunity to display their skills to the
public. Mitchell Tyler and Gloria
Strickland are advisors for the
School principal, Emma Mims,
expressed pride in the development
of this talented group and further
urged "everyone to come out
March 10 to share in an evening
which promises to be both infor
mative and entertaining."
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Forthcoming, also, will be the
administration of the California
Achievement Tests (CAT) to all
sixth graders March 14-16.
Teachers are busily preparing
students for this testing which is
given to all children in grades 1, 2,
3, 6, and 9 throughout the state.
Although these test scores will
not influence a student's six week
grades, each student is, however,
encouraged to do his/her best
because scores are compared to the
national percentile. Our sixth
grade over all test scores have in
creased from 5.8 in 1979 to 6.7 in
"It's important," stated Mims,
"for students to not only be
academically prepared for testing,
but also emotionally and physical
ly prepared as well."
Scores will further be used to
determine junior high school
How good are you in math?
Well, a select group of sixth
graders will soon have an oppor
tunity to use their expertise in
mathematics when they participate
in the St. Jude's Vlath-A-Thon.
Headmaster Eugene McKethan
has announced the selection of the
junior marshals of Flora Mac
donald Academy for 1982-83.
The distinction of class marshal
goes to the five junior students
who have earned the greatest
number of accumulated secondary
achievement points in the
academy's weighted system of
grading and reporting cumulative
The chief marshal is the student
with the highest academic rank in
the junior class.
Serving as chief marshal is Susan
Norris McKay, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William A. McKay
of St. Pauls. Other marshals in
clude Cynthia Lynn Gibson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David
B. Gibson of Raeford.
Miss Gibson serves as vice
president of the Beta Club,
secretary of the junior class and
photographer for the school
newspaper. She is a member of the
academy math team, chorus,
French Club and the Society of
Distinguished American High
School Students. In sports, she is a
member of the academy softball,
basketball and tennis teams. Cindy
is vice-president of the youth
group at the Raeford Presbyterian
Church where she is a member.
TEC Honors Given
Marv K. Dees, who is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Dees, of Rockfish, was named to
the President's List at Fayetteville
She maintained a 3.58 average to
receive the honor.
Beth Ivey Spivev of Zebulon,
who is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Ivey of Raeford, has
been named to the Dean'sJJst at
Wake Technical College.
She maintained a 4.0 average.
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learn new tricks at any age.
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Classes participating in this
"Math-A-Thon" have been given
full details concerning this project.
"Hopefully," stated Ms. Mims,
"those boys and girls who are par
ticipating in the "Math-A-Thon"
will accept this opportunity to im
prove their math skills as well as to
help those in need of medical care
Did you know that "Teachers
are People, Too0" If you had any
doubt of this, you need to visit
Turlington School during the
month of March and observe the
very special "honors" being given
to the teachers in celebration of
"Teacher Appreciation Month."
In addition to the large hall banner
exclaiming "Teachers Are Great,'
Turlington teachers are further be
ing recognized as several teachers
daily are being selected to receive a
special privilege or gift.
This will be ongoing throughout
the month of March. "Teacher
Appreciation Month" gives the ad
ministration and student body an
opportunity to say how much we
really care about the fine job our
teachers are doing," said Mims.
She went on to say that there will
be parental involvement in this
celebration as well, but refused to
disclose details that might "spoil"
the "surprise" awaiting tea<ih?rs.
April is the month when creativi
ty will flow in abundance at Turl
ington because plans are underway
for another Arts Festival to be held
April 17-22. The Turlington Art
Club is busily preparing items to be
displayed during this festive occa
sion and there will be forthcoming
articles in The News-Journal
dipecting details for the public.
"The Arts Festival is an exciting
time for all of us and we really
want the parent to continue sup
porting us through their atten
Other activities in which the
public can also look forward to
will be the spring edition of the
schools newspaper. The Turl
ington Express , and the annual
spring concert presented by the
chorus. "We've had a busy and
rewarding year so far" stated
Mims, "and we still have a lot of
energy and optimism left to con
clude the year."
FA MIL Y REUNION -- Mrs. Coleman 's third grade class presented a play
entitled ' February's Family Reunion. " The play was centered around a
radio program on Station WORLD welcoming Mrs. February and her
family to the community. Mrs. February invites Mrs. Black History along
with some of her family and friends such as Mr. Let 's Get Dental to join
them. Both Mrs. February and Mrs. Black History share the contributions
of their children and celebrate their accomplishments.
FMA Court Named
Recently the Flora Macdonald
Academy Cougars hosted Pender
Academy at its annual Homecom
During halftime of the Varsity
Boys Game, FMA presented its
1983 Homecoming Court - the
court consisted of seventh grade
representatives Chris Dailey
escorted by Brian Stewart, and
Dawn Sams escorted by Mitchell
White; Jr. Beta Club rep. Maria
Collins escorted by Trent Savidge;
eighth grade rep. Glenda Pridgen
escorted by Arch McLean and
Leslie McKethan, who was crown
ed Homecoming Princess, escorted
by Kyle Chavis.
The high school rep were Tonya
Pate escorted by Glenn Bracey;
Beth Alexander escorted by Mark
Walter; Cindy Gibson escorted by
Michael Breeden; Missy Tyndall
escorted by Kelly Wicker; Mary
Lewis escorted by Arnom
Bridgers; Anna Wilkerson escorted
by Mike White; Kelly Powers
escorted by Tim Parnell; Ruth
Bodenheimer escorted by Gene
Melvin; Dorcas Hostetler escorted
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Leslie is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene McKethan of Red
Springs, and Dorcas is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Hostetler of Raeford.
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