ADM REPRESENTATIVE Jane Wescott of Bolivia (left) accepts
the "Keeper of the Light of Literacy" award from Kelly H olden,
chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, at the
annual meeting of the Brunswick County Literacy Council.
Council Honors Supporters,
Elects 1992-93 Leadership
Brunswick County Literacy
Council (BCLC) recognized the
work of volunteers and community
supporters and elected officers for
the coming year at its annual meet
ing Thursday, May 7, at Brunswick
Archer Daniels Midland Com
pany (ADM), which operates a plant
at Southport , was recognized as a
"Keeper of the Light of Literacy"
for its recent donation of S 1 ,()00 to
the council. Employee Jane Wescott
accepted the award, which was pre
sented on behalf of the council by
Kelly Holdcn, chairman of the
Brunswick County Board of Com
The council provides free, private
help U) those who wish 10 improve
basic reading and wnting skills.
BCLC also recognized 48 volun
teers and an institutional supporter,
Brunswick Community college, for
their spccial contributions over the
past year to the council's efforts.
Guest speaker Philip Gerard of the
University of North Carolina at
Wilmington and WHQR related how
his reading and life's experiences
have contributed to his writing.
The meeting concluded with elec
tion of officers for the coming year
as follows: Joseph Giamalva of
Calabash, chairman; Maryn Hall of
Calabash, vice chairman; Sabrina
Stephens of Holdcn Beach, secre
tary; and Louis Welcker, treasurer.
Register June 1 For Summer Term
Summer school registration will
be held Monday, June 1, from 10
a.m. to 7 p.m. at Brunswick Com
munity College's main campus
north of Supply.
Summer quarter classes will be
gin Tuesday, June 2.
To register, students may pay tu
ition, fees and books by personal
check as well as by several major
Students who are enrolling for
specific programs arc advised to
take the ASSET Assessment for
Success Seminar. It will be offered
Tuesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. and 5:30
p.m.; Monday, June 1, at 9 a.m., 2
p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June
2, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Wed
ncsday and Thursday, June 3 and 4,
at 9 a.m. only.
To sign up lo lake the ASSET,
students should call the Office of
Student Services, 754-6900, 343
0203 or 457-6329 to prc-rcgister for
On the day of the seminar students
arc to report to the Office of Students
Services 10 minutes or more before
the scheduled time so that appropri
ate materials can be prepared.
Anyone wishing more informa
tion about admission to the college
or placement in courses can call the
Student Services Department.
During summer quarter the col
lege will operate four days a week,
with no classes on Friday.
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West, South Students Share Speaking Honors
BY MARJORIK MKGIVERN
Near-death experiences and Ihc
value of strict parenting were sub
jects, delivered in top oratorical
form, that won scholarships and
honor for two Brunswick County
Ebony Grissctt of West Bruns
wick High School (WBHS) and
STAff PHOTOS BY MAmomt MEGIVHN
BRIAN NANCE receives his
Odell and Virginia Williamson
scholarship letter and plaque
from Brunswick County
School Superintendent P.K.
Hankins, as Assistant Super
intendent William Turner looks
Brian Nancc of South Brunswick
High School(SBHS) took home
plaques as first place winners in the
Odcll and Virginia Williamson
Oratorical Competition. They also
received $2,500 scholarships to the
North Carolina colleges of their
For the first time in the 21 -year
history of the event, the Williamsons
were not in attendance to present the
awards personally. Superintendent
of Brunswick County Schools P.R.
Hankins, who made the presenta
tions, said that Williamson was re
covering from surgery in Duke
Miss Grissctt, who spoke on Near
Death Experiences: Fact of Fiction?
is the second in her family to
achicvc this honor. Her mother,
Margaret Grissctt, was the first fe
male award winner in 1972.
Nance spoke from personal expe
riences on the value of parents who
expect the best from their children in
his talk, Parental Support.
Other participants, winners in
their respective schools, included
Patrice Law of South Brunswick
High, Melissa Martin and Julian
Bryant of NBHS, and Sigmond
Jcnrcttc of WBHS, all of whom re
The competition is open to high
school students who have been en
rolled in a county high school at
least two years and plan to enter a
North Carolina university or college.
Contestants choose their own sub
ject, write their own spccch, and arc
to give an oratorical presentation of
five to seven minutes. First place
awards arc given to a male and a fe
Hankins pointed out Sunday that
Opera House Theatre Offers
Walking Across Egypt Next
Upcra House Theatre Company
of Wilmington presents the comedy
Walking Across Egypt , by John
Justice, from the novel by Clyde
Edgerton, May 27-31 and June 5-7,
in Thalian Hall, 301 Chcsuiul Street.
The delightful southern comedy
introduces us to grandmother Maltie
Riggsbcc, who has a mind of her
own, and juvenile delinquent Wes
ley Benfield, whom she befriends.
We also come to know Mattie's
family and friends, all united in their
disapproval of this friendship.
Lou Criscuolo directs the cast of
actors which includes Judy Bcntiey,
Judy Davics-Mixon, Paula Davis,
Chuck Knolaw, David Parker, Tony
Pender and Beverly Skinner.
All performances begin at 8 p.m.
For ticket information and reserva
tions, call the Center Box Office,
800-523-2820. Tickets arc available
at the door on the evening of the
DAVID PARKER (left) and
Judy Davies-Mixon are two of
the talented cast members of
Walking Across Egypt , opening
May 27 in Thalian Hall.
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EBONY GRISSETT (right) now has something special in common
with her mother, Margaret Oris sett. Twenty -one years ago Mrs.
Grissett was the first female winner of the Odell and Virginia Will
iamson Oratorical Contest. Sunday her daughter accomplished the
the Williamsons have spent more
than $100,000 over the past 21 years
in underwriting the event and pro
Another former winner present
was Brian Benton, band director at
NBHS, who took first place in 1981.
Some of his students provided musi
cal entertainment during the judg
Others participating were Mosc
Lewis, assistant superintendent of
instructional scrviccs; William
Turner, assistant superintendent of
auxiliary scrviccs. Rose Terry
NBHS tcachcr; and Edna Gausc,
media director for the school system
and coordinator of the event.
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