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VOL 90, NO. 43 THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1979
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KMSHS Graduation 8 P.M. Friday
A toUl of aea KMSHS seniors will
receive diplomas In commencement
exercises Friday night at 8 o’clock In
John Oamble Memorial Football
Senior class officers will lead the
program. Diplomas will be
presented by KMSHS Principal
Forrest Wheeler, assisted by Supt.
William Davis and Chief Marshal
KMJH Ninth Grade Band will play
for the processional of graduates.
THcla Blalock will give the In
vocation, Elisabeth McGill, vice-
president of the Student Par
ticipation Organisation, will give the
welcome, Michael Dean Spears,
8PO President will recognize Roy
(Butch) Pearson, Jr., senior class
president, who will present the Class
of 1879. Trlcla Blalock, class
secretary, will recognize honor
graduates, Cheryl Leach, class
treasurer, will present the class gift,
and Alex D. Owens, chairman of the
board of education, will make the
Kenneth Vance, senior class vice-
president, will pronounce the
The Senior Choir, under the
direction of Eugene Bumgardner,
wUl sing "I’U Walk With God” and
Mrs. Sheila Sisk, faculty member
who la chairman of senior
graduation, said a recessional will
not be used In the program.
Events for KMSHS seniors began
on Sunday night with the bac
calaureate sermon In B.N. Barnes
Audltorliun. ’Thursday (today) the
annual awards program will be held
at 10:80 a.m. In Barnes Auditorium.
After rehearsal Friday afternoon for
finals exercises, seniors will be
honored at a picnic In the park area
WSHad Ilia mOHS tattnla oourSf.
Senior sponsors are Mrs. C.A.
Allison, Mrs. John H. Gamble, Mrs.
Ben T. Goforth, Mrs. Brenda Neal,
Mrs. Jaqultha Reid, Mrs. Mary
’Ihylor, Mrs. Marvin ’Teer, and Miss
Mary Carol Ward. ’Die class flower
Is "forget-me-not", the class song Is
’"Tho Way We Were”, and the class
motto Is "Keep your feet on the
ground, but keep reaching for the
stars.” ’The class colors are blue and
Junior marshals are Leslie
Hambiight, chief; Janet Childers,
Eric Dixon, Kim Gladden, Kristen
Hagen, Mark Hullender, Robin
Hurdt, Craig Mayes, Cathy Lee
McDaniel. Chip McGill, Ruth GUIs,
JuUe Owens, Debbie Wells and Jonl
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’The first evening program of the
1979 summer season will be shown
BViday and Saturday evenings, June
S and 8, In the Kings Mountain
National Military Park am
phitheater at 9 p.m. each evening.
This weeks programs will consist
two films: "Americans - 1779”
will be presented by park employees
Steve Lang and Katherine Rankin.
Steve Is a graduate of West Virginia
IMverslty with a Degree In
Recreation and Parks Management,
and Katherine la a graduate of
university of North Carolina with a
The Friday evening program
"Americans • 1776" Is a 38 minute
film that depicts the life of a com
mon person at the time at the
Saturday evening the program
will be a 80 minute film, "Private
Yankee Doodle." ’This film gives us
some Idea of what everyday life was
sU about for the private Involved In
the American Revolution.
■nie Living History program will
also be presented this Saturday and
Sunday afternoons nsar the visitor
center, with rifle and musket firing
demonstrations at 1, 3, 8, and 4 p.m.
’Die public la Invited to all
oroarams. ’ITiere la no admission
Karen Penner, ll-year-old Central
sixth grader, U a beauty pageant
winner for the fourth time.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.G.
Penner was first runner-up In North
Carolina’s Sweetheart Pageant In
Charlotte Saturday night and ad
vances now to national competition
uhlch will be held at Beech Moun
tain or Carowlnds during the
Miss Penner modeled sportswear
and evening gown and also was
Interviewed by a panel of Judges and
was among 26 young people com
peting In the two-day event.
The KM student won the
preliminary competition for North
Carolina Sweetheart, was first
runner-up In Miss N.C. Talent and
third runnerup In Miss Cinderella
She won a large trophy as first
runner-up and a second par-
School ’Transportation Director
Larry Allen called for "clamping
down of illegal parking at KM Senior
Ifigh by the KM Police Department”
as a means to solve some of the
school traffic problems at Monday’s
noon meeting of the District Board
Mr. Allen, who Is also Federal
Programs Director, made the
remark In reply to question of Board
Member Kyle Smith who wondered
If the addition of more student
paiklng spaces had alleviated any of
the traffic problems.
Students still park Illegally on
Maner Road, said Allen, and are not
using all the parking spaces alloted
them In the new area back at the
stadium. Apparently, It’s a longer
distance to walk and paiklng on
Maner Rd la more ctnivenlent.
Ticketing the illegally parked
vehicles might remedy some of the
situation, said Allen.
The Kings Mountain Board of
commissioners will meet ’Thurs.,
May 81 at 7:80 p.m. at city hall.
Ihls new date for the regular
second monthly meeting of the
board was set due to Memorial Day
coming this past Monday.
. .WINNER—Karen Penner, ll-year-old Central School
sixth grader,In a beauty pageant winner for the fourth
time. She wan first runner-up In the state Sweetheart
Pageant recently In Charlotte.
Teacher To Over
1000 Kids Retires
Nearly 1,000 Kindergarten
students have been Instructed by
Mrs. Victoria Logan during her 86
year tenure In the Kings Mountain
District School System.
Mrs. Logan la retiring from East
School at end of this school year.
"It’s been a most rewarding ex
perience”, said Mrs. Logan, honored
’Tuesday night by the Parent-
Teacher-Organlzatlon with an
engraved plaque, a dozen red roses
and an East School tee shirt.
A reception was also held after the
recognition ceremony at which P-’TO
President Becky Fain presided.
Punch and refreshments were
New officers were also Installed
tor the coming year and they Include
CSisurles Ware, president: Shirley
Roper, vice-president; Sandy Jones,
secretary; and Brenda Morrow,
treasurer. Mrs. Fain announced that
pupils In Mike Smith’s class won the
attendance trophy, a traveling
award, for having the most parents
present for P-’TO meetings during
the past school year.
Mrs. Sara Morgan Is Mount Zion
Baptist (lurch’s "Mother of the
Wife of William A. Morgan, Mrs.
Morgan was voted the honor
recently by the cimgregatlon of
which she Is an active member, a
deaconess, teacher of a Sunday
School class, secretary of the
deaconess bosu'd, chairperson of the
Eva Hopper Missionary Group and
fourth vice-president of the
Women’s Missionary Union.
The Morgans are parents of one
son, Arthur W. Morgan.
Said Mrs. Betty Clinton, president
of the WMU In presenting the award
at the Mother's Day morning
worship hour," Sara Is a sincere and
conscientious worker and a veiy fine
person. That Is why she has been
elected Mother of the Year." Mrs.
Clinton pinned a corsage of roses on
Rev. D.W. Whlttenburg Is pastor
of the church.
pfeele by Tom Molatyre
MOTHER OF YEAR-Mrs. Sara Morgan was recently hoaorad aa
“Mother of the Year” by the congregation of Mount Zion Baptist CRuroh
of which she an active member and deaconess.