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(Angela Joyce McKinney)
Vows Exchanged
Angela Joyce McKinney,
daughter of Mrs. Eunice Horn of
Kings Mountain and Johnnie
McKinney of Pickens, S.C., and
Johnny Eugene Roberts, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Edley Jackson
Roberts Sr. of Kings Mountain,
were married at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Edley Jackson Roberts
Sr., Route 2, Kings Mountain,
May 2 at 2 p.m. The service was
performed by the bride’s uncle,
the Rev. Dean Coffee.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father, Johnnie
The home was beautifully
decorated with various spring
flower arrangements arranged
by Bell Anthony.
The couple was married in the
Great Room in front of Alcove
windows filled with hanging
white wicker baskets of ferns
and greenery plus white wicker
table with lighted white candles
in brass holders.
The bride wore a white chapel
length gown with train. The yolk
of the dress was garnished with
rose print lace and beads. There
was a pink ribbon at the waist
which tied in the back and lay
the length of the train. The veil
‘was a waist length blushing veil.
The bride also wore the tradi-
tional pearl nécklace and
bracelet. She carried a brides bi-
ble decorated with pink rose
buds and small white lillies trim-
med in white lace with white
streamers flowing from the
Mrs. Cindie Roberts served as
the matron of honor. Mrs. Diane
Champion attended the register.
The groom’s best man was his
father, Jack Roberts. The
groom, best man and the bride’s
father wore white tuxedos.
The music was performed by
Ms. Marti Southerds. Miss Toni
Nicholson sang.
A reception
followed. the. wedding. The
hostesses were Mrs. Doris
Stroup, Miss Eva McKinney and
Miss Kelly Kuykendall.
Grigg-0O’Shields Vows
Said Friday In Gaffney
Linda Stewart . Grigg and
David O’Shields, both of Kings
Mountain, were married Friday
evening in a double-ring
ceremony performed by
Magistrate. W.R. Douglas in
Gaffney, S. C.
The bride, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George T. Stewart of
the Dixon Community, is
employed as office manager of K
Mills, :
The bridegroom, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph O’Shields of
Greenville, S.C., is employed as a
supervisor at K Mills.
. Grover Road.
Attending the ceremony were
the bride’s mother; the
bridegroom’s mother; the bride’s
son and daughter, Lynn and Jeff
Grigg; the bridegroom’s son,
Lance O’Shields of Greenville,
S.C., the bridegroom’s niece,
Ann Zucchi of Waynesville,
Missouri; Mrs. Everette Grigg
and daughters, Mary Ann Grigg
and Cindy Grigg Berry and son,
Jonathan; and the bride’s sister,
Elizabeth Stewart.
After a wedding trip to the
North Carolina Mountains the
newlyweds are at home on
(Bride-Elect of Robert Edward Hirt Jr.)
ENGAGED- Terry Lee Wright of Orange City, Fla., announces her
. engagement to Robert Edward Hirt Jr., of Osteen, Fla. Miss Wright is
the daughter of Juanita Wright and the late Thamar O. Wright,
formerly of Kings Mountain. Her grandparents are Mrs. Lanie
Graham and the late R.C. Graham, and the late Mr. and Mrs. David
'P. Wright, all of Kings Mountain. The prospective bridegroom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hirt Sr. of Osteen. The wedding will
take place at First Baptist Church in Osteen on August 28. The couple
will live in Osteen, where the prospective bridegroom is employed by
Clark and Hirt Construction and Landscaping. Miss Wright is .
employed by Dr. Everett Wells of Orange City.
Summer Enrichment Program
A New World Of Study
What do chocolate eclairs,
puppets, computers, jewlry mak-
ing, algebra, and photography
have in common? Each subject
is unique unto itself. Yet, the en-
tire group mingled and flowed
together. They provided the
basis for the Summer Enrich-
ment Program for Academically
Talented Students.
Fifty-eight students in grades
four through nine enrolled in the
two week session. The program
was held at Kings Mountain
Senior High School from June
How did all the subjects, par-
ticularly chocolate eclairs,
become part of the program?
The students assisted by the
parents helped select the
coursework. In March, the
students chose French, drama,
computer science, arts and
crafts, algebra, and photography
as subjects for the summer pro-
Students found a new world
of study.
In the French class, Mrs.
Mary Jo Blake taught her
students to appreciate French
foods like chocolate eclairs and
croissants. The class also practic-
ed speaking French and learned
French songs and culture. Mrs.
Blake is a teacher at Crest Junior
High School in Shelby.
In drama, Mrs. Cindy Wood,
a teacher at East Elementary
School, taught her students the
art of puppetry. Each student
learned ways to hold a puppet
and methods to display emotions
and expression. A puppet show
was presented at Parent’s night,
a final highlight to the two-week
David Shellman, a teacher at
North Gaston High School in
Gaston County, conducted the
computer science class. In class,
students learned basic
knowledge of a computer. Eour
computers provided basis for:
practice. Each student learned to
complete programs provided as
well as to program simple pro-
Jewlry making was only one
of the arts and crafts provided by
Mrs. Jo Ellis in the art class.
Students also learned weaving,
quilting, and free form pottery.
Mrs. Debbie Pait, a teacher at
Central School, who presented
Elementary Algebra, focused on
basic concepts. As a highlight ac-
tivity, students in this class con-
structed geometric shapes with
1.G. Alexander, a teacher at
Kings Mountain Senior High
School, invited his photography
students to travel to Shelby daily
to participate in sessions. I1.G.’s
home serves as a studio for his
professional business in
photography. Students learned
to distinguish cameras and their
uses. I.G. also taught them to
take professional photographs
and to develop black and white
and color photographs.
One begins to question just
how so many interesting classes
could be offered to the
youngsters. According to Jane
Shields, Coordinator of Excep-
tional Children’s Program, the
process began as early as August,
1981. Ms. Shields and Mrs.
Carolyn Roark, teacher of the
Academically Talented,
prepared a grant proposal and
presented it to the State Depart-
ment of Public Instruction, Divi-
sion for Exceptional Children.
In October, the North
Carolina State Department
notified Kings Mountain
Schools of an award to be made
to train teachers and provide
materials for the Summer
Enrichment Program. Students
and Parents selected subjects to’
be taught by completing a ques-
tionnaire. ’
Locating appropriate teachers
became the next task. “Finding
‘qualified persons to teach the
selected areas provided a
challenge,” said Ms. Shields.
“Locating persons to teach
French and Computer Science
was especially difficult because
so many teachers work at other
jobs during the summer. Selec-'
ting quality personnel was a:
priority because we want the
students to have the best
As the result of the grant,
teachers selected were required
to participate in 20 hours of
teacher training. Model pro-
grams designed by national
educators Joseph Renzulli and
Frank Williams were presented
to the teaching staff earlier in the
‘Renzulli’s Enrichment Triad,
and William’s Creative
Divergent Thinking Model pro-
vided basis for study for the
teachers. During the training,’
taught by Mrs. Roark, each
teacher designed a program for
the summer school. |
According to Mrs. Roark,
director of the programs,
“Students were enthusiastic’
about all classes. When I visited
the classes each day I found so
many interesting lessons it was;
hard for me to leave.” She fur-
ther stated that parents were:
quite helpful with their interest!
and support.
Drama students work with puppets...
Mary Jo Blake's
French class...
Debbie Pait’s Algebra class...

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