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Page 106 text:
N.H.S. Members Exemplify Lofty
Organized for the purpose of
IATIONAL , ,
nouns: sunny recognizing those upperclassmen
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5- 5 at High Point High School who
A BN have attained the high ideals of
WS L? service, scholarship, character,
and leadership, the National
7 Honor Society has become the
most distinguished group in the school.
The 1951 chapter of the Honor Society be-
gan in the fall with only ten members under
the able direction of Mrs. Leila Rogers, faculty
adviser. The oflicers selected to plan the
activities were president, Vivian Millerg vice-
president, janet Blairg secretary, Gladys Hallg
and treasurer, Frances Mull.
At the November candlelight induction ser-
vice, which was marked with simplicity and
dignity, sixteen seniors received membership
in this club. They were presented with tiny
gold pins-the keystone, representing the high
ideals of the society, and the flaming torch,
signifying their purpose to follow the light of
After receiving one of the greatest honors
ever bestowed upon a high school student, the
inductees joined the old members in holding
The thrilling honor of
being tapped into the
National Honor Society
was bestowed upon these
seniors in the spring of
'50, LU! to riglzl, fry! row:
Max Williams, Albert
Hale, Gyrus Brooks, and
Budd Montgomery. Ser-
ond raw: Mary Lib Casey,
Frances lVIull, Tommie
Strother, Vivian Miller,
janet Blair, and Gladys
i .N sf
Overwhelmed with joy at being named the 1950 re-
cipient of the National Honor Society Service Award,
Doris Craven proudly displays her trophy.
Page 105 text:
Lqfl: These students on the Puinlwr business staff are busily discussing the best tactics to usc in selling an ad. Ld! ln
night: Gene Campbell, Sandra Spencer, Ronald Bratton, Gaynelle Ingle, 'jackie Corn, and Nancy Gray, Right:
Also on the business staff are Randall -johnson, Jerry Furgurson, Carol Robertson, Anne Hulin, Sylvia McGhee, and
Faye lX'leadows who are admiring the ads as they came out in thc Pointer.
Selection ol' -a stali' was made in the fall by
the adviser and editor from a group ol' students
who pursued the six-weeks course in journalistic
writing taught by Miss Young, Those who
displayed unusual writing ability were trans-
ferred to the editorial staff while the others
becaxne cub reporters.
ln addition to the editing ol' the newspaper,
it was also a duty ol' the journalists to serve as
newscasters for station YYHPS-FNI. Each
Friday evening one of these students reported
the latest school happenings for live minutes.
As much preparation went into the writing
ol' this radio newscast as the compiling of "lead"
articles, lor before each broadcast, it was
checked and rechecked by a faculty member
and rehearsed several times by the reporter.
The business staff was another group whose
functions for the paper were equally as ini-
'I'l1e cub reporters
who have a nose for
news are, lqfl In right,
.wnlrfl.' Evelyn Chap-
man, Loretta Free-
man, Rosc Wein-
berry, and Nancy
Sherry Kearns. Ann
Allred, Virginia Anne
Wfalker -Io Anne
Hodgin, Billie Ruth
Wlhitley, and George
portant as those of the news-hounds. Mrs.
Lyda Sowers, faculty sponsor, and Gaynelle
lngle, business manager, chose eleven stu-
dents to use their persuasive powers by visiting
local business lirins and selling advertisements
to raise the funds necessary for the printing of
thc Poinler. In November they also sponsored
a campaign encouraging more students to
subscribe to their school paper. The slogan
for the drive was UAre You One of the Thou-
In the fall the editor and business manager
attended the ninth annual North Carolina
Scholastic Press Institute which was conducted
in Chapel Hill. The suggestions which they
received from the speakers and discussion
groups at this two day gathering of enthusiastic
high school journalists aided them in coni-
pleting a successful year with the Pninffr.
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National Honor Society ofhcers, janet Blair, vice-
presidentg Vivian Llillcr, presidentg Gladys Hall,
secretary, and Frances Mull, treasurer, discuss plans
for the coming year with their faculty adviser, Mrs.
before the student body the highest ideals,
motives, and ambitions for which to strive.
The duty of compiling a scrapbook con-
taining newspaper clippings about the honors
bestowed upon students, teachers, and or-
ganizations of H.P.H.S. was placed in the
capable hands of artistic Janet Blair.
A means of increasing the treasury funds
by the Honor Society members was the sale of
stationery to students and the general public.
Offering personalized cards to seniors in the
spring was another project of the club.
In order to sponsor College Day the Beta
Club and National Honor Society worked
jointly. Members of these groups served as
guides for the representatives from forty south-
ern colleges and universities who discussed
after graduation plans with students.
The spring induction was the most memorable
event of the year. At that time five percent
of the membership of the junior class was
tapped. At this assembly the annual pres-
entation of the silver loving cup was made to
Max Williams, the senior who rendered the
most unselfish service to his school and class-
mates, while serving as president to the student
These are the honored students who were fall inductees of the National Honor Society. Legft to righgjirrt row: Ann
Allred, Teasa Bloom, Rachel Leonard, Marty Burton, Venetia Wilcox, Norma jean Ansell, Anne Garst, and Ronnie
Current. Second row: O. H. Rierson, Jerry Furgurson, Connie lvIcGhee, Ramellc Hylton, Nancy Samuel, Joann
Graham, johnny Bell, and jimmy Lovelace.
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