North Mecklenburg High School - Viking Yearbook (Huntersville, NC)
- Class of 1957
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The Story of I
lg .NORTH MECKLENBURG' l-l-IGH SCHOOL '
Told in Words and Pictures '
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Editor: .......... ' ..... Janice Parker
li Business Manager: . . .... Baliby Baucom
Eg Advisers: ........
Mrs. Ruth Barfield
Miss Patsy Harmon
Most of the classes are held in the wings stretching out from the ofternoon when the buses carry students to their homes, leaving
main entronce of North Mecklenburg High School. These are the silent halls that echo the clicking of the clocks and the creoking
rooms that hum with activity from early morning until mid- of the building.
. . .an annual publication of the student body of
North Mecklenburg Senior High School
Charlotte, North Carolina
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . 1-14 Athletics . . . . . 87-102
Administration . . . . . . 15-18 Features ........... . . . 103-116
Classes . . . . . 19-54 From Here and There . . . . . . 117-119
Activities . . Q ...... . . . 55-86 Recap - 1956 ...... . . . 120-124
Advertisements . . . , . , 125-148
You gazed with awe at the spaciousness of the Thdf WCS NORTH-
The auditorium came alive during practice sessions
and assembly. lt was into the auditorium that the
seniors proudly walked as the remainder of the stu-
dent body stood. And how the seniors loved that!!!
The administrative offices were near the foyer across
from the auditorium, but this was not the only place
the principal could be found. l-le seemed to be al-
most everywhere at once.
Beyond the foyer was the cafeteria which was the
scene of much activity twice each day as students
rushed in to get their lunches. But soon it was
cleared of students and the rattling of dishes and
pans and the voices of the cafeteria staff were the
only sounds to be heard.
new school, and you felt as if your whole world had
come crashing down upon you. You were sure you
would never find your classes on time and you would
be separated from your iunior high friends. . .And
a sincere desire to be anywhere else came flooding
But then you saw someone coming. lt was ci stran-
ger, but one with such a warm, friendly smile. He
gave you information in a friendly sort of way and
took his time to personally guide you where you
were supposed to be. Greeting you there was an
understanding teacher with a cheerful smile-one
that made you feel that you belonged.
And it was here that you were guided through
the years to make the most of your time. You under-
stood the real meaning of the school-the purpose
for which it was founded and why everyone was so
loyal. You understood that one gets from something
what he puts into it.
And you began to grow up-intellectually, spirit-
ually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Many of your experiences in such growth have
been captured in word and picture to make THE
VIKING for 1957 truly one to quicken the memories
you hold so dear...memories you may relive as
. . YOU ARE THERE . .
Understanding. . .patient. . .compassionate. . . And it is to him with sincere appreciation for
and interested in the welfare of each individual is all his efforts to help us tind ourselves and prepare
our principal, Mr. WILLIAM A. HOUGH, It is he for a happy and successful future that the 1957
under whose leadership we have been guided to edition of The Viking is dedicated.
better ways of thinking and doing. HE IS OUR FRIEND!
Members of The Cgunfy Bggrd of Eduqgtion gre Mr, J, VV, Wilson, Superintendent of Mecklenburg County Schools, Mr.
W B. McClintock, Chairman, Mr. J. Mason Smith, Mr. Fred A. Cochran, Mr. R. Lacy Ranson, and Mr. J. Murrey Atkins.
Certainly there was never a more progressive step
taken than that of carrying out the new program of
school consolidation and construction in Mecklen-
Mr. J. W. Wilson, Superintendent, along with the
Board of Education, conceived a plan to promote
the educational welfare of high school students and
at the same time relieve the crowded situation in
the existing schools. This plan called for the con-
struction of three new high school plants which
would consolidate the seventeen high schools then
The catch phrase, SUPER HIGH SCHOOLS, was
used to carry the idea to the public. Mr. Wilson and
the other members of the Board spent many hours ed-
ucating each community to the advantages the new
super high schools would hold over the others. But
there were many who wanted no change and could
see no progress in such a step. They feared to lose
the high schools from their communities. But planted
with patience and understanding, the plan began to
take root, and soon the idea was reacted to more
favorably. Those who were convinced began to
work for the culmination of such a project.
Then came the test. . .that of voting for bonds to
finance such modern schools. But one need not have
had any anxiety, for the foundation had been laid
very strongly through the work of the Board. The
bond issue passed, and soon the results were visible.
Anxiously and with trepidation the students watch-
ed the progress-anxious to see that the new idea
would bring forth, but fearful of what the change
And now each student who enters North finds
that the increased number of subiects taught pre-
pares him better for work and for college. He finds
the opportunity greater for making friends and
learning new people in the county in which he lives.
Each student says, "The present high schools are
better in every way. I wouldn't change North for
my old school for anything."
That, Mr. Wilson and Board members, is the best
tribute that could be paid you and your work. For
six years your vision has been a reality-and a very
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Mrs. Ruth Barfield, Miss Mary Richards, Mr. William Cochran, Mrs. Mary A. Miller, Mrs.
Christine Holbrook, Mr. Raleigh Biggerstaff, Mr. Orland Gabriel.
. .YOU ARE THERE ..
When the doors opened wide on the morning of Sep-
tember 4, 1951, seven of the present faculty were there
to greet the new students from Cornelius, Davidson,
Derita, Huntersville, and Long Creek. Teacher and
student alike had the feeling of newness and unfamiliar
surroundings. There was much wondering about whether
students from these five separate high schools would
mold themselves into an effective student body, being
loyal to North Mecklenburg High School. One must re-
member they had been rivals in every activity up to the
But these same students showed no hesitation-nor did
they lack cooperative spirit. They went to work immedi-
ately, and soon one would have found it difficult to
detect the fact that they had not always been one
student body. In fact, students from each of the five
communities were friends from the first day.
Working together, they soon set up standards which
other students to come would follow for years, the school
colors, blue and white, were chosen, the name Rebels
was selected, and the ALMA MATER was written. The
school program moved forward at an amazing pace.
Organizations such as the Student Council were or-
ganized for the first time, classes were running smoothly,
officiers were elected, and the first football team any
of the schools had had was having a successful season.
Much work had been done, and much was left to do, but
with a will to do or die, no one hesitated. With such a
spirit how could North be anything other than suc-
These seven teachers saw North on the move. They
saw the grounds cleared and landscaped, the parking
lots cleared, graveled, or paved, courses such as Family
Living, Business English, DE, and Bible added to the cur-
riculum, ball teams win championships, the gym built,
and students win coveted awards such as the Morehead
Scholarship and others just as important. They worked
faithfully to accumulate and arrange information to
have the school evaluated for accreditation. They were
present on the great day when the principal wired that
North had been placed on the list of schools accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary
These teachers have seen students come and go
through the years, and there has been regret to see
them go. But there was the joy of forming new associa-
tions and watching the development of those who fol-
lowed. The picture is ever changing, for nothing stands
still. There is only one way that North could possibly go
Mrs. Holbrook teaches geom-
etry. Some of the students
prepare the problems tor
class. They are Lindo Stilwell,
Donna Harry, and Seymour
MATHEMATICS IMPORTA T
I MA YPROFESSIONS
Since mathematics is so important to so many things,
the students are encouraged to take all the courses in
math they feel they can do well. The requirement in
math is two units for graduation. The student who is
going to college finds that the more math he takes in
high school, the easier he can get into the college of his
choice and do the work well.
Since Algebra I is taught in the junior high schools,
the first course offered at North is Algebra II. This is,
of course, a continuation of the work done-in the first
year. It is an important course for those preparing for
Paul Haynes, Mary Neill, and Jimmy Pait look on as Mrs. Haisley explains an algebra problem.
Business math is taught for those who find math some-
what difficult and are not preparing for further study.
It is the math for which one would find a need everyday,
reviewing the principles that were taught in arithmetic in
the lower grades. It prepares one for what he will need
in his daily living.
Geometry is required for entrance into some colleges,
and plane geometry is offered the students who need it.
Some of the students realize they need more math-
ematics than is offered in the regular classes and they
work on advanced courses during activity under the
supervision of one of the teachers.
Mrs. Daggy's business math class is working
on an assignment. Frances Horton, Kenneth
Cox, Lillian Mullis, and Ann Grant prepare
J Stewart, S. McAulay, A,
Furr, and N. Brovyn form a
panel with M. Blythe as mod-
erator in Miss Richards' Class.
M L. Meacham, D. Mc-
Ree Miss Kiker, and B. i
Abernethy listen as G.
Bradley presides in a
lesson on parliamentary
Sharon Alexander explains
the derivation of words in Mr.
Biggerstaffs class while Eliza-
beth Evans and Marshall Bar-
nette look on,
LA GUAGES PROVIDE FIRM FOU DATIONS
FOR OTHER STUDIES ..... .
Since the ability to express one's ideas and to under-
stand others is of prime importance, English is required
each of the three years at North. Sophomore English
reviews the basic grammar taught in the elementary and
iunior high schools. Literature in this grade is general
and gives the student an opportunity to appreciate the
work of many authors.
In the iunior year American literature is taught, and
much stress is placed on putting into practice what one
has learned in the past years. Words and their uses are
also stressed. Because words are the signs of ideas, it is
important to develop as large a vocabulary as possible.
One can develop a good vocabulary through careful
reading and using the dictionary. Term papers, oral re-
ports, impromptu talks, and panel discussions give the
students a variety of experiences in their own language.
In the senior year the student is expected to be much
more mature in his work, putting more time into his
themes, discussions, and reports. Here the student should
have realized his definite needs and his weaknesses and
apply himself accordingly. Those who are going to col-
lege have some idea of what they must do to be pre-
pared for college level work. Those who are going into
the commercial field have realized their need for ac-
curate spelling and the constant use of the dictionary
and brevity and correctness of expression. Others have
decided just what their needs are, also.
Each year English classes are taught the use of the
library. Good reading is stressed in each class, and
good books are required to be read tor book reports.
Students are encouraged to read good literature dur-
ing their leisure time, so as to cultivate an appreciation
of the best that has been written. But the greatest aim
of the work in language is to equip students to think
critically and to express ideas clearly and concretely,
for to be successful requires the ability to do each of
these equally well.
G J. Auten, R. Mayhew, J. Knox, and L. Griffin work in we
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French was in the curriculum from the very begin-
ning of the school. This language helps one to under-
stand his own language better, for many of our words
are derived from French words. Most colleges require
two years of French or some other foreign language.
Latin was added to the course of study in the second
year of North's operation. The class was small, but it was
library on an assignment in magazines.
the forerunner of much larger classes and more interest
in the subiect. Seventy-six per cent of English words
come from Latin roots, therefore, a student who learns
his Latin vocabulary can readily transfer meaning to the
similar English word.
The Latin classes are taught in consecutive years,
Latin l during one year and Latin ll the next.
Alain Boiton reads a French
magazine to Joan Hicks, Judy
Honeycutt, and Robert Simril.
Mrs. Holbrook looks approy-
ingly at the Latin bulletin
board as Jimmy Woods,
Diane Andrews, Linda Kerley,
and Jerry Youngblood finish
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Eddie Cobb does some welding while two members
ot the class and Mr. Gabriel look on.
Measure, pin and cut. Mary MacLain, Cynthia Ayers,
and Joan Gant learn those things are required by
Miss Ridge, the Home Ec. teacher.
Erroll Mauldin gives an oral report in Distributive
Education class. Miss Somers listens attentively.
Jackie McGee works on his protect in lndustrial Arts.
He must be right for Mr. Cochran smiles. Jimmy Brown
has been working on a table.
LEARNING T0 DO . . .
DCI G TO LEAR
Many classes at North are practical ones where the lesson is
learned and put into practice at the same time. Vocational agriculture
is a three year course and is elected by any boy interested in farming
and related subiects. Here a boy learns about many things of value to
him on the farm. He learns how to judge seeds, products, animals, and
even the land. He learns how to take care of everything on the farm,
how to repair machinery and farm buildings, and in some instances
learns how to build the furniture, the cabinets, and other articles he
might need. Shop provides much practical experience for the classes.
lndustrial Arts affords an opportunity to learn by doing. Here the
students learn to design and build. In Mechanical Drawing they learn
to become draftsmen. They also learn many other principles involved
in such work.
Distributive Education deals with retailing, wholesaling, and ser-
vices. Students study better methods of being successful in these fields
and put into practice what they learn. They leave school each day to
go to work, and on the job they are under the supervision of the DE
teacher. They are graded on their work on the job just as they are
graded on their work at school.
Home Economics trains girls to be good homemakers. They learn
to cook, sew, be gracious hostesses, develop pleasing personalities, and
do other things. They learn proper relationships with other people, also.
Much interest is taken in this course.
Richard Boyles gives dictation
for Jeanette Williams, Ann
Young, and Betty .lean Eller to
TRAINING FOR FUTURE OCCLIPATIONS
Some of the students at North prepare for jobs im-
mediately after graduation. The commercial department
is geared to take care of the needs of those desiring to
go into the commercial field as stenographers, secre-
taries, bookkeepers, or typists.
When North High opened, courses in typing and first
year shorthand were offered the students. Soon after,
second year shorthand, bookkeeping, and office prac-
tice were offered to prepare the students for work.
Typing and shorthand are required for many of the
positions offered graduates. Constant practice in either
of these subiects is essential for proficiency which as-
sures trained students the best positions and eligibility
for promotions. Filing is taught along with the other
courses, for many students will have some filing duties
along-with their other work.
Office practice is iust what the name implies. The
students are taught the use of electric typewriters, the
Viorrow, J. McGraw, M. L. Fowler, S. Epperson, G. S. Wall,
dictaphone, calculating machines, the mimeograph and
other duplicating machines. They carry out various as-
signments iust as if they were on the iob. This experience
gives the student confidence when he actually begins
Fundamentals in bookkeeping are taught, and actual
practice in keeping books is given the student. Although
almost every office has its own system of bookkeeping,
the student can apply the principles he learns in this
course to do the work required of him.
None of these courses are required for graduation,
and only those who are planning to go into the commer-
cial field take any of them, except typing.
When a student has taken these courses at North and
applied himself to the task, he is capable of taking any
position offered him without fear that he will fail on the
j 5, Eubgnkg gre in The Offiqe practice QIQ55, Mrs, Jones keeping. Harriett Drake and Charles Holland do their typing
cks as Nancy Tilson and Dickie Delinger work on book- assignment.
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Science has so enlarged our sphere of activity that it
has made world citizens of all of us. It has speeded up
life so that what is said in far away places is soon known
by everyone in our country. It has speeded up educa-
tion by new and more scientific methods as visual educa-
tion through movies in the school, and in the home by
radio and television. Many opportunities await those
who are interested in science and its related activities.
At North biology is required of every student before
he receives a diploma. To know more about ourselves
and the world about us is indeed reason enough for this
requirement. And many of the professions such as medi-
cine require a thorough knowledge of biological facts.
Many a doctor or nurse followed their profession be-
cause of an interest started in high school biology.
Chemistry is not required for graduation, but it is a
college entrance requirement. Many are the opportun-
ities for success in vocations and professions in chemistry.
If one would look about him, he would find that chemis-
Thomas Mayberry, Pat Willis, David Puckett, and
John Secrest, with Mrs. Hart assisting, find biology a
most fascinating subject. But they learn one can't
afford to be squearnish.
WIDE OPE FIELD
try had some part of practically everything about him,
and new things are being developed every day. Lucky
is the student who has a deep interest in this subject.
Physics is another course that should appeal to the
scientific minded. Our progress, yes, our very existence,
depends so much on physics and the things derived from
the application of its principles. This course is not re-
quired at North, but like many other courses, the person
going to college finds it necessary. Those who do not go
to college are often interested in the facts learned in
Parents and teachers should encourage student to
take all the science he can for, looking into the future,
one can see huge programs for greater and greater
control of power, new forms of matter, safety from hun-
ger and diseases, and improvement of behavior and
ideals-all gained by the methods and the results of
Mrs. Cochran supervises Larry Teffeteller,
Frances I-lunter, and Adger Ray Perry as
they perform an experiment in chemistry.
Ann Furr must have discovered the
solution to the problem in physics
as she pours something from the
test tube. Miss Vance, the teacher,
Barbara l-laley, Jimmy Stevvart, and
Jerry Clemons are there to keep
tab on the proceedings.
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Physical Education is enioyed by both boys
and girls. All of them enioy such games as bas-
ketball and volleyball, either in the gym or
outdoors. These classes give the student some
time for relaxation from concentrating on
PHYS ED DEVELOPS
Phys Ed helps develop strong bodies, and it teaches the
students to be cooperative. Team work is essential in most
sports, and the student learns he cannot play the game
for his own glory and be victorious. Even with a winning
score, he loses some of the respect of his fellow students
when he tries to play for personal gain.
At North classes are held for boys and girls who are
interested in the course, but it is a requirement for all soph-
omores unless one is in band. Most of the students enioy a
period of play during the school day and look forward to
this class. Games and gymnastics are included in the course
The boys enioy basketball, softball, horseshoes, calis-
thenics, and other activities. Many of them are interested
in tumbling and wrestling. These activities are closely super-
vised to keep accidents at a minimum.
The gymnasium is used for many of the phys ed classes.
This building was constructed after the school had been
in operation for some time. The dedication service which
took place in January, 1955, was a thrilling experience for
those interested in the athletic program of the school and
in physical education for North's boys and girls.
L. Kerley, B. Ellis, and M. C. McCutchan put the finishing
touches on the bulletin board in U. S, history.
Mrs. Hanson conducts a discussion group in her world history
Social studies should give students a chance to examine
thoughtfully the social order in which they live and to com-
pare it with other possible ways of doing things, so that
they can take an intelligent part in the improvement of our
way of lite.
At North social studies account for many of the classes.
World History, an elective, is chosen by many to make the
second of two social studies units required for graduation.
In this subject a student learns of the great events that have
led to the present civilization. He learns the background of
many of our peoples that inhabit the earth.
United States History is required of all students and is
taught in the junior class. Here one learns of the events
that have led this country to be the great nation that it is.
If one understands the course of events that preceded his
generation, he understands better how to deal with the
problems that meet his nation from day to day.
Psychology and Sociology are offered in the senior year
as an elective. This may be the second of the required so-
cial studies units, or it may be iust an elective to make the
required sixteen units for graduation. One learns more
about himself and others in this class, and he understands
better how to cope with his problems.
Bible was added to the curriculum in the year 1954-
1955. This course is financed by the churches in the school
district, and it has proved to be a popular course with the
students. It is an elective and most colleges accept units
earned in Bible as a part of the required units for entrance.
Two units in Bible may be earned at North.
Family Living is another one of the courses which deal
with the individual and how he can make a better life for
himself. It teaches him what to expect from others and his
SCCIAL STUDIES TEACH IMPROVEME T CF
WAY OF LIFE
D. Delinger, H. Bennett, and N. Brown discuss a problem in
sociology with Mr. Hunt.
Miss Johnston reads to her Bible class.
Mr. WILLIAM A, HOUGH is the principal of North Meck-
lenburg High School, having come to North in the 1955-
1956 term. He was principal at Berryhill before his present
Mr. Hough attended Wake Forest College where he re-
ceived his BS in Education-High School Principal.
He and his wife, who is a teacher also, live near the
school in a house provided the principal by the county.
They have two children, a boy and a girl.
Mr. Hough also has two ponies and many dogs. He likes
to hunt, hence the dogs. He also likes sports, and one can
find him at all North's games unless he is unavoidably kept
MRS. PEGGY HAYNES, Secretary
MR. W. A. HOUGH, Principal
Mrs. PEGGY HAYNES, the secretary, is the wife of one
of the coaches. She attended Wingate Junior College and
has a degree from ASTC in Home Ec and Science. She and
Mr. Haynes have two small girls. Her hobby is sewing.
Mr. Ben Washam, Mr. Sam Wilson, Mr. .lohn W. Mitzel, Mr. DeWitt Bradford, and
Dr. J, W. Reid,
Frequently during the year, the
members of North's local board,
who are called committeemen, meet
to discuss the ,problems of the
school, plans for progress, or any-
thing else that comes to their atten-
tion, for the betterment of the
school is foremost in their minds.
Each committeeman is a represent-
ative of one of the five communi-
ties that make up North's territory,
and like the student body, their in-
terest is centered in the welfare of
the entire school.
Mrs. Ruth Barfield
Mr Raleigh Biggerstaff
Mrs. Marian Cochran g
Mr William Cochran A
Mrs. Mary Lou Daggy
Mr Orland Gabriel
Mrs. Jane Haisley
Miss Patsy Harmon
Mrs. Dorothy Hanson
Mrs. Ruth Barfield, advisor of The Viking, teaches
senior and sophomore English. She attended Mercer
University and there received her AB degree. She and
her husband, Thomas, reside in Charlotte with their
daughter. Fishing, photography, and her dog Dandy are
A native of Cliffside, Mr. Raleigh Biggerstaff, lives at
the teacherage in Huntersville. He teaches English Ill and
IV and is the Senior Class sponsor. From UNC he re-
ceived both an AB and an MA degree in Education. Mr.
Big's hobbies are many, but growing flowers an out-
standing one, and as everyone knows, he has the
"greenest thumb" in all these parts.
Mrs. Marian Cochran teaches biology and chemistry.
She and her husband form one of the husband-wife
teams at North. She attended Marshall College and
earned her BS degree there. Mrs. Cochran spends her
syrgpre time reading. She and Mr. Cochran live in Hunters-
Mr. William Cochran is a graduate of West Virginia
Tech where he received his BS degree. He is working on
his Masters now. Industrial Arts and Mechanical Draw-
ing are the subiects he teaches, and photography, sports,
and painting are some of his hobbies. He sponsors Arts
and Crafts and the Model Building Club and coaches
A resident of Davidson, Mrs. Mary Lou Doggy is the
business math teacher and the North Star advisor.
She assists with the guidance program this year, also.
She has an AB degree from Earlham College in Indi-
ana and has taught in Manilla, Incliana, and New York
State. Her husband is Dr. Tom Daggy, and they have
Mr. Orland Gabriel teachers agriculture and sponsors
the FFA and Boys Shop. He taught in Long Creek before
North opened. He has a BS degree in Agriculture Edu-
cation from N.C. State. He is also president of the PTA.
He and his wife live in Charlotte and have one child.
Mrs. L. D. Haisley, nee Jane Hart, lives in Charlotte.
She received her AB degree from Salem College. Before
coming to North she taught in Kinston. Some favorite
pastimes are listening to records and golfing. She spon-
sors the Advanced Math Club and the AY and teaches
Algebra l and ll.
One of North's new teachers, Miss Patsy Harmon
taught at Wadesboro before coming here. From Queens
College she received an AB degree. She lives in Char-
lotte. She teaches French and English, sponsors the
French Club, and helps with The Viking. Dancing and
reading are her hobbies.
Mrs. Dorothy Hanson, another of the new teachers,
hails from "up North" and received an AB degree at
Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. English, U. S. History,
and World History are the subjects she teaches, she
helps with the North Star. She and her husband,
Martin, have three sons.
Mrs. Helen Hart
Mr. Mac Haynes
Mrs. Christine Holbrook
Mrs. Sue Jones
Mr. Paul Houk
Mr. Joe Hunt
Mrs. Peggy Hunt
Mr. Bryce Hurd
Miss Lelia Johnston
Mrs. Helen Hart, originally from Clemson, S. C., is a
graduate of Lander College, and received her BS degree
from there. Mrs. Hart enioys nature study, reading, and
sports. Before coming to North, she taught at West High.
She teaches biology and sponsors a science club.
Mr. D. M. Haynes belongs to one of the husband-
wife teams at North. He and his wife, the school secre-
tary, live near Huntersville and have two small girls. Mr.
Haynes has a BS degree in social studies and physical
education from ASTC. He teaches both these subiects at
North. He also coaches football.
Mrs. Christine Holbrook lives with her husband, Mack,
in Huntersville. Being the Student Council advisor and
the guidance counselor, she stays busy when she is not
teaching geometry and Latin classes. She received her
AB degree from WCUNC. Her hobbies are her dog
Sissy and her cat Putsie.
Mrs. Sue Jones has a BS degree from Winthrop Col-
lege and is a resident of Charlotte. She sponsors the
Beta Club and teaches Office Practice, Bookkeeping and
Shorthand. A district high school in South Carolina was
where she taught before coming to North.
Mr. Paul S. Houk is another teacher at North for the
first time. He is the band instructor and lives in Charlotte.
From Syracuse University he received a Bachelor of
Music. He is band instructor for the five feeder schools,
also. He enioys photography and sports.
Mr. Joe Hunt, from Lexington, N. C., came to North
in 1953. After one year he was called into the army, but
returned to teach at North. Mr. Hunt graduated from
ASTC where he earned his BS degree. He teaches U.S.
History, Phys Ed, Sociology-Psychology, and is one of
the coaches. He and Mrs. Hunt live in Huntersville.
Mrs. Peggy Hunt is from Kernersville, N. C. She at-
tended ASTC where she earned her BS in English and
Phys Ed. Knitting and sewing are among her various
hobbies. Mrs. Hunt spends much of her time teaching
English, Phys Ed, and coaching the girls' basketball
team. She is the wife of Mr. Joe Hunt.
Mr. Bryce Hurd finished Elon College where he
acquired an AB degree. He is now working toward his
Masters. The Hurds, who live in Charlotte, have a baby
girl. At North he teaches Phys Ed and biology. He also
coaches football and is the assistant principal.
Before coming to North this year, Miss Lelia John-
ston taught in Staunton, Virginia. She attended Salem
College and has an AB and an MA degree. Music, sing-
ing, and the Naval Reserve are her hobbies. She teaches
Bible at North and is the Bible Club and Music Appre-
ciation Club sponsor.
Miss Myrtle Kiker
Mrs. Mary A. Miller
Mrs. Anna Phifer
Miss Betsy Rae
Miss Mary Richards
Miss Mary E. Ridge
Miss Betty Somers
Miss Doris Vance
Miss Myrtle Kiker received a BS degree in English and
social studies from ASTC and later earned her Master
of Arts in English literature from the University of Colo-
rado. Her ambition is to see the world, but meanwhile
she teaches English lll, is the Junior Class sponsor, and
the debating coach.
Another teacher who has been at North' since its
opening, Mrs. Mary A. Miller received a BS degree from
WCTC. She teaches shorthand and typing. Other than
school activities, Mrs. Miller enjoys camping and scouts.
She and her husband live in Charlotte and have a
Although this is her first year at North, Mrs. Anna
Phifer is well known to the students, for she did her
practice teaching here. She earned a BS at WCTC and
is teaching Typing I and Shorthand ll. Gardening and
fishing are her hobbies. She and her husband live in
Miss Betsy Rae teaches Home Economics III and
Family Living. She has a BS degree from ASTC and a
MS from WCUNC. Pineville is her hometown, and she
rooms with Miss Ridge during school. Sponsoring the
Y-Teens fills part of her time, and the other time she
enjoys singing and gardening.
Miss Mary Richards attended Converse and Emory
University where she received a BS degree in Library
Science. Miss Richards is from Davidson. She enjoys
gardening, reading, and sewing. She has taught at
Davidson Junior High. She now teaches English lV and
is the school librarian. She sponsors the Library Club.
Gibsonville, N. C. is the hometown of Miss Mary E.
Ridge, but during the school year she lives in Charlotte.
At Limestone College she earned a BS degree and at
WCUNC a vocational certificate. Her hobbies are sew-
ing and making gifts. She teaches Home Economics Il
and Family Living.
Miss Betty Somers has been at North two years as
Distributive Education teacher. She lives in Charlotte and
likes to play the piano. From WCUNC she has a BS
degree in Secretarial Administration. She sponsors the
DE Club at school.
Miss Doris Vance teaches Algebra II, Plane Geometry,
and Physics and is the sponsor of the Dramatics Club.
She lives at the teacherage in Huntersville, but her
home is in Boone, N. C. From Gardner-Webb she re-
ceived an AA and from ASTC a BS degree. She enjoys
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Ah, Seniors! What a thrill it was to be the very top
class and to know that what you had worked toward
for such a long time was nearing the end, and that such
a wonderful thing could happen to one. There was the
thrill one got from marching into chapel after everyone
else was in and stood for you to enter the thrill
of anticipating the arrival of the rings, and what a long
wait it seemed before they came . . . the thrill of getting
to "shine" that ring on every Junior the thrill of
looking forward to the Washington trip and having to
save a dollar here and a dollar there in order to go . . .
the thrill of the Junior-Senior and being a guest and
not having to work to make it a success . . . the thrill of
Class Day, Baccalaureate Exercises and finally Com-
mencement. . .
But with what regret one comes to the parting of the
way! Thrilling? Yes, but tempered with nostalgia for the
best year yet!!!
'IANCY CAROL BALLARD
Dromotics lg AY lg Bible Club l,2,3: N0f7l1 Stvf 5705 2,3-
'IUGH JACKSON BARGER, Jr.
Debating Club lf Key Club 2,3g German Club Qg Beto Club 2,3g Junior
'loyg Monogram Club 2,35 Dixieland Minstrel 2: BUS Driver 3: Ad-
ronced Moth Club 3, Homeroom President 35 Student Council 35
Superlotive, Most Likely to Succeed.
'EGGY ANN BARKLEY
Jrarnotics Club lg FHA 12,35 Bible Club 2, Y-Teens l,2,3g AY l,Q,3f
:ornmercial Club 3g FBLA 3.
TOBERT CLIFF BARKLEY
Augie Appreciation Club lg Bible Ciub 2, FFA l,3g DE Club 23.
Jrih Star Staff lf Remediol Reoding 3
e Viking Stuff lg German Club 2g Bible Club l,2,3g AY l,3g Music Ap-
eciotion Club 3,
IOBERT FRANKLIN BAUCOM
'he Viking Stal? l,2,3, Associate Editor 2, Business Manager 3g FFA l,2,
3, Vice-President 3g Boslcetboll l,Qp Student Council 23, Key Club 2,
K, President 3g Horneroorn President 35 Footboll 2,3, AY President Q,
Student ol the Month 3g Monogram Club 3,
Boys Cooking Club l
MARION HOPE BENNETT
Science Club lg AY l,2,3g Y-Teens l,3g Personol Typing Club 2,35 Bible
JERRY ARNOLD BENNETT
Arts ond Crofts Club l, Boseboll lg DE Club 23.
The long awaited day finally came when the Sen-
iors received rings. Excitement ran high as they filed
into the auditorium to have their names called to
receive the most cherished possession a Senior could
have. And as each Senior passed an underclassman,
he gave his ring a shine-just for luck, so that the
underclossman could hope to be so lucky!
MARGARET AILEEN BLACK
Band l,2, North Star Staff 2, Y-Teens 2, FHA 3, Child Care Club 3.
BEVERLY ANN BLYTHE
Glee Club l,2,3, Secretary 3, AY I,2, Bible Club l,2,3, Cheerleader I
2,3 Head 3, Homeroom Vice-President l, President 3, Dixieland Min-
strel l,2, Football Sponsor l,3, Miss North Mecklenburg 3, FBLA 3
Superlative, Best Looking.
CHARLES CLIFFORD BLYTHE
Football l,2,3, Monogram l,2,3, President 2, Secretary 3, Key Club 2,3,
North Star Stott l,3, Homeroom Treasurer 3, Booster Committee 3,
MARSHALL McCOY BLYTHE
Class President l, Homeroom Vice-President l, Football l,2,3, Student
Council l,2,3, Vice-President 2, Hi-Y l,2, Music Appreciation Club l,
Junior Play, Key Club 2,3, Treasurer 2, Monogram Club 2,3, President
3, Beta Club .2,3, Bible Club 2, Bus Driver 2,3, Junior Rotarian 2,3,
Junior Marshal, Superlative, Best All Round, Basketball l.
Exchange Student from Toulon, France, Dramatics Club 3, French Club 3,
President 3, AY 3, Student Council 3, Superlative, Most Sincere.
ALENE REID BOYLES
North Star Staff l,2,3, Features Editor I, Homeroom Vice-President, 2,
AY 2, Bible Club 2, Junior Red Cross 3, Student Council 3, Football
Sponsor, Superlative, Most Dignified.
ANN ELIZABETH BOYLES
North Star Stal? l,2,3, News Editor l,3, Reporter 2, Homeroom Secre-
tary 2, Superlative, Most Dependable.
BOYS Cooking Club I, DE Club 3, Phys, Ed, Club 1, Germ., club 2
Science Club 2.
nys Cooking Club l, Junior Red Crossf AY 2.
ie Viking Stall l,2,3, AY l,2g Dixieland Minstrel 2, Basketball l,2,3g
Teens 2,35 Homeroom President 2, Student Council 2, Football Spon-
r, FBLA 3g Bible Club 3.
loys Cooking Club I, AY l,2, Shop 25 Music Appreciation 3.
AAFALDA DEJELMA BROTHERTON
Science Club lg Bible Club l,2,3g Y-Teens i,3, AY 2,
Soys Cooking Club lg Phys, Ed. Club 3.
flusic Appreciation Club l, Commercial Club 2g Bible Club Qi 4-H Club
5 Arts and Crafts 3.
FA l,2, 4-H if Bus Drivers Club 25 Superlative, Most Courteous.
.ENNETH GENE BROWN
lorlh Star Stofi lg Beta Club 2,37 Key Club 2,3p Junior Play.
ULIA FAYE BROYLES
rand l,'2g Lettergirl if Maiorette 2,3g Bible Club l,2,3p AY l,2,3, Pro-
gram Chairman 3, Cheerleader 2,3p Superlative, Most Talentedg Dixie-
:nd Minstrel I,2.
EWIS VERNON BULLARD '
hythms lg Hi-Y 21 DE Club 3g Baseball i,2.
in ' ,
DONNA PRESTON BUMGARNER
AY I, Commercial Club I, Bible Club 2,3.
MICHEAL LeROY BYERS
Track l,2,3, The Viking Staft I,2,3, AY 2,3, Hi-Y 2,3, President 3, Jun-
ior Red Cross 2,3, Treasurer 2,3, Monogram Club 3, Social Committee
2, Football I, Basketball I.
The Viking Stal? I,2,3, Bible Club I,2,3, Y-Teens I, Football Sponsor 2,
FBLA 3, FHA 3.
Dramatics Club I, Secretary, Homeroom President I, Secretary 2, North
Star Staff I, Rhythms Club 2, Dramatics Club 3.
LYNDA CAROLYN CASHION
Science Club I, Y-Teens I,3, AY i,2,3, Bible Club i,2, Junior Red Cross
2,3, Vice-President 3, Arts in Homemaking Secretary 3.
FRANCES ANN CHAPMAN
Y-Teens I,2,3, President I,2, Arts and Crafts I, AY I,2,3, FHA I, The
Viking Staff 2,3, Art Editor 2,3, Bible Club 2,3, Student Council 2,3,
Homeroom Treasurer 2, Vice,President 3, Junior Play, Football Sponsor
3, Homecoming Queen 3, Superlative, Most Popular.
JERRY MADISON CLEMONS
Boys Cooking Club I, North Star Staff I, Homeroom Vice,President 2,
Bus Driver 2, Hi-Y 2, Rhythms Club 2, AY 3, Music Appreciation Club 3,
FFA l,2,3, President Parliamentary Procedure Team 2, President 3,
Member of Judging Teams 3, Class Vice-President 2, Band I, Key Club
I,2,3, Bus Driver 2,3, German Club 2, Student Council 2,3, President
3, Beta Club 2,3, Junior Rotarian 2,3, Junior Marshal, Boys State
Representative 2, Debating Team 3, Superlative, Most Outstanding.
JEAN PHILLIPS COTHRAN
Junior Marshal, DAR history award 2, Y-Teens 3, Phys. Ed. Club 3, Bible
Club 3, Beta Club 3, Superlative, Most Intellectual.
Boys Cooking Club I, AY I,2, FFA I,3.
Boys Cooking Club I, Phys, Ed, Club I, Football I,2,3, Monogram
QANCY SUE CRUMP
'Iorth Star Staff I, Bible Club 2,3, AY 2,3, Junior Red Cross I, Y-Teens
', FHA 2, FBLA 3.
tus Driver 3, AY 2, 3, North Star Staff 2, Homeroom Treasurer I,
unior Play Publicity Committee, Library Club.
DE ERIC DAVIS
ootball I,2,3, Basketball I,2,3, Baseball l,2,3, Band I, Homeroom
reasurer I, President 2, Vice-President 3, Monogram Club 2,3, Key
lub 2.3, Vice-President 3, Junior Play, Junior Rotarian, Class President
: Tumbling Team 2, Track I.
FA I,2,3, Hi-Y I,2,3, Key Club 2,3, Bus Driver 2,3, Monogram Club 3,
he Viking Staff I,2,3, Sports Editor 3.
ICHARD VANCE DELINGER
LY I,2,3, Glee Club 23, Bible Club 2, FBLA 2, Oflice Assistant 3.
:FA I,2,3, Bus Driver 2,3, Parliamentary Procedure Team 2, Phys. Ed.
.ARRY JOE DOVE
Basketball I, Dixieland Minstrel l,2, Science Club I, Glee Club 2,3,
Iresident 3, Junior Play, Hi-Y 2,3, AY 3, Bible Club 23, Fall Festival
Talent Show 2, Em-Cee 3, Superlative, Most Talented.
Boys Cooking Club I.
FFA I,2, AY 2,3, Boys Cooking Club I.
Mr. Hough delivered the rings to the Seniors, and
Mary Agnes Kelley was the first to receive one as the
homeroom treasurers and the class president look on.
Mr. Biggerstaff seemed delighted over the event, also.
JUANITA SYLVIA EPPERSON
Glee Club l, Y-Teens l,3, Rhythms Club 2, Junior Play Publicity Com-
mittee, Homeroom Vice'President 3, Arts in Hornemaking Club 3, FBLA 3.
Arts and Crafts l, Hi-Y 2,3, Audio-Visual Club 3, Treasurer, Junior Red
Cross 3, Baseball I,2, Basketball l, Manager 2,
Glee Club l, Bible Club l, Commercial Club 2,3, 4-H Club 3, FHA 3,
FRANCES DELORES FARMER
PEGGY ELAINE FERGUSON
North Star Staff l, Bible Club l,2, German Club 2, Y-Teens 2, DE
AUDREY YVONNE FERRELL
North Star Staff l, FHA l,2,3, Y-Teens 2,3, FBLA 3, Arts in Home-
making Club 3, Bus Driver 3, Junior Red Cross 2.
PATSY JANE FIDLER
Bible Club l,2,3, Homeroom Secretary l, Music Appreciation Club l, Y-
Teens 2, AY 2,3, North Star Staff 2,3, Football Sponsor 2, Homecom-
ing Queen 2.
North Star Staff l, Bible Club l,2,3, FHA l,2, Y-Teens 2, AY 2,3,
PEGGY JEAN FISH
Commercial Club lg Bible Club 2.3, AY 2,31 FHA 3.
GARY McCOY FISHER
DE Club 2,3.
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ci-IARLES RICHARD me T f
Dramotics lg Rhythms 2g DE Club 3.
FFA i,2, Debating Club i, AY. I'
AARY LOU FOWLER
Iommercicll Club l,2,3g FHA 35 4-H Club 3g AY 3.
IOBERT JAMES FUNDERBURK
Shop l,2,3p Science Club lg DE 2.
ANCY ANN FURR
omeroom Vice-President l, President 2, Bible Club l,2,3, Treasurer 3,
Y l,2, Debating Club lg Dixieland Minstrel If Safety Committee I
Joster Committee 25 Junior Playg Beta Club 2.3, Vice-President 3g
nnior Red Cross 2,3, President 2,35 Y-Teens 35 Good Will Committee,
udent Council 2,3
UDLEY JACKSON GIBSON
lop l,2g Personal Typing Club 3g FFA 3.
'lA lg Bible Club l,2,3g Y-Teens 2, FBLA 35 Phys. Ed, Club 3.
lvanced Math Club 3, 4-H Club i,2,3, Dairy Judging Team 3, North
lrolina Dairy Judging Team ot Waterloo, Iowa, 35 FFA l,2,3.
JACK ROBERT HAILEY
Football lf Boys Cooking Club lg DE Club 3, Bus Drivers Club 2, Phys
Ed. Club lg Science Club 2.
BARBARA ANN HALEY
Glee Club l,2,3g Bible Club l,2,3g Dixieland Minstrel l.
DONALD WALKER HAMPTON
Homeroom President 3f Safety Committee 2, Football 2,3i Baseball l,2,
3: Hi-Y 2.3, Basketball l,2,3, Rhythms lg Bible Club 2, AY 2, Mono-
gram Club 3g Junior Playp Phys. Ed. Club 3, Dixieland Minstrel l,2.
MARY MARGARET HAMPTON
Dramatics Club lg Glee Club 2,35 Bible Club 2,35 AY 2,3.
Glee Club l,2, Bible Club 2,35 Arts in Homemaking Club 3.
Labmfy Club 1, Ha-Y 2.
Y-Teens l,3f FHA lg Homeroom Vice-President lg Bible Club 31 Recre-
ation Club 3p AY 35 DE Club l,2, Vice-President 2.
North Star Stat? lp AY l,2,3, Bible Club l,2,3y Glee Club 2,35 FBLA 3.
Football l,2g Bus Drivers Club l,35 Homeroom President l.
a RUBY HOKE
Y-Teens I,2,3, FHA I, Music Appreciation Club If Bible Club l,2,3p Ger-
man Club 2p AY 2,39 Phys. Ed. Club 3.
ARL DOUGLAS HONEYCUTT
rfs and Crafis lg Bible Club lg Hi-Y 2,35 Bus Driver 25 AY 25 Personal
fping Club 35 Model Building Club 3.
KROLYN SUE HOWARD
f l,25 Bible Club l,25 Beta Club 2,3, Secretary 3.
HYLLIS ANN HUBBARD
llee Club lg AY 25 Rhythms 25 Bible Club 2,35 Bela Club 2,35 Personal
yping Club 35 FHA 3.
RANKIE SMITH IRVIN
lorfh Star Stal? lg AY 2,3.
y Club 2,35 Bible Club 25 AY I,2,35 Football l,25 Monogram Club 35
ee Club l,2,35 Bible Club 1,25 Bus Drivers Club Sp AY 2,35 FHA l,2,35
1 Club l,2.
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ARLAND Lewis JONES ' ' L' of
wrhms l,25 os Club 3. Y
:GGY KARRIKER ' T
Iorth Siar Stafl 25 FHA 35 AY lg 4-H Club 25 Library Clan 2.
NNETTE ETHEL KEITH
:ind lg FHA l,2,35 Baslcefball Manager 25 Y-Teens 2,35 FBLA 35 Arls in
amemaking Club 3.
ARY AGNES KELLY
lee Club l,2,3g AY l,2,35 Bible Club l,2,35 Bus Driver 2,35 Hameroom
-crelory and Treasurer 2.
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ALLYN RAY KERLEY
Footboll l,2,3g North Star Stott, Assistont Editor l,2, School Lighting
Committee Choirmon 3, Superlotive, Most Dependable.
ROBERT ALEXANDER KERNS
Ed. Club 3g FFA l,2,3g Audio-Visuol Club lg Bus Drivers Club 1.
As o money-mcking project the Seniors sold candy.
Billy Joe Ronson, Donny Thornton, Donald Hampton,
and Jimmy Brown were the four top salesmen, ond
they received Bulovo watches for their efforts. Don-
ny seems to be curious os to the quality of his!
Glee Club lg Bible Club 2,3g AY 2,3f Arts in Homemoking Club 3.
ROGER BOYCE KERNS
Science Club lg Hi-Y 2, Trock 2g DE Club 3.
The Viking Stuff l,2,3, Feotures Editor 3, Bible Club l,2,3g Y-Teens l,2,
35 FHA lg AY 2,3.
JOE McCOLLUM KIKER
Bus Driver 2,35 Footboll l,2g Troclc l,2, Science Club l,2g Monogram
Club 2,3g Key Club 2,3, Homeroom President 3g Student Council 3g Li-
brory Club 3g Superlotive, Best Personality.
Hi-Y 21 Boys Cooking Club l.
JOHN WALTER KINNAMON
Boys Cooking Club lg Bus Driver 2, Hi-Y 2, Rhythms 2, Music Apprecio-
tion 3g AY 3g Superlotive, Friendliest.
KY l,2,3g Bible Club l,2,3g Music Appreciation lg Rhythms 2, Phys, Ed.
:lub 3g Hi-Y 2,31 Bus Driver 2,3.
Transferred from Harding. Football 35 Baseball 2,3g Monogram Club 3,
'lomeroom Treasurer 3, The Viking Staff 3, Superlative, Most Athletic.
German Club 25 FHA 25 Y'Teens l,3g Recreation for Girls 3, Arts and
Crafts lg FBLA 3.
LINDA HAGER LITTLE
Class Secretary lg Homeroom Secretary 23, Bible Club l,3, Glee Club
l,2,3, Junior Red Cross lf Y'Teens 2, Fall Festival Queen 2, Cheerleader
2,35 FBLA President 3, Football Sponsor 35 Student Council 3g Superla-
IOHNNY LOVELACE M'
FFA l,2,3g Advanced Math Club 3.
IERRY LOVINGOOD fx '
IUGH MARSHALL LOWRANCE
lameroom President I, Student Council I, Dramatics l, Football l,Q,3.
lonogram Club 3.
RROL EUGENE MAULDIN
'E Club 3,
ARAH RICHARDSON McAULAY
lA l,2,3g North Star Stoll lg Y-Teens 2,3g Bible Club 2, AY 2, Ad-
lnced Moth Club, Secretary and Treasurer 3.
RRY JANE McCLU RE
arth Star Stall lg 4-H Club l,2,3g Bible Club l,2,3g FHA l,3, Y-Teens
if Child Care Club 3.
WILLIAM JONES MCCONNELL
Basketball l,2,3, Homeroom Secretary I, North Star Staff l,2, Sports
Editor l, Hi-Y 2,3, Secretary and Treasurer 2, Baseball l,2,3, Mono-
gram Club 3.
AY I,2, FFA I.
Dramatics l, FHA l,2,3, Vice-President 2, President 3, AY l,2,3, Girls
Basketball Manager I, Bible Club 2, Personal Typing Club 3, Student
Council 3, Y-Teens l,2,3.
Majorette l,2,3, Glee Club I,2, 4-H Club 2, Bible Club 2, AY 2, Basket-
ball I, Homeroom Secretary 3, DE Club Secretary 3.
JANICE MARIE McGRAW
Music Appreciation Club I, 4-H l,2,3, FHA l,2,3, AY l,2, Y-Teens l,2,
3, Bible Club 2,3, Audio-Visual Club 3, Arts in Homemaking 3,
ALFRED WELCH MCINTOSH
FFA I,2, Science Club l, DE Club 3.
TERRY STEVEN McMlLLIAN
Boys Cooking Club I, Junior Red Cross I, Science Club I, DE Club, 3.
DAISY LORENE MIMS
Glee Club 2,3, FTA 2,3, Secretary 2, Bible Club l,2,3, FHA l, AY 3
HERMAN DeWITT MIMS
Safety Committee l,2,3, Baseball l,2,3, Arts and Crafts l,2, Key Club
3, Hi-Y Club 2,3, Booster Committee 3, Class Vice-President 3, Mono-
gram Club 3, Bible Club Vice-President 3, Superlative, Most Orginal.
.MA ELIZABETH MORGAN
d l,2,3, Secretary 2, Bible Club l,2,3, AY l,2, Class Secretary 2,3, Y-Teens
President 3, Representative to National Y-Teens 3, Bus Driver 3, Arts and
:tts 3, Booster Committee Chairman 3, Student of the Month 3, Superla-
-, Best All Round.
rth Star Staff lg Bible Club l,2,3, Glee Club 2, Commercial Club 3.
TTY MAE NICHOLS
mmercial Club l,3, Bible Club Z3, AY 3, FHA 3, FBLA 3.
OMAS MONROE NIX
A 'l,3, Debating Club l, String Band T, Bus Driver TQ, Homeroom Treasurer
North Star Staff 2, Personal Typing Club 2, Photography Club 2.
KX DARRYL NORKETT
TNALD JOSEPH NORKETT
ts and Crafts l, AY 2, Library Club 3, Junior Red Cross 2, Bus Driver 2,
NICE DUNN PARKER
e Viking Staff l,2,3, Editor 3, AY l,2, Homeroom Secretary l,2, Bible Club
3, Beta Club 2,3, Chaplain 3, Student Council 2,3, Y-Teens 3, Superlative,
:st Likely to Succeed, Dixieland Minstrel 2.
DMMY FRANK OEHLER
arth Star Staff l, FFA l,2,3, Treasurer l,2,3, Judging Team l,2,3, Booster
ammittee, Baseball l,2,3, The Viking Staff 2,3, Advertising Manager 2,3,
-Y 2.3, Monogram Club 23, Treasurer 3, Key Club 23: Junior Rotarian 2,3,
mmeroom Vice-President 3, Football l,2,3, Co-captain 3, House and Grounds
Seniors in Mrs. Barfield's English class are busy
with a sentence exercise in the book as a daily test.
Seems as if they were concentrating, for they didn't
even know the picture was being made.
WILLIAM FARRIS PENNINGER
Bible Club l,25 FFA l,25 Science Club Ip 4-H Club 1,25 DE Club 35 Superlative,
ADGER RAY PERRY
Science Club I5 Basketball 'l,2,35 Key Club 2,35 Monogram Club 2,35 Tumbling
Team 25 Baseball l,2,3.
PATRICK EDWARD PINYAN
String Band lg Science Club I.
MARIE JUANITA POLSON
Commercial Club Ip North Star Stal? 2,3, Chief Typist 3.
Giee ciub1,2,35 Bible Club 2,35 Junior Red cms 3.
AUDREY JANE POTTER
Band l,2,35 AY l,2,35 Y-Teens 25 Junior Red Cross 2,3, Secretary 35 Bible Club
25 FHA 35 French Club 35 Beta Club 35 Glee Club 35 Superlative, Friendliest.
TRESSIE EDWARDS PRATT
Band 'l,2,3, Librarian 35 Bible Club 2,35 Personal Typing Club 25 Glee Club
35 AY 35 Y-Teens 35 Homeroom Treasurer 35 Superlative, Most Sincere.
JOYCE ANN RANKIN
Junior Red Cross 25 Bible Club 2,35 Y-Teens 2,35 AY 2,35 Dramatics 35 FHA 35
4-H Club 3.
OE BOST RANSON
Iorth Star StotT lg Bus Driver 25 DE Club 3.
lLl.lAM JOSEPH RANSON
irth Star Stal? lp Tennis l,2,35 AY 25 Monogram Club 2,35 Glee Club 3.
HN MCLEAN RAYMER, JR.
meroom President lg Football l,2,35 Baseball ly Track lp Glee Club 2,35
y Club 2,35 Monogram Club 253, Sergeant-at-Arms 35 4-H Club l,2,3, Dairy
lging Team 35 North Carolina Representative in Dairy Judging at Waterloo.
va, President 35 FFA l,2,3, Sentinel 2,3.
:ience Club lg 4-H Club l,25 German Club 25 Bible Club 25 DE Club 35 AY
UDREY JEAN RITCH
CAROL ANN ROSS
cience Club lg AY Club l,2,35 Y-Teens l,2,35 FHA l,2,35 Bible Club l,2,35
-H Club lg Bus Driver 3.
lARY PENELOPE SAPP
Y l,2,35 North Star Staff 15 Y-Teens l,37 Homeroom Chaplain 25 Junior Red
ross 25 Junior Play5 Bible Club 2,35 Dixieland Minstrel 25 Glee Club 3.
QATHLEENE OLIFARE SAVAGE
5lee Club l,2,35 Bible Club l,2,35 Y-Teens lp FHA lg Junior Red Cross 35 AY
iRNOLD BLYTHE SHARAR
Slee Club 2,35 Hi-Y 2,35 AY l,2,35 Bible Club l,2,35 Bus Driver 2,35 FBLA 35
Iorth Star Stal? 35 Music Appreciation Club lg Basketball 1
LAUDIA JEANETTE SIMRIL
ible Club l,2,35 FHA l,2,35 FTA 2,3, Vice-President 2, President 35 Y-Teens
2,35 AY 35 Library Club President 35 French Club 35 Superlative, Most
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JOHN BOYST STENHOUSE
Football 25 Baseball 25 Monogram Club 2,35 Basketball 2,35 Superlative, Best
PHYLLIS ANN STEWART
Homeroom Chaplain l,3, Secretary 25 4-H l,2, Secretary l, Treasurer 25 Class
Vice-President l, Treasurer 25 Cheeleader I '2,3, Head 35 Glee Club 1,25 Bible
Club l,2,3, Vice-President 25 AY l,25 Student Council Secretary 35 Y-Teens 35
Bus Driver 3: Superlative, Most Oustanding.
JAMES CARL STEWART
Transferred from Ashboro. AY 35 DE Club 35 Bible Club 35 Personal Typing
GENE THOMAS SULLIVAN
Boys Cooking lg Phys. Ed. Club 35 Safety Committee 3.
JAN MARIE SUTTON
AY l,2,35 Y-Teens l,2,35 Bible Club 'l,2,35 The Viking Staff l,2,3, Activities
Editor 2, Administration Editor 35 FHA l,2,35 Junior Play5 Superlative, Best
JIMMY WILBERT THOMPSON
Football l,25 Homeroom Vice-President 25 Dramatics Club lg Tumbling Team
ROBERT LIVINGSTON THOMPSON
Homeroom President 25 Student Council 2,35 Science Club lp Hi-Y 2,35 Key
Club 2,35 Beta Club 2,3, President 35 Boys State 25 Bus Drivers Club, Vice-
President 35 Class Treasurer 35 Junior Rotarian 2,35 Superlative, Most
NANCY CAROL THORNBURG
North Star Staff l,25 Bible Club l,2,35 AY l,2,35 Y-Teens l,2,35 FHA l,2,35
Arts in Homemaking Club 3.
CHARLES DANIEL THORNTON
Homeroom President lp Student Council 1,35 Hi-Y l,2,35 FFA lg Football 1,35
AY lp Bus Driver 25 Basketball 25 Dramatics Club 3, President5 The Viking
Stal'T l, Sports Editor.
NANCY FAYE TILSON
Junior Red Cross lg North Star Staff lg AY l,2,35 Commercial Club 2,35 FBLA
2,3, Basketball 1.
EGGY JO TREXLER
-Teens 1,2,3, Treasurer 1,25 The Viking StalT1,2,3, Sports Editor 1, Admin--
,tration Editor 2, Classes Editor 35 AY 1,2,35 FHA 1,35 Homeroom Secretary
5 Junior Play5 Bible Club 2,35 Bus Driver 3,
SLADYS SUE WALL
Jorth Star Staff 15 4-H Club l,2,35 Bible Club l,2,35 FHA 1,35 Y-Teens 2,35
fhild Cure Club 35 AY 3.
ibrary Club 1,2, Treasurer 25 FTA 2,3, Treasurer 2, Vice-President 35 Music
Appreciation Club 35 Chapel and Devotions Committee 35 French Club 35
unior Red Cross 35 Beta Club 35 AY 35 Superlative, Most Intellectual.
AARY CAROLYN WHITE
'-Teens l,2,35 Bible Club 1,2,35 FHA 1,35 Dramatics Club 15 AY 1,35 Junior
'lay5 North Star Staff 35 Bus Driver 3.
SWEN LOUISE WHITENER
taiorette 1,2,35 Bible Club 1,2,35 Glee Club 1,2,35 AY 1,2,35 Dixieland
tinstrel 1,25 lunior Red Cross 15 Cheerleader 2,35 Y-Teens 3.
'IKI ANN WILHELM
unior Red Cross15 Music Appreciation Club 15 AY 1,25 Basketball 1,2,35 Bible
Ilub 2,35 Homeroam President 2, Secretary 35 Recreation for Girls 35 Block
4 Club 35 Football Sponsor 35 Superlative, Most Athletic.
'lomeroam Treasurer 2, Secretary 35 Bus Driver 3,
iANDRA DEANE WILLIAMS
'iorth Star Staf115 AY 1,2,35 Band 15 Homeroom President 25 Commercial
Club 2,35 FBLA 2,3.
AMES ROY YOW
FA 1,25 Science Club 15 4-H Club 1,25 DE Club 3.
Soon after the students returned to school in the
fall, the familiar words, "The Juniors are selling
Christmas cards. How many would you like to buy?"
could be heard throughout the vicinity.
Then came the play, Junior Miss, directed by the
class sponsor, Miss Kiker. This was given during the
month of November. After the second act of the play,
the cast presented an album of THE MESSIAH to Miss
The reason for all this activity? To provide funds for
financing the most important social occasion of the
year-the Junior-Senior Prom. All year there was one
thing uppermost in the minds of the Juniors, and that
was to give the Seniors the very best prom possible.
And what a buzz of activity there was getting every-
thing ready each year. Juniors scampered here and
there making decorations, getting invitations out,
planning menus, and doing many other things neces-
sary for a well-planned formal. But it was fun-one
got out of class sometimes and there were errands to
be run away from the school. "Lucky Juniors!" thought
But perhaps the greatest thrill of all was being
measured for rings. Only once in a life time does that
happen -that of really reaching one of the last mile-
stones in finishing high school. And what a thrill it was!
Ask any Junior and he will tell you that being a
Junior wasn't so bad-in fact, being a Junior was just
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stop at lockers, stop to talk, and also make their
way to the next class. Seems that it's not too bad,
READI G CLASS
The purpose of the Reading class is to help anyone North and should prove beneficial to those who are
who wishes to improve his reading speed and com- interested enough to try to improve their reading, since
prehension. Mr. Biggerstaff, 'the instructor, gives reading is essential in any class or in any vocation
special help to all who need it. This is a new class at or in any profession.
A SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS
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more- - -teachers enter- - -teacher calls names on her
home room list- - -students called follow teacher to
homeroom- - -another teacher calls names on her list,
and thus the group left begins to become smaller. This
was the procedure used to assign definite homerooms
to the new students entering North, namely the Sopho-
mores. And all of the time this was being done, one
sat waiting nervously, afraid that he would not be
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known before. And one found that could be a fact,
for many were separated from old friends, but there
were many new friends to be made. And the year
began- --that of being in a senior high school. And
it was a good year with much to anticipate and much
to plan and carry out. One enioyed being a Sopho-
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How do you like the new cheer-
leaders? They took over the job at
the pep rally. Seems as if quite a
crowd came for this rally, which
was to be held out doors, but the
rain drove them inside the gym,
These were also at the pep VOllY held in The QYVTT one nl9lil- EVe"Y0ne WGS Some dream in the cafeteria, and others eat
full of good spirit and cheer. their lunch. Wonder what the daydreams are
Caught some of them dreaming, in assembly, too, but most students were interested in what the speaker
was saying. The safety committee sponsored this meeting.
The cafeteria is a place where the buzz at activity and conversation can be heard every minute of the lunch
period. Some stand in line and wait, while the lucky ones get there Hrst and get their lunches.
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he EDUC ' .na in The viking.
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THE VIKI G RECORDS
THE VIKING is an annual production of the student body of North Mecklenburg
High School. Members of the three classes at North make up the staff. New members
are taken from the sophomore class and most of the staff members work on the annual
for the three years they are at North.
The Activities Editor, Barbara Reid, is responsible for the largest section
of the book, the clubs. She is assisted by Marie Fisher, Betsy Schenck,
Edna McAulay, and Sondra Harpe, Getting a dummy planned tor these
activities and getting the pictures made is no small iob. But Barbara says
getting out of class to do this is fun.
Jimmy DeArmon is Sports Editor for THE VIKING. For Ernest Curry,
Bill Thompson, and Wesley Hargette, new members an the staff,
there has been much work. The End that they plan pages and then
when the pictures arrive the pages are to be planned again to fit
the pictures, Their constant cry has been, "We need more pages.
Give us more pages."
Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! And all To be iden-
tified, That's the iob of the CLASSES ASSIS-
TANTS, Mildred Wike and Judy Readling. lt's
an old iob to Peggy Trexler, the CLASSES
A happy group! They certainly have a right to be happy for all the subscrip-
tions and advertisements are in and the budget set. Janice Cannon assists
Jane Brockenbrough, CIRCULATION MANAGER, along with Bill Cook. Earl
Link is assistant to Tommy Oehler, ADVERTISING MANAGER.
THE VIKING stafif begins work the very first week of school. Ap-
pointments have been made with the photographer for his work to
begin soon after the opening date, and a budget must be set up so
that everyone will know how much money can be spent. That calls
for getting advertising to help defray the expenses of publishing the
yearbook. And can that be work! But it's fun.
Then a dummy must be made before the group photographer can
get to work. He has to know the number of pictures to be made and
whether they are to be close ups or not. After the dummy is drawn,
it's likely that the pictures will not fit the space provided and the
drawing has to be done once again. But with all this the publisher
provided another dummy to be sent in with the pictures, and there
are two carbons made of this. Just think of all the erasing every
time an error is made. Of course the staff never has any erasing to
do. Ask Ernest.
Fun can be had working with the group to make every year's
book better than the last.
Janice Lane assists Nellie Kidd, Features Editor
Working on this section is not too hard for
few pages are involved.
Jerry Abernathy has to be on the move when Mrs. Barfield is Ask Jan Sutton what oliice she holds on the staff and she will answer
taking pictures. It is Jerry's iob as photographer to develop the "Errand Runner." But a good errand girl is quite necessary, She and Frances
negatives and re-load the holders as quickly as possible. He and Chapman ART EDITOR, look at the art work done by Frances in last year's
Paul Gont work in the dark room frequently.
book. Mrs. Ruth Barfield and Miss Patsy Harmon are advisers for The Viking
Dale Fisher, BUSINESS MANAGER, Betty Jean Eller, ASST. NEWS EDITOR,
Patsy Sims, FEATURE EDITOR, Alene Boyles, ASST. FEATURE EDITOR, Ann
Boyles, NEWS EDITOR, Nadine Sadler, ASST. ART EDITOR, Juanita Polson,
HEAD TYPIST, Barbara Stewart, EXCHANGE EDITOR, Elizabeth Dean, EX-
CHANGE EDITOR, Clift Blythe, SPORTS EDITOR, Maxwell Skinner, ART
EDITOR, and Larry McClure, PUBLICITY.
ORTH STAR STAFF
"Buy a NORTH STAR! Only ten cents!" can be heard in the
hall every two weeks. It is an indication that another two weeks'
work has been completed, and students can read the news that is
of interest to everyone of them.
The staff under the leadership of Robert Davidson and Jerry
Rich, with Mrs. Daggy and Mrs. Hanson to advise them, has made
great strides in putting out a mimeographed newspaper. It is much
more work to mimeograph the paper, but it is also much more satis-
factory. Under this plan the staff can have as large a paper as they
wish and, it desired, can publish an extra edition.
Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Daggy, ADVIS-
ERS. Robert Davidson, EDITOR, looks
on as Jerry Rich, ASSISTANT EDITOR
prepares a stencil for the North Star.
D. Jordan, F. Milburn, E. Dean, S. McClellan, B. Stewart, B. Eller, D. Fisher, G. Callicutt, P. Curlee, Mrs.
Daggy, A. Ferrell, N. Ballard, F. Frazier, C. White, P. Fidler, A. Boyles, P, Walters, L. Kerns, A. Boyles, P.
Sims, J. Poison, J. Tilson, P. Carrier. R. Blackwelder, J. Taylor, E. Russ, J. Rich, R. Boyles, C. Blythe, N. Davis,
M. Neill, R. Davidson. J. Rozelle. M. Skinner, V. Holder, E. Polson, and N. Sadler.
M.s, Sue Jones, ADVlSERp Jerry Rich, Babb
Thompson, PRESIDENT, Carolyn S, Howard,
SECRETARY, Hugh Barger, TREASURER,
Linda Kerley, Barbara Ellis, Don McRee,
Barbara Metcalf, Moc Blythe, Annette
Gant, Alice Poulsen, Mary L. Meacham,
Donna Harry, Janice Parker, Lu Christen-
bury, Mildred Hunter, Nancy Thomas,
Phyllis Hubbard, Shirley Holbrook, Jean
Cothran, Jean Huddleston, .lane Fincher,
Barbara Reid, Mary C. McCutchan, Sey-
mour Robinson, Butch Cochran, Robert
Davidson, William Bates, Maurice Mclntosh,
Bill Workman, Bob Abernethy, Robert Cos
oke, and Reid Wentz.
The tapping ceremony of the
Beta Club is most impressive. Be-
fore the new members are taken
in, they are told of the purpose
and the meaning of the club. This
was done this year by means of
the keys which unlocked the door
to membership in the club. This
was a very serious occasion, and
the new members were quite hon-
ored by being chosen.
The Beta Club is a national organization and ranks high on the list
of clubs tor any school. The members of the club have to maintain an
average of 94 in all their subiects and have to be leaders in character and
The purpose of the organization is to promote the ideals of honesty,
nd leadership among the high school students, to reward meritor-
ious achievement, and to encourage and assist students to continue their
education after high school. Last year the club awarded a fifty dollar
scholarship on the basis of character and scholarship, and on the basis of
a theme, "Why l Would Like to Go to College." This scholarship was given
to Bobby Redwine. They plan to give another this year.
LEADERS IN SERVICE, CHARACTER, A D
THE TUDE T COUNCIL GIVES
The Chapel and Devotions
Dility of planning devotions
the morning devotions and
Committee has the responsi-
tor assembly, and assigning
assisting with them if neces-
sary, The committee is composed ot Gerald Bradley, LU
Christenbury, Reid Wentz,
Bobby Thompson, and Bob
are several bulletin boards
is the planning for the fix
that Nellie Kidd, Frances
Mary Louise Meacham are
Donna Harry, Don McRee,
Abernethy, Chariman. There
in the halls at North, and it
ing of these bulletin boards
Hunter, Anne Young, and
responsible. Mary Louise is
oster Committee of the Student Council is one of the most active committees
th. They place posters and signs in the hall before each athletic event and
are charged with the planning for homecoming activities. This committee is composed
n Whitener, Barbara Somers, Wilma Morgan, Barbara Metcalf, Johnny Raymer
Mahler and Clit-T Blvthe. Wilma Moraon is the chairman.
The Student Council is possibly the most important
organization of any school, and North's organization
ranks high in all phases. The Council is composed of the
members of the student body, and each spring there is
an election to choose the four otticers of the Council.
These tour officers are from the student body at large,
the president coming from the rising senior class, the vice-
president from the rising iunior class, and the secretary
and the treasurer coming from the student body at large.
The homeroom presidents are also members of the Stu-
dent Council as are the presidents of all clubs that meet
three times each week. This gives the Council quite a
It is the duty and responsibility of each homeroom
president and club president to report to the class and
club any matter taken up by the Council, and it is also
their duty to bring anything before the Council from
their group. This is how the student body keeps in touch
with things taking place in their representative body. The
newspaper also keeps the students informed.
Many students think that the Student Council runs the
school, but that is not true. The Council does provide the
leadership for the student body, but all issues must be
passed by their sponsor, Mrs. Holbrook, and the prin-
cipal, Mr. Hough. They make suggestions and recommen-
dations, but the final authority is with the principal.
The Public Relations Committee is composed of Jerry Abernathy, Jerry
Rich Marv Caroline McCutchon, and Linda Kerley,
LEADER HIP, FELLOWSHIP, A D ERVICE
The elected officers of the Student Council are Robert Cooke,
PRESIDENT, Bill Workman, VICE-PRESIDENT, Phyllis Stewart,
SECRETARY, and D. G. Martin, TREASURER.
The Student Council sponsors many of the school's activ-
ities. Among these activities are College Day, Career Day,
Homecoming, and Student-of-the-Month awards. Last year
the Council brought furniture for the conference room and
a piano. They also provided gifts and entertainment, along
with the Glee Club for the Huntersville sanitorium. For the
last three years have sponsored the DIXIELAND MINSTRELS
as their chief money-making proiects. This year they plan to
sell bulbs of all kinds, such as light and flash bulbs, since
most of their projects require some financing.
The Social Committee is composed of Mac Blythe, Jean Huddleston,
Frances Chapman, Lovelace Blythe, William Bates, Mikey Byers, Joe
Kilmer, and Jimmy Nelson. They plon the social activities of the Council.
Members of the Good-Will Committee are Lindo Wilson, Jane Bost,
Ann Furr, LuLindo Knox and Barbara Reid.
The entire membership of the Student Council is as follows: Robert
Cooke, Bill Workman, Phyllis Stewart, D, G. Martin, PhyLlis Fincher,
Beverly Blythe, Ann Furr, Jane McElroy, Viki Wilhelm, Alene Boyles,
Judy Tilson, Janice McGraw, Barbara Metcalf, Gail McConnell,
Claudia Simril, Freddie Stallings, Johnny Knox, Robert Ellis, Larry
Tetteteller, Mary L. Meacham, Janice Parker, Judy Baucom, Kay
and Bobby Thompson,
Wilhelm, Mac Blythe, Alain Boiton, Bobby Baucom, Donald Hampton,
Don McRee, Maurice Mclntosh, Wesley Hargette, Mary C. Mc-
Cutchan, Joe Kiker, Robert Brown, Hugh Barger, Danny Thornton,
Larry J. Dove, Bob Abernethy, William Bates, Jimmy DeArmon,
Gerald Bradley, Robert Davidson, Lawrence Kimbrough, Bruce Boyd
Members of the Monogram Club are Paul Gant, Joe Kiker, Mac
Blythe, Johnny Stenhouse, Cliff Blythe, Tommy Oehler, Johnny
Raymer, Jerry Davis, Maurice Mclntosh, Paul Haynes, Randy Nixon,
Allyn Kerley, Mikey Byers, Adger Ray Perry, Earl Link, Danny Thorn-
ton, Billy Ranson, Bobby Baucom, William Bates, Jimmy Crenshaw,
Jimmy DeArmon, Don Hampton, Robert Davidson, Jimmy Johnson,
John Bourdeaux, Buddy McConnell, Don Williams, Hugh Barger,
Herman Mims, Bill Workman, Jimmy Nelson and Marshall Lowrance.
Officers of the club are Mac Blythe, PRESIDENT, Johnny Stenhouse,
VICE-PRESIDENT, Clif? Blythe, SECRETARY, Tommy Oehler, TREAS-
URER, and Johnny Raymer, SGT. at ARMS.
The Monogram Club is made up of those boys who
have lettered in some sport at North. The club, under
the leadership of Mr. Hunt, has several projects to be
carriedxout this year. They are selling football pro-
grams, working the concession stands, and giving
MO OGRAM CLUB
iackets to all senior members.
The purpose of the Monogram Club is to promote
good sportsmanship, to encourage participation in ath-
letics, and to recognize boys excelling in sports.
New lettermen go through a week of initiation before they become members of the Monogram Club.
LOCK N CLUB
Girls who have lettered in basketball or cheer-
leading are eligible for the Block N. Mrs.
Hunt is sponsor for the group, Members are
Barbara Metcalf, Linda Kerley, Frances Hunter,
Jane McElroy, Mildred Hunter, Julia Faye
Broyles, Gwen Whitener, Linda Little, Shirley
Benfield, Viki Wilhelm, and Jane Bracken-
The FBLA is organized to help develop aggressive, cap-
able business leaders. Their project of the year is to
make a survey of last year's graduates-where they
are working or going to college. Mrs. Miller is faculty
sponsor. Members of the FBLA are Janice Cannon, Peggy
Barkley, Dayle Fisher, Joy Stroup, Elizabeth Dean, Car-
olyn Brown, Ann Smith, Joyce Rankin, Anne Helton, Ann
Wilborn, Viola Herron, Sylvia Epperson, Ann Boyles, Aud-
rey Ferrell, Annette Keith, Betty Nichols, Jane Brocken-
brough, SECRETARY and TREASURER, Beverly Blythe,
VICE-PRESIDENT, Linda Little, PRESIDENT, Diane Robinson
Madeline Piercy, Sue Crump, Anne Grant, Pat Walters,
Judy Tilson, Brenda Whitley, Shirley Bentield, Harriett
Drake, and Ruth Dixon.
MUSIC APPRECIATION CLUB
Miss Johnston is the sponsor for the Music Appreciation Club. The
purpose of the club is to learn to appreciate different kinds of
music, The members listen to classical music, folk songs, Broadway
musicals, and symphonies. After listening to the music, the members
discuss what they have heard. Members are Stancil, Jordan, Kin-
namon, Jackson, Brewer, Smith, Simpson, Renfro, Snider, Thompson,
Sullivan, Rozelle, Cashion, Hampton, Mims, Purser, Barrett, Ferguson,
Miss Johnston, Grose, Wentz, Sechrest, Hill, Mclntosh, Pender, Dove,
Johnson, Gibson, Kennedy, Clemons, Hawks, and Philemon.
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The capable otticers of the Bible Club are
Herman Mims, Vice-President, Linda Wil-
son, Secretary, Miss Johnston, Adviser,
Ann Furr, Treasurer and Don McRee,
ln T951 the Bible Club of North High started with
only a few members. Now over halt of the school is
enrolled in the club. The Bible Club has many projects,
such as singing Christmas carols for the patients at the
Mecklenburg County Sanitorium, helping a needy tam-
ily, and giving a program in chapel. Last year the
Bible Club sponsored a Christian Retreat at Camp
Stewart near Charlotte.
The Bible Club helps in a very definite manner the
development of the spiritual growth which is a part
of education. This club is not required of Bible students,
but if any student in the school cares to ioin, he is
North has always had a good Glee Club and this
year is no exception. The members practice hard and
put an interest in what they are doing. Each year the
Glee Club participates in a Christmas program and
an Easter program. They participate in the Baccalau-
reate exercises and graduation exercises. ln the fall
Members of the Glee Club are L. Nye, M. L. Moore, B. McRorie, D. Mims
P. Sapp, B. Barrett, G. Whitener, D. Delinger, J. Smith, M. Hampton, E
Hampton, A. Smith, L. Kerns, E, Brown, B. Blythe, L. McCoy, S. Robinson
J. Huddleston, J. Huddleston, N. Thomas, E, Withers, L. Ferguson, B,
Myers, J. Stroup, L. Hager, B. Brackett, B. Dawkins, M. L. Meacham, J.
Fincher, S. Raymer, D. Holt, R. Tyson, C. Scott, D. Hill and C. Wilson.
The officers of the Glee Club are Beverly Blythe, SECRETARY AND
TREASURER, Larry Joe Dove, PRESIDENT, Mary Louise Meacham,
VICE-PRESIDENT, and Evelyn Brown, PIANIST.
they sang forthe teachers at the meeting of the South
Piedmont division of the NCEA. North always takes
part in the music festival sponsored by the county
music supervisor, Mr. Durrance. This is a very inspiring
program, and the work of the Glee Club is a credit to
our school. Bill Workman is the student director.
Members in the LOWER PICTURE are L. J. Dove, L, Tefteteller, A Helton,
B. Haley, T. Pratt, L. Nash, L. Reames, B. J. Ranson, D. Hefner, S. Chop-
man, N. Hammer, A. Potter, A. Poulsen, J. Hicks, M, Young, B. Somers
B. Workman, B. Whitlow, K. Savage, B. Wind, L. Elliot, S. Thomas, J.
Freeman, H. Drake, D. Teiteteller, J. Raymer, C. Holland, A. Sharar, J.
Johnson, A. Dougherty, M. Kelly, M. MacLain, B. A. Russell, P. Walters,
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The Board of Directors of the Key Club is composed of the following members: The President of the Key Club is Bobby
Bill Workman: Jerry Davis, VICE-PRESIDENT, Joe Kikerf Bobby Baucom, PRESIDENT, Baucom.
Mr. Haynes, ADVISOR, Bob Abernethy, SECRETARY, Robert Cooke: and Jimmy
The Key Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of ing cars for such activities as basketball games, plays,
Charlotte, and is composed of those boys who show and band concerts. They have also placed signs on
promise of leadership combined with other outstanding the new highway showing the location of North High.
qualities. They plan several other projects to be carried out
The club has had several proiects this year. One b6fOl'e the end ofthe SCl't00l year.
was parking cars for the Parade of Homes and park-
Members of the Key Club are Robert Cooke, Johnny Raymer, Tommy Oehler, Bobby Baucom, Jerry Davis,
Jimmy DeArmon, D. G, Martin, Joe Kiker, William Bates, Adger Ray Perry, Robert Davidson, Don McRee,
Mac Blythe, Jimmy Johnson, Bobby Thompson, Gerald Bradley, Hugh Barger, Herman Mims, Maurice
Mclntosh, Cliff Blythe, and Bill Workman.
Judi Jones, Elizabeth Evans, Danny Thornton, PRESIDENT, Wanda Walters, Joyce Douglas, Annette
Gant, Diane Brodsky, Libby Wagstaff, Janice Jones, Cynthia Ayers, Sue Craig, Priscilla Butts, Sue
Wilson, Karen Bailey, Barbara Coleman, Donna Harry, Ann Young, Don McRee, Brenda Whitley,
Midge Wilson, Maurice Mclntosh, Jimmy Johnson, Nancy Carroll, Joyce Rankin, Diane Andrews,
Sharon Alexander, Frances Hunter, Alain Boiton, Bruce Boyd, and Billy Phillips.
Miss Vance is the sponsor for the Dramatics Club. PTA. They also presented a playlet celebrating the
Under her leadership the club presented a play, "They birthday of Lincoln. Members enioy preparing these
That Sit in Darkness," for the student body and the plgyletg for pregentqtion,
V , If there is any one grou of students that real-
Us ,Debsfgg Tgomk 'S xwposei fl UGA ly works, it is the debating team. These students
mm' O er' Off EQ "fm aes fm put in long hours of preparation, and almost
Gemld Bradley' Mm 'me' 'S me Gdwser' any afternoon one can see Miss Kiker coaching
one or all of them.
The topic for debate this year is - Resolved:
That the federal government should sustain the
prices of maior agricultural products at not less
than 90 per cent of parity.
Robert and D.G. form the altirmative team,
Gerald and William, the negative.
Each year North has sent at least one team
to the district meet. ln 1954 North placed
third in the state. These people take their de-
bating seriously and spend many hours on the
The Hi-Y is associated with the North
Charlotte branch of the YMCA. The
members have the use of the facil-
ities at the center and they take
advantage of this for recreation. Last
year North's Hi-Y basketball teams
were successful in league competi-
tion, but htis year there is no official
league. However, this did not stop
these boys, they went out and found
teams to ploy in basketball and are
planning to have another successful
season, even if it is unofficial.
Members of the Hi-Y are Larry Joe
Dove, Earl Link, Danny Thornton, Don
Hampton, Mikey Byers, PRESIDENT,
Jimmy DeArmon, Warren Rawdon,
Herman Mims, Roger Linderman, Bob-
by Thompson, Tommy Oehler, Mac
Lowrance, .lon Kimbrell, Charles Han-
cock, Arnold Sharar, Reggie Erwin,
and Gene Burnette.
Wilma Morgan is president of the
Y-Teens. She represented North's
chapter in Washington, D. C, and
New York City last fall.
The Y-Teens is a branch of the Charlotte YWCA. lts purpose is to build
understanding among the girls in athletic, social, and religious affairs.
They learn to work as a group to help better the community and them-
selves. They also put on a chapel program. Some of the projects of the
Y-Teens are to sell book covers, have a car wash, help with seals for the
TB drive, and become more proficient in swimming by taking advantage
of the facilities of the YVVCA. The officers of the club are Wilma Morgan,
PRESIDENT, Barbara Metcalf, VICE-PRESIDENT, Lou Christenbury, SEC-
RETARY, Annette Gant, TREASURER, and Joyce Douglas, CHAPLAIN.
With "La seance est ouverte", Presi-
'Ti f7WMW' dent Alain Boitan calls to order the
monthly meetings of the French Club.
These meetings, conducted in part in
French, are spent in discussing French
life and customs and in learning French
songs and games. Ofticers of the club
are Alain Boiton, PRESIDENT, Judy Hon-
eycutt, VICE-PRESIDENT, Jane Fincher,
SECRETARY-TREASURER, and Miss Har-
Boiton, J, Honeycutt, J, Fincher, B. Pender, A. Ferrell, L. Wilson, J. Williams, G. Horton,
' d B. Wh'tIow.
Hicks, B. Somers, R. Wen z
t , L. Kerns, M. Hunter. I Christenhurv. an I
The purpose of the Library Club is to help students
use the library to a better advantage, to enable all
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club members to broaden their education t roug
study of library techniques and thus benefit themselves
for later work, to teac
' f th club are Linda Stilwell, VICE-PRESIDENT, Shelby
ucers o e
s, SECRETARY, Claudia Simril, PRESIDENT, and Sherman Hager,
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h its members and fellow stu-
dents reading as a form of education and pleasure.
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Projects for the year are sending boo s ro g
CARE to foreign children an ' '
terials to the Huntersville hospital.
d sending reading ma-
Members of the Library Club are L. Ferguson, B. Lynch, M. Dobbs, M. Stroube
M. Blackwelder, R. Wilson, P. Purser, G. Hager, W. Smith, D. Bennett, R
Mason, L. Knox, P. Scott, B. Turner, S. Strube, S. Holbrook, and L. Dudley
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Shirley Eubanks, Jane Brooks, Sandra Williams, Betty Nichols, Madeline Piercy, Nancy Tilson, Jo Snipes,
Jeanette Morrow, Linda Harrington, Miss Phifer, Mrs. Jones, Ann Flowers, Peggy Barkley, and Becky
Skipper, Harriet Hunter, Viola Herron, Evelyn Honeycutt, Kay Ward, Sherry McAuley, Mary Lou Fowler,
Mrs. Phifer, Peggy Jonas, and Ann Wilburn.
Office practice keeps the Commercial Club members The club meets three times weekly, and some of these
busy. Each student is assigned to cu teacher to do meetings are set aside to discuss the problems of
whatever secretarial work the teacher wishes done. secretaries and other office workers.
They report to the teacher at least once each week.
The purpose of the Personal Typing Club is to train typing as a regular class, but they are interested in
students who are interested in learning how to type, the know-how of typing for their own use.
but not in building speed. These members do not take
Members of the Personal Typing Club are Jane McElroy, Carolyn Howard, Jimmy Stewart, Phyllis Hubbard,
Hope Bennett, Nicky Brown, and Doug Honeycutt.
Jimmy Stewart, Jack McCarter, VICE-PRESIDENT,
Bill Penninger, PRESIDENT, Miss Somers, ADVISER,
Peggy Ferguson, Audrey Ritch, Jerry Bennett, An-
nie Mae Thomas, Errol Mauldin, Dickie Fite, Gar-
land Jones, Steve McMillian, Jimmy Yow, Charles
Cochran, Tommy Pope, Roger Kerns, Lewis Bullard,
Earl Brendle, Gary Fisher, Robert Barkley, Robert
Mason, George Warwick, Jack Hailey, James J
Cline, and Alfred Mclntosh.
Each day about noon, one can see several students
leaving school to go to work. These boys and girls
are taking DE. They learn the iob they are interested
in and are paid tor working while on this iob. The
purpose of the club is to further the students' training
in the field of distribution. The members learn how to
conduct themselves as business men and women
through conventions and other club meetings.
The Audio-Visual Club was formed several years
ago, but was dropped from the roster of clubs for
some time. This year under the guidance of Mr.
Haynes, this club was brought to life once again. Its
Members of the Audio-Visual Club are Marshall Barnette, PRESI-
DENTg Peggy Hill VICE-PRESIDENT, Shirley Thrower, SECRETARY,
Reggie Erwin, TREASURER, Mr. Haynes, ADVISERg Don Ranson, Don
Raborn, Billy Coone, Mack Cashion, Rodney Mayhew, Phillip Wolley,
purpose is to teach people how to operate the pro-
iector, so that no class will be without someone who
can do this. They learn also about other audio-visual
apparatus and how to repair some of it.
Coley Walker, Earl Brannon, Kenneth Misenheimer, Johnny Bailey
Wilson Sadler, Ronnie Lowrance, Bill Cook, Danny Seeger, Milton
Thomas, Oren Rhyne, Jerry Caskey, Charles Long, Ted Jones
Victor Knox and Dan Wallace,
JU IOR RED CRDSS
The Junior Red Cross is organized to serve the
community, state, and nation. They also help
children in other parts of the world. Each year the
members fill gift boxes to send overseas, and they
have a project each month other than this.
Members of the Junior Red Cross are Ann Furr,
PRESIDENT, Carolyn Cashion, VICE-PRESIDENT,
Alice Poulsen, SECRETARY, Mikey Byers, TREAS-
URER, Annette Gant, Diane Brodsky, Mrs. Hart,
ADVISER, Alene Boyles, Kay Savage, Sue McClel-
lan, Harriett Drake, Jane Fincher, Midge Wilson,
Joan Gant, William Brown, Reggie Erwin, Johnny
Knox, Carl Hampton, Robert Simril, and Richard
Membership in the Allied Youth includes
about one third of the student body at
North. The purpose of the club is to show
young people how much fun can be had
without the use of alcholic beverages. They
sponsor sock-hops and other activities for
its members. This year they plan to sell
jewelry to supplement funds needed for
their social activities.
Officers of the club are Bob Abernethy,
PRESIDENT, Daisy Mims, SECRETARY,
Gerald Bradley, VICE-PRESIDENT, Jimmy
Stewart and Julia Faye Broyles, CO-CHAIR-
MEN of the Program Committee, Judi Jones,
TREASURER, and Elizabeth Evans, SOCIAL
Arts and Crafts is more of an
art class than it is a club. Here in
the class they learn to work in
whatever medium they prefer.
Some of them like to work with
oils, while others like to work with
pencil shading or water colors. All
of them are interested in learning
better methods of self-expression.
They thoroughly enioy the work,
for it is what they want to do.
Members of the class are Jean-
ette Brown, Robert Ellis, Carolyn
Brown, Wilma Morgan, Marlene
Ussery, and Judy Honeycutt. Mr.
Cochran is the adviser.
The Child Care Club was organized by Miss Rea
for the purpose of teaching girls how to care for
young children. They learn games and songs to enter-
tain young children, also.
Arts in Homemaking is a new club at North and
was organized to gain an appreciation for the arts of
making an attractive and livable home. The project
for the year was to make useful articles for the home
and the family, and to learn more about making the
home attractive. This club is sponsored by Miss Ridge
and its members are Jane Bost, PRESHDENT, Lu Christen-
bury, VICE-PRESIDENT, Carolyn Cashion, SECRETARY,
Phyllis Fincher, TREASURER, Barbara Ellis, Teresa Cau-
dle, Vivian Dutton, Shirley Epperson, Kay Wilhelm,
Maxine Smith, Janette Williams, Gean Horton, Linda
Kerns, Carol Thornburg, Linda Wilson, Ramona Hamp-
ton, Miss Ridge, ADVISER, Carolyn Misenheimer, Doris
Howard, Jo Ellen Kerns, Ann Furr, Sue Crump, Audery
Ferrell, and Annette Keith.
The Science Club, sponsored by Mrs. Hart and
Mrs. Cochran, has a number of useful proiects
for the year. They plan to have a Science Fair,
build up the laboratory, and do experiments
that interest individuals. The purpose of the club
is to create an interest in science projects and to
understand better our surroundings.
Members of the club are Tommy Watkins,
Mary C. McCutchan, LuLinda Knox, Carl Hamp-
ton, Charles Barton, Mrs. Hart, Mary Young,
Frances Knight, Robert Simril, Kenneth Smith,
Thomas Keith, Bobby Cooper, Guy Helton, Terry
McClure, Andrew Whitley, and Max Godfrey.
Members of the club are Bobbie Phillips, Frances
Christenbury, Gladys Sue Wall, Jeanette White, Lenora
Johnson, Kathleen Norkett, Miss Rea, Frances John-
son, Lorine Hobbs, and Gretha Howard.
Mr. P. S. Houk is the bond director. This is his first
yeor ot North.
The bond members ore V. Wilhelm, G, Whitener, J. Bost, J. F. Broyles,
M.L.M h S.R
eoc om, obinson, J. Borrow, B. Pilkington, L. Nye, P. Young-
blood, L. Tefleteller, Mr. Houk, A. Poulsen, D. TelTeteller, T. Sadler, M.
The drum section is handled by Jone Bost ond Jock Mical.
Godfrey, W, Smith, J. H ddl
and J. Stroup.
u eston, J. Micol, T. Pratt, V. Grose, L. Dudley
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Members of the woodwind section are Joy Stroup, Tressie Pratt, Lucy Dudley, Mary Louise Meacham, Vivian Grose,
and Lynda Nye.
Members of the band work hard every year to put
on a good show for Homecoming. This year they did
well, as usualp and the maiorettes were in the spot
light for a majority of the program. At one point they
twirled their batons with Confederate flags fastened
to them. The marching and practicing after school and
at night resulted in a good show.
This year at Christmas the band participated in the
Christmas pageant. Their performance added much to
In 1956 some members of the present band formed
an orchestra and played for the DIXIELAND MIN-
STREL. They did as well as the professional group
usually hired for this occasion. But then the 1956 band
won a superior rating in the competition at Salisbury.
So hats off to the North Mecklenburg Band.
The brass section is composed of Seymour Robinson, William Bates, Larry Teffeteller, Max Godfrey, Jackie Huddles-
ton, and Wallace Smith.
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"One, two, kick. No, it's one, two, three, kick." And
the majorettes practiced and practiced some more,
especially for the homecoming festivities. But they did
not get to put on their show, for the time of "Dixie"
Jane Bost Lvnda NYG,
had been changed, and the girls did not know that.
So they just twirled their bcztons. Nevertheless, they
did put on a good show.
Drum Maioretfe Viki Wilhelm
Linda Reomes, Annette Gant, Joyce Douglas, LuLinda Knox, Patsy McGee, Shirley Holbrook, Claudia Sim-
ril, Reid Wentz, Daisy Mims, Lovelace Blythe, Shirley Henderson, Jackie Nesbitt, Margaret Teague,
Connie Hinson, and Mr. Biggerstaft.
FUTURE TEACHERS QF AMERICA
The FTA is under the leadership of Mr. Biggerstaff.
The officers are Claudia Simril, PRESIDENT, Annette
Garzt, VICE-PRESIDENT, Reid Wentz, SECRETARY, Linda
Reams, TREASURER, and Patsy McGee, REPORTER.
The purpose of the FTA is to help students that
plan to enter the teaching field learn about teaching
The cheerleaders are Barbara Metcalf, Beth
Ann Scott, Linda Little, Phyllis Stewart, Julia
Faye Broyles, Bobby Howard, Beverly Blythe,
Linda Bolt, Gwen Whitener, and Linda Kerley.
The cheerleaders had the problem of finding ,ct
a time to practice when it was convenient for -
all the members. They had to stay after school
and find a way home after the practices if they
could find no other time to practice together.
So they decided to form a club and use the
activity period for that purpose. This plan has
worked well for the cheerleaders have been
faithful to lead the student body in cheering
for the teams.
and the teaching profession. They learn about ethics
and other things to be considered by those in the
profession. The students also enioy the fellowship of
other clubs in the county when they hold ioint meet-
Officers of the FFA are Tommy Oehler, TREASURERp Jimmy DeArmon, SECRETARY,
Bobby Baucom, VICE-PRESIDENT, Johnny Raymer, SENTINEL, Robert Cooke, PRES- If
IDENTg and John Greene, REPORTER.
Learning to iuclge animai, farm prodructs, and ma-
chinery is a part of the work of the FFA. Jimmy DeArmon,
Jackie McGee, and J.B. Watts compose the Dairy Judging
Team. The Seed Judging Team is made up of John Greene,
Robert Cooke, Johnny Raymer, and Larry McClure. Robert
Cooke, John Greene, and Jim DeArmon are on the Tool
Identification Team. Beef Judging Team is made up of Ceph
Delinger, Sam McAuley, Robert Cooke. The Parliamentary
Procedure Team is composed of Tommy Oehler, Robert Co-
oke, John Greene, Jimmy DeArmon, and Johnny Raymer.
J. B. Watts, Ceph Delinger, Sam McAuley, Tommy Oehler
Johnny Raymer, Jackie McGee, John Greene, Jimmy De
Armon, and Robert Cooke.
FUTURE F RMERS OF MERICA
Each year the North Mecklenburg Chapter of the
FFA has been very active. Two of its former members
recently received the highest FFA award - the
AMERICAN FARMER degree. These two were Eddie
Knox and Thomas Barton. Earlier Eddie was elected
state secretary and won the Parliamentary Practice
contest as North's representative.
Adviser Gabriel, Greene, Baucom, Cooke, Oehler, DeArrnon, Ray-
mer, Ritchie, Grant, Misenheimer, Privetto, Brown, Wally, Stephens,
Lbng, Hefner, Barton, Helton, McAuley, Brannon, Foy, Perry, Del-
inger, Boyles, Osborne, Batchelor, Hager, Mclntosh, McClure, Can-
In 1956 at the Southern States Fair, North placed
first in the Dairy Judging and in the Tool Identification
contest. Recently at a meet at East the Seed Judging
Team placed first.
The FFA is ideal for any boy interested in any aspect
of farm life.
Held, Gibson, Watts, Cashion, Roborn, Gibson, Brown, Barkley, Nix,
Ivester, Brown, Brown, Stancil, Brown, Kerns, Gammon, Jones,
Norkett, Blackwelder, McGee, Ranson, Cobb, and Cannon.
Mildred Hunter, REPORTER, Lu Christenbury, SECRE-
TARY, Shelley Raymer, VICE-PRESIDENT, Janice Mc-
Graw, SONG LEADER, Carolyn Brown, Johnny Raymer,
PRESIDENT, Frances Christenbury, Don Ranson, Janice
Jones, Phyllis Stewart, Mary Neely, Bill Rust,
Benny Cannon, William Bates, Martha Kelly, Charles
Long, Donald Brown, Ted Jones, Sam McAuley, Rich-
ard Brasington, Bud Karriker, Charles Stevens and
Johnny Auten are members of the 4-H Club.
"To Make the Best Better" is the purpose of the
4-H Club. They strive continually to learn how to
improve methods for doing better farm and home
work, as well as develop good citizens of the mem-
bers. They enioy competitive exhibits and contests in
John Greene and Johnny Raymer were members of
the North Carolina Dairy Judging Team who repre-
sented the state in the National Dairy Judging Con-
test held in Waterloo, Iowa. William Bates was State
Forestry Demonstration winner.
FUTURE HDMEMAKERS OF AMERICA
To stimulate an interest in homemaking is the pur-
pose of the FHA. This year the North Mecklenburg
Chapter took a trip to WCUNC to see the home
economics building. They had lunch with the college
students. On February T4 the members had a Mother-
Daughter Banquet in the North cafeteria.
Members are Ellis, REPORTER and STATE SECRE-
TARY, Horton, Christenbury, TREASURER, McElroy,
PRESIDENT, Honeycutt, SECRETARY, McGraw, PARLIA-
MENTARIAN, Kelly, Caudle, Barkley, Cannon. Black.
Simril, Poulsen, Smith, Miss Ridge, Thornburg, Trexler,
Sapp, Ayers, McConnell, Thomas, Jones, Honeycutt,
Evans, Russell, Lane, Readling, Young, lynch, Bur-
roughs, Lynch, Ashley, Snipes, Milburn, Jordan, Mc-
Clellan, Thornburg, Sims, Hammer, Ferrell, Keith,
Woods, Ferguson, Johnson, Dawkins, Ward, Phillips,
Huddleston, Hampton, Reames, Wall, McClure, Eubanks,
Fowler, Brewer, Jackson, White, Kidd, Sutton, Fincher,
Williams, Purser, Misenheimer, Henderson, Kerns, Ran-
kin, Blackburn, Carroll, Bost, Alexander, Smith, Raymer,
Nesbitt, and Meacham.
Hugh Barger Bobby Thompson A K
s Drivers Club is sponsored by Mr. Hough.
The students who d' b
, , gnes elly, Bobby Bustle, Kay
Ward, Evelyn Honeycutt, Joe Kiker, Larry Grihin, Don Williams,
Paul Haynes, Richard Brasington, and Max Sk
Don Raborn, D
rive uses to North are members
of this club. The drivers a
re charged with the respon-
sibility of transporting students safely to and from
school, keeping the students ord l d
onald Brown, Jerry lvester, Eddie Cobb, John Barrow, Buck Jones, Thomas Gibson,
Larry Farrington, Be C '
nny annon, Johnny Auten, Mickey Wilson, Mr. Gabriel, David Barrow,
Billy Cleaton, and Richard Brasington.
er y, an keeping the
Many of the students have
hobbies that require work in
the shop, and to encourage
these hobbies, Mr. Gabriel
formed the Boys Shop. These
boys do some very good
work. They make almost any-
thing they wish to make
Some of the articles made are
supports tor mail boxes,
chests, tables, and lamps.
Many of them make book-
ends and other small articles.
This is good training for these
students, and they enjoy the
The girls in the Recreation Club enioy playing many
games that do not require physical prowess. One pits
her intellect and skill against the other's. They enioy
such games as Monopoly, Parchesi, Checkers, and
Scrabble. Members of the club are Ruby Hoke, Jean
Cothran, Martha Mundy, Jeannine Alexander, Molly
Linker, Alyce Helms, Ruth Covington, Sylvia Honeycutt
Mary Ashley, Frances Neely, Linda Nance, Patsy Bur-
roughs, Patsy McGee, Mildred Hunter, Viki Wilhelm
Betty Pender, Shirley Benfield, Ruth Dixon, Sue Love-
less, Lucille Lynch, and Irene Barnette.
GIRLS RECREATION CLUB
PHYS ED CLLIB FLIRNISH RECREATION AND
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BQYS PHYS ED CLUB
Marshall Lowrance, John Sechrest, Barry Poole, Ran-
dy Nixon, David Puckett, Wallace Smith, Danny Thorn-
ton, John Gammon, Richard Moore, Porter Halyburton,
John Bourdeaux, Jack Mical, Steve Brotherton, Donald
Hampton, Jimmy Brown, Buddy McConnell, Paul Gant,
Chuck Blythe, Fred Stallings, Fred Mills, Tony Aber-
nethy, Bobby Thompson, Roger Linderman, Paul Jor-
dan, Harold Mundy, Donnie Case, Paul Biorneboe,
Jeff Jones, Alec Kerns, Thomas Sadler, and Billy Pilk-
ington are members of the Boys Phys. Ed. Club. They
play games during activity period, and basketball is
their favorite game.
Paul Gant, Donald Hampton, Co-CHAIRMAN, CAPTAIN, Spencer,
Annette Gant, Joyce Douglas, Nicky Brown, Co-CHAIRMAN, Alice
Poulsen, Penny Sapp, Nancy Thomas, Herman Mims, Eddie Cobb,
Johnny Bailey, and Bill Thompson.
The SAFETY COMMITTEE is selected to work on the pro-
ject sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Police in their
"Live and Let Live" program. The purposc cf this program
is to make students safety conscious, especially on the high-
North competes against West and East in this program,
and each year the three schools keep a scrap book of their
activities. These books and the activities they cover are
judged by the police department. North was a winner one
Forming a safety club, exhibiting a wrecked car on the
school grounds, placing signs in the halls and on the high-
way, and sponsoring a safety contest in the junior high
schools are some of the projects of the safety committee.
Herman Mims staples the sign to the support with
Nicky Brown's help. Bill Thompson and Don Hamp-
ton are interested spectators, but Allyn Kerley
lends assistance from the back of the sign.
ODEL BUILDI G
The Model Building Club was formed
this year. It was organized to give students
an opportunity to express themselves
through the building of models as a
hobby. Some of them put model cars to-
gether, others put planes together, and
some have original ideas they carry out.
Mr. Cochran is the adviser for this club.
Its members are Marlene Ussery, Jane Bost,
Maxine Smith, Jesse Smith, Johnny Auten,
Warren Rawdon, Jimmy Brown, and Mr.
The Advanced Math Class is sponsored by Mrs.
Hclisley. The projects of the class are to study trigon-
ometry, logarithms, arthmetic, and geometric progres-
sions, permutation and probability.
The purpose of the club is to gain a greater under-
standing of higher mathematics which would not be
covered in high school otherwise.
Its members are Sarah McAulay, SECRETARY-TREAS
URER, Hugh Barger, PRESIDENT, Paul Haynes, Jerry
Davis, Connie Hinson, Jimmy Nelson, Butch Cochran
Jimmy Woods, VICE-PRESIDENT, Lawrence Kimbrough
John Green, Adger Ray Perry, Perry Youngblood, Mrs.
Haisley, ADVISER, Bob Abernethy, Johnny Lovelace
and Nathan Helderman.
A typical scene in the cafeteria.
The cafeteria stafT works hard each
day to prepare well-balanced lun-
ches for the students. They try to
put variety into these lunches, and
plan them so that they will look
Members of the staff are: Mrs.
Juanita Springs, Mrs. Vassie Deaton,
Mrs. Elsie Deaton, Mrs. Ethel Burgess,
Mrs. Alice Stewart, and Mrs. Hilda
The Executive Committee of the North
Mecklenburg PTA meets regularly to
discuss means of making the organiza-
tion more efficient. Members of this
committee are Mrs. A. V. Kerns, Mrs.
H. F. Metcalf, Mrs. J. W. Oehler, Mrs.
B. D. Harry, Mrs. H. C. Broyles, Mrs.
E. P. Curry, Mrs. H. M. McAulay, Mr.
O. W. Gabriel, Mr. R. F. Rozelle, and
Mr. W. S. Cochran.
The Parent-Teacher Association at North is very much
The PTA recognized Teacher Appreciation Day by
interested in the welfare of the school and of each presenting Mrs. Holbrook a gift in honor of her being
individual. They meet once each month and present :elected Teacher of the Year by the Student Council.
lobert Cooke presented the award.
TEACHER QF THE YEAR
"ln the fall of 1951, September 4, North Mecklen-
burg Senior High School opened its doors to the stu-
dents from Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Long Creek
and Derita. Today we are proud of North and view
her short history with pride ancl fond memories. We
feel and know that North is an outstanding school.
We also know that no school can be stronger than
its teachers. In this respect we have been extremely
fortunate. When North opened in 1951, seven of our
present teachers were on the faculty. Recently your
group, the PTA, asked a representative group of stu-
dents to select from these seven, the teacher who
they felt had rendered the most outstanding service to
the school. This proved to be a hard decision to make,
because each of these seven has served the school faith-
fully in his own way. These teachers have given of
their time, talents, and interests to make North High a
school dedicated to the whole education of each indi-
vidual student. Tonight, however, we would like to pay
special honor to a lady who has served the students
of North far beyond her call of duty. In the classroom
she is a thorough, patient, and understanding teacher
who knows her subiect and knows how to teach it. Her
extra-curricular activities are too numerous to mention
-Jr-Sr class sponsor, club work, and Student Council
are only a few. For the past three years she has served
as Guidance Counselor of the school. ln this capacity
she has excelled. The Students have great faith in her
gentle wisdom in helping them to make the right de-
cisions in many fields of life...colleae, vocational
choices, and others. She is deserving of all the love,
admiration, and respect we have for her. Mrs. Holbrook,
our love and appreciation will always be with you.
Our sincerest congratulations."
Mrs. Christine Holbrook
Students in Mr. BiggerstaFf's class think the book credit of all. They had a regular picnic - and they
report credit given for following directions for cooking didn't even save the photographer a single crumb.
something and bringing the food to school is the best
THE VIKING and the NORTH STAR staffs went to the SIPA convention in
ington, Virginia. THE VIKING won a merit of honor award in the iudging at
iuals, The newspaper was not entered for judging This convention was very
arrnative for those working on either staff.
Miss Ridge and her classes had ci
luncheon for the teachers lost year.
Delicious homemade ice cream and
cake was served for a last course.
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The home ec. classes had a fashion show for the
PTA4 They carried out the theme of the Big Payolt
television show. The model is showing hor costume to
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the junior high schools and to North.
Members of the junior play cast, stage hands, student
directors, and those helping with the play were Miss
Kiker, DIRECTGR: Don McRee, Annette Gant, Barbara
Ellis, Barbara Metcalf, Jane Fincher, Jerry Rich, Charles
Judy Graves .................. Barbara Ellis
Lois Graves . . . .... Mary L. Meacham
Harry Graves .... Gerald Bradley
Grace Graves ....
Uncle Willis ....
J. B. Curtis .....
Ellen Curtis ......
Merrill Feurback ....
Sterling Brown ..
Tommy Arbuckle ....
Albert Kunody ....
Futty Adams ,...
Barlowe Adams ..
Western Union Boy
. . . Jane Fincher
. . . Bill Workman
. James Cochrane
.. Charles Atwell
. . . . . Bruce Boyd
... . . Jerry Rich
. . . . Don McRee
.. Danny Seeger
.. . Bill Cook
Atwell, Bill Workman, Danny Seeger, Gerld Bradley,
Butch Cochane, Joe Pender, Bill Cook, Mary Louise
Meacham, Chuck Blythe, Bruce Boyd, Seymour Robinson
and Jane Bost.
The Junior Play, Junior Miss, was a great success. Its
setting was in the Graves' home in an apartment in
New York, and it was a story of a teen-ager and her
problems presented in three acts.
Father lGeraldJ seems quite upset.
Uncle QBill WJ creates quite a situation in Judy's
QB. Ellisl mind.
Judy and the Western Union boy lBill CJ seem to
have something up their sleeves. Dig that boy!
You ARE THERE . . .
A Report on
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shall Barnette, Jimmy Woods, Jimmy Crenshaw, Johnny Raymer, D. G. Martin, Don Hefner, Johnny
Bailey, Harry Brown, Paul Haynes and Paul Oant.
MYERS PARK 6 -NORTH O
North lost a heartbreaker at the new stadium at
Myers Park. With only a minute left in a scoreless
game, Myers Park lunged across the line for a 6-point
win over the Rebs. North fielded a surprisingly well-
balanced and smooth working eleven. Most of the
Rebel squad saw continuous action, as Coach Hurd
did not have the material to spell the regulars.
BELMONT I9 -NORTH 7
North bowed to Belmont tor a T9-7 loss. North's only
score came after a Baucom-Nixon pass tor 30 yards in
the fourth, with Earl Link bucking over from the two.
Jerry Davis converted. Link intercepted three passes to
help hold Belmont. Clift Blythe featured for North in the
Johnny Roynier scarnpered toward pay dirt on a 64-yard pass play. The ball soared over the Wincotit
goal post tor Northfs last score ot the l956 season, and Jerry Davis, who made this last point, had lust
made the lost touchdown in a run around left end.
TOMMY OEHLER, CofCaptain
Earl Link, Pat Willis, Jerry Davis, Jett Jones, Marshal Lowrence, Johnny Dover, Cliff Blythe, Jim De'
Armon, Larry Farrington, Dickey Batchelor, Bill Cook, Lawrence Kimbrough, Danny Thornton, Johnny
Bourdeaux, Merle Holtzclaw, and John Gammon.
HARDING 42 -NORTH 0
Harding spanked North 42-O. The Rebs made their
most serious bid to score in the final minutes, reach-
ing the Harding 21 on passes by Baucom, Defensive-
ly, Oehler and Davis led the losing Rebs. But a
change of subiect would be welcomed here.
NORTH 35 WEST 12
North ends 13-game losing streak 35-12. What
sweet words those were! North swamped West at
Memorial Stadium. At half-time North was trailing
West I2-7. lt seemed as if this would be another
one of those lost games. But the Rebs turned loose a
covey of smart running backs, intercepted two passes,
scored on one and set up a touchdown with the other.
For North, Baucom, Davis, and Link ran well, with
Oehler, Nixon, and Hampton leading the defensive
Parkas were the fashion for the players on the bench, Brrrrr! A fellow Link Cliffied the ball for North against East. However, North lost the ball on downs
would have been better oft in the gameg at least he could keep warm. beflife they Could SCOVS.
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John Bourdeaux, Danny Thornton, Randy Nixon, Cliff Blythe, Donald Hampton, Allyn Kerley, Earl Link,
John Gammon, Jimmy Crenshaw, D. G. Martin, and Tommy Oehler.
NORTH 6 LANDIS 6
North Mecklenburg Rebels showed
again they coud do it, but penalties
checked the Rebs who were forced to
settle for a 6-6 tie with Landis at David-
son. The Rebs had two touchdowns called
back for penalties. The lone North touch-
down was scored by Bourdeaux on a
quarterback sneak after Davis had zoomed
60 yards to set up the payoFF plunge.
Kimbrough, without a minute's game ex-
perience, took over the quarterback spot
in the fourth quarter.
NORTH 7 EAST 7
Although predictions gave East a two-
touchdown edge over North, the game
ended in a tie. Oehler fell on an East
fumble in the end zone tor the touchdown,
and Davis converted. East then evened
the score by a touchdown and booting the
extra point. North had the ball in the final
seconds of the game, and Jerry Davis, who
had been iniured in play, tried a field goal,
but failed lu make it.
Cliff was ready and wailing for the Winecott eleven as the signal was given for the clock to be started and
play to be resumed.
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D. G. Martin caught a pass in the
North-Winecoff game to help
North push on toward a winning
The Catholics found Coach Hurd's line led by
Oehler and Blythe too strong for them. North
started early to wrap up the decision, scoring 13
points in the first quarter. Davis smacked over from
the one and booted the extra point to make it
7-0. Then Link fell on a fumble in the Catholic
end zone to push it to 'I3-O. Baucom chunked a
nine-year aerial to Martin for the first of two third-
quarter scores, and Nixon slashed nine yards for
the final score.
Bobby Baucom Mac Blythe, Paul Gant, Johnny Raymer, Johnny Dover, Jerry Davis, Jimmy Woods, Jim
DeArmon Lnw nfe Kimbrough, Don Hefner, and Marshall Lowrance.
Coach Hurd gave Bobby Baucom some tips on defense during
the North'Myers Park game Must have worked for the Rebs
held them down to one touchdown.
NORTH 7 -MOORESVILLE O
The Rebs capitalized on a blocked kick to turn
back Mooresville, 7-O in Mooresville. After a score-
less first half, North's Raymer barged in to block a
Mooresville punt on the Mocresville 25-yard line.
Link, on the first play from scrimmage, galloped to
the 3-yard line to go over onthe next play. And
that wrapped up another win. The taste of victory
NORTH I4 -WINECOFF O
Things looked dim at the first of the season, but
the Rebs ignored the barbs tossed at them. It was
the last game and North flew past Winecoft at
Davidson for a I4-O win. Bourdeaux started things
off in the first quarter when an interception gave
the Rebs a chance. Bourdeaux completed a 64-yard
pass play to Raymer to get things going. Link raced
around right end for T5 yards and the touchdown.
The homecoming crowd then saw the Rebs hit the
jack-pot again in the final seconds ofthe game.
Winecoft fumbled and Gant recovered. A Bour-
deaux pass hit Davis for the icing, and North
wrapped up a winning season-four won, two tied,
and three lost.
The Rebels carried Coach Haynes and Coach Hurd off the held
after breaking the iinx that had followed them for l3 games.
They routed West 35-12.
Buddy McConnell, Jerry Davis, D. G. Martin, Adger Ray Perry, Johnny Stenhouse, Jimmy Woods, Marshall Barnette, William Bates, Bob
Abernethy, Barry Poole, Donald Hampton, and Coach Joe Hunt.
Practice began in late November, and when Coach
Hunt saw the group of prospective players, he realized
one important factor was missing-that of height. But
what he lacked in height was there in spirit and deter-
mination-an opposing team would have to stay with
all the players, for more than one could score.
Perry is leading the group with 'I79 points, Stenhouse
has 154, Barnette,l47 and Martin, 140. Through the
second North-East game, North had topped all op-
ponents in total points scored.
Adger Ray gets an extra point while Marshall and Billy Ray are waiting for the rebound in case he misses. D, G, mqkeg two points even thougl-
East's number I2 is right with him. And iust when they were needed. tool
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NORTH 51 ................... MOORESVILLE
Score at half: 23-25
Perry 195 Martin 13
NORTH 56 ...........,........... WINECOFF
- Score at half: 31-22
Martin 145 Bates 115 Perry 11
NORTH 56 ........,.................. WEST
Score at half: 28-24
Martin 165 Perry 16
NORTH 55 .... ................, .... E A ST
Score at half: 20-33
Stenhouse 125 Hager 115 Perry 11
NORTH 62 ........................ HARDING
Score at half: 17-12
Perry 155 Hager 13
NORTH 66 ............. ......... W INTHROP
Score at half: 33-23
Perry 175 Bates 13
Stenhouse 125 Barnette 12
NORTH 61 ...................... MYERS PARK 68
Score at half: 24-31
Barnette 175 Hager 25
NORTH 52 ......,................... LOWELL 35
Score at halt: 27-13
Stenhouse 155 Barnette 12
NORTH 70 ....................... CATHOLIC 59
Score at halt: 34-23
Stenhouse 215 Martin 175 Barnette 15
NORTH 59 ............,,,............ WEST 64
Score at half: 31-30
Perry 205 Stenhouse 13
NORTH 53 ............................ EAST 79
Score at half: 26-40
Stenhouse 125 Hager 11
NORTH 64 , ...................... HARDING 90
Score at half: 26-49
Martin 235 Stenhouse 12
Heath Whittle, John Bourdeaux, Victor Knox, Jerry Caskey, Randy Nixon, Carl Hampton, David Puckett,
Jimmy Pait, lrving Hager, Wesley Hargett, Milton Thomas, Ernest Curry, Tommy Keith, Hillis Seay, Ronald
Buchanan, and Mr. Hurd. Coach.
BOYS' JAY VEE BASKETBALL
The North Jay Vee team has had a very successful
season. They have won ten of the twelve games played
so tar. They do not play the regular schedule along with
the varsity team, but ploy a schedule of their own except
with Charlotte teams. Then they play the preliminary
games, for the city has no girls' teams.
The record is as follows:
North 36 . . . ........... . . Catholic 20
North 45 .. East 49
North 37 . . . . , . West 54
North 61 ..
North 57 .
North 59 . . .
North 54 . . .
North 58 . . .
North 52 ,. .
North 65 .. .
North 63 . . .
North 59 .. .
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. . . . Harding
Winthrop T. S.
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. . . Catholic
. . . . West
. . . . East
. . . Harding
North after the iump ball with Harding. Randy Nixon scores another
point for North. North on the defensive. The boys are all set to keep
the other team from scoring.
Mildred Wilce, Viki Wilhelm, Lu Christenbury, Betsy Schenclc, Mildred Hunter, Patsy McGee, Ann Young,
Barbara Reid, Lucy Dudley, MANAGER, Becky Kennedy, Jane Broclmenbrough, Frances Hunter, Mary C.
McCutchan, Shirley Thrower, and Shirley Benfield, Mrs. Hunt is the coach.
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North's girls have won Eve of the nine games played.
They do not get to play when our boys play the Char-
lotte teams for those schools do not have girls' teams.
But when we play other teams, the girls are right in
there with the best of them.
The starting line-up usually includes Brockenbrough,
GUARD, Young, FORWARD, McGee, FORWARD, Mc-
Cutchan, FORWARD, Wilhelm, GUARD, and Benfield,
Mary Caroline McCutchan has scored 138 points for North. Here she is taking
a foul shot, and she made it.
Patsy McGee scored two points even though well guarded. She has scored 122
points this season.
Ann Young has 75 points so far. She is number 15.
. . . . Odell
. . . . West
. . . East
. . . Lowell
. . West
Tommy Oehler, Buddy McConnell, Adger Ray Perry, Earl Link, Dickie Batchelor, Smiley Brown, Lewis Bullard,
Bobby Redwine, .lerry Davis, Herman Mims, Dan Mcllee, Jimmy Boyles, Mr. George Bryant: Ass't. Coach,
Marshall Barnette, Jerry Readling, Donald Hampton, Reggie Erwin, Bill Reagan, Joe Bost, and Mr. Joe
The season's record for North was 9 won against
3 lost. That placed North as the GCAA champions,
and in the district playoff against Walkertown, North
lost in an extra inning 3-2. That game was like our
Harding game. We beat Harding in the last inning
with two men out before the winning runs ever got
Team R H Team
'North 9 9 Hartsell
"North 5 7 Davidson
'North 3 2 Harding
"North 7 10 East
"North 3 6 West
'North 10 10 Catholic
"'North 15 11 Catholic
on first base. But that's baseball, and it makes the
game more interesting.
Batting averages were Davis - 432, Bullard - 395,
Barnette - 381, Perry - 316, Hampton - 314, Oeh-
ler - 266, Bost - 250, and Link - 226.
' 'North 35 10 15 - 35 7 9 East
'North 26 1 5 - 27 5 8 West
"North 32 9 10 - 29 8 4 Harding
"North 28 17 8 - 29 5 6 Myers Park
"North 28 6 6 - 20 2 4 Myers Park
"North 3 6 - 4 5 Walkertown
Battery: 'Readling and Perry, "Barnette and Perry,
Redwine and Perry.
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Heath Whittle, Bill Workman, Joe Kiker, Mikey Byers, Buddy Abernathy, Roger Kerns, Mr. Cochran, Klaus
Bieg, Johnny Brown, Forrest Kerns, Larry Nesbitt, and Paul Haynes. Heath Whittle clears the bar at lOl6'.
Last year the track team did well under
the coaching of Mr. Cochran. A new rec-
ord was set in the mile relay by Mikey
Byers, William Bates, Johnny Brown, and
Larry Nesbitt in a triangular meet with
East and Mooresville held at North. The
record was 3'4.2". Joe Kiker tied the
120-yard high hurdle's record of 'l7.7".
incidentally, North has never been defeated
on the home track.
D. G. Martin, Robert Davidson, Hugh Barger, Jimmy Nelson, and Jimmy Woods, along with
Billy Joe Ranson LABSENTJ make up the tennis team. i
Last year the North Mecklenburg High School Tennis Team had
the mast successful season in the history of the school. They won eight
games and lost only two, these two being to Myers Park, the num-
ber one team in the state. The men in order of rank were H.V. Nelson,
Hugh Barger, Jimmy Nelson, Robert Davidson, .loe Ranson, D.G. Mar- 3
tin, and Jimmy Woods. Nelson and Barger teamed up for the number i
one doubles, while Davidson and Jimmy Nelson played number two E
The Record for the year is as follows:
Myers Park 7 ......... North 2 Hickory 1 .... .... N orth 8
Newton-Conover 0 ..,, North 7 Statesville 4 .... North 5
Catholic 0 ........... North 7 Hickory 1 .... ....,.. N orth 8
Myers Park 7 .... .... N orth 2 Catholic 'l ,.......... North 6
Statesville 3 ......... North 6 Newton-Conover 0 .... North 7
THE BLUE AND WHITE GAME
The Blue and White game was a practice game y
between the boys on the team at North when
there was an off week for regular competitive
games. The players were divided equally, one side
wearing the blue uniforms and the other, the
white uniforms. The student body was permitted
to watch the game. The boys put just as much
enthusiasm into playing as if it were a regular
game, for the competition was great. The students
also selected a favorite and pulled hard for them
to win. The final score was 6-6.
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A RepOrt Cn FEATURES
STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Planning projects and seeing that they are carried
out is only a part of the big responsibility of being
Student Council President. Robert presides at the
chapel programs each week, presides over the Student
Council meetings held every two weeks, and is the
GO-BETWEEN from the Council to the principal. Al-
though committees are active, Robert has the respon-
sibility of seeing that all the work assigned to them
is carried out. He has made a very capable president
and holds his meetings in order, for he is well ac-
quainted with parliamentary procedure, serving on the
Parliamentary Procedure Team in the FFA.
After all the sponsors were in place before the Frances Chapman." Joyful, but with tears, she was
queen's stand, a dead silence came over the specfa- crowned HOMECOMING QUEEN for 1956.
tors. Finally the announcer called, "The queen is Miss
Sponsors for the festivities were Linda Hager, Lu Christenbury, Nancy Thomas, Julia Faye Broyles, Beverly
Blythe, Claudia Simril, Barbara Metcalf, Alene Boyles, Vicki Wilhelm, Wilma Morgan, Linda Elliott, Phyllis
Stewart, Joanne Sweatt, and Ann Furr. ln the background are the l955 Queen Patsy Fidler and the
newly crowned 1956 Queen Frances Chapman.
HGMECOMING - WELCQME
MAT OUT FOR LL!
Homecoming is one of the most festive affairs at
North Mecklenburg. Preparation begins weeks ahead
and student interest is at a peak. The entire week
before the homecoming game is filled with exciting
events. First, there is competition among the home-
rooms for the best display concerning the game or
homecoming. Miss Kiker's homeroom won the prize this
year with a display depicting the hanging of the Wine-
colt Blue Devil by the Rebs.
On Thursday before the game, there was a bonfire
held on the school grounds. This year the rain sent
boosters indoors for a while, but it took more than a
shower of rain to dampen spirits and keep students
away from the bonfire, which was burning high and
And spirits were still high on the night of the game.
All of the sponsors were there, each one with that
"queasy" little feeling of excitement and anticipation,
wondering who the queen would be.
And the excitement came to a climax with a dance
held at the school. Many of the graduates were back
for the occasion, and many of the student body were
present, all with, eyes glowing with excitement and
lt was a whole week of ioy, never to be forgotten!
The queen, Frances Chapman, receives a crown and
a bouquet from last year's queen, Linda Little. Randy
Furr was the crown bearer.
.loan Sweatt was Don Hampton's sponsor, Ann Furr,
Robert Cooke'sg Lu Christenbury, Marshall Barnette's7
Phyllis Stewart, Jimmy Crenshaw's.
Johnny Raymer's sponsor was Linda Elliott, Tommy
Oehler's, Viki Wilhelm, Jerry Davis's, Alene Boyles:
Earl Link's, Barbara Metcalf, Marshall Lowrance's, Lin-
FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT
For the past two years North Mecklenburg has par- Toulon, French Riviera, France. Alain is quiet and un-
ticipated in the Foreign Exchange program of the assuming, but he has made a host of friends at North
American Field Service. This year our student is from who will regret to see him return to his native land.
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Shelby Russ, Queen . . Alain Boiton, King
"Could you tell me who's ahead, now? I want to
know so that I can get out and get more votes for my
candidate." Those were familiar words to the sponsor
of the king and queen contest. Rattling boxes and
iingling pockets filled with pennies and nickels were
KING AND QUEEN
common sights, and workers were filled with enthus-
iasm. The event was ci great success, and Shelby Russ
and Alain Boiton were crowned queen and king,
Dudley Callicut croons while participating in the talent contest. Joan
Hicks waits tor her accompanist to begin. Alain Boiton and Shelby
Russ are crowned by Linda Little, the l956 Fall Festival Queen.
William Bates, the i956 King, holds the crowns for Linda. Beth
Ann Scott, the runner-up for queen, is standing back of William.
Jesse Smith strums his guitar while he sings a hillbilly tune. Mary
Louise Meacham gets ready to sing while Evelyn Brown begins the
accompaniment. Jesse looks an. Real cats are Barbara Metcalf and
Earl Link. 'Course Barbara didn't do much of the moving around
but leave that to Link. He really gets hep when he begins to dance
FALL FESTIVAL TALENT SHOW
Each year the school participates in the Fall Festi-
val, which has been sponsored by the PTA for the
past two years. The big event of the festival is the
talent show. Bill Workman and Maurice Mclntosh won
first place in the talent contest. Bill sang a folk song,
accompanied by Maurice on the guitar.
The king and queen are selected by votes from the
student body, each vote costing one cent. This is the
best money-making project of the occasion, for interest
always runs high in this contest. The good sportsman-
ship displayed by these contestants is wonderful.
After the crowning of the king and queen and the
iudging of the talent show, the concessions open for
business. One can get a hot dog with all the trimmings
and something to drink or candy or cookies. Madame
Kiker always delights the students by doing some
rather accurate palm reading. A sock hop is held in
the gym for the students. The country store and a
cake walk are also interesting features of the festival.
Financially, the festival was the greatest success of
any that the school has held. Part of the money will
be used to buy a movie camera for the school. Part
will go to finance the trip of the student who wins the
World Peace speech contest. All of this money finds
its way back in the school and its activities.
For the month of September, the student body chose Bobby Baucom was STUDENT OF THE MONTH for
TUDE T OF THE MO y TH
Since the very first year of North's existence, the
homerooms have nominated from the student body a
person who they think has done something outstand-
ing for which he should be recognized. From these
nominations the STUDENT OF THE MONTH is selected
by a committee of students and teachers. This is not
a standing committee, but it is made up of different
people each time a selection is to be made. It is in-
deed an honor to be chosen North's STUDENT OF THE
Bobby Thompson as the STUDENT OF THE MONTH.
Bobby is president of the Beta Club and treasurer of
the senior class. He has devoted much of his time to
working on the Chapel and Devotions Committee of
the Student Council. He also works quietly and effi-
ciently to keep the finances of the seniors in order.
Wilma Morgan was chosen STUDENT OF THE MON-
TH for October. She is secretary of the senior class
and president of the Y-Teens. She is chairman of the
Booster Committee and has done outstanding work on
this committee, especially for the homecoming festivi-
November. He is an active member of THE VIKING
staff, Hi-Y, Student Council, and the Monogram Club.
He is president of the Key Club. He does outstanding
work in the agriculture department and was an out-
standing football player for North.
In December Jerry Davis was chosen STUDENT OF
THE MONTH. He was selected for his participation on
the baseball, basketball, and football teams. He has
done much to promote school spirit and is an out-
standing school citizen.
GIRLS' STATE BOYS' STATE
Girls' State is sponsored by the American Legion
Auxiliary. Each year the Auxiliary sends several rising
senior girls to Greensboro, North Carolina, where they
are housed on the campus of WCUNC. For one week
these girls learn how our governments, federal and
local, operate. They form parties and run for office
just as earnestly as if they were actually running for
that office in their communities. They listen to cam-
paign speeches, made by their fellow members, and
they have to make the decision for whom to cast a
ballot. They learn the principles by actually putting
them into practice.
But all is not work and learning about government.
They also learn to make friends and get along with
their fellow citizens. An excellent recreation program
is planned for each day, and this is the high spot of
the day's activities for the girls. They make a report
on all their activities when they return.
Boys' State is sponsored by the American Legion.
The boys meet on the UNC campus at Chapel Hill.
They organize parties similar to that of their country,
and then they try to get their candidates elected to
the offices, such as governor, lieutenant-governor, etc.
Elections are held just as they are in the federal and
local governments, speeches are just as appealing and
emphatic as any made by a local candidate, and
they are just as proud of winning an election. Interest
is kept at a high pitch because of the keen competi-
tion between the parties.
Fun is also on the program of Boys' State, planned
and otherwise. Many a pillow fight takes place after
lights are out, and pranks are played on unsuspect-
ing boys. Recreations programs are worked out to
keep the boys busy.
They visit the capital and the governor receives
them there. All of them have a wonderful time.
Janice Parker, Carolyn Cashion, Sarah McAulay, and Wilma Morgan, Jerry Davis, Cliff
Blythe, Bobby Thompson, Robert Cooke, and Hugh Barger.
Al - .Alec -
the students had selected
What could be nicer than to dismiss classes on a not so inert, however, for all
warm Indian summer afternoon in the South! And es- their favorite team to support and enthusiasm ran
pecially when one can get as comfortable as this to high.
watch a practice game in football. School spirit was
JA ITCRIAL STAFF
With its many long halls and numerous class rooms, North pre-
sents a large undertaking to keep it clean. After each lunch period
and after school, the halls are gone over with a dry mop to keep
the dust from being tracked into the classrooms. Each day the rooms
are gone over to keep the dust from becoming a health hazard.
Then there's dusting and many other housekeeping chores to be per-
formed, not just once, but daily.
The maids and the ianitor try to keep things as they should be. They are Katherine
Berry, Minnie Gibson, and Andrew Bright.
Mr. Hugh Deato. is the Custodian of the
buildings. His is no light job fo: he has to
4- I 'im pw See that the buildings are kept warm, the
lights in order, the grounds clean and the
I W grass cut. Other iobs are his, also. He is kept
N busy most of the time.
YOU ARE THERE . .
A REPORT ON THE 1956
During the late spring everyone was busy trying to
wind up the year's work. Many school activities were
planned, and the commencement exercises anticipated
with mixed emotions. There was the wonderful feeling
one had when thinking about getting out of school
and being on one's own either at work or at college.
But there was the sadness of parting with friends with
One incident which afforded much amusement to
the student body and much embarrassment to one
member of the faculty will live long in the memory of
those who were in assembly when the band gave its
Gerald Bradley was doing a take-oFf on Little Red
Riding Hood, and using "bop" language to tell his
story. The band assisted by playing appropriate songs
'Js he told his story.
"Once upon o time there lived a real hep doll
called Little Bop Riding Hood. . IThe band played
real hot blues.l
Little Bop said, "Man, l'm going over to Grand-
mother's house." IThe band played DARLING I AM
whom one had been associated for many years. Some
of them would never meet again, and things would
never be the same. But then all things must change,
and one would not have it otherwise. But there were
memories which were strong and which would endure
over the years. Some of these memories have been
captured in pictures for all to enjoy.
About this time Mrs. Barfield realized what a good
picture this would make for the annual and sent Jerry
Abernathy flying to the room for the camera. Mean-
while, the story continued, and Jerry returned. Mrs.
Barfield took the camera and stepped out inthe aisle
to go to the front when Gerald continued, "And Little
Bop walked down the street." Those who saw Mrs. B.
began to laugh, and as she walked to the front you
could hear the laughter swell as each new row of stu-
dents saw her. She stopped the show completely, but
she got her picture. And you can imagine what she
was called for some time.
Endman Avon Hager gave an amusing monologue,
When one of the student actors
became ill, Mrs. Barfield took
the part of Mandy Clemson
with Larry Joe Dove as Lawyer
Butler and Don Hefner as Mr.
DIXIELA D MINSTREL
Make-up had been applied with the usual confusion in the
dressing rooms, and everyone was on stage when the blast
of the opening chord and voices singing ARE YOU FROM DIXIE
opened the curtain on the third annual DIXIELAND MINSTREL,
sponsored by the Student Council and directed by Mrs. Ruth
There was an atmosphere af gaity and fun as the endmen
and chorus entertained with iokes and songs. The finale of
the first part was followed by a black-face skit, and then
came North's talented performers with song and dance rou-
tines. One wondered haw so much talent could be found in
But like all things, the time came for the closing of the
final curtain, with students and audience looking forward to
another year and another minstrel.
What a lively group! Endmen Thompson, Hampton, and Hefner take it easy
Interlocutor Otten and Endman Hampton tried their hands at entertaining.
Pretty good, too.
Professor Wang's Oration.
Endmen Hugh Burger and Bobby Thompson did
one of their routines with Interlocutor Henry Otten
"Uh, Mr. Interlocutor," said Endmon Larry Joe
Dove to Henry Otten. "Have you heard...?"
Jim Grubbs, Mary Young, Marviean McGinnis, Ronald
Beard, and the entire company did well with When
You Wore a Tulip.
Each month the homerooms make nominations for
the selection of a student who has done something out-
standing during that month. These nominations are
then studied and discussed by a different group of stu-
dents each month, andthe person they feel is most
deserving is chosen as STUDENT OF THE MONTH. A
faculty member supervises the election meeting. lt is
quite an honor at North to be chosen STUDENT OF
In February of l956 George Rogers was selected
STUDENT OF THE MONTH for his outstanding record
in basketball. He had the highest scoring average in
the city-county conference.
Raymond Phillips received an award in March for
his work as editor of the newspaper, THE NORTH
STAR. The staff started mimeographing the paper so
that the students could get issues more frequently.
Raymond worked tirelessly to achieve this.
Joe Grubbs was selected STUDENT OF THE MONTH
for his outstanding work as president of the Senior
class and as chairman of the Social Committee in the
Student Council. Joe made every effort to make his
class successful in every way.
In May two students were chosen. Leon Reed Adams
was selected for his acomplishments as president of
the Student Council. No one ever showed more interest
in the council than Red.
Also selected in May was Betty Sue McCorkle for
a iob well done as editor of THE VIKING. She gave
tirelessly of her time after school, at night, and on
week-ends, so that the students might have a yearbook
of which thev could be proud.
LEON REED ADAMS
BETTY SU E MCCORKLE
LEON REED ADAMS
CIVITAN AWARD WINNER
Joe Grubbs entered North in his sophomore year,
became a member of the debating team and advanced
three times to the district meet before being elimin-
ated. In his iunior year Joe was elected president of
his class. He played football and basketball.
During his senior year Joe was once again presi-
dent of his class, He was a member of the Key Club,
Bible Club, and Student Council. He was a Junior
Rotarian and won an award along with another senior
for being an outstanding representative from North at
the monthly meetings of the North Charlotte Rotary
Club. He attended Boys' State, and was selected as
one of two people to represent North Carolina at
Boys' Nation in Washington, D.C. Joe entered many
speech contests and placed in most of them.
Joe was truly a good school citizen and deserved
the Civitan Award which is given for outstanding
STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Leon Reed l"Red"t Adams entered North in his
sophomore year. He was elected president of his class,
and the following year was elected vice-president of
the student body. ln his senior year he was president
ofthe Student Council.
"Red" proved himself to be outstanding in the per-
formance of his duties as president of the student body.
His first interest was the school and its welfare. He
presided over assembly each week with proficiency,
showing the ability to stand before students and visi-
tors with equal poise. He was never failing in the
performance of his duties. He was chosen STUDENT
OF THE MONTH because of these qualities and from
that group was chosen l956 STUDENT OF THE YEAR.
"Red" also won other honors which helped his win-
ning this coveted title. He won the World Peace
Speech Contest and a trip to New York. He was a
member of the Key Club, a Junior Rotarian, and a
representative from North to Boys' State.
"Red" entered into any project with only one idea
that ofputting it across. He was indeed STUDENT
OF THE YEAR.
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Barbara Hicks Larry Nesbitt Ronnie Adams
William Savage Nancy Baker RaYmUnd Phillips
A REPORT O THE l955-5
Each year the faculty select outstanding students to receive
awards on class day. The student is a senior if he qualities,
otherwise, the selection is a iunior who has the best scholastic
average, combined with good citizenship and other qualities
such as leadership, courtesy, and cooperation. Attitude is con-
sidered equally with scholarship.
The following students received awards during the 1956
commencement exercises, Barbara Hicks, NOMA award, Larry
Nesbitt, second place in the city-county Sales Executive Con-
test, Ronnie Adams, a bond from the Charlotte Merchants
Association for DE, Jean Cothran, DAR award for American
History, Mary Hope, English and Math, William Savage, Glee
Club, Nancy Baker, Commercial, Raymond Phillips, Journalism
for work on the North Star, Betty Sue McCorkle, Journalism
for work on The Viking, George Rogers, Industrial Arts, Buddy
Abernethy, Mechanical Drawing, Carolyn Cashion, Home Eco-
nomics, Klaus Beig, French, and Sue Reid, Latin.
Betty Sue McCorkle
school at their regular monthly meetings. Henry Otten was one
of the boys to receive this award. Ronald Beard was awarded
a Certificate of Merit for placing as a semi-finalist in the
National Merit Scholarship Program.
Everything is as it was, except
...YOU WERE THERE
At the graduation exercises other important awards are
made to some of the seniors. The Danforth l-Dare-You award
was presented to Becky Gant and Buddy Abernethy as the
most likely to succeed. The Rotary Club of North Charlotte
presented an award to two seniors who represented our
Klaus Beig Sue Reid Becky Gant
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TEXIZE CHEMICALS, IHC- ABERNETHY LUMBER COMPANY
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Charlotte, N. C. Phone Ed. 2-3972
For the Home
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2125 North Tryon Street
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DISTRIBUTOR FOR DAVIS OF BALTIMORE
PIEDMONT PAINT 8. SUPPLY COMPANY
1203 South Boulevard
Each year before the election of class officers the Sophomore Class is honored at a square dance, spon-
sored by the Student Council. Here the members of the class become acquainted with one another so that they
might know the candidates for class offices and vote wisely. This year's party was very successful.
MECKLENBURG COUNTY ABATTOIR AND LOCKER PLANT
FOR EASTER QUICK FREEZE SERVICE CALL US
Custom Cutting and Wrapping
Ph EX 9 6139 Ch l tt N.C. Beatlles Ford Road
. Phone FR. 7-7769 Day 81 Night Appointment
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