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M. Williams Achieves Highest Rank; D. Carter Follows As Salutatorian Two graduating senior girls top the list of graduates. Mary Mar¬ garet Williams with the highest average is valedictorian, while Debra Carter is salutatorian. Mary is finishing school with a 7.8286 grade point average, high¬ est in the class of 316 students. She has .been on the honor roll ever since she was a freshman. She has been accepted at Indi¬ ana University, the University of Iowa, and DePauw, where she most likely will attend to study in her chosen career of medicine Currently, Mary is attending In¬ diana University, Indianapolis Student Journalists Earn Scholarships For Summer Study Journalism students Virginia England and Pamela Burris have each won scholarships entitling them to further study in news¬ paper writing during the sum¬ mer. Virginia won a full scholarship given by station WIFE to attend Indiana University from June 21 to July 3. She was selected from among contestants for the schol¬ arship from three city high schools on the basis of recom¬ mendation from the journalism instructor, her rank in school and the autobigraphy she wrote. Pamela is one of four students invited to attend the Indianapolis News Urban Journalism Work¬ shop from Aug. 17-28. Pamela will have an opportunity to take several field trips and to work with seasoned reporters. Both girls have written articles for the Teen Scene and Teen Star, "I was shocked when I heard I had actually won the scholar¬ ship. This is the first time I've won anything like that,'' Virginia exclaimed. Campus, taking a regular sched¬ ule. Although Mary has devoted much time to studies, she was also active as a varsity cheer¬ leader and as president of the National Honor Society. Debra Carter has also steadily been listed on the honor roll. She has a grade point average of 7.- 6056. She has been accepted at Pur¬ due, Indiana University and Northwestern which she will at¬ tend on a $14,000 scholarship for all four years. She also has a $1,000 scholarship from the Na¬ tional Honor Society and a $400 award from the state. Journalism and science are Debby's favorite subjects. She has received the Bausch & Lomb science award and the Sigma Theta Phi award for journalism. She is or has been an officer of the National Honor Society, Stu¬ dent Council, Junior Classical League, English Club and Science Club. She is editor of Tiger Topics and a member of Quill and Scroll. French Club Sends Soph Linquists To Language Camp Joy Stovall and Marcus Eley, two Attucks sophomores, are re¬ cipients of scholarships for sum¬ mer study offered by the school's French Club. The scholarships will enable the two students to attend a two- week summer camp, sponsored by the Language Centre, at Pokagon State Park, Angola, July 18-30. The camp will include instruc¬ tors from French- and Spanish- speaking countries, as well as American counselors majoring in French. TOPICS Vol. 2, No. 5- Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Indiana ^May 28, 1970 Jones Named BRHS Principal, Finishes Duties at Alma Mater by Blenda Whitley Mr. William E.. Jones, vice-prin¬ cipal, has been appointed princi¬ pal of Broad Riple High School beginning on July 1. Mr. Jones graduated from At¬ tucks and has been on the facul¬ ty and administration for 12 years. He was a teacher of chemistry and biology, director of college guid¬ ance, general counselor. Dean of Boys, and in 1968 became vice- principal. Asked to express his feelings about his new appointment, Mr. Jones replied, "The appointment is an exciting challenge; I look forward to accepting new respons¬ ibilities." Mr. Jones was guest speaker at Broad Ripple's Awards Day pro¬ gram on May 20. After the pro¬ gram, he met with department heads, and later with the entire staff. Mr. Jones says he has enjoyed working with the students and staff here. 'T feel that it has been a productive relationship. I take great pride in the kids I have had relationships with and I often get announcement of their gradua¬ tions or business cards. It gives me satisfaction to help people help themselves." Mr. Jones received bachelors and masters degrees from Butler University. He did post graduate work at Butler, Indiana State and Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He is also a consultant on inner- city schools for the U.S. Depart- William E. Jones ment of Health, Education, and Welfare, and a member of the College Entrance Board Commis¬ sion on services for disadvantaged students. Mr. Jones becomes the first black principal for an Indianapolis school other than Attucks. Mr. Wilbur Chenault, also a vice-principal, commented, "I am glad that Mr. Jones received the promotion to principal of Broad Ripple High School. He is a high¬ ly competant administrator and he will be missed at Crispus Attucks High School. But this is a real break-through in the city school system." Senior Theresa Dickerson ex¬ pressed the feelings of many stu¬ dents when she said, "We will lose a great man and Broad Ripple will gain a great deal, because Mr. Jones has a lot of new ideas." CAHS Librarian Mrs. Payne Is Mother of Year ROTC Cadet Major Elvis Ends- ley accepts first place trophy a- warded to Crispus Attucks High School's ROTC Drill Team at Fort Harrison for scoring 490 points ol possible 500 in Drill Meet Com¬ petition. Air Force Colonel John F. Wild, 1111 representing the sponsors, the American Legion, presents the award. Cadet Major Endsley also led his Drill Team to first place in a 12-team com¬ petition as part of Armed Forces Day observance at the Fort Har¬ rison parade ground on May 9. by Rhonda McKnight Love for her children qualified her to become Mother of the Year. Mrs. Wilbur Payne, Attucks head librarian, was named Moth¬ er of the Year by a leading civic group called the Progressive Club. The tradition of selecting a special mother near Mother's Day has been carried on for 25 years. Mrs. Payne has six children who have all attended universi¬ ties. Mr. Wilbur Payne is a teach¬ er at Public School 27. When asked her opinion on the techniques of raising children she said, "I feel as if children should be desired, wanted, loved, and accepted, and they should always be an important part in their parents lives." Mrs. Payne has deeper thoughts on children's freedom; she says, "Children should be allowed to select friends of their own age, and peer group, but they should also have supervision if neces¬ sary." Mrs. Payne explained that the most important thing that par¬ ents should do is to let their children always know they love them, are proud of them and that the children can always depend on their parents. When asked of any funny mo¬ ments she said, "I remember when the family, went on a vaca¬ tion in the woods at Michigan and both of the twins went ex¬ ploring." She went on to say, that they "spent half of the day looking for the twins and the twins spent half of the day look¬ ing for us." She says that the twins were always the exploring type. When asked the reaction she gave when she received the a- ward, she exclaimed, "When I received the award, I was over¬ whelmed and felt very humble, but I never did anything special, I did what I thought was right." Trotter, Whitlock Boys, Girls Staters Wanda Whitlock and Gerald Trotter, both juniors, will repre¬ sent Attucks at girls and boys state this year. Wanda will at¬ tend lU from June 21-28, while Gerald will be at Indiana State University. Wanda, who maintains a B average, was selected for girls state by Mrs. Elizabeth Green. As a representative of girls state, Wanda will participate in ex¬ perience in government as the Indiana girls form a mock state of their own. "I hope to get a lot out of it that will help me in my future," she says. Her future holds a career in nursing. Her alternate is Ruthanne Edelen. Gerald was selected by Mr. Donald Glenn, dean of boys. Gerald has already had some ex¬ perience with government as president of Student Council, and since he hopes to be a lawyer, any extra experience in govern¬ ment will be profitable to him. Gerald has a B average and plays on the school's basketball and tennis teams. His alternate is Robert Collins.
|Title||Tiger Topics, May 28, 1970|
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Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
|Date||May 28, 1970|
Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.) -- History
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