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TIGER TOPICS Vol. 5, No. 5- Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Ind.— ^May, 1973 Congressman Presents Hag Here by MICHAiL WATTS "I personally asked that this flag be flown over the capital as a favor to me, so that I may pre¬ sent it to Crispus Attucks High School today," stated Congress¬ man William Hudnut. He spoke at a short ceremony at which he presented a flag which had flown over the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. *T would like to give a flag like this to all the schools in this Rifle Team Rates High in City "Ready. Aim. Fire" is a familiar command in the minds of the nine young men who compose the ROTC rifle team. The Tigers, led by team cap¬ tain Harold Gupton, captured sec¬ ond place in the city and was first school in foiur years to defeat the city champs, the Patriots of John Marshall High School. "At the start of the season, the squad fell mto a slump," stated Gupton. But, he adds, "the team overcame this problem through hard work. The team's former coach, Sgt. R. L. Stoe, agrees and notes that "Although Gupton is our top firer, our most improved firer is Charles Johnson." The initial slimip, howeverj cost the Tigers defeats in four bouts, before they began their come¬ back. They donned the green and (Continued on Page 3) district," he indicated. "The rea¬ son we chose Crispus Attucks first is because you Tigers are so important to the state of Indiana as a whole." At the May 4 ceremony Hudnut also presented special citations to two top cadets, Sgt. Harold Swanson and Sgt. Terry WiUiams. Members of the American Le¬ gion Post 107 participated by giv¬ ing medals to those cadets rated as outstanding in their rank. These include 1st Lt. Gregory Byers, Sgt. Walter Dyer, and Pvt. Kenney Fulcher. Climax of the ceremony was the raising of the flag by the ROTC guard patrol consisting of Cosmetology Student Wins Skill Olympics Barbara Wilson, 18-year-old senior here, won a trophy for cos¬ metology, April 1, when she com¬ peted in a day-long skin Olym¬ pics at Arsenal Technical High School. Barbara, who has been in the cosmetology classes here for four years received her first award for hair styling. Sponsors of the Skill Olympics were the Indiana Association of Vocational Indrustrial Clubs of America and the State Depart¬ ment of Public Instruction. "I plan to become a beautician if I can pass the state board test," Barbara explained. 1st Lt. Byers, Sgt. Shedrick Haw¬ kins, 1st Lt. Tom Helmer, 1st Lt. Gary Smith, and Sgt. Felix Mil¬ ler. Col. Connors Chooses Military Academy,Life Not only is senior William Con¬ nors the first full colonel here in ROTC, he has also been selected to enter Wentworth Military Ac¬ ademy in Lexington, Missouri. "I like the plan they offer," he explains. "It's a two-year pro¬ gram with $100 a month and all necessities paid. It is a great chance for those who are unable to attend West Point." Upon graduating from Went¬ worth, Col. Connors will join the army as a commissioned second lieutenant. He plans to make a career out of the army. His long-range plans are to re¬ turn here ^ome day to teach ROTC. SENIOR SCHEDULE May 31 Awards Day June 1 - Senior Prom June 3 ............ Senior Vespers June 5 Graduaiion Creative Tigers Win Art Awards In Scholastic, Festival Shows by SmmFf LEWIS When the Scholastic Regional Art exhibit was held recently, stu¬ dents here walked off with 34 awards, given by the L.S. Ayres Company and the IndianapoHs Star. According to Mrs. Kay Clay, competition was open to all high schools and jimior high schools in the central and southern sec¬ tions of the state. Pieces which received gold keys or blue ribbons are forwarded to New York City for national judg¬ ing. Winning gold keys here were Judy Brown, Rebecca Batkin and David Griffin in ceramics; Steven Wilson, two awards in drawing and one in painting; Amy Owens, two awards in drawing, and one in painting; Ken Skelton, Michael Coleman, Teresa Ferris, David Miller, Kathy Bonesteel and Gary Knight in drawing. Painting awards were given to Steve Bobbins and Wilma Sallee. Certificates of merit were also given to Ken Skelton, Steve Wil¬ son, Janet Smith, Gary Knight, David Griffin, Donna Walker, Rodney Mason, Diane Palovich, Clifford Boyd, David Miller, Te¬ resa Ferris, David Jacobs, Don Ford and Will Wilhite. Although Attucks won the high¬ est percentage of awards in the state. Manual High School was a close contender. However, the CAHS art department entered 70 pieces, whereas Manual submitted over twice that number. Seven students here were also selected for the 500 Festival art Contest, open to all students in Marion Cocnty. Mrs. Clay indi¬ cated that the number of works selected from each school is based on the enrollment of the schooL Works entering competition were judged by a professional artist. Winners from CAHS include Janet Smith, freshman, Diane Polovich and Amy Owens, sopho¬ mores, Vanessa Garmon, jimior, and Ken Skelton, senior, all earn¬ ing first. In addition, Steve Wilson,junior, won a second place, and Saadia Johnson, junior, third place The work was on display at the Exposition Center until May 12. AiOVE, RiPRESiNTATlVE Hudnut presents flag to Principal Earl Donalson and cadets Gregory Byers and William Connors. Below, the flag is raised and saluted by William Connors, Shedrick Hawkins, Thomas Helmer, Gary Smith, Gregory Byers and Felix Miller. Freshmen Voice Opinion On Integration at CAHS Integration hasn't been talked about much this year here, but freshmen Cindy Woodson, Don Livers, and Vivian Graf expressed their opinion on the situation as they have seen it. Now that the end of their first year at Attucks is coming to an end they were asked if integration had changed them in any way. Cindy said she felt she no longer had any prejudices. Vivian feels "I can be friends with anyone who wants to be friends with me now." " Integration hasn't changed me much because I used to go to an integrated school," answered Don. All three freshmen feel that the integration has enabled them to get along better with others; but they feel a lack of communi¬ cation between the blacks and the whites still remain because some people feel they are better than others. When Don was asked if be felt he was getting the same quality education at Attucks that he would get at any other high school his reply was, "Yes, because we have very good teachers and my report card shows it!" However, Cindy does believe that the bus ride is a disadvant¬ age. Vivian feels that the whites and blacks who still harbor pre¬ judice are also a disadvantage. All three freshmen are active in school activities and all three replied when asked if they liked Attucks with a big yes! Five Win National Honor SOME OF THE ART winners gather with Mrs. Kay Clay to celebrate their honors. In the foreground are Kathy Bonesteel and Steve Wilson. Back, David Miller, Mrs. Clay, Amy Owens and Gary Knight. Five Attucks students have been recognized as outstanding teen¬ agers of America, after being no¬ minated by Principal Earl Donal¬ son. Seniors Jerry Perkins, Paula Livers, and Thomas Myers were chosen along with Juniors Marga¬ ret Cox and Melanie Yeager for their academic records and their community service during school and out in their various commun¬ ities. All five students are acknow¬ ledged leaders among their fel¬ low students, but Jerry, President of the Student Council, Paula, second year as yearbook editor, and Thomas, President of the sen¬ ior class, really stand out for their four years of hard work in trou¬ bled times. As leader, Paula feels happy that she's able to convey some of her thoughts and ideas to her fellow students and glad she had the type of fellow students that made it possible for her to express her ideas. Thomas and Jerry both feel they were thrust into the position by student backing during the various elections. After graduation, Jerry plans to attend Cornell, Purdue, or Gen¬ eral Motors Institute of Technol¬ ogy, while Paula plans to attend Indiana State or Wilberforce Uni¬ versity, and Thomas plans on Har¬ vard or Stanford. As outstanding teen-agers, there is a chance one of the five will win national honors and a $1,000 scholarship.
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