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THE PERKINS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1996 The DEMON DISPATCH Published By The Journalism Class of Perkins-Tryon High School Lee Scott Justin Grooms Grooms and Scott Honored by Becky Coe The February's Student of the Month winners at Perkins-Tryon High School were Justin Grooms, sophomore, and Lee Scott, se- nior. Their award for this accomplishment was speaking at the Lions Den and getting their names and their photo in the local newspapers. When Grooms was asked how he felt being Student of the Month he answered, "I am very honored and I am glad I have a role model like Eric Hurst." Grooms is the son of Terry Grooms and Karen Comeaux. Grooms is involved in football, basketball, International Club, Future Homemakers of America, and Fellowship of' Chris- tian Athletes. Scott is the daughter of George and Charlotte Scott. When Scott was asked how she felt being Student of the Month she answered, "I am very surprised and happy I got it." Scott is involved in FHA and National Honor Society. Student Council Dance held by Jan Kienholz The Perkins-Tryon Student Council members held a dance Feb. 10 at the fniddle school gym from 9:30 to 12 p.m. The music was provided by D.J. Express in Cushing. "We plan to try to have another dance before the school year is over," said Karen Bair, Student Council sponsor. They served chips, pop, and cookies for refreshments. "Awesome light show, great selections of music and even I enjoyed it," said high school math teacher Janice Verhalen. "It was nice and exCiting ad.I had fun with all my friends," said Sophomore Laramie Gordon. Senior Amber Bointy said, "It's something we could like to turn into an annual event." Key Club Anyone? by Megan Ward The Stillwater Evening Kiwanis sponsor this years Key Club. The Key Club is a community service organization for high schoolers in grades 9-11. The sign up meeting was Feb.13, but students may still sign up in science teacher Jerri Taulman's class, who is also in charge of the Key Club. The club needs at least 25 members• "I got in it because I believe it will be good for the community and the students who join. I think the Key Club is a wonder- ful organization," said Taulman. Sixth-Grade Cagers Whip Wildcats by Laramie Gordon The Perkins-Tryon 6th-grade boys basketball team beat Morrison 22-17 at Pawnee on Feb. 9. The leading scorers were Cameron Karner and Drew Bev- erage with seven points each. Karner was quoted as saying, "I think we played our best and we gave it all we had." The sixth- grade boys record jumped to 7- 4. The 6th-grade girls lost to Pawnee(A) 25-5• The leading scorers were Becky Pendergrass and Kim Thurman with two points each. Mark Shelton coach of the team, was quoted as say- ing, "It seemed like a long game but the girls never gave up•" The sixth-grade girls record dropped to 5-6. SYBA Baseball tryouts set Tryouts for SYBA baseball for 12 and 14 and under will be Monday, Feb. 26th and Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. at the Billy J. Dickson Baseball Fields. Perkins II 3rd grade boys won 2nd at the Oilton Tri County last Saturday. Front row: Whit Oyler, Paul Wilson, Zack Hall, Billy Wirstrom and Sam Wirstrom; back row: George Maness, Brent Sadler, Chad Hurst and Gavin Knight. Coaches are Beanie, Debbie and Nicholas Sadler. Freshman drop two by Josh Tivis The Perkins-Tryon freshman bas- ketball teams both ended the sea-' son with losses. The girls lost to Prague, 26-12, Sat., Feb. 10 in the championship game of the 66 Con- ference Tournament in Chandler. Perkins Kindergarten and First Grade basketball news The Perkins #2 Kindergarten and first grade basketball team successfully started their 1996 season with a win on Saturday, Feb. 10th at the Stillwater YMCA. The game consisted of great team effort in which five differ- ent team members scored points. Members of the team are: Courtney Bayhylle, Hanna Carroll, Alison Graham, Zach Carter, Caleb Carroll, Daniel Custer, Terry Smalley and Cody and Drew Wehr. The team is coached byAndrea Bayhylle and she is assisted by Diana Wehr. the boys lost to Prague in the sea- son finale, 43-35. Thurs., Feb. 8• The girls led after the first quarter 3-0. In the second quarter, P1;ague used a nine-point run to take the lead going into half-time, 9-3. Af- ter the third quarter, Prague still held onto a 15-9 lead. Tasha Clinesmith led the Lady Demons with five points. Head coach Jim Hill stated aRer the game, "We came out flat and then we did not shoot the ball. We might have overlooked them because we had just beaten them Thursday night, 24-14. I am very proud of the girls. We finished 13-5, second in the conference, and second in the conference tourna- ment." The boys ended the season 5-12. After the first quarter, Prague led 8-4. The Demons used a strong sec- ond quarter to take the lead going into half-time, 18-16. In the third quarter. Prague regained the lead, 28-21. Captain Foulks led the De- mons in scoring with 11 points. Af- ter the game freshman Josh Spence said, "We played hard but we did not hit the shots when we needed to." Anyone CITGO FUEL5 lVJE00C" S CORNER CORRAL *Simple Simon's Pizza *Broasted Chicken *Video Rentals 124 North Main -547-5183 *Perkins "See you at the ballgame" PAYNE COUNTY BANK 202 South Main .547-2436 *Perkins Lobby Hours: M-F 8a.m.-3p.m. Sat. 8a.m.-Noon Drive-In: M-Th 7:30 a.m.-4p.m. Fri 7:30a.m.-6p.m. Sat. 7:30a.m.-Noon Looking to buy or sell real i estate? Call us-we know Perkins/ . 124 South Main ,Perkins 372-5680 Your Valu*Rite Drugstore Steve & Kristy Willingham Perkins-Tryon Sports Boosters 246 S. 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