FEBRUARY 22, 1996
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
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-
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 a d.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
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.
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-
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
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
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- the boys lost to Prague in the sea-
ketball teams both ended the sea- son finale, 43-35. Thurs., Feb. 8.
The girls led after the first quarter
son with losses. The girls lost to
3-0. In the second quarter, Pl:ague
Prague, 26-12, Sat., Feb. 10 in the
championship game of the 66 Con- used a nine-point run to take the
ference Tournament in Chandler. lead going into half-time, 9-3. Af-
ter the third quarter, Prague still
Perkins Kindergarten and held onto a 15-9 lead. Tasha
Clinesmith led the Lady Demons
Hrst Grade basketball news with five points. Head coach Jim
The Perkins #2 Kindergarten Hill stated aiter the game, "We came
and first grade basketball team out fiat and then we did not shoot
successfully started their 1996 the ball. We might have overlooked
season with a win on Saturday, them because we had just beaten
Feb. 10th at the Stillwater tbemThursday night, 24-14. I am
very proud of the girls. We finished
YMCA. 13-5, second in the conference, and
The game consisted of great second in the conference tourna-
team effort in which five differ- ment."
ent team members scored points. The boys ended the season 5-12.
Members of the team are: After the first quarter, Prague led
Courtney Bayhylle, Hanna 8-4. The Demons used a strong sec-
end quarter to take the lead going
Carroll, Alison Graham, Zach into half-time, 18-16. In the third
Carter, Caleb Carroll, Daniel quarter. Prague regained the lead,
Custer, Terry Smalley and Cody 28-21. Captain Foulks led the De-
and Drew Wehr. mons in scoring with ii points. Af-
The team is coached byAndrea ter the game freshman Josh Spence
Bayhylle and she is assisted by said, "We played hard but we did not
Diana Wehr. hit the shots when we needed to."
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