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4-The Journal. Thursdav. March 24. Iq77 Kneeling proudly in front of their metric posters are: Mike Kaulity, Robin Summers, Jane Taylor. Bonnie Tarhon, Rhonda Burden, Sandi Berger, Freddie Pitts, Bruce Fields, Wade Fields, Kevin Foster. Jeff Piotrowski. [Standing] Terry Porter, Chris Goforth, Rodonda Dodson, Roger Boystun, Jonn Bostain, dackie McKnight, Bruce Fields, Nickey Westbrook, Eric Smith, Fred Fielder, Russell Godbee. 7th graders create metricprojects When you are in town sometime during the next few weeks, take time to study the posters which have been placed in the stores by the seventh grade math class. These posters were prepared as a learning experience for the seventh graders, but they can also be a learning experience for the general public. Mrs. Roslyn Overby, seventh grade math teacher explains "During their re- cent study of the metric system, the seventh graders became aware of the problem their parents will have in learning this new system. In order to create community spirit and pro- mote the metric system, the students designed posters to hang in the stores down town." The students also brought recipes from home and converted them to metric measurements. These were compiled into a recipe book called Metric Meals. The class and their teacher should be commended for a project which is useful both to them and the public. Margret Schroeder & Lisa Soutee Sociology class visits State Prison by Steve Allen Last Thursday at 7:14 Mrs. Thurrnan's Sociology class left the high school go to to the McAiester Prison, We took four adults and ten students. The transportation was furnished by Mrs. Close and Mrs. Hamilton. We arrived at the prison about 9:30. The class had a brief talk with the Warden which was very nice. Before we entered the main part of the prison we were checked for any weapons. Then we got to walk down "Death Row" which gave us a weird P-T Meats Team feeling knowing the pri- soners we saw were in there for life. We also were the first class to get to go down and check out the electric chair. There was a sign which read "Crime does not pay." Next we got on a bus which was driven by a trustee of the prison and took a tour of the gorunds and the women's prison. We were unable to go inside the women's prison. We ate down town and started back to Perkins about 2:30 and arrived just before the storm hit. by Steve Allen Calendar Perkins-Tryon of Events Wednesday, Mar. 23--Re- port Cards Come out. Wednesday, Mar. 23-- Baseball here with Luther, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 24--Band Concert. Girls Track at OBU. tournament begins at Hom- iny. Friday, Mar. 25--Hominy Baseball Tournament. Saturday, Mar. 28--Boys High School Track at Stillwater. OSU Jazz Festi- val. Monday, Mar. 28--FHA Officers meeting, 6:30 p.m. Davenport Baseball Tour- nament begins. Thursday, Mar. 31--Pep Club Variety Show. School March 28-April 1 MONDAY Creamed Turkey over Rice English Peas Cranberry Sauce Fruit Cup Hot Rolls Milk TUESDAY Beef Goulash Green Beans Perfection Salad Purple Plums Hot Rolls--Butter Milk WEDNESDAY Taco Salad Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese Buttered Corn Strawberry Jello  .... S.M. Bread  .... Milk FRIDAY .... * Bar-B-Que Burgers Tater Wedges Peach Rice Cream Milk D00.r00Z'CH Teenage pregnancies A growing pro BY Margaret Schroeder unmarried pregnancies. It is Thursday, March 17, Mrs. shown that one in every 10 Carol Acuff, Mrs. Virginia Oklahoma girls becomes a Sassar, and Mrs. Jane mother before she reaches Mitchell, attended a work- her twentieth birthday. One shop about, "Teenage Pa- renting: Cause and Effect." It was held at the Stillwater Board of Education Building between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The day included a film and many speakers, with the keynote speaker being Janet Forbush, Executive Director of the National Alliance Concerned with School-Age Parents, from Washington D.C. It was found that teenage pregnancy is a growing problem in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked ninth in the nation in out,t of every 16.7 teenage girls became a mother in 1975. There were 10,061 live births to teenagers that same year: In fact, in just Payne County alone, women under the age of 18 had 37 babies in 1975. To be specific, out of 682 births, 116 of them were to mothers under the age of 20. Under 13 years of age there was one birth, 14 years of age l, 15 years of age-3, 16 years-11, 17 years-21, 18 years-37, and 20 year olds had 42. Difficult pregancies are a problem among teenagers. The young girls have such problems as toxemia, high blood pressure, longed labor. Most babies are taken b sarian section. Most teenagers food junkies" and do P the proeper diet that the growing baby! This can lead to retardation and in the infant. Marge Shaw, Psychologist at the County Guidance stated, "We must kids, and that's are, kids, that sex innate drive in you, is sharing and giving in to and to. And there's difference betwee adolescents define and what a defines as love. difference is pride. .... Champs at State Show Several cold nights a week spent in Ralph's Packing Plant paid off Saturday for a young and inexperienced P-T Meats Team when they won first place trophy at the Oklahoma Spring Fat Stock Show. Leading the 24 other teams in the contest by a nice margin, the P-T team had high individual in the entire contest, Cindy Chesney, a sophomore. Freshman Rod- ney Wilson was fifth while another freshman, Andy Schroeder was eighth and Scott Taylor, freshman, tenth. Scott Higgins, fresh- man, was alternate on the team. Junior Glenn Gilder, the oldest member of the team, was unable to judge because he was in Missouri buying Holstein heifers for his project. "I was especially proud of these kids," smiled Mr. Evans, coach of the team. "They are all young and eager and I don't think I have ever heard one of them gripe about the long hours they have spent getting where they are." Mr. Evans went on to explain that he was going with this young team because both P-T's 1976 team and 1975 team won the right to represent Oklahoma in the nationals and were, thus, disqualified to partici- pate in Oklahoma state competition. When asked whether this team would follow in the footsteps of these other teams, he would only grin and say, "Well, they have a pretty good start." Next contest for the meat's team will be at Murray State in early April. P-T's livestock team, hoping to duplicate the record of the meats team, will judge at the Oklahoma Fat Stock Show Wednesday. At press time their scores were not released. Student Council news by Gay Hart On March 28, 1977, the Student Council met to discuss the upcoming ev- ents. The first item discus- sed was the Student Council elections. They will be April 27. Applications can be picked up at any time from Mrs. Branstetter. You must have a 2.5 average to run. It has been brought before the Student Council that it would be easier for the officers if they had a year of experience as a representative. We would really like to hear your opinion on this matter. The assembly for nominat- ing, seconding, and accep- tance, speeches will be on April 20. Applications should be turned ter by April 18. Plans for mini-courses are well underway. We hope to let you know more before long. If you have any comp- laints, gripes, or suggestions talk to your local Student Council members. P-T Band is defending their title at Jazz Festival The P-T band will be con, petine with 13 other hieh schools in Class A at the Oklahoma State University's second annual Jazz Festival Saturday, March 26. The band is directed by Kent Taylor. "The band got a superior rating  and a first place trophy in class A last year, so we will be defending our championship title this year," the P-T band instructor said. This is Mr. Tayior's 4th year in Perkins where he has 140 students enrolled in the music program. Tryon also has about 50 students in their music program with Conrad Shriner as director. The Jazz band is selected from the High School Concert and Marching Ba- nds. The public concert in the Seretean Center Hall is another means of getting the P-T band ready for the state contest on April 21 and 22. The OSU Jazz ensemble and the top high school band will be selected in the morning competition. Bill Tole, California bandleader and former lead trombonist and assistant director of the U.S. Airforce Armen of Note, will also be featured in a public concert at the Center at 8 p.m. Taylor said his 5th, 6th, and 7th grade bands will present a Spring Concert this Thursday, March 24th, be- ginning at 7:30 in the P-T High School Gym. Each band will perform several num- bers. "This is the first time they've had a concert all theft own. Also featured will be a few solos that did well at Tonkawa." The program will be about an hour long. There will be no admission charge. The 7th grade will present two numbers which they will perform at the Pawnee Band Contest on April 2. The Jazz program to be presented by the P-T band on Saturday at the Seretean Center will consist of three numbers with featured solo- ists. They ard: First, "Swing Board" with Dena Kirby at the keyboard; Randy West on tenor Sax; Kenda Kirby on trumpet. The second number is "Angel Eyes" featuring Dena Kirby, on the keyboard; Jodi..Edwards on flute; Keith Evans on trombone; Penny Rozean on Alto sax; Gay Lynn Hart on trumpet; Kenda Kirby on trumpet. The final number, "Salina Came Home," includes soloists: Dena Kirby on keyboard; Keith Evans and entire trombone section; Bob Campbell on drums; Ellen Adkins on Taylor commented on the Band Boosters who give the band basic support in their projects and functions in- cluding raising money for new instruments and for entertainment expenses. A big party is planned for the Sth, 6th and 7th grades in the future, and a trip to Six Flags for the high school members on May 14. A bake sale wiJi help to raise the money for tran- sportation to Six Flags over Texas, the instructor said. FFA MEMBERS SHOW AT ENID At the Northwest District Livestock Show in Enid on March 12-15, P-T FFA entered 8 hogs. Jeff Brown took second and ninth with his crossbred pigs. Randy Bostian took sixth place York, Tammy Lore got seventh place on her York, and Cindy Chesney took eleventh and thirteenth place Hamps. Hamps. Guy Rose showed his York barrow. In the sheep show Jeff Brown took tenth place Dorset. Jennifer Dodriil also took her Dorset lamb. The livestock judging team took sixth place even though Randy Bostian was high individual in the contest. Team members were Guy Rose, Clay Bridenstine, and Pecos Bridenstine. ' Cundiff "Ugh"--Emma Evans says as Mrs. Branstetter gives her a worm to disect. Biology class disects by Leslie Evans "Mr. Patterson, Mr. Pat- terson, what's this?" "Oh, that's one of your worm's five hearts." That was just one of the conversations going on last week in the biology room when the sophomores and juniors dissected earth- worms. Other comments such as, "Mrs. Branstetter, I'm getting sick[ .... Oh how gross," and others cont- rasted with remarks like "Far out! and "Neat." Mr. Patterson--the student teacher in biology, was kept very busy hopping from table to table answering questions and helping guide scalpels. Mrs. Branstetter was busy, too, supervising the whole project. She explains the assignment. "Each year one of the lab assignments for the biology class is the onmelida phylum. oup of animals such openings of the tract, closed system, crude brain, definite end with tion of complex organS' If you have s grasshopper or a frog, you had better him hidden for the dissection and observation of weeks. The the internal and external be dissecting features of the earthworm, next week and The earthworm is used as a next. representative animal of the Rickey Lominech, Cindy Chesney and inda Hoover are busy in 5th hour BiologY disecting segmented worms.