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6-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, March 27, 2003 L Music students shine in %ct00o00l 1 PERKINS&apos;TRYON ,recent competitions | 1 Monday 3/31: Breakfast bar or Kerry Morton, Jordie Myers, Ashley Reynolds, Amanda Smalley, Ashley Strauss, and Matt Thompsen. Receiving the highest rating qualifies these musicians to compete at the State Instrumental Contest in April in Stillwater. The high school choir solos and ensembles received all Superior ratings on their per- tormances as well. P-T soloists were Jordan Barker, Rebecca Brown, Becky Bittle, Jolynn Fultz and Stephanie Weis. Ensembles performing were Rebecca Brown and Heather Custar (duet): Becky Bittle and Jolynn Fultz (duet); Rebecca Brown, Heather Custar and Sabrina Cundiff (trio); Becky Bittle, Jolynn Fultz. Tera Dou- thit, Jorden Barker, Lexie Scott. Stephanie Weis (SA); Rebecca Brown, Becky Bittle, Sabrina Cundiff, Jordie Myers, Jolynn Fultz. Tera Douthit, Stephanie Weis, Heather Custar, Lindsey Grotheer, Lexie Scott. and Jorden Barker (SSA). These vocalists will compete at State Contest in Shawnee at Okla- homa Baptist University on April 24. The band is under the first year direction of Pam Cartmell, assisted by Rosalee Taylor who is also the P-T choir director. at In March, the Perkins-Tryon at 'High School Band competed at A the District Contest in Cushing. 'Continuing the high standard ir 't)f excellence they have estab- F, lished over the years, they r 'received straight Superiors .P from all 3 judges ill concert tT performance and a Superior in fi sight-reading as well. A judge ci commended the band on their professional appearance and p nice, dark, rich sounds. The h other judges wrote, "You have tt many excellent musicians in o this band & I enjoyed listening to you": and "Good musicians with great potential - an excel- I lent performance." Tlae band and choir solo and ensemble members traveled to 1 Northern Oklahoma College in ( Tonkawa to compete in District Contest on March 8. The three It entries for the band all received f' Superior ratings. These entries 1 vere Jordie Myers with a clari- net solo. a flute quartet whose nembers include Heather tUustar, Lindsay Grotheer, shley Reynolds and Amanda malley and the P-T Wood- ,ind Choir. Members of he woodwind ensemble are es Andertom Becky Bittle, ;tacey Carter, Mitch Chandler, eather Custar, Sean Duffy, essica Dukes, Megan Hefner, :ellowship programs taking applications students are chon from a pool of applicants that is just aton- ing. Their academic rs and personal lives are 'always a txedit to their hools mtd parents," he stated recently. "The final stage in the award process, a personal interview, is always difficult for t* cqmt  interlews them. "l'h' have tcr chmse three students from a minimum of nine finalists. Many have .said it's one of the hmdest decions they've had to make," Applications for the 2003 Summer Scholar prognun are now being atvepted with a final applica- tion due date of April 7. The SMC Foundation has added infomaation about the program to their web site, www.smc- foundatkm.org, and an application lbrm can be downloaded from there. Guid- ance offices at all of the applicable schools have information and applications. For more informa- tion on the program, contact the foundation office at 742-5728. Cobb receives award :' In 1984, Dr. Orville Rippy began the medical Tellowship program at tillwater Medical Center with the y named Rippy Fellow. The llowship lasts for six weeks, ith the student observing and tercting in a variety of health- are setang s. .... ) did interct in expanding the ram. In 1996, Dr. Glen Henry ad his mother, Gienna Franklin pproached the SMC Foundation xlt cxemng a secorKt fellowship, ]ionoring the late Bill Franklin. tM. Henry had been awarded the ippy Fellowship in 1987, and lelt it worthwhile to give another tudent the same nity. : Fach year the students involved !n this program talk about their Bay spent with Robert Breedlove, l.D., a local dermatologist. Mctst them speak of the thought pro- oking questions he asks them ng their time in his office. Dr. reedlove "always enjoys working Perkins-Tryon FFA member Abe Cobb II is shown with G.T. Moody, Central District Sup. being congratulated for being picked Central District Star Farmer. In April he will compete against four others for the State Star Farmer Award. Photo provided Writing tips for high school students IOWA CIT; Iowa - By 2(X)5 some college bound students will be required to complete writing tests ,as part of their college entrarv exams. Even students who men't t;luired to take a writing test for college need strong writing skills. According to ACT, writing is one of the top skills 1,.led for success in college and the wkplace. The Education Trust retxrts that 17 percent of college fi'eshmen can't write well enough to do college-level com'sework, and are required to rake non-credit remedial writing mid g.yamnmr courses in order to raise their writing skills. ACT provides the toUowing tips on how parents can encourage stlMents to strengthen their writ- ing skills and prepare for college as long as students realize that writing for sch(xl and business is usually more tbnnal than an e-mail to a fi'ienL if your teen isn't interested in writ- ing, Allender offers thc tips: - Serve as a role model. Yotn" child should  yxt tt(ling an(I writing. - Exe your teen to gxxt writ- ing by rtx:ommending bxxks or by listening to audiotxxks in the : - Encourage extracurricular rit- ing - school newspapers, year- books md creative writing clubs offer opporttmities to express ideas in writing. - Encourage your teen by linting out the writing practice that he or she is already getting, through writ- ing in a journal or sending instant cereal, hash brown potatoes, fruit juice, ketchup, milk. Tuesday 4/1: French toast or cereal, fruit juice, toast, syrup, jelly, milk. Wednesday_ 4/2: Sausage, scram- bled egg or cereal, toast, fruit juice, ketchup, jelly, milk. Th0mday 4/3: Sausage gravy or cereal, biscuit, fruit juice, jelly, mar- garine patty, milk. Friday 4/4: Professional Day LUNCH lln 3731: Chicken quesadillas or chicken nuggets, milk, ketchup, margarine patty. Tuesday 4/1: Hot turkey sandwich or chicken nuggets, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, strawberries, ketchup, honey, milk. Wednesday 4/2; Ham slice or chicken nuggets, scalloped pota- toes, ambrosia fruit salad, white bread milk, honey, ketchup. Thursday 4/3: Hoagie sandwich or chicken nuggets, baked beans, applesauce, dill pickles, milk, salad dressing, mustard. Friday 4/4: Professional Day Mth fle students, .so much so that e created the Breedlove Extem- hip in 1996. : The Rippy and Franklin Fellow- hips are open to students during e sunmaer before their senior year fhigh school, Students from Still- ar, Yale, Ripley, Perkins/Tryon, RIPLEY BREAKFAST Monday 3/31: Ham & pockets, hash browns, or c toast or biscuits & gravy, Tuesday syrup, or biscuits & gravy, Wedneiay 4/2: Steak biscuits & gravy or milk/juice. Thursday 4/3: muffin, tator tots, milkJjuce. Frida fruit, or cereal & toast or gravy, milk/juice. LUNCH Monday 3/31: Pizza, gold# fruit snacks, milk/juice. Tuelay 4/1: garden salad, milk/juice. Wednesday 4/2: oli, fried okra, hot rolls, milk/juice. Thursday 4/3: Egg rolls, fortune cookies, cool gummy worms, milk/juice. Friday tator tots,'pickte chips, juice. and beyond: - Students should read ut write frequenfly. Accoing to Dale, Allender.  Nonal Counci of Teacher of En#ish, students should read as much as they can from a variety of srces, includ- ing all types of fiction, poetry. news stories, plays, business writ- ing, magazine feattus and essays. "'Students should read as much as they cm to experience different styles of writing." he .says. - Students aim should practice writing in diflerent lonnats and in as many real situations as txssible, Instead of just writing for school assignments. Allender recom- mends that students write letters to the editor, or letters to a company requesting inlbrmadon or com- menting on a prodt or service. Writing e-mails is gtxgd practice, Youth wildlife camp fun in the great outdoors When school lets out for the safety, self-defense, rifle summer, many Oklahoma youth gun training, will have one thing in mind - and archery. summer camp. Youth interested in The camp is wildlife, fisheries or law enforce- will be limited to 35 ment can have fun and learn a thing Applicants should be or two by attending the Oklahoma fish and wildlife man Iepm'tment of Wildlife Conserva- law enforcement and tion's fifth anntml Wildlife Youth a 75-word essay Camp. The camp is conducted they want to attend the each year by wildlife profession- they believe they als including game w,'u'dens and and what they expect to I biologists, attending. They must ['he cmnp is really a lot of fun a letter of reconunendatio tbr the kids and they get the oppor- person of their choice otha tunity to learn what wildlife profes- family member. sionals do on a day to day to basis." 1he application deadline i said Paul Cornett, Oklahoma game 15. To obtain applications warden stationed in Woodward the Wildlife Departme County. "'And one of the great Enforcement Division at benefits is that it is ti'ee." The weeklong camp, scheduled orby calling June 1-6 at Camp McFadden near cations may also Ponca Ciw. is open to Oklahoma local wardens or from the messages to friends, youths ages 14 to 16. Applicants Ilartment', For more inlbnnation m college must tu.n 14 priorto June 1;Partici- ' " o ........  pants wm attend courses m nrearms Simply pianmng, ,t/.to AC*I S websle at handla._ wildlffektwene._,_. .D...g... ? ": .... :', ,,, ....wiidle4,dhee}an_f . it OUt and mail it in with we a00at m 3 ] M-F 8 am-5 pm, SAT 8 am.12 pm 4 1/2 miles south on ASK FOR JAY OR RUSTY! .railr0adyard.c# ALL )lencoe, Perry and Morrison may gply tor the Rippy Fellow. The mnklin Fellowship is available rely to students from Stillwater tigh School. The Breedlove temship is open to students the unmr before their junior year of figh school. Breediove applicants nttst be sixteen years dd by the of the program. It is q-'n to plicants from Stillwater, Yale, ipley, Perkins/Tryon. Glencoe, .erry and Morrison. Many of the students, while aving an interest in healthcare, iave never experienced it first- d. "Observing in surgery or luring a birth, or spending time tt the bedside of a patient--you lever know what will touch them e most. We've had .students that ame in convinced they knew wl areer path they wanted and, by the jtne they l-hfish, they realize there options beyond being a doctor " nurse -- such as a physk,,-al thera- iist or ntclearmedicine tech--that hey didn't know existed." T lopkins, Executive Director of the :tillwater Medical Center Fouxla- on, s "rated. Robert Henrickson, SMC Foun- ation Board member, oversees ae Allocations Committee, who iltimately selects the finalists for he fellowship program. 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