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L 4-The Journal Thursday, April21, 1977 Dena Kirby Linda Parrack Girls State Selection Made DENA CHOSEN FOR GIRLS STATE "You're kidding," laugh- ed Dena Kirby, "I didn't think I would get it," when she was told she won Girls State. Dena is active in concert band, jazz band, FHA, Pep Club, Student Council, and, enjoys playing the piano and reading books. Dena has had many honors such as State Honor Society, Superintend- ent's Honor Roll, Band Attendant for 2 years, Student Council Representa- tive 3 years, FHA Devotional Leader, Band President, Who's Who "Most Talent- ed" 2 years, and was elected as the new FHA president for next year. Since Dena will be learning about state govern- ment and some of the different branches at Girls State, we asked her how she felt about women and politics. She thinks women should hold offices, even as high as President, providing they are qualified. She also supports the Equal Rights Amendment. Dena's most exciting moment is winning State Stage Band after being cut off in the middle of their last song. Her future plans are to attend college and major in psychology. "O" LINDA CHOSEN GIRLS STATE ALTERNATE Linda Parrack has been chosen the Girls State Alternate. In case Dena Kirby is unable to attend, Linda will go in her place representing Perkins-Tryon. Lindal the daughter of Doyle and Charlotte Parrack has kept busy her three high school years while maintain- ing a 4.0 grade average. Linda, 16, is a member of Basketball, Pep Club, FHA, Student Council and Track. She was All-Area Basket- ball guard this year and claims that that was her most exciting moment and also being able to play in the Area tournament. Linda has been football attendant, student council secretary - treasurer, and FHA and Pep Club Parlia- mentarian. When she can find the time she enjoys reading, sewing, and practicing bas- ketball. She claims that she is looking forward to her senior year very much. Especially playing basketball and being an upper classman. But she doesn't really feel like that she wants to be graduated. When Linda is graduted she plans to go to OSU and hopefully play basketball. April25-29, 1977 MONDAY Hamburger Steak Macaroni and Tomatoes Green Beans Raisins Hot Rolls Milk TUESDAY \\; Beef and Noodles English Peas Waldorf Salad Applesauce Cookies S. M. Bread Milk WEDNESDAY Oven Fried Chicken Whipped Potatoes Shamrock Salad Applesauce Cookies S. M. Bread Milk THURSDAY Spanish Rice Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce Carrot Sticks Fruit Cup Milk FRIDAY Hamburgers French Fries Sliced Onions Lettuce Gelatin Dessert Milk YOU KNOW YOU'RE BE- ING IGNORED WHEN... --you stop talking and your friend continues to say, "Yes, 1 know. Yes, I know. Sure." --no one asks for your senior picture. --the person you're flirting with begins to snore. --the teacher counts you absent when you're sitting right in front of her. --mosquitoes don't bite you. --at the Junior-Senior Ban- quet you weren't served a plate. --you wear a dress to school for the first time and no one asks if you're sick. --you go bra-less and nobody notioes. --no one sends you a graduation gift. --Margaret Schroeder -O" ltmior-Senior Prom was, Perkins- Tryon "A Southern Ball' By 1Vlargaret Schroeder and Lisa Soutee "A Southern Ball", was the theme for the Junior- Senior Banquet and Prom that was held last Friday, April 15, at the Student Union Ballroom. The juniors did a lovely job of decorating. Little plastic umbrellas held the nuts and mints and the party favors were kerosene lamps about three inches high. Greg Baker was the toastmaster for the ceremon- ies. Jennifer Dodrill gave the Welcome with Roy Layes having the response. The invocation was made by Ginger Sadler. After the invocation, ev- eryone enjoyed a meal of Southern Fried Steak, mash- ed potatoes with brown gravy, Oh Susanna Salad, Short'nan Bread, and Planta- tion Pudding. OSU Student Entertainers sang a few songs to enter. tain everyone while they were eating. Special guests of the banquet included the Super. intendent, Principal, school board members,, class par- ents, photographer, and the class advisors. The prom followed the banquet. The band playing was the "Fugitives." The dance was enjoyed by all of those who stayed and there was punch available for everyone. Pictures of dates or groups were taken in a beautiful "Gazebo" setting by Mr. Acuff. Everyone seemed to have a good time except some of the sponsors felt the music was a little loud for them. The seniors wish to thank the juniors for a lovely dinner and to congratulate them for a fantastic job. "O" Junior8 are using paper drive for funds Seniors looking forward to end of year By Margaret Schroeder The year is closing up rapidly for the seniors. We The paper drive is under now have only three more new management. The jun-'weeks left. iors of P-T High are going to continue the paper drive for one more year. If you would like for us to pick up your paper, get in contact with one of the junior sponsors, Miss Shelby or Mr. Taylor at the school. Our first pick-up will be April 30. Any juniors that plan to help, need to be at the high school at 10:30 a.m. Remember juniors our Sen- ior Trip depends on how much money we can raise. The only way we can get As the seniors look back on the past four years the seniors realize that they could not have made it this far without the hard dedica- ted work from parents and friends. We want to thank each and everyone who has saved their paper for our paper drives, hauled paper, and helped load it. Seniors had a class meeting, Thursday, April 14. We have made reservations for Fin and Feather for our l Senior Trip, which will be money is by WORKING, so  May 16, 17 and 18. do yourpart. Again, we wish to thank The juniors are also everyone that has helped in planning to raffle off a anyway these past four butchered pig. Be sure to get years. And especially a your ticket so you will have a special "Thank You" to Mrs. chance to win. Paul Evans and Mr. Marvin --Jeannie Lewis Wolfe, our class sponsors. -O- -O- To represent Okla[ An exhausted but happy group of FFAers returned from the Oklahoma Inter- scholastics Saturday night with two state titles and the fight of the two teams to represent Oklahoma in the Nationals in Kansas City in the fall and a fifth place dairy team and ninth place shop team. The livestock team, which missed the same title last year by only 6 points, got their revenge this year by outdistancing their nearest competitor, Guthrie, by 28 points. Members of the team are Randy Bostian, who was high point man in the entire contest; Guy Rose, who was fourth; Pecos Bridenstine, and Clay Bridenstine. Clay and Randy are seniors and Guy and Pecos, juniors. Their winning was certainly not by accident as they had won 6 out of their.last 7 state and multi-state contests. The third P-T meats team to win the Oklahoma title in the last three years was made up of Sophomore Cindy Chesney, third high individual; Glen Grader, a junior, Rodney Wilson, a freshman; Andy Schroeder, who won 5th in the entire contest and is a freshman; and Scott Taylor, who judged as an individual and won 4th in the entire contest. "We went up there to win, and that is what we did," was the_modest remark of one of the judges. Mr. Evans was a bit more vocal when he said, "When a group of kids give up their week ends, spend two or three nights in the packing plants every week for two months, wade around ankle deep in barnyards, and spend their own money going to contests and field days to get experience, they deserve to win. "And," he continued, "these kids had remarkable attitudes. I have yet to hear one gripe out of the whole lot of them even !though the going got pretty irough a t times. I also can't give enough credit to Crane's Packing Plant, Del Mar's Grocery, Cupid's Meat Market, the Perkins Y Sale and countless farmers who let us set up classes in their private herds." Another first for P-T is a farms structures team plac- ing in the top 10% of the state contest. "David Am- rine, Keith Tarlton, Troy Cundiff, and Mark Grant really came through for us on this team and we are extremely proud of them," smiled Mr. Jennings. The Dairy Team "of Junior, Jennifer Dodrill and three Sophomores, Jerry Ander- son, Gladys Anderson, and Kelley Taylor placed 7th overall in the contest. 'Tin very proud of this young team," stated Mr. Jennings. "This is the first dairy team from P-T to place in the top group at the interscholastics. The P-T Shop team composed of Seniors Randy Fowble and Wendall Byram and Junior Mark Anderson, also placed in the top, coming in llth in the entire contest." These extremely well in contest," stated nings. It has years since a P-T has been in the the interscholastics. Tummy Lore Brown performed poultry contest but judge as members of th not be present. This is the first has had both a livestock team nationals the saraC however we have livestock team and products team in one year and a and livestock team year. Calendar of Events Thursday .April 21 :, State Band Contests Baseball 1:00 Tourn.-Cushing Track Harrah 7th Friday-April 22 - Oat Assembly, 3rd mentary 10 a.m.; p.m.Monday - Monday- April 25 Officers Meeting, 6: Nednesday-Apri127- Council Elections Friday - April 29" Track Meet for Girls Saturday A Regional Track High School Boys "O" Taking a look at some of the graduating seniors Margaret Schroeder By Teri Smith "Too long!" was Margar- et Schroeder's reply when asked how long she has attended Perkins school district. Margaret has a very good future planned. She is getting married on June 18, to Rick Payne of Ardmore. She hopes to open an arts and crafts shop in the future. Margaret was reporter her sophomore and senior years, vice-president her junior year, and on the honor society all four years. Margaret is also a member of FHA. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schroeder must be proud of their daughter, and there is much to know about her. For instance, during Margaret's junior year she was elected co-editor of the school paper and she is also co.editor this year. She says that those were her most exciting times. Margaret was asked what her favorite past time was and with a smile she replied, "Drawing my own needle- point and latch hook designs, crocheting, embroidering, sewing, cooking, and raising plants." Margaret is an Aquarius. She was asked if she was sorry that she was being graduated and she replied sternly, "Not" Margaret's advice to the underclassmen is "Earn your own way to the senior trip. Don't make your other class members do it for you." -O * Sandra Youngker By Ronny Galloway Sandra Youngker, age 17, was one of the seniors who received an Academic Ach- ievement Award from the OSU Alumni Association and Honor Society. She is active in FFA and received the Achievement award for honor production in 1976. Sandra was vice president of the Stillwater 4-H Horse Club last year and repre- sented Oklahoma in the Southern Regional Cham- pionships in Georgia. She served as Secretary- Treasurer last year in the Oklahoma Junior Quarter Horse Association and is presently Vice President. She has been responsible for the OFQHA Stud Action and their Horse Show at Tulsa March 20. She has repre- sented Oklahoma in the American Junior Quarter Horse Association National Championships the last 2 years in several events. In 1975 she placed the top ten in Working Cowhorse and in 1976 she placed 3rd in the nation in Working Cowhorse at the Championships. She was awarded the Monte Reger Memorial trophy for Sports.manship in 1975 by the Okla. Quarter Horse Assoc. Sandra has approximately 50 First Place Trophies and numerous ribbons she has won the 31A years she has been riding in competition events. Sandra is presently Queen of the Perkins Round-Up Club. After graduation Sandra plans to attend college at OSU and continue training and riding horses. -O- Carrie Moore By Kelly Moore Carrie Jolene Moore is the j daughter of Burley and Wanda Moore. Carrie was born at Oklahoma City and attended school there. Carrie giggled that her most embarrassing moment was when she told Mr. Gibson he was the devil. Her most exciting moment was when she was elected Valedictorian in the eighth grade. Carrie has been on the Principal's and Superin. tendent's Honor Rolls since 10th grade. Her hobby is reading and she's interested in Astronomy. Carrie thinks their should be more choices of classes to take in school. Her advice to under classmates is "Take all the subjects you can to help you get a job, and don't think any of them are worthless." Carrie plans in the future to find a job. -O- Dawn Bradley By Janie Vassar Dawn Bradley's favorite pastime is playing basket- ball. She has attended Perkins.Tryon for 7 years and has loved every minute of it both bad times and especially the good ones. Dawn's most exciting mo- ment was when our team had the pleasure of beating Ripley. Dawn said she will be glad to be out of school, but will miss basketball, cheerlead. ing, and all of her friends. Dawn comments, "Don't get down your senior year; it could be your best year." Dawn participated in all sports and said she will miss them all. She plans to go to college in Tonkawa and become an accountant. When asked what was her most embarrassing moment, Dawn grinned and said, "When I tripped over the line at Ripley basketball game." -O- Joe Kolb By Kelly Moore Who is it that has attended P-THS all of his 12 years? Joe Kolb, of course. His plans for the future is winning a free trip around the world and staying gone for awhile. When asked Joe what his most embarrassing moment was, he recalled, "too many dimensions." When asked what the best thing was that ever happened to him he grinned and said, "being able to graduate without being set back." Some of Joe's hobbies are partying and motorcycles. Joe's goals are paying off his pickup. Joe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kolb Jr. Lots of luck in the future Joe. -O- Dana Taylor By Leslie Evans Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Taylor, Dana Taylor is 17 and was elected Band Queen this year. She has also been on the Superinten- dent's Honor Roll. Dana's activities are band and FHA. Sewing, tennis, reading and working on plants are just some of the hobbies she enjoys. Dana has attended P-T High all twelve school years. Her goals are to get a job and then maybe go back to school after a year or so. "I didn't have an embar- rassing moment that I can remember, but being chosen Band Queen was the most exciting moment I have had," she says, when asked i her if he had any advice to her underclassmen she re- plied, "Quit acting like seniors until you become one." Roy Layes By Keith Disney Senior Class President Roy Layes has attended school at Perkins 12 years. He plans on finding a job and attending a few night school classes after his May graduation. Roy has played football since the third grade and was captain of the Team this past season. He is looking forward to graduating but added, "I would like to play football again." Roy's hobbies are camping and water skiing. He was chosen, along with two other boys, to go to Boys State. He is also a past FHA King. His advice to underclassmen is, "Watch out." Good Luck with your future plans. Birthdays 2i Randy Miller 24 Gladys Anderson 24 John Bateson 124 Teresa Hughes 25 Janet Allen 25 Cecil Acuff 26 Cathy Barber 26 Okemah Darby 26 Ronald Baker 28 Tim Durbin 28 Scott Pace Janet A llen By "Hallelujahlt most out of school. more days." This Allen's first comme t graduation. Her future have her own home job. The way she about her love life, it it's just about lilte :body's "rotten". Janet spends most time on the go hobbies and times are unlimited, them being reading, alone, riding swimming. Her underclassmen is " easy", it will all work No about getting out there's going to be sadness along with gladness. -O-