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PAGE 4 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, May 17, 1984 VOL. 8 NO. 36 PERKINS-TRYON SCHOOLS, PERKINS, OKLAHOMA MAY Mr. Wolfe keeps a nice shine on his reserved park- ing plaque. The administration honored Mr. Wolfe with the plaque for his many years of service to the school. By Daryn Casey teachers) did After 32 years of everything--there were so teaching, 22 at Perkins- few of us." In fact, there Tryon, Marvin Wolfe is were about 22 teachers in leaving, the entire school system That's right, he will not when Mr. Wolfe started. be here next year. Mr. Today there are about 75 Wolfe refuses to call it teachers. retirement. "I may rest a Mr. Wolfe was while--change jobs," says graduated from Central Wolfe. "Every day for 32 State Teachers' College years you're just a (now Central State teacher, then you retire University) and spent two and they throw a party years in military service for you. I'd like to see before starting his teachers honored every teaching career at Dover. day. Their own parking In the past two place would be one nice decades, Mr. Wolfe has idea." It was because of seen many students come this idea that the ad- and go. He says that ministration reserved a viewed year to year, the parking place especially change doesn't appear for Mr. Wolfe. very great, but viewed In all his years at P-T, over several years thing Mr. Wolfe has probably tend to change drastical- never been at a loss for ly. One thing that hasn't something to do. "Doing changed drastically is stu- a lot of work makes the dent attitude. Mr. Wolfe time go by faster-- I don't feels that the students like a draggy day." Mr. have changed superficial- Wolfe taught several ly, but not deep down. business classes, arts and "The biggest percentage crafts, and, at one time, of the kids are good. The even a science class or other part is students two. He has been both who can do things, but yearbook and newspaper don't." adviser and class sponsor Next year, Mr. Wolfe and has helped with won't have a reserved countless junior-senior parking place, but if Mr. plays. "When I first Wolfe has his way, every started here, we (the other teacher will. Four P-T English Darren Andrews, soph- students were honoredomore; Lora Caldwell, this week by having their junior; and Glen Johnson original poems declared and Connie Kirby, sen- winners in the State High iors. School Poetry Contest. Winning poems will be Over six thousand read at a festival at Oscar Oklahoma high school Rose Junior College on students submitted June 2. Here are the win- poems. P-T winners were ning poems: TO JENNIFER, THE BLINDING SUN By Louis Glen Johnson Once I danced with candles, But now, I have been blinded by the sun. She does not come to lead me away to the stars, But leaves me in my blindness, Only an armslength away. The candles are still there, all around. But in my love, I feel only the radiant heat From her whom I will never have. THE SNOW By Connie Kirby The snow. Falling quietly, smoothly to the ground. Lightly skimming the treetops An icicle on my tongue. Ahhh--Remembrances of the laughter and smiles of childhood The thrill of racing down the hill in a sled, or maybe on a sheet of paneling. Wet mittens and a cold nose. Dodging a well-aimed snowball sprawled in a drift. and landing Giggles-- And the warmth of The of the cocoa in my tummyl can be found on these two Jeff Gann--When Wayne Nettles ran out in front of a truck and got run over. Bodie Turner--When they initiated the juniors in sixth grade. Barbara Gates-- Always cutting down the under classmen. Barry McLain--Mrs. Frazier's fifth hour class. Troya Chapman--We always read stories together and helped each other in the classrooms. Connie Rozean-- Michelle and* Wayne's wreck on the three-wheeler. Miss Bair--That Steve McDaniel made it through my Typing I class. Nora Caldwell--When Bill Robertson scared Bobby Grimes. Karen Todd--Camping out with Liz Bates, Lisa Sloan, Julie Payne, Heidi Hansen, and Tammy Johnson. Charlotte Pitts--Their parties. Mrs. Hallman--When Harlan McKosato was already quarter-backing on the playground. And when Connie Kirby was crushed when she made a mistake off one of her pa . Wlbn Karen Kir- by had on green eye shadow, but it wasn't from Avon. When Justin Payne went to the foot- ball games and challenged the high school boys to wrestling matches on the sidelines--they didn't come too big for Justin. If Cabbage Patch dolls would have been born before Tammy Johnson's time she would have had one in 2nd grade. Randy Chapman--the fights my sister and I have had. Mrs. Hrencher--the tal_e-t they had in the Jr.- Sr. Play. Mrs. Acuff--The good help in the library. Jana Smith--Caryn and Julie in the locker room. Terry Stafford--Harlan was a hot basketball player. Justin and Joe R. were always picking on people. The cheerleaders kept the pep assemblies going. Kim Williams--How exciting they made it around here. Mrs. Tarlton--There were 18 of you in fourth grade (1975-76). We celebrated the Bicenten- nial year by making a quilt among other activities. The very special thing that I remember about the seniors is the wonder- ful creativity that you possessed. Your poems, plays and creative writings were the greatest! You planned a surprise end of school par- ty for your teacher-- complete with room decorations, games and a water balloon!! Velda Ewing--They were one of the most creative groups I 're ever had. They could do many clever things. Daryn Casey once wrote his teacher a poem. He took one of his birth an- nouncements and glued it to a sheet of paper. On the announcement it said "I've arrived." Under that he wrote: , I arrived just in time For a teacher so fine, There is no teacher quite As fine There is no teacher as good as mine. Good-Bye until next year. Love, Daryn Casey Velda Ewing--Do Justin Payne and Victor Wall remember our play in reading "The King and the Cork7" Justin was Jolly Jo and Victor was King Percival. Caryn Hughes was the Maid in our play. Quite a perfor- mance. Justin Payne was the youngest in the class. Monday, May 21, will be the annual Athletic Ban- quet. All who were involved in this year's athletic pro- gram are encouraged to attend. Athletic students will be admitted free. All others must have tickets in order to attend. Dinner will be at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, May 17, has been designated as the first annual awards ceremonies to honor all high school students who have been outstandingly academic this year. The program will start at 7:30 in the high school gymnasium. The Junior-Senior Prom preeented last Saturday by the Junior class was a big success. Everyone seemed to have had a good time. Mrs. Johnson, one of the Junior sponsors, remarked, "I really appreciate the excellent behavior of the young people and the response they showed of their appreciation for our ef- fort." She also said, "It becomes a joy rather than a duty when it is appreciated by the young people." Band uniforms are due back at the band room on one of three days, May 16, 17, or 18. The entire uniform must be brought back in excellent condition. Rogers High School baseball coach Gordon Morgan, coordinator for the Oklahoma-California baseball series, has released a list of 65 players nominated by their coaches to be considered for selection to the 19-man Oklahoma all-star squad. Heading the list was P-T pitcher Bobby Buck. The Oklahoma Seniors will take on the California all-stars in the annual series, June 15-17 in Fresno, California. Have you read this month's Sports Illustrated? Did you notice the picture avd :: ite ups on our very own Bobby Buck. How does it feel to have made the big Bob? Nancy Williams Valedictorian Jodi Gibson Salutatorian My name is Nancy Williams. I am the daughter of Orville Williams and Leota Hall. I was born February 6, 1970 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. I have two brothers-- Kenny and Brad Williams--and two stepbrothers--Lance and Brent Hall. I began school at Chandler Eastside, and remained there until the middle of the third grade. I then moved to Tryon, Oklahoma where I have attended third through eighth grade. I have been a cheerleader for four years and I have been in 4-H for five years. I enjoy riding horses and playing basketball. I am an active member of Christian Union Church in Tryon, Oklahoma. My name is Jodi Gib- son. I am the daughter of Margaret and Ted Gib- son. I have one sister and one brother. I was born on May 19, 1970 at the Stroud Hospital. I have attended Tryon Elemen- tary School since kindergarten. Some activities that I have been involved in are: 4-H Club, cheerleading, athletics and band. I am also active in the youth group and my Sunday School class of my church, the Christian Union Church of Tryon, Oklahoma. One of the highlights of my years here was get- ting to play the piano for eighth grade graduation. I have also enjoyed get- ting to go on trips with my class. The Tryon Eighth Grade Graduation will be Friday evening, May 25 at 8 p.m. in the Tryon G 'm. TWIN PHOBIA By Connie Kirby Twin Phobia. What is that? Some type of rare disease? A cough7 A choke? Some kind A snicker? Or a sneeze? of joke? Twin Phobia sometimes happens when your twin meets someone new. He introduces he as himself and introduces you as you. Your new acquaintance then replies, "You look a lot alike, And why is it {May I ask?p that your names rhyme, Mike and Ike?" Then you tell him that you are twins, and there is a sudden switch. Tho' a minute ago he could tell you apart, He now says, "Which is which?" So that is what Twin Phobia is-- It ain't jest being' kin! It's their sudden lack of good eyesight, when you tell 'em YOU'RE A TWIN! |mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm| APPLICATION FOR PERKINS BASKETBALL CAMP Naine Address City State__ Zip Home phone ( ) Grade you're in now Age Height__ Weight__ Position.__ T-shirt size (Boys) (Girls) I wish to attend the following sessions {check one). Go by grade you were in this year. __ June 4-8 5th and 6th grades __ June 11-15 7th and 8th grades __ June 18-22 9th grade I (we) hereby authorize the staff of the Demon Basketball Camp to act for me, according to their best judgement, in any medical emergency and I hereby waive and release the staff & Perkins-- Tryon Schools from any and all liability from in- juries or illnesses incurred while in camp. Parent(s) or Guardian{s) Signature I can be reached at the following number in case of emergency ( ) By Marvin Lanier contest The 1983-84 year has sions"on been very rewarding toreceived a the band. They received at the many awards. Among After a them are: sion the Ninth place finals at presented the Norman and first place in bandsmen class 2A in, Norman. Playing First place at the Oilwere: Liz Patch Jamboree Parade.Rhoads, Best in class, Best Diane drumline, and finalist at Strickland Tulsa Union. Connie Kirby, Outstanding Stage by, Band in Class 2A for the Sloan. past eleven years. After Superior in sight tation the reading and instrumental out at the Oklahoma State sional Music contest. They were: The Middle School alsodure, Mr. brought home three Mr. awards from their contest Curtis at Pawnee. members are( The band put some final ty of the touches on this great year High School last Tuesday night, May little bit of 8, when they presentedthe band their annual Spring business Concert. dent teacher, The playing of "Returnwood, of the Jedi" complete Tango." with sound effects opened Taylor the concert. FollowingWater is this number the band per- Kent Taylor formed the first selection concert wii of their contest musicHorse Troop,~ "Blessed Are They." Giv- The band ing Kent Taylor a break, thank their Director Joe Pyle directed formers, "Procession of the and all those Sarder." Mr. Taylor then supported directed the band's final throughout 9 As a finale to yet they are another successful stages, have season, the P-T Jazz Band tremely and Choir held their an- season. nual Spring Concert last Their Thursday. included The Jazz Band again as I left the Perkins crowd knowing that "they are Merrily small but mighty," as Broadway, they had a flawless Woogie performance. "I Believe."l Their musical selections and Michelle included "Route 66," soloists. "Georgia on My Mind," Rosalee "One More Time Chuck of the choir, Corea," "Rosanna," "I Won't Hold You Back," year, and t "Peaches," and "A String has paid off, of Pearls." high The choir, although year." May 21-25 Monday Frito Chili Bake Green Beans Hot Rolls Peanut Butter Whip Tuesday Hot Dogs Potato Wedge Heavenly Hash Wednesday Steak Fingers Honey Thursday--17 Awards Assembly 7:30 P.M. Friday--18 Eighth Grade Dance 7:30- 1 2 :/00 Saturday--19 FYS Trip to Arbuckle Mountains International Club Il- linois River Float Trip Monday--21 Athletic Ban( Let Broccoli Applesauce Sliced Bread Thursday d Ham Sandwich Vegie Lettuce Orange Friday French Sliced Perkins GraduatiOV High tion 8: Tryon GraduatioV LAST C