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The P Idns Journal Thursday, May 24, 1984 -- PAGE 5 PERKINS-TRYON SCHOOLS MAY 24, 1984 a ' 8th.Grade "Screaming, crying and very, very happy" were a few of Michelle Bates' reactions when she was chosen as the 1985 P-T Drum Major. Michelle, the daughter of Virginia Bates, has launches into been in band and has at- tended the P-T schools for Editor tion plagued the Town of of pre-Christmas decors- highlight of March (and high school willthe bePaSta juniorfUr yearS.next year.She known Perkins in the month of ti ns, Connie Kirby was perhaps the whole year) Some of Michelle's 1983, that we October, as well. The Mid- seated Band Queen was the Senior class trip. and space pastimes and hobbies are such a busy night Regiment fared whil -K vm McNew But for others it could biking, eating, singing, things seemed to very well in contests as became the first person have been the exciting writing poems and being so fast that you November approached, from Perkins to make the victories of the baseball with her boyfriend, Van what The Freshman Football All-State Band. It was an- team including the record- Topping off Mrs. Hat- Hawxby. Her favorites 'you weren't team closed its very good nounced that Bobby Buck setting Glencoe game.ris' science year topics is are movie--"Ralders of Luckily, the season with a 22-12 win. and Julie Payne had been Caryn Hughes, Cindy aerospace. The 8th , i Successful Career and voted Mr. and Miss P- Hazelbaker, Harlan graders have done various the Lost Ark," and her Director Kent Taylor favorite drum and bugle stated. corps is the Garfield "The drum major's Cadets. position in our band is Michelle stated, "I will very important. Unlike ado my very vest, and put many bands, our drum my whole self into having major is really in charge a great year." and directs the band's To become Drum Ma- marching pedormances in jor, Michelle had to all areas. We have had answer a few questions, many superior drum ms- direct the band as they jors in the past; it's one of played "Star Spangled our trademarks, and I feel Banner." that Michelle will con- Michelle will take over tinue the traditions car- the responsibilities from ried on with such pride 1984 Drum Major Connie and dedication by her Kirby after graduation predecessor, Connie exercises on May 24, Kirby. I Dispatch" was FYS TAKES A TRIP to record the College Days aided P-T THS in yearbook's annual McKosato anki Steve activities such as paper Saturday, May 19th, P-T Team brings home for you. But Juniors and Seniors in Who's Who. Bobby Buck, McDaniel were named to airplane flight contests, the F.Y.S. went to the Ar- decision making. The Steve McDaniel, Victor the All-Area Basketball egg dropping, rocket buckles at 7:30 A.M. You Ye too lazy to through" old Chemical PeopleProgram Wall, Joel Robbins and Never fear! made two of what would Harlan McKosato were Dispatch have be many appearances in named to the All-District a synopsis of' the town. The FFA car- Football Team. schO l year ried on traditions by sell- 1984 saw the Special ing Blue and Gold Olympics Team on Five Sausage and by bringing Alive as well as the cor- home top honors from Na- onation of Caryn Hughes by the tionals in Kansas City. as Basketball Queen. Con- saw The Midnight Regiment nie Kirby and Kevin in full placed ninth at the McNewwere selected as With losses to Oklahoma Bandmaster's January students of the month. The Demons and l'lennessey, and Association Contest. The and wins over Student Council went to and Tonkawa. State Convention and.the Thurman psychology class went to But, all Pauls Valley State lost; Liz Bates School. The Senior foot- Football bailers played their final high school game while a new the Demonettes lost their to P-T. At basketball season opener. were unsure Liz Bates and Daryn of the Casey shared the Lions Association, Club Student of the Wouldn't be for Month honors. contamina- Amid the red and green Demonettes took both first place trophies at the Olive TOurnament. The Perkins-Tryon Legal Association won third place in the second round of the Oklahoma Mock Trial Competition. The Demons took Districts in basketball. Coach Fischer and Mrs. Johnson were voted as having the sexiest legs of the P-T faculty. For Seniors, the awards, McDaniel; Girls Track-- was the Lora Caldwell, Billie Allen game Mort- & Shelly Woody; Boys the Perkins- Track--David Cypert; School Baseball--Bobby Buck; its athletes.Player of the Year--Mark Ward was to Littlefield. speaker but This yeait's Seniors emergency, hewere honored as well. to speak. They are Justin Payne, Were given for Joel Robbins, Stacy Thur- Outstanding man, Kenny Sylvester, "Fan Glen Johnson, Julie r"award went Payne, Michelle McDonald, and Cindy awards Field. Softball-- We congratulate these Johnson; fine young athletes and "Victor Wall;the many other athletes 2aryn who also lettered in varsi- Boys ty athletics. Good jobl b a I l -- H a r I a n Special recognition also & Steve went to Melvin Sager. Team. They stopped by Turner The Junior-Senior Play Falls and hiked down it in and Surfin' Safari Day the rain. When they final- were two attractions of ly arrived they ate their the Second Annual lunch, Then, they hiked Spring Fever Reliever, and swam in a spring call- Week. The baseball team ed "Little Niagra." On continued its impressive the way back, they ate at record including a district Pizza Hut, in Shawnee. playoff win over Pawnee. They arrived home about The Jazz Band won State 8:00 P.M. for the eleventh year in a Those attending were row. The High School Miss Edin, Shelly Olympics of the Mind Woody, Michelle Bates, Team won third and the Stacy Grant, Jan Burden, FFA Meats Team Won Cheerie Duffle, Lora first in their respective Caldwell, David Meyer, state meets. Wanda Rainey, Tony In May, it was an- Rainey, Wesley Rainey, nounced Alan Hawxby Marcia Duffle, Danny would head the slate of Duffle avd Kristie Duffle. 1984-85 StuCo officers. Connie and Karen Kirby were recognized as Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the 1984 graduating class. a Last Wednesday the Seniors went to Joseph's in Drumright for lunch. They all enjoyed their meal. J The 8th grade class of 1984 graduated 62, soon to be freshman people. The program took place on Tues- day, May 22, 1984 at 7:30 P.M. A scrapbook for Marvin Wolfe, who is retiring from the P-T teaching staff is being prepared. All students, patrons and others are asked to write a word of ap- preciation for all the terrific art work and other con- tributions he has made to P-T through the years. Don't forget to add your bit. Send them to Velda Ew- ing or Norma Hallman who are compiling the tributes. *** Notice--Elementary School Students--Join in the fun at the city library reading program this summer-- A reading contest will be held and neat rewards will be given. P-T Senior point-guard Harlan McKosato scored 17 points last Saturday night in the North Country Classic all-star basketball game. McKosato was the second leading scorer in the game to his teammate, Conley Phipps If, who has signed with O.U., but his east squad was beaten in the last few seconds 96-97. P-T Coach Don Bendure, who took part in the pre- game player introductions, said, "I was very proud of Harlan's performance." building, rocketlaunching Special Olympic honors and aircraft designing. The unit of study began P-T Special Olympians with the principles of boarded the bus May9thHoaglin--Long Jump: flight and proceeded to bound for the 3-day track Kenny Murray--50 the parts of an airplane and field meet in Ed- Meter; Travis Goforth-- and the study of outer mond. Events were runn- Long Jump; Romona Smith--50 Meter. space, ing behind schedule, so we In the paper airplane took the first day easy. Bronze Medalists were: contest, each student was The opening ceremoniesTanya Goforth--Long to design and build a with Barry Switzer, Jump; Tanya Goforth-- plane fromany paper pro- Governor and Mrs. Nigh, Softball Throw; Kerrie duct. The plane that flew and other celebrities, was Shipley--50 Meter; the farthest won. The Higgins--200 one highlight of the even- Kathy finalists were Matt Sharp, ing. Each team was an-Meter; Lisa Stacey Cole, Sherry nounced during the Hazelbaker--Wheelchair McKnight, Lloyd Gwinn, parade and Perkins-Tryon Slalom; Tammy Ricky Sparkman and An- was the sharpest looking Hoaglin--50 Meter: dy Bayhylle. Lloyd of over 150 teams. TheTravis Goforth--50 Gwinn nosed out Stacey best part of WednesdayMeter. We also brought home Cole for the win. was the big dance, lots of ribbons. The egg drop competi- Thursday was spent tion was next. Each pupil CALENDAR waiting long hours, bray- We wish to thank Mr. designed and built a con- Thursday--24 ing the sun and sunburns, Fields and Mr. McBride tainer holding a raw eggHigh School eating snow cones, drink- for driving, helping us get capable of withstandingGraduation ing lots of water, and giv- to the events on time, the drop from the top of Friday--25 ing it our best when our staying in the dorms with the school. About % of Tryon Graduation 8:00 turn came. We celebrated little sleep, and for every the containers did P.M. Thursday evening by hav- other way they helped us. succeed. Friday--25 ing pizza at Show Biz. We We also thank Mrs. This project was to Last Day of School for also celebrated the bit- Shipley for her help with demonstrate the ex- 1983-84 school year thdays of Chris Geer and fund raising, obtaining perimentation and care Tuesday, May 29 Michael Allen with a the sodas, driving her car, taken with the astronauts Parent-Teacher Con- special Show Biz birthday and being our helper. Our as they return to earth, coaches, Mrs. Newton The rocket building was ferences. To do advance party, and Mrs. Anderson, were a projectfinancedby the planning before next Friday we finished ourour trainers and the PMS Spider Science Club. school year. events after a quick trip to the Omniplex. We organizers of the whole 3 days of fun and competi- Three days were devoted could have stayed there tion. We also thank them to construction. Students , , in teams of two matched EDITORIAL all day! Cory and Kathy for their hard work. By Daryn Casey did their exhausting 200 wits against the written This is the last issue of the meter run and then it was P-T Special Olympians instruction guide. Once an Demon Dispatch for me. l've time to head for home.thank all those who were built and the pain- enjoyed being editor and being However, we did bring donated money for our en- ting was accomplished, on the Dispatch staff these the launch date was upon past three years. As editor, back a heavy load of gold, try fees, room and board, l'v spent virtually every Tues- silver, and bronze medals, and uniforms. We thank us. The football field was day laboring at the offices of Gold medalists were: Pepsi for the soft drinks thelocation and 2:45 was The Perkins Journal and now Chris Geer--Long Jump; that helped get us the time. After several that it's time to leave, I realize false countdowns due to that I've enjoyed every minute Kerrie Shipley--Long through the Thanks also goes to the mechanical problems, % of it. Jump; Cory Sager--200 Thanks aredue a lot of peo- Meter; Lisa P-T Support Personnel of our rockets left our ple. First, thanks to our adver- Hazelbaker--Softball Organization who gave a world. Several went out of tisere and to Bob and Yvonne Throw; Lisa picnic for us and sight and were never Evans. Without them. this found. We had to launch paper wouldnever beprinted. Hazelbaker--25 Meter presented us with cer- into the sun due to the Thanks to Mrs. Anna Marie Wheelchair Race; B.J. tificates. They a] o Evans and the Dispatch staff Reed--Softball Throw. honored Mrs. Anderson wind direction, thus fin- {especially Bobby, Joe. Stacey Silver Medalists were: and Mrs. Newton, our ding it very difficult to and Mike who helped at The Chris Geer--50 Meter: coaches, with gifts for track them. Sometime Journall. Without them, this before school is out, we paper would never be written. Michael Allen--Softballtheir hard work. TI , r And thanks to you our readers. 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