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THE PERI(INS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1997 PAG 1997-98 Demon Dispatch Staff Editor- Tract Thompson Editor- Keli Focht Photographer-Jessiea Longan Photographer- Alan Ventris Writer- Chase Wright Writer- Randall Madron Writer- Chris Tivis ii!!iiiTiiiiiiliiiiii :!iiii i:iii!!; Stacks of cans that local elementary students brought to school as part of local food drive. The items u, ill be donated to the Methodist Church and will be disributed locoll3: ucts new by Chase Wright The Perkins-Tryon High School National Honor Society in- ducted 32 new members in a ceremony held Tuesday Nov. 11 in the high school commons area. The new members are Jamie Bryan, April Cowan, Emily Duncan, Ben Elliot, Eric Fox, Rebecca Fox, Amanda Gallahar, Christine Gill, Caitlin Harris, Charlene Higgins, Josie HilJey, Crystal Holder, and Jeremy liumphrey. Also inducted were Alan Jennings, Nicole Johnson, Nicole Kin- zie, Tammy McCaslin, Andy Merril, Felicia Moore, Ty Palmer, Crys- tal Roper, Luke Sumrall, Josh Taylor, Dana Thompsen, Jennifer Thurman, Greg Wilson, Jerry Wise, Justin Wollenburg, Justin Grooms, Christina Neal, and Cheryl Hennis. "There was a good turnout," says NHS Advisor Joanne Huss. "We had approximately 70 parent and friends in attendance." Auction proves to benefit P-T by Chris Tivis The Perkins-Tryon 4H and Future Farmers of America held the third-annual pork chop dinner and auction. Reaction from participants was enthusiastic. "The pork-chop dinner and auction is a good fund raiser and we had a great turn out this year," said senior Nicole Kinzie. Volunteer David Kinzie said, "we had a lot of cooperation from the kids and the adults did not have to do much work this year." Student Kerri Gallahar said, "the food was good." "There was a lot of money raised for the showing programs and other things," said sophomore LaNette Morris. "Leon Morris cooks a mean pork-chop," said student Charlie Higgins. "We are really pleased with the turnout and everything was a success," said junior Alan Jennings. "The weather was perfect. There was a line for food for an hour and a half," FFA advisor Roger Jennings. "We had a lot of people and it was a great success," said fresh- mon Fric KinTio Freshmen Erica Kinzie said "the event went well and ran SlllOOt h IV." Perkins Elementary taking Technology education class ,'aces for victory part in local food drive Nov. 5-7, Margaret Gibson's Technology Education class went to Larry Fomlinson's wood shop to work on the C()2 cars they by Chase Wright have been making. The Perkins Elementary is taking part in a canned food drive While they were there they drilled the holes for the wheel to help the needy. The students bring canned food and otheraxles in their cars. Now they are working on painting the cars and items to their teachers and, after they are counted, the food items finishing putting them together. are placed in the hallway so the students can see the progress. "We want to invite Larry Tomlinson to watch us race out cars," The "Can Mountain," as teachers call it, is increasing in size said Margaret Gibson. everyday. Besides canned food items, other things such as paper The students have been working for a week on the cars and towels, boxes of cookies, powdered milk, and even toothpaste are they are racing the cars on Nov. 24 and 25. showing up in the pile. A contest is being held between the classes to see which one can bring in the most goods. The winning class will receive a P=T Basketball teams at home Coke party as a reward. The canned food and other items will be donated to the Meth- December 2 vs. Chandler odist Church who will then distribute them locally. ihl !iiL iii!ii~! ".(!: :;ii~s) ~i! :::..; ;:i: :j .r ;?:: . ...... ': :;'k k;:L:: : ii!i Using Microsoft Word, Perkins-Tryon senior Amanda i types a scholarship applicatiom She is enrolled in business training center a Meridian Technology Students in this program work with a variety packages and equipment depending on which area of training they choose, programs include financial services, bookkeeping, administrative administrative medical assistant assistant, and microcomputer systems. ay at To give students a glimpse of future careers, Meridian nology Cenler is hosling "'(]areer ];ira 1997" on Frid,ly, 2 I, fronl 8:30 to l I :3() a.nl. Career Jam 1997 is an il3iei'3clive career expo resentatives from six different career clusters including college and universities, health occupations, hospilaliiy, and trade and industry. "The Career .]am will give students an opportunity to professionals in career areas they ;ire interested in," said Bispi ng,,,, director of ,student services." Students will have one on one time with professionals fill areas to gather information about what it will take to career in that area," said Ms. Bisping. The Career Jam is used as a way to help students they want to do after graduation. It is also an o adults who would like to learn of their own career options. "Students rarely have the opportunity to have specific tions answered by an expert in their field of interest. Jam exposes students to what is available to them, and we ! them to know what's out there," said Bisping. For more information on the Career Jam, contact Technology Center at (405) 377-3333, extension 237. THESE FINE AREA BUSINESSES URGE YOU TO SUPPORT ALL Ptfl2KINS- YON ATHLETIC & ACADEMIC Good Food-Good Fun For The Whole Family Drive-In Restaurant SH33 Perkins 547-2499 21 9 SOU'FI-I MAIN --PERKINS "~ INC. $47-2505 CORPORATION 6o! Perkins-Tryon Demons! ',,BER DII ILl StiUwater 743-2132 Chris McCutchen ,, ,,, ,, Your Valu.Rite Drugstore Steve & Kristy Willingham Perkins-Tryon Sports Boosters 246 S. Main .547-2414 US NERAL (formerlly Mihura's) Greg & Kristina Rose, Managers Gas Feed eHay Groceries And More! Hwy 177 Three Miles North of Perkins 377-7545 Highway 33 and Sadler Road 547-2486 Larry and Pete Im | I I | I Bill ml m m m m-mm m m m m mm'BIB m m "Now That's A Pizza Coupon!" mm mm--~ Present This Coupon For A LARGE PIZZA FOR A MEDIUM CHARGE One Coupon Per Customer m m m m m m mm m m m m m m Hi mm mm Perkins 547-2456 m m m mm mm m Conveniently serving Perkins for over 20 years! Downtown Perkins Highway 33 and 177 lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllgllll llli ::,~( i is proud.to be a booster of Perkins-Tryon sports 219 N. 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