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F Published weekly by the 1994-95 Perkins-Tryon Journalism Class The 1994-95 STAFF Editor Whitney Poston Photographer Autumn Harris Stacy Hood Tryon Reporter Lanetta Mills Band Reporter Katdna Hazelbaker Sports Jill Robinson Journalism linsructor David Willis i i iiii by Whitnev Poston & Denise Lawson Senior Jeremy Bale and junior Lee Scott were chosen as December Students of the Month. Bale is the son of Mike and Benita Bale. He is active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Homemakers of America, football, baseball, and track. "Between sports and school I have little extra time," stated Bale. In his spare time he likes to bowl, hunt, go to basketball games, and go to the go-kart track. In the future, Bale plans to go to college and play football. He hasn't decided on a major. Scott is the daughter of George and Charlotte Scott. She is involved on track, Future Homemakers of America, In- ternational Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and National Honor Society. Spending time with Mike and riding horses fills most of Scott's spare time. She plans to go to college aRer high " school. Scott's reaction to being chosen as Student of The Month was "I am surprised and filled with joy!" Perkins-Tryon sixth-grade girls and boys rallied Ripley last Thursday night for a clean sweep. The girls beat Ripley 19-18, while the B team won 10- " Varsity boys won 37-22, and the "B" team also won scorer for the varsity girls in the victory was Lacey Smith with 10 points. High scorer team Virginia Bell with eight. girls coach Mark Shelton stated, "We had several where' we moved the ball well and took it to aggressively. We are showing a marked ira- as our game experience increases." in scores for the boys varsity was Jake Niles 15 points. Jase Collum had eight. For the "B" high scorer was Ryan Allen with 10. Jon Toves Palmer both chipped in four. boys coach Bobby Buck commented about the game, a rocky start during the first quarter, but then we Play well." Tiffany Donovan goes up for a shot against Perry during Seventh Grader action recently. Photo by Autumn Harris Seventh Grade Get Two Wins by Katrina Hazelbaker Both seventh-grade girls and boys basketball teams came away with victories last Thursday night at the Perkins- Tryon gymnasium. The girls beat Perry 24-10, while the guys slipped by the Maroons 42-39. The leading scorer for the girls was Andrea McCutchen with eight points. Charlene Higgins contributed three. Head coach Ross Doane commented, "Everyone played well and hustled. We had players come off the bench to give some support." Leading the scoring for the boys was Captain Foulks with 25 points. Kevin Kolb had 10. "It was a great effort by everyone. Games like this build character and tonight we built a skyscraper. Guts and heart will take this team a long way," enthused head coach Lance Hoggatt. by Lanetta Mills "Why it is important to be drug free and why I have chosen to be drug free?" This was the t pic of the essay contest recently held at P-T Middle School. The contest was in celebration of Red Ribbon Week. The contest was divided into two age groups. The catego- ries were 11-13 and 14-16 years old. The winner for the 11-13 age category was Emily Duncan. The runners-up were Georgia Aresco and Denessa Panek. klan Jennings won the 14-16 age category. Candace Moore and G. W. Ward were runners-up. The essays were judged by Ashley Nance, Kristy Willingham, and Maria Cava augh. The winning essays were sent to the statewide competi- tion. The results of the state competition are expected March 1. Ashley Nance, P-T middle school teacher commented, Phe judges thought all the essays were excellent and we are all proud of all of them. We hope Emily and Alan place well in the state contest." girls split the two games they played at the last week. They defeated Stroud 36-19 and 36-18. night the young Lady Demons pitched a in.the first quarter, leading the Lady Tigers 10-0. way in scoring for the ladies was Syretha Penn Points, followed closely by Lori Moore with five. in with four points each were Tiffany Rouviere, Attrther, Becky Thomas, and Jennifer Willingham. COach Jim Hill felt the Lady Demons played "with and the defense picked it up a notch. They also as a team." game of the festival, the young Lady Demons long-time rival Chandler, who dealt them their of the season. The freshman girls are 3-1 on the ']Pasha Clinesmith plays tough defense on a Perry Maroon during Eighth Grade basketball action. Photo by Autumn Harris Hrencher Takes Vo-Tech Sessions Margaret Hrencher, principal of Perkins High School, is one of 34 school administrators from across the state who have just completed a series df three workshops designed to help them better understand Oklahoma's vocational and; technical education system. The two-day workshops were held monthly during Sep= tember, October and November. During these sessions, ministraters learned how to improve their vocational edu cation programs. Topics included vocational program con- tent and standards, teacher activities and responsibilities, vocational student organizations, the relationship to area vo-tech schools and effective teaching. The sessions were held at various locations across the state. They included the offices of the Oklahoma Depart- ment of Vocational and Technical Education in Stillwater; Alex High School; Canadian Valley Area Vo-Toch School in Chickasha; the Lexington Vo-Tech Skills Center; Lexington Public Schools; and Mid-America Area Vo-Toch School at Wayne. Participants also toured businesses and industries in the Chickasha area to learn about today's industrial work- place and the skills that future workers will need to suc- ceed in that workplace. Dr. Ann Benton, assistant state vo-tech director who co- ordinated the workshop, said the program helps partici- pants understand vocational education's goals and purpomm. The Demon Dispatch Made Possible By These Sponsoring ARE PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE STUDENTS AT P-T and Kristi Willingham S. Main 547-2079 Perkins Assistant District Attorney Payne & Logan County Serving Payne, Lincoln and Logan Counties For Over 105 Years. i~i J 4