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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1973 AGRIBUSINESS CONTINUED FROM FRONT the career he has selected. Work experience is a required part of all agribusiness studies. This is provided by the student working in on-campus facilities, such as ~hop, greenhouse ,nr growing areas and by conducting supervised home projects. Ad- vanced students are often as- signed for supervised work in agricultural industries or on farms. A state approved course of study is followed but it is flexible so local interest and needs may be included. At Opp High School, a visitor will find a record hum- • • • SHOWN ABOVE ARE THE STUDENTS WHO MADE ALL A'S THE PAST SIX WEEKS AT PAXTOH eases Sarah Frazier, Virginia Mc- Tommy Bell. Terrel Presley. LaRinda Hill, Prescott, Jeannie Ham- Susan Cynthia Geogha- lbebra Thorn~ Joey llgram, Debra Ful- Katherine Bart- Mclntosh, Randy Mauldin, Den- Donnie Scrog- ltulion, Corrigan Lowry, Anita Thomas, Pam John Mc- Carolyn Bart- Cindy Betty ~ridgeon, Sandra Janie Ham- raig Buckabaa, James Mc- Mixon, Cathy Sexton, Ricky Hill, Dell Stokes, Mark ~ith, Jo Nancy Tunnage, Angela York, bewayne Geo- Ions, Lewis Gary Thomas, Schofield, " Well ce our clean I ell )eependabl e rvice 331 NORTH E'7062 Connie Reeves, Sandra Miller, Kathy Finley, Barbara Holling- head, Betty Nowling, Susan Gro- ver. 4th Grade: Judy Morris, Louis McGonigle, Susan Beard, Sandra Moore, Michael Powell, Nathaniel Coone, Teresa Eller, Myra Huckabaa, Perry Thomas, Julie Dyess, Sandra Swich. PAXTON HIGH SCHOOL '73 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 2/2/73, Ponce de Leon, Home 2/6/73, Freeport, Home 2/9/73, Laurel Hill, Away 2/13/73, Walton, Away 2/16/73, Tallahassee Rich- ards; Awhy 2/19/73,' A],teu~own, Away ~./22,23,24/73, Group Tour- nament, TBA TEACHERS OF THE WEEK Larry Phyllis Jan Apperson NEW STAFF MEANS A BIGGER BOBCAT The Third Quarter Bobcat has a new, bigger staff that should mean a bigger, better Bobcat page. Our new editor is Tonya Hill; Sandra Prescott is senior high writer, Danny Yarnum covers the sports scene, and Sheree Smith keeps up with junior high news. Our e!ementry reporters are Dong Morgan and Carol McKinney, and photography rests with Mar- sha Hunt. The new staff is enthuastic and is going to try to bring you a full page of school news every week. But you have to help -- if you have something newsworthy, contact one of the staff members orour sponsor, Mr. Wooten. Please give us suggestions as to how to improve the Bob- cat; we're young, make mis- takes, and ready to admit and correct them. Have a good second semester. • . • MR. GEOGHAGA N This week's teachers are Mr. Larry Geoghagan and Mrs. Phyllis Yonko Apperson. Mr. Geoghagan teaches Jr. and Sr. High P. E. and man- ages to teach 7th grade Social Studies. He also coaches our Bobcat B-Team. Coach Geogha- gan was born May 18 in New Harmony and attended Paxton through the 12th grade. He went to O. L. W, and U. W. F. colleges. He has completed 3 years of teaching at Paxton. Coach Geoghagan has one son, Jeff, who was 3 years old Feb- ruary 3 and is expecting another child in March. His hobby is STUDENTS OF THE WEEK Sara Debra Frazier Fulgharn ...SARAH This week's seniors of the week are Miss Sarah Frazier and Mrs. Debra Tucker Fulg- Floralu, lilll. • • • DEBRA ham. Sarah Frazier is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Os- car Frazier. She was born August 11 in the old Florala Hospital. Sarah has attended Paxton since the 1st grade. At present she is Secretary of the Student Council and The Beta Club and is a Cheerleader. Sarah is now serving as Miss Paxton. She plans to go to college at either Florida State or O. W. J. C. Her favorite food is sea- food. Sarah's favorite singing group is the Grass Roots and her favorite type of music is Rock-n-Roll. Sarah says she likes to go to ball games, ride mini-bikes, travel, and likes • .. MRS. APPERSON huntip" and fishing. Coach Geog,,,gan says he likes to tra- vel and his favorite sport is basketball. Mrs. Phyllis Apperson teaches General Music and this is her first year at Paxton. She was born in Gary, indiana and is the wife of Mrs. Henry M. Apperson, Jr. Mrs. Apper- son graduated at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her favorite singing group is Blood, Sweat and Tears, and her favo- rite star is Robert Young. When asked if she had any comments about Paxton she just replied, "Wonderful! Wonderful!" all sports. When asked, "If you could marry any movie star who would it be?" She replied, "It would have to be David Cassidy." Mrs. Debra Tucker Fulgham was born February 5. She L, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Tucker and the wife of Mr. Wayman Fulgham. Debra has gone to paxton since the 1st grade. ~ Her favorite food is steak and hake potatoes and her favo- rite sport is basketball. De- bra's favorite movie star is Ben Murphy and her favorite rock group is C. C. R. She plans on going to Pen- sacola Jr. College of Nursing. When asked what Debra and Wayman plan to do in the future, she said, "We plan on going to Alaska, Wayman wants to go Caribou hunting." ELEMENTARY NEWS REPORT Mrs. Rasberry's 8nd grade have been having Science tests and learning about the Earth and its surroundings. In math the students are solving equa- tions and matching the right math answer with the question. At Paxton High School we feel that the 2rid grade will go a long way with Mrs. Rasberry as their teacher. 3RD GRADE VENTURES INTO AFRICA Mrs. McDonald's 3rd grade class has just finished studying about "African Life" in Social Studies. They will start on Unit 6, "Living in the Moun- tains" very soon. In math, the 3rd graders are studying num- ber theory and have been learn- ing their prime numbers. PAGE 7 her of 243 students enrolled in egribusiness. The depart- ment is staffed by H. F. Pen- ton, R. L. Reynolds and David Ash. Supplenlenting class study and shop work, the students have the opportunity to work with a student owned herd of purebred Angus cattle, an FFA hog pro- ject, an acre commercial peach orchard and a vegetable gar- den: Plans call fQr the con- struction of an on-campus greenhouse and horticultural la- boratory in 1973. Over 30 senior students are assigned for special training with agribusi- ness establishments in Opp. Marvin Brand, agribusiness instructor at Straughn High School, and 9Z agrinusiness stu- dents are proud of a new voca- tional build':ng which was com- pleted in 1972. The depart- ment operates an outstanding FFA hog project on the campus and the students grow the needed grain on a nearby rented farm. Opportunities to develop shop skills and to explore agribusi- ness careers are stressed in the teaching of Mr. Brand. In addition, he works with the Straughn Rural Development Club, helping to bring recrea- tional and economic oppor- tunities to the community. The inadequate vocational building at Pleasant Home School was replaced by a modern agribusiness building in 1972. John L. Adderhold, agribusiness instructor, stresses a strong shop program that enables his students to explore and develop the skills required for careers in several of the trades and in mechanics. In addition, Mr. Adderhold conducts an out- standing, adult program for the farmers of his school district. A visitor will likely find adults using his shop at anytime, re- ceivieg training and services not otherwise available in the community. Under Mr. Adder- hold's leadership, the local FFA chapter recently landscaped the main school campus. Willis Bell, agribusiness in- structor at Red Level High School, conducts awell-rounded instructional program in agri- business, but a visitor will quickly discover his training programs in power mechanics, welding and metal work are out- standing. Many graduates are prepared for employment in these areas and this is the real test of vocational training. The vocational building at Red Level was remodeled and enlarged in 1971-72 and the entire campus has been landscaped by the agri- business students. In addition to his local teaching duties, Mr. Bell serves as chairman of the Covington County agribusiness teachers and he is permanent secretary-treasurer of the State Agribusiness Teachers Organi- zation. The Florala High School has been recognized over the years for its outstanding vocational agricultural department and W. F. Rasberry, local agribusiness instructor, has successfully added training in agribusiness to his instructional program. A visitor will find Mr. Ras- berry leading first and second year students in exploring care- ers and studying the natural sciences. This is followed by specialized training in the area of their occupation objective. The visitor will also find that Mr. Rasberry is pleased with new metal working shop equip- ment which enables him to pro- vide meaningful work ex- perience for his students in all phases of metal working. Power mechanics, welding and fores- try are common occupation ob- jectives of his students. Recognizing that many non-, farm boys will as adults find employment in occupations re- lated to agriculture, a voca- tional agribusiness department was established at the Andalusia High School in 1966. This de- partment features an on-cam- pus greenhouse, an ornamental plant laboratory and a newly established vegetable garden to provide work experience for the students in growing plants and in applying plant science they study in class. Electricity, welding, plumbing and building construction are stressed in their shop program. Specia- lized studies in ornamental hor- ticulture, including home lands- caping, and forestry are now of- fered to advance students. George S. Williams serves as agribusiness instructor. A visitor to any agribusi- ness department in Covington County will find an active chapter of the Future Farmers of America. This national or- ganization composed of students studying agribusiness in high schools provides opportunities for students to develop leader- ship as they conduct the affairs of their chapter. Their goals include improving their school and community to make better places to study, work and live and to promote an interest in the broad field of agriculture. Left to right: Randy Ward, George Williams, Billy St~- fel~w. Andalusia High School greenhouse crop of winter tomatoes. Left to right, Johnny Stewart, James Stuart and J. D. Tyler. Straughn boys working at Andalusia Gin Co., graduated in 1970 with occupation objective in farm supplies and services. On lefti Grug Castleberry; Middle, David Kervin; Right, Allan Harrelson. Red Level agribusinesS students landscaping campus. Agribusiness Provides Opportunity For Students CHAMBRAY SHOP SEPARATES• . . classic charmers with the country fresh air and animation that puts the excitement in spring-new fashion• Cool. Clear-thinking Casual. 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