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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1970 PAGE 7 SENIOR OF THE !!:il AND JERRY tINDER, in an election last class, were chosen sophomore favorites. i iii~ili~ ...... i~ ! i! ............. ~ ~ i i~'~'' ~i~ii~, ~i,~~ ,, , , ~ , i, i~~,, ~ ', ~ 'i~' ~' i~ ii~/~i Miss Paxtonian and 1969 Homecoming Queen are two honors cherished by Betty Denise Tucker. The danghterof Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Tucker, Betty was born on November 23, 1952. She has two sisters; Debra, ninth grade, and Sandra, sixth grade, both students at Paxton. Betty iS an active participant in extracurricular acitvities at Paxton. She is secretary to the Beta Club, secretary to the Phy- settee, member of the girl's basketball team, co-editor of the Paxtonian, and secretary to the senior class. As a cheer- leader, Betty has great faith in the 'Cat's ability and hopes they will go to State. Betty's hobbies include read- ing, baking, and riding around with her friends. Betty's num- ber one things are the color blue, Doctor Peppers, pizza, blonde hair, English, and P.E. Betty's dislikes include lies, people who hurt other people's feelings, and country music. Betty thinks PHS is an ideal school because the faculty and students have a friendly and helpful attitude. The only way she would improve this school would be to shorten the hour- long classes. If our pretty brown-haired, brown-eyed senior had a mil- lion dollars she would go around the world, buy the prettiest clothes she could find, and help under-privileged children. Nearing graduation, Bettyhas made plans to attend Troy State University where she will ma= jor in Elementary Education. She says that she loves child- ren. Wherever Betty goes our best wishes will go with her. We are sure she witl make out fine. I Trout fish- , friend to Mrs. all of these and efficiency. was reared in her pa- Mrs. W. J. Lated from Coy- School and University, her BS Since that school for at Paxton. is the wife of Jr.,are- Working for Florida. Plant in and Bill, University. of her life, ig Goolsby, favorites are pink, cho- and hard aLso for homes, She will begin con- struction on their own in a short time. Shakespeare and Chaucer are her favorite teaching material, although she does enjoy teach- ing verbals in grammar. Mrs. GooLSby says that she loves young people, especially senior high students and that is why she chose teaching. She also thinks that Paxton's students are the ',most". Mrs. Goolsby is the senior class sponsor and they think she is great. She says of the seniors - ',Seniors are a spe- cial kind of class all their own- 'clannish', maybe, - yet they realize the end of their twelve years are fast coming to an end and they feel close to each other. I love to feel that I have had a small part in help- ing them become good citizens. I feel that if the students ever had a true friend in a teacher - I am one." Mrs. Goolsby is a very per- spicacious and lovely person. Even though she's not always lenient, each of her students has a special place reserved for her in their hearts. SCHOOL NEWS .............. WYNONA THORN .............. SHEILA PRATER . ............ BARBARA HUGHES . ......... . . DONNIE JOE JORDAN . . .........SHARON BABER . . ~. ......... . . . . DIANE SAUL ........... ROY LEE ROBERTS ............ ANNETTE ADAMS ............ VALERIE MOORE, RONALD GAUTNEY, EARNEST JORDAN, SANDRA HART. .............. MRS. IDA LOUSMITH Prejudices - that was the topic of the FHA program last Thursday in the school audi- torium. Martha Senterfltt pre- sented a delightful and thought- ful talk on the topic. She used a skit to emphasize her mes- sage. Yvonne Adams, Dianne Saul, IAbby Fulgham, Betty Hall, Deborah Milton, and Vale- rte Moore participated in the skit. The program concluded with the members singing, "Let There Be Peace On Earth." Mrs. Mayo White accompanied at the piano. Group singing followed the program. Song leaders Debra Thorn and Jerri Nobles led the singing with pianist, Deborah Milton, ac- companylng. Chapter president, Barbara Ballard, presided over the meeting. Social Studies Classes Take Currents Test Mrs. Smith's social studies classes had the opportunfly to take the annual current affairs test conducted by Time, the weekly news magazine, last Monday. The purpose of the test is to measure students' knowledge of national and for- eign affairs, etc. The top scorers will be awarded certificates of excel- lency and merit at the end of the year. WYNONA THORN - "when I dropped a bag of Boston Bak- ed Beans in the library." ANNETTE ADAMS - "Mycrazy week-ends with Betty, Do- lores and Carolyn." BETTY TUCKER - "All the fun I had my senior year." "What is your main goal in life?" WANDA SCHOFIELD - ',Get out of school, get my own car and trailer." DENISE MORGAN - "To do the best in life I possibly can." KAY LOWERY - "To better my self and to be happy." ANNETTE ADAMS - ',To be happy and successful in what- ever I do." SHARON BABER - "To enjoy life, be nice to other people, and do something to better mankind." DOLORES THOMAS - ',Tohave a happy life and try to make others happy, too." BARBARA BALLARD - "To enjoy life to its fullest." BETTY TUCKER- 'gust to be happy." Mrs. Janie Goolsby sponsors the seniors. Mrs. Sarah Ganey is the senior homeroom teacher. MR AUTHOR FORRESTER of Lockhart was guest speaker at the Christian Crusaders as- sembly last week. Mr. For- rester showed slides to the high school on his trip to the Holy Land. The film strips were very interesting. We would like to thank Mr. Forrester for showing his slides. . BETTY TUCKER FOR THE SECOND time this season the Paxton Bobcats scored over 100 points in one game. Tuesday, February 11, the 'Cats traveled to Green- wood, Florida replay the Green- wood Dragons. The Bobcats played a G-R-E-A-T game and easily defeated the Dragons. The "B" team also won a decisive victory and held the Jr. Dragons to only 8 points. WE EXTEND OUR welcgme to the new twins in high school, Annette and Jeanette Gilley. Annette is in the tenth grade and Jeanette joins the fresh- man class. They come to us from Leesburgh, Georgia. WELCOME TO PHSIlll WHILE PRACTICING for the Talent Show last Tuesday, Feb. 10, Valerie Moore and Maria Milton were waiting impatiently for the record to begin. It got stuck on the first part. It was adjusted by Debbie Mil- BY BETTY TUCKER & ANNETTE AD/@4S FOR TWE LVE long - hard years the seniors of PHS have all been working toward one common goal - June 3 -the night of their graduation. With- in all these years there are many memories, both good and bad, which they will remember as long as they live. The senior class has many popular students with varied personalRies. Already most of them are making plans for col= lege or whatever they will choose as their future careers. The senior class is proud of their three members on the varsity team. These boys are Charles Hall, Donnle Geegha- gan, and David McIntosh. Seniors playing on the girls "A" team are Carolyn Nobles, Ann- ette Adams, and Betty Tucker. These students play well and take pride in their many vic- tories. Wynona Thorn was re- cenily elected Homecoming Queen for 1970. The Student Council officers and many of its representatives are in the senior class. Don- nie Geoghagan is president, Ronaid Gantney serves as vice- president, Barbara Bailard is secretary, and Annette Adams is treasurer. Representatives are Charles Hall and Tim Wal= den. The seniors' own Barbara Ballard is FHA president, Tim Walden is Beta Club president, Charles Hail is FFA president, and Donnie Geeghagan is Student Council president. We are very proud of these fine students for leading these clubs. Carolyn Nobles serves as vice president of the physeites and Betty Tucker is secretary- treasurer. A number of students from the senior class are mem- bers of this club. Betty Tucker and Wynona Thorn cheer the 'Cats to victory. While the re- mainiug seniors are spectators at every game. Class afficers arepresidunt- Annette Adams; vice president- Carolyn Nobles; secretary- Betty Tucker; treasurer - ~a- ron Baber, and reporter- DO- lores Thomas. Some of the seniors were ask- ed some questions: "What do you remember most about your high school days?" DONNIE RAY GEOGHAGAN- "My beskstball days, a cer- tain sophomore girl, and all the fun we seniors have had in Mrs. 'GJs room." BARBARA BALLARD- "All the fun we had and going to GirLs' State." SHEILA PRATER - "Junior play, chemistry, and Bto- 10~y$' WANDA SCHOFIELD- ',The sixth grade graduation." DOLORES THOMAS - "Me, Wy- norm and Betty in office and Drivers Education." ton. Then half-way through, it got stuck again and remained stuck. Before the record was over, they were impatiently waiting for it to be over. Promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym the homecoming festivRies began. The Home- coming Court, consisting of Debra Tucker, freshman; Me- linda Thorn, sophomore; Betty Hail, junior; and Wynona Thorn, senior, was presented by Mr. Jim Davis, M.C. An introduc- tion of the 1969 Homecoming Queen, Betty Tucker, was also given. As the audience and court waited with excrement and sus- pense, Betty walked from one contestant to the other with a beautiful bouquet of red and white carnations until she final= ly gave them to Wynona Thorn, who was named the 1970 Home- coming Queen. Each of the three attendants was presented a single red and whRe carnation, adorned with a red ribbon. After the queen and her court were escorted off the floor all former basketball players at Paxton were recognized. A few of them were: Larry C-eog- hagan, William Aplin, D e r r y Braswell, PhKlip Kelly, Clayton Geoghagan, Max Pridgen, Clif- ton i~I~,-Eddie Carter, Daane Staggers, l.mrry I~vidson, Picky Hail, Teddy Frymire, Kenneth Hulion, Jimmy Don Carnley, and Leroy Geoghagan. Also present was Mr. Phfllip Anderson, a former basketball coach at Paxton. Malone's startin~ five were introduced, l~txton's varsity team which includes Robert Geoghagan, Donnie Geoghegan, David Mclntosh, Jerry An- drews, Charles Hall, Clarence Prater, Toby Prater, Earl Ash- ley, was introduced and the most exciting event of the evening, the ballgame between Malone and Paxton was under way. Several hundred spectators watched and helped cheer the Bobcats to victory. DANCE HELD A big hom@=eoming danes was THE GIRLS' Basketball Team played the Florala Wildcat fe- males in the school gym Monday night. Both teams represented their schools well. The female Bobcats are Carolyn Nobles, Annette Adams, MarthaSenter- fitt, Betty Tucker, Bonita Hol- loway, Yvonne Adams, Montrel Geoghagan, Nonnie Mac Wash- ington, Willie Mac Washington, Salonle Mac Washington. On February 19, the girls will travel to Baker to play again. Mrs. Jante Treadwell coaches the glrl's team. ooYou cAe[ E,OuG, To ............... ELL ~Mi~ON SPt"~ |AL ?OU i THE STUDENT COUNCIL, sponsored by Mr. Kelly Tho- mas, had a Talent Show last Thursday night in the school auditorium. Some of the talent displayed included dancing, singing, playing the piano, and comedy acts. Patsy Dianne Adams did a dance to the song, "Along Came Jones". Pare Thorn sang "Tammy", Earl Ashley and Debra Milton sang "Love is Strange", and Barney Jones played a beautiful piano solo. These were a few of the various talents displayed. First prize was $15.00, second prize was $10.00 and third prize was $5.00. The judges were Mrs. Maude Mc- Cellan, Mrs. Janie Treadwell, and Mr. Phil Jones. Winners will be announced next week. ON MONDAY, February 9, group pictures for the ',Pax- tonian" were taken by Mr. Da- vis, assisted by Mrs. Goolsby. Most of the senior girls have never changed costumes as fast as they did Monday. Mr. Davis also attended Homecoming and took pictures of the coronation of the Homecoming Queen and action shots of the ballgame. Mrs. Goolsby and the senior class thank Mr. Davis for his kindness and patience. STUDENTS were out of school, February 16, because the teachers had to travel to DeFuniak Springs for another in-service training day. WYNONA THORN, senior, was named 1970 Homecoming Queen. Attendants were Betty Hall, Melinda Thorn, and Debra Tucker. The girls were very attractive and represented the student body well. Congratula- tions to all of youl THE MALONE TIGERS were the victims and the Bobcats won another victory The 'Cats sprang back after being defeat- ed by the Century Blackcats. THE DANCE held in the lunchroom was well attended by the students and alumni. Every- one seemed to have agoodtime. STATE DEGREE IN FHA is sought by Libby Fulgham. The bulletin board in the background is part of Libby's work toward her State Degree. Pictured from the left are Dianne Saul,Linda Paolo, Debra Thorn, Llbby Fulgham, Debbie Cuddy and Betty Hall. Paxton's FHA Entertains Florala's FHA The Paxton home economics room was the scene of an in- formal "get together" for the Florala and Paxton FHA officers last Wednesday after school. The purpose of the meeting was for the girls to share their ideas, responsibi- lities, and club activities. Betty Hall, recreation chairman and candidate for--a Florida FHA State Degree, was in charge of the meeting. After Mrs. Monetha Baldwin, Paxton FHA adviser, and all twenty girls had arrived, Betty used a mixer to get things started. Each girl was given one half of a heart to match with someone else's from the op- posite school. Each girl was to find out as much about their match as possible in a few minutes and introduce her to the group. It wasn't long before the "ice" was broken. After everyone was seated, the president of the Paxton chapter of FHA, Barbara Bai- lard, welcomed the Florala FHA Chapter. Each girl intoduced her match and told the group what she had found out about her partner. It was lots of fun! Refreshments were served. Valentine's Day was empha- HOMECOMING QUEEN & ATTENDANTS held last Saturday night follow- ing the homecoming basketball game. The doors of the lunch- room were opened to the stu- dents and their dates, Visiting alumni and their dates were also in attendance. School principal, James King, Coach Wesley Wllkerson, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Harris were among the chaperones. Refreshments were provided by the athletic department. The lunchroom was beautifully de- corated with red and white streamers and minature bas- ketballs. This was a mighty fitting way to celebrate Paxton's big win over Malone. A big time was had by all. PAXTON BOWS TO CENTURY Paxton bowed to Century last Friday night, 56-68. The high scorer for Paxton was Donnie Geeghagan with 17 points. The B game ended invictory. The Bobcats came from behind in the second half towin49-34. The high scorer of the game was RRndy Hall with 19 points, fol- lowed by Corrigan Campbell with 17 points. sized throughout in table de- corations and refreshments. The serving table was attrac- tively decorated with a white tablecloth. . Punch, cookies, cake, nuts, and cherries were served. Green vines served as centerpieces for the tables. Following the serving of re- freshments, each officer stated her duties and responsibilities and the activities in which she had been involved. This gave each chapter an opportunity to learn more about each other on the chapter and state level. It was a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all who attended. The members were tested on their knowledge of FRA by fill- ing in a crossword puzzle deal.. ing with questions concerning FHA. The answers were given afterward. Barbara Ballard, president, expressed her gratitude to the Florala FHA chapter for their attendance. Kathy White, Flor- ala FHA president, and Barbara led in the closing ceremony. Pictures were taken by Paxton's historian, Patsy Joyce Adams. Those who attended the meet- ing were: Florala FHA officers Kathy White, Joyce Harrison, Debbie Savage, Jackte Tew, Patsy Laird, and Debbie Geog- hagen; Paxton FHA officers, Barbara Ballard, Y v o n n e Adams, Patsy Dlanne Adams, Dianne Saul, Debra Thorn, Kathy Mclntosh, Barbara Hu- ghes, Cora Lee Miller, Martha Senterfltt, Jerrl Nobles, Debo= rah Milton, Betty Hall, Libby Fulgham, and Patsy Joyce Adams. BOBCATS BEAT THE DRAGONS The Paxton Bobcats demo- lished the Greenwood Dragons last Tuesday night, by a score of 104-66. This was a result of Robert Geoghagan and Jerry Andrews high point honors. Da- vid Mclntosh was next with 21 points, followed by Charles Hall and Earl Ashley scoring 14 and 13 points respectively. The B team sla~tered the Greenwood Jr. Dragons by a score of 71-8. Randy Hall was h~n scorer in this game with 13 points. Dennis Gengha~an . was next with 12 DMnts. PAXTON WINS HOMECOMING GAME Last Saturday night, while crowds of old grads watched, the Paxton Bobcats easily de- feated the Malone Tigers, 80- 48. Donnte Ray Geoghagan was high scorer with 19 points. Two other players who scored in double columns were Robert Geoghagan, 14 points, and Charles Hall, II points. A homecoming dance was held the school cafeteria. GRADE FOURTH GRADE NEWS. Mrs. Maddox's classes made valen- tine boxes. The students ex- changed valentines last Friday. They are still working on multi- plication tables. Numerous cases of flu and chicken pox have raided the fourth grade. Mrs. McDonald's fourth grade made valentine pictures for the bulletin board. The plc- tures included Abraham Lincoln and his son, cupid's children, busy at work on Valentine's Day. SIXTH GRADE NEWS. Mr. Davis' class also worked on valentines. They made a bulle- tin board on the presidents who have birthdays in February. Another bulletin board was made showing a valentine heart with the student's name in the center. RD'=V~,~ZF. T'Z LITTLE BCY ~:P0 CHOPPED DOUN THE CPE~I{Y TREE?