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to the Paxton of the Fu- of America about 2,000 held at the Hotel in Clear- Libby Fuigham, and Mrs. The- of Paxton, was office of State in Charge of year student Is a mere- class at Pax- active member chapter and in the ca- Hostess. sent two convention, in Fulgham. The were Bar- and Yvonne Senterfltt and also in atten- received their Econom- Miss Fulgham. Baldwin, home and FHA the girls of the new state S ABOUT PHYSICAL officers came as a climax to the 3 days of meetings, enter- tainment, and other activities held at the Fort Harrison He- :el during the week of April 9-12. The theme of the con- ventlon was "No Man Is An Island." On Friday evening orthe con- vention the state degrees of ac- hievement were awarded. Mar- tha, Betty, and IAbby were the only girls to receive the state degree from District I. There were twenty-four state degree recipients in Florida. The convention closed on Sat- urday night with a banquet, at which time Miss Fuigham and the other newly elected officers for the coming year were in- stalled. Mariha Tucker or Win- ter Haven was installed as president of the organization. Under the direction and gui- dance of the local adviser, Mrs. Baldwin, the Paxton FHA chap- ter has had an enviable record of achievement. It has earned recognition both locally and statewide It has 62 members this year. The newly elected vice-pres- ident, Miss Fulgham, will attend the National FHA Convention, to be held in New York City in July Paxton Takes 3rd in Fitness Makes the Conference Charles Adams, recognized school princi- everyone to Glenn Parker, County School Parker were Parker made concerning past master of care- talked and how individual to Llnda Peele ex- records on Fitness ) Pave the require- Fitness. Each ~st was demon- and Mike Wllker- Treadwell ff the ram. a most inspiring de- Mr. Charles was, "Jesus Constantly ?t# session follow- Danghtry for the nomlnat- R was accepted officers were for 1970.71: Mrs. vlce'presl- Webster, Mrs. Kathryn Hammond intro- Mr. now working in R was Senterfltt Paxton at Girls' FIe] PTA member- 50~ to 75~ per voted on and the PTA will for the the graduating mrs, and grand- re- Pe served in the Kindergarten mothers were Coach Wesley Wilkerson and members or the Bobcat track team went to Freeport last week for a track meet. Paxton was third place winner. First place went to Freeport with 127 points, Munson was second with 69 1/2 points, and Pax- ton was third with 66 1/2 points. Five schools were represented at the meet Several of the boys did out- standing Jobs in their field. They were: Charles Hall, se- cond in the high jump; Earl Ashley, second in the broad Jump; Denise Golden, second in the mile run; Donnte Geo- ghagan, third in the pole vault; and Frankte Burlison, third in the 880 run Pax'ton also won second place honor in the sprint medley and the 880 relay. STATE DEGREE PROJECTS The April FHA meeting, held last Tuesday, was opened by president, Barbara Ballard. The FHA Prayer Song was sung and the meeting was turned over to Libby Fuigham, Betty Hall, and Martha Senterfltt. These girl,s made reports about the work and projects which they were required to complete in order to receive their state degrees in Home Economics. Libby Fulgham, candidate for State Vice-President in Charge of Degrees, delivered the same speech which she will give on April 10th at the FHS State Convention in Clearwater, Fla. At the close of the business session chapter sOng leaders, Debra Thorn and Jerri Nobles, and chapter pianist, Debra Mil- ton, led in the singing of some FHA songs and other melodies. The creed was recited and the meeting was adjourned. ................. SHEILA PRATER ............. ANNETTE ADAMS ............... DONNIE ,JORDAN .............. BARBARA HUGHES ........... SHARON BABER ............... DIANNE SAUL .............. ROY ROBERTS ............ ANNETTE ADAMS ............ VALERIE MOORE, RONALD GAUTNEY, EARNEST JORDAN, SHARON BABER, BARBARA BALLARD, WY- o . . . .............. MRS. IDA LOUSMITH . MISS FULGHAM GIRLS' TEAM PLAY 5OFTBALL Last Friday the girls in the senior high physical education classes challenged the junior high girls to a softball game. The game was played during activity period and the girls on both teams were really excited and played well. The junior high team crawled ahead of the senior high girls with a score of 9-6. The game gave the Junior high team its first win. nlng score for their season PAXTON MENU THURSDAY: tuna fish salad, potato sticks, green beans, fruited jello, rolls, butter, milk. FRIDAY: barbecued beef on buns, pea beans, cabbage- raisin salad, cake and straw- berries, milk. . . MR. HAMILTON & MR. MILLER UWF STUDENT TEACHER IN COMMERCIAL DEPT. A new addition to the Paxton faculty this quarter is Mr. Terry James Miller. Mr Miller is presently a senior at the University of West Florida and is doing his student- teaching in the Commercial De= partment, under the supervi- sion or Mr. Thomas Hammond. He says that he chose to teach commercial subjects because he has always been interested in the business world. '#Teach- lag would also help me to help people directly to prepare themselves for future profes- sions or occupations within the business world," Mr. Miller said. Mr. Miller graduated from Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He and his wife, Peggy Joyce are the parents of a daughter, Tracy Joyce, twenty-one months. He attended Ckaloosa- Walton Jun- ior College and transferred to West Florida University His hobbies are h~, ~t~t- ing, and otter outdoor sporte. Mr. Miller is already deeply Involved in carrying out his duties as a studm~t-teacher We welcome him to Paxtonandhcpe he will enjoy his stay with us. Walton County Spelling Bee To Be Held The Pilot Club of DeFuniak Springs will sponsor the annual Walton County Spelling Bee, April 29, in the Walton High School auditorium. Mr. Dean Hubbard, owner and manager of Radio Station WGTX, will provide radio cov- erage. Grades 4-6 will be broadcast at 9:00 a.m. and grades 7-9 will follow. " The winners in each of the contests will receive $15.00. The second and third place champions will receive $5.00 each. Three Judges will be pre- sent to carry out rules andpol= icies of the contest, as well as determine the winners. Students from Paxton will be on hand to participate in this county contest . . MRS. RUDACILLE, Meet DONNIE GEOGHAGAN Mrs. Rudacille Guidance counselor, Mrs. Leigh Rudacille, was born in Hinds County, Mississippi, near Jackson, and attended high school and college in the same area. After graduating from Hinds Junior College, she spent the next two years at Belhaven College for Women where she obtained a BS degree in Home Economics and Science. Later, she entered Mississippi College at Clinton, Mississippi where she studied guidance and edu- cation and earned her Master's degree. Mrs Rudacllle has 16 years of teaching experience and one year of supervision in such places as Front Royal, Vs, Washington, D C, Sara- sota, Florida, Savannah, Geor- gia, and Meridian Junior Col- lege, Meridian, Mississippi. This honored member of the facuRy reports that she has traveled extensively. She once sailed to Casa Blanca, Africa and spent two months touring Africa, Spain, Portugal, and France Her hobbies include bridge, swimming, reading, and clothes. She reports that she also enjoys writing, counseling youth, speaking to youth groups, sewing, and cooking Mrs. Rudacille is truly a versatile person Since she is an avid reader we asked her to name her favo- rite books. She notes that they are ~e HOLY BIBLE and "Gone With The Wind" She is a good cook but says that sheespecial- ly likes to eat hot dogs wrapped in bacon, chocolate candy with nuts, and frozen fruit salad. She mentioned that her pet dis- likes are trashy novels and western movies, Mrs. Rudacille says or Pax- ton, "To me, Paxton, just as any school, is very precious." She has certainly demonstrated herself to be a hard working and dedicated person who has made an admirable contribu- tion to the school in the past year. As Paxton's first guidance counselor Mrs Rudacille has been a "pioneer" andhas paved the way for the establishment of an extensive guidance pro- gram which can and has already been or great help and assist- ance to the studentsandfacalty. We are happy to salute this friendlyand conscientious teacher. . MISS SENTERFITT Martha Senteditt To Represent PHS At Gids State Martha Senterfitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Truett Sen- terfitt or SteLla Route has been selected to represent Pax- ton High School at Girl's State. The recipient or thishonor must be a member of the Junior class, have a high scholastic record of achievement, and be an active participant in school a~falrs. Martha will travel to Talla- hassee in June for the week long convention. During theweek she will have the opportunity to learn how our local and state governments function and to make many new friends from other parts Of the state. She will be sponsored by the Pax'ton PTA READ AND SMILE By Ronnie & Donnie STEVEN: What's your cat's name7 MICHAEL: Hen Hur. STEVEN: How did you happen to call it that? MICHAEL: Well, we used to call it Ben until it had kit- t@ns. One man who quit smoking cigarettes felt so good that he started Jogging down the high- way and was run over by a bus which said, "Smoke Camel's Cigarettes." Show me a doorknob and I will show you something to adorel One sure sign that you've reached middle age: When the telephone rings on Saturday night and you sit there hoping that it isn't for you. From Periodicals GRADE NEWS MRS STUBB'S kindegarten class has been drawing free- handed. They are also learning to write their names and are learning how to write numbers. The klndegarteners are learn- ing how to follow along and use the earphone. THE CHILDREN IN Mrs. Moseley's third grade are eag- erly learning how to become better readers. MRS MADDOX'S FOURTH grade has been studying about India and learning to do long division. They are getting rea- dy for the County Spelling Bee. MRS. ALLENDER'S first grades have some bean seeds growing in their garden. They are planning to have some relay races during their lunch break. "! MRS RASBERRY~S second grade class is learning their vowels. Theyhave made Charlie Brown models, seen filmstrips, and learned to use a tape re- corder. "Career Day", which many hope will become an annual event, was held last Friday af- ternoon at Paxton. The purpose of the event was to allow stu- dents to listen to representa- tives as they gave facts and other information regarding the qualifications and instructional training requirements of a num- ber of professions. Introductory ceremonies, conducted by Pennia Ray Geo- ghagan, Student Council presi- dent, were held in the school auditorium. Mr. James King, school principal, welcomed the guests and thanked Mrs. Leigh Rudacllle, scbool guidance counselor, for making the pro- gram possible. Spocial~ guests which included John E. Baldwin, Walton County School Super- intendent; Mr. W. W. Adams, Mayor of Paxton, and Mrs. Adams; Mr. Roy Hobbs, Wal- ton County Guidance Director, and Mr. Glen Parker, Chair- man of the Walton County School Board were recognized. Following these introduct- ions, the thirty guest speakers were presented. A musical dev- otional, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," was sung by Connie Adams and James Golden. They were accompanied by Mrs. Fred White's third and fifth period music classes. Special tribute was paid to the Christian Crusaders Club, sponsors of the program, when the audience participated in the singing of "onward Christian Soldiers", the club's theme song. Dabble Cuddy, club president, was introduced. She presented Mr. John E Baldwin, who deli- vered the main address. Mr. Baldwin's topic was entitled "Relating Present-Day Exper- iences to My Future." He em- phasized that there are two courses in life that one might take; that of working and be- coming a somebody and that of doing no work and being a no- body. Afterwards the third period music class sang "April Show- ers." Mrs. Fred white was the accompanist. The student body then separated into eight groups and met for the first of the af- ternoon's four career sessions. Following the final session a tea honoring guests, faculty, seniors, hostesses, hosts, and committee chairmen was held in the Home Economics Room with Mrs. Monetha Baldwin in charge. Invited guests who spoke to the groups were: Mr. Robert Latta, Social Security; Mr. Clyde Rhodes, Jewelry and Wat- ch=Making; Major R. R. Reed, Sgt. Bess and Airman Done- hue, all of the Air Force; Mrs. Sue Henderson, beautician; Sgt. Don Taylor, Marines; Sgt. West, Army; Mrs. Dorothy Jackson, secretary; Mr Wyatt Thomas, farming; Mr. A. B. Covert, con- struction; Mr. Paul Nixon, mec- hanics; Mr. John Cuddy, elect- tonics; Mr. W. IL Bates, Jr., IBM and fashion merchandising; Mr. Rex Whitcomb, banking; Miss Susan Brown, dental hy- gienist; Mr. Oscar Harrison, horticulture; Mrs Dorothy Sel- lers, dancing; Mrs. Edith Drake, and Miss Anna Camp- bell, both tn social work; Judge Joe Dan Trotman, law enforce- ment; Mrs Barbara Freeney, lab technician; Mr. John McDonald, medicine; Miss Ge- nevieve Crocker, nursing; Mr. Arthur Goolsby, civil service; Mr. Thomas Harrison, teach- ing; Mr. Mitchell Parker, for- estry; Mr. Clyde Love, law; Dr C. L. Williams, veterina- rian, and Madalyn's Dance Stu- dio, modeling. MRS DURELL'S sixth graders are giving oral reports on articles from the Weekly Observer and are making post- ers on certain countries in Asia. BY BETTY TUCKER & ANNETTI~ ~D~.e THE BUSINESS EDUCATION department has a student tea- cher for the remainder of the school year. He will be super- vised by Mr. Thomas Hammond. He is Mr Terry Miller. He attended Okaloosa-Walton Jun- Ior College and is now a senior at West Florida University. Vo-Ag News SUB-DISTRICT MEET Six Paston FFA members, accompanied by Mr. Sam Dar- den, FFA adviser, attended a sub-dlstrict meeting at Laurel Hill lest Friday. Mike Pridgen WE WOULD LIKE to thank Bruce Martin and Roger May- berry for their assistance in cleaning up the campus. They have been picking up trash and raking leaves around the ele- mentary buildings. Thank you, Bruce and Rngerl MR. REX WI~TCOMB pre- sented Mr. Thomas Hammond s won third place in the tractor Business Law class with an In- driving contest and Myron Nob- teresting talk on commercial los, Gre~ Holley, Marshall papers, such as checks, drafts, Smith, Hal Tucker, and Denni etc. They extend their thanks Harrison won third place In the to Mr Whltcomb for giving his string band contest. Slx scMools time to come to visff them. were in competition. ON APRIL 25, the P.E. girls JAMES KING, Dermic Ray Geoghegen, Dsbbte Caddy, John E Baldwin, Glen Parker, and Roy Hobbs MRS. JO ANN W~BSTER, unldantifted guests, and Mrs. Dorothy Ralner Sellers ........ 3//i i+!i!iSiiiiii i i i+i ii MRS. MONETHA BALDWIN, Connie Adams, Mrs. Twh~tte Thorn, Denise Morgan, Dr. James Denney will attend a Girls' Track Meet in Panama City. They will be accompanied by Mrs. Janle Treadwell. s~ulVllKE LOWERY, former dent, of the '70 graduating class, visited PHS last Tuesday. Mike is now attending~ high school in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduation, May 15, Mike plans to attend Florida State, Mike has an outstanding per- sonallty and we all wish him the very bestl SHEILA PRATER spent the past week-end on the Flerlda State University campus in Tal- lahassee. Shetla plans to attend Florida State after graduation. She was learning what campus life is like LIBBY FULGHAM, a PRS Junior, won the office or state vice-president in Charge or De- grees in Clearwater last week. Betty ~ and Martha Senter- flit, along with Libby, also re- ceived their state degrees. Bar- bara Ballard, Yvonne Adams, and Mrs. Monetha Baldwin ac- companied these girls on the trip. CAREER DAY was a huge success. Each student, grades 7-12, attended a Career session of his choice. The programs were very interesting and worth-while. We would like to thank, Mrs. Rudacille and all the people who helped. They did a good job. CONGRATULATIONS TO the Bobcat track team for capturing third place in the meet at Free- port High School last Thursday. OUR SINCERE sympathy goes to Sandra Hart and her family. Her grandfather, Mr. Burte Hart, passed away last week. 01e .. Mltchel~Parlmr AS THE PROM grows cleeer, excitement fills the atmosphere at PHS. The Juniorshavework- ed hard to raise money to spon. sor it and we know it will be a most successful one under the direction of Mrs. Margaret ii Powell. ; ii MRS. TREADWELL and her iI first period physical education ,! class are planning to attend ii the Opp Golf Tournament, April i 23. Most of the girls are an- xiously awaiting the trip! MR. EARNEST COTTON, a former student teacher in the social studies department, visited us last week. LAST THURSDAY, the track team traveled to Freeport for their second track meet of the season. Some of the boys who ! made the trip were Charles~' HaLl, David Mclntosh, Roy Rob- arts, Donnte Geeghagan, Robert Geeghagan, and Earl Ashley, : They were accompanied by ~i Coach Wilkerson and Mr. War- ,:~ ran Beck. ~: Spri ng Fever Strikes tn i+' ~t