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INC. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, SENIORS HONORED STUDENT OF THE A super sophomore has cap- tured the title of Student of the Week. He is the guy that stands out from the crowd because of that shining blonde hair, which used to be nearly white. It's Steve Straughn, of course. Steve, who has one of the most lik- able personalities around, pre- fers typing as his favorite class and Mr. Moseley as his teacher. The sport he digs the most is basketball, sincehe was a mem- ber of the Wildcat B team last season. He feels that the good basketball program is one of the best things about good ole FHS. His pet peeve is people who knock on desks or pops their gum. So cool it, desk knockers and gum poppers! Music seems to be in Steve's main stream. His hobbies in- clude picking the bass for the group Sunsweat, and listening to tapes and records. He alsodigs listening to other live bands. Someday he even dreams of STEVE STRAUGHN being a pro musician, but still having a steady JOb as a drafts- man or architect. He intends to learn these trades at his fav- orite university, Auburn. Gitenstein Foundation Awards Scholarships, May 19, 1970 i May 19, 1970, was indeed a busy, yet most exciting day for the Seniors. It all began at about 8:30 in the morning, q'ne Seniors attended a "special" meeting of the entire senior class where Mr. Stevenson gave a run-down of the schedule for the ending school year. After- wards, Richard Cotton, presi- dent of the class, introduced Mr. Seymour Gitenstein and Colonel W. G. McKoy to the senior class. Mr. Gitenstein then made presentations of a- wards and scholarships to sev- eral Seniors. Recipients of the special a- wards for outstanding citizen- ship were Sara Matthews and Belinda Hargrove. Richard Cotton and Patty Parker were the recipients of the special awards for outstand- ing achievements in the field of science while Raymond Couey received the award for exceLl- ence in athletics. Bill Ray and Benjamin Cobb received four hundred dollar scholarships to Auburn Univ- ersity and Alabama A & M, respectively. Patty Henderson was the recipient of a two hun- tired dollar scholarship to the Lurleen Burns Wallace Junior College in Andalusia and Evelyn Robbins received a two hundred dollar scholarship to Jefferson Davis Junior CoLlege. TO THE SENIORS The student body wishes the philosophy of the rich garde- ner to you: "My garden is full of thorns," groaned one. "My garden is full of roses," smiled the other. The first is a poor gardener who lives life miserably. The other is a rich gardener who lives joyfully. Yet, both are brothers who work in the same garden. WITH LUNCHEON The Seniors of 1970 were honored at a luncheon on Thurs- day, May 21 in the Florala High School lunchroom. The dinner was given by Mrs. ELi= zabeth McGee and Mrs. Melba Dulm. Chicken breasts, rice with gravy, lettuce and a tomato slice, hot rolls with butter, cup- cakes decorated with green icing, and iced tea were ser- ved to the seniors. Each sen- ior received a small replica of a senior in a cap and gown. The seniors enjoyed thispri- vate feast and will add it gently to their memory book as the highlight of May 21, 1970. SALUTE TO A SENIOR . . BILL RAY BILL RAY Bill Pay was born on October 24, 1952 in Florala, Alabama. He was asked about the other places he has lived, and his reply was "Here, where else?" Bill's hobbies include collec- ting records, reading, and of course, girls (this stated em- phaticaLlyl). He is a member of Interact, band, and the Wild- cat annual staff. In fact, he is the Interact president, photo- grapher for annual staff, and is on the band council Red is his favorite color; Mr. Moseley is his favorite tea- cher; and typing is his favorite subject. BiLl's philosophy of life is Mark Twain's also: "Always do right. This will gratify some people and amaze others." Bill plans to attend Auburn University. He is undecided a- bout what his major will be, but he is seriously thlnkin@ about the field of pharmacy. Congratulations to a great person, and best wishes for much success, Bilil Wednesday, May 20, was the date of election for President and Vice President of the Stu- dent Council and Varsltycbeer- leaders for the 1970-71 term. As a result of hard campaign- ing, Robbi Harrison and And7 White ran a close second to Greg Edmondson and Gary Gau- they by a vote of 138-140. On the first day, also, Paul Hutch- inson and Sandy Corbin polled about 35 votes. Thursday, be- cause a run-off was needed, Edmondson and Gantney outpol- led Harrison and White by a count of 191-118. In the cheerleader races there were no run-offs with Judy Johnson and Donna Peters becoming senior cheerleaders, Joyce Harrison and Sheila Mar- tin the juniors, and Cheryl Cox and Joy Evans representatives from the sophomore class. Congratulations and good luck to Greg and Garry and to the new cheerleaders. Baccalaureate Service Held May 24 Sunday, May 24, was the Ba- ccalaureate Service for the Sen- iors which was held at the Flo- rala gym. Seniors walked down the aisle at 8:00 to the trad- itional "Pomp and Circumst- ance." Reverend Frank Tim- merman gave the Invocation fol- lowed by words of welcome by Mr. Charles Stevenson, the principal. The congregation sang "Give of Your Best to the Master" led by Phil Jones, the song director of the First Baptist Church of Florala. Rev- erend O. E. Perkins delivered the scripture. As special musi:, Sally White, a 1969 graduate. sang '~'he Lord's Prayer" bea- utifully. Al Jackson, a 1966 graduate, delivered an impre- ssive sermon for the Baccal- aureate Service. The congreg- ation sang "Come, Thou Al- mighty King" following the ser- mon and Reverend Lowell Philp gave the Benediction. Mrs. Mande E. McCleLlan, a former English teacher of Florala High School, played the piano for the service. mm GAUTNEY & EDMONDSON Annette Ansley Awarded Beta Scholarship The annual $100 scholarship of higher education awarded by the Beta Club was presented to t, enior Annette Ansley at the senior luncheon held May 20. Annette, a very active senior, is a Beta Club member, vice president of the student council, a library staff member, andone of the few students on the typ- ing honor roll--last count 73 words a minute. Upon gradua- tion Annette plans to attend En.. terprise Junior College where she will major in English. . . THIS WEEKS EDITORS- JOE BROOKS & JOE HOOTEN i ! ~i/il ~ii i YOUR DIPLOMA IS SYMBOL OF HAR WORK. YOU CAN PROUD OF YOU ACHIEVEMENT ON THIS I M P O R T A N T O C C A S I O N IN YOUR YOUNG LIVES WE EXTEND OUR BEST TO Y 0 U ::. H WISHES. MEMBER FDIC :! ~m 2332MAY'62 M.P. 57 WE WISH YOU ALL THE SUCCESS k FINE CLASS LIKE YOU CAN Gig' e JANE HAMILTON - ELIZABETH WEBSTER lOlO APR'64 M,P. 10 ere's in our ures uccess iness Your Dealer Since 1925 i" :;.? CONGRATuLATIONS to the Graduating CLASSES OF 70. We wish yO# success in the Future. - GIFT HEADQuARTERS FOR THE GRADS.