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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. P.~,E 8 THE FLORALA NEWS - JUNE I0, Girls Sports A wards It Is Also Good To Receive A ward Winners A t Senior Day Winning awards for girls sports were (from left, standing) Belinda Reeves, outstanding offen- sive softball player; Paula Warren, outstanding field events; Angela York, outstanding defensive basketball player; and Shenna Washington, outstanding track event player. On the front row, are Joan Berad, Cindy Griffith, Mary Ann Nobles, Naylene McClellan and Joan Paul. The team was also awarded District Softball Championship trophy• As a token of their appreciation for all the support Mr. Seymour Gltenstein has given to Paxton High School and its graduates, Principal David Drake presents Mr. Gitenstein with a plaque and thanked him kindly for his generous support through the years. Awards presented at the Paxton High School Senior Day were given to the following (from left, standing) Marion Russ, art award; Cheryl Mixson, journalism; Tommy Bell, torian and math and science; Doyle Holloway, agriculture; Rita Casey, Salutatorian; field, English. (From left, seated), Joan Beard, business, cheerleader trophy and volleyball player; Cindy Griffith, softball outstanding defensive player; Mary Ann school spirit and cheerleader trophy; Naylene McClellan, cheerleader award, cheerleader and basketball most valuable offensive player; Joan Paul, most improved female athlete and J mIll award. May 25, 1976 was Senior Day at Paxton High School. They donned their graduation robes and caps and marched down the aisles of the audito- rium to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance, played by Mrs. Glenn Thomas. The Seniors used the Bicen- tennial theme for their class colors - girls in white gowns and caps with red, white and blue tassels and boys in red gowns and caps with red, white and blue tassels• The Senior Honor Cords were also red, white and blue. Naylene McClellan and Craig Huckaba, both. having entered the first grade at Paxton, gave the history for the 12 years. Next, the Last Will and Testa- ment was given by Joyce Cof- fey and Gary Lowery. The Pro- phecy of what the Seniors would be doing twenty years from now ,was given by Cheryl Mixson and Jim Dawson. Next was the big event for the Juniors as they were capped Beard; Cheerleader to Naylene by the Seniors, making them the i McClellan; Best School Spirit Paxton Seniors of 1977. to Mary Ann Nobles; Best School The program was then turned over to Mr. David Drake, Prin- cipal, who gave awards to Se- niors who had excelled in cer- tain subjects. Valedictorian award went to Tommy Bell; Salutatorian award to Rita Casey; Englishto Cathy Scofield; Art to Marian Russ; Agricultural to Dale Hol- loway; Science and Math to Tommy Bell; Business to Joan Athlete to Joan Paul and Jour- nalism went to Cheryl Mixson. After the Senior program was over, the program was turned over to the coaches for Sports Awards. Graduation exercises were held in the school gymnasium Wednesday night with 37 gra- duating. Holds Supper The Paxton PTA held its annual covered dish supper honoring its past presidents on May 18, in the school lunch- room. The PTA chose this special time to honor Mrs. llean Mc- Donald, who is retiring after de- voting 37 years to the teaching profession. Entertainment was furnished by Paxton students. Mrs. Leonard F. Smith, Jr., administered the installation ceremony. The 1976-77 offi- cers pledged to support the welfare of children and youth in the home, church, school and community. The membership pledged to support and uphold the leaders in their endeavors. / at tim Pastoa PTA Supper heldon May ~-5, were past and present school board and past presidents of the PTA. They are (from left)Mr. Glenn Parker, Mr. Mrs. Lillian Young, Mrs. Sabra Martin, Mrs. William Daughtry, Mrs. Gresham Clifford Ballard. 4~ i i:¸ L New PTA Officers New Officers for 1976-77 for the Paxton PTA were installed on May Z5 by Mrs. Leonard F. Smith, Jr., on left. The new officers are: Mrs. Fred Hamilton, president; Mrs. John Merrlfieid, vice president; Mrs. Robert O'$h/eids, secretary, and Mrs. Earmmt Armstroeg, treuurer. Paxton Elementary Band Members of the Paxton Elementary School Band are: front row, from left, Donna Wise, Deedy Watson, Rosie Washington, Gary Hunt, David Aarons, Carole Beard, Gtltnvel FlckUn, Doyle Edmondson, Doug Thomas, Tony Webster, Ric- hard Wang, John Abel. On eht second row, are Tommy Beard, Mark; Dwight Parker, John Adams, Mike Johnson, Franklin Stole, Tommy and Mrs. Thomas. Presents Gift Principal David E. Drake of Paxton High School, presents a gift of appreciation to M.rl~; fleen McDonald upon her retirement after 37 years in the teaching profession. Mrs. McDonakl~vas ho- nored at the Paxton PTA Supper on May Z5. Students Entertain Paxton students, Dienne Parker, left, and Ann Wooten, enter- rained at the PTA Supper at Paxton on May 25. Photos By Merle Woodham \ f~ Mother, Daughter Enterta Mrs. Doyle Edmondson accompanied her mondson, as she sang during part of the PTA Supper at Paxton.