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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. U~aE SUE~J~CT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION DISSEMINATION STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ge ,u ' ' The Florala News - Thursday, December 23, The I_ I I II i > ! Senior i I III _ IIIIII Christmas For Pullyanna Pupil by" Deidre Harrison As Pollyanna woke up on that bright, sunny Friday {which, by the way, was the last day of school before Christmas), she had the terrific sensation that it was going to be a fantastic day. As Polly entered the school she was greeted by her usual group of admirers which happened to be boys. You see, Polly was very popular with the guys. Well, most of the guys anyway. I guess it always goes that way though; the one guy that you want to notice you, acts like you're not even alive. Polly certainly felt like screaming when she saw Stan Stride, her secret love, flirting with her best friend, who claimed she had never talked to the guy in her life. Well, Polly naturally being a very positive person, didn't let this get her down, but continued with her daily task of handing out her books to the guys. When Polly walked into class instead of hearing the usual yells of "have you done your homework," she heard chatter about all the Christmas parties. Polly, of course, knew all about the Christmas parties. How can you help but know a little bit about them when you've been asked to every party ten times in the last ten minutes. Polly didn't have time to worry about the small tots that had asked her to the parties. All she had to worry about was how to ask Stan Stride. Well, she worried about it until Mrs. Hamburger invited her to join the rest of the class in their studies. After class she saw Abby, who's her best friend, and asked her about Stan. Abby said that Stan had just wanted to know where Polly was; and before Abby could say another word Stan was standing right beside her. "Hi. Polly, what'cha doing tomorrow night?" "Nothing that l know of, Stan." PLAYER OF THE WEEK Willie Vickers by Randall Bradley This wcek we feature Willie Vickers as our player of the week. He is a 6' 3%" tall sophomore. His favorite sub- ject is Career Exploration and his favorite teacher is Mr. Lancaster. Willie enjoys eating barbecued chicken. He plays center for the team and averages 16 points per game with 9 rebounds. He listed his favorite hobbies as shooting pool and playing basketball. Willie thinks that the team this year is - "pretty good." "Well, will you go with me ......... to the Christmas party?" And before Polly had time to ..... think she had said she would love to. What was the difference though, even if she had of thought she would have said yes. The rest of the day Polly saw a lot of Stan. This day had turned out better than fantastic. It had been undeseribable. SAMUEL POPPELL by Wanda Sue Taylor The senior spotlight shines on a five foot, eight inch, dark brown haired, brown eyed senior. This outstanding senior is Samuel Warren Poppeil, Jr., who is called Sammy. He is an intellectual honor roll student of Florala High School. He's a member of the honorary Beta, Pi Sigma (Science), and math clubs. Also. Sammy drives a school bus for F.H.S. Sammy's favorite pastime is reading (a book worm as the saying goes), He especially likes to read books written by Larry Niven. Working on the farm is also one of his pastimes. He enjoys a hobby of collecting coins, stamps, ind old books. Sammy has several favo- rites. His favorite color is green, favorite teacher is Mr, Jerry Strickland, favorite subject is English and favorite music is symphony. When asked about his favorite food, Sammy replied, "1 don't have a favorite. I like them all I" After graduation Sammy hopes to attend one of the military academies. " The students of F.H.S. wish Sammy a successful life filled with joy and happiness. Joy to the world.., the Lord has come! May the spirit of love and understanding the Christ Child inspires each Christmas remain in our hearts in days to come.., leading us ever closer to the realization of peace on earth... good will toward men. Merry Christmas, everyone! rs Lois, Olene & Duane Staggers potlight BARBARA WlLKINS by Wanita Dawson This week's senior is Barbara Wilkins. She is 17 years of age and stands 5 feet and 8 inches tall. Her hobbies include eating, dancing sing- ing and partying. Her favorite teacher is Mrs, Holmes and her favorite subject is math. One of her favorite foods is fried chicken. She likes the colors blue and green. Her philosophy of life is "To smile and always be happy." Her plans after graduation are to go to trade school and study nursing. Barbara is a very happy person and she will be missed. We wish her the best of luck always. TEACHER OF THE WEEK MISS JOAN WHITE by Sissle Savage The teacher of the week is none other than Miss Joan White. Miss White is 5 feet and 2 inches with green eyes and brown hair. She graduated from Florala High School and 'ater attended Enterprise State Junior College and then University of Southern Mis- sissippi in Hattiesburg in which she received a B.S. degree in Library Science. When asked how she liked FHS she replied, "I love it". In her spare time she likes to read and play the piano. She is also the sponsor of the Beta Club and the Library Club. Miss White has been with us 5 years and we hope to have her for a long time, because we love her. Dear Understanding Heart BY Dawn Bums Dear Understanding Heart, This is probably the first letter you have gotten from a boy. But really, bgys do have as many problems as girls do, The problem with boys is that we just won't let people help us with our problems. But I've finally gotten up enough courage to ask you about my problem. My problem is what is wrong with me trying to get this girl 1 know to go out with me. I follow her to class, to her house every night, and try to carry her books. She just keeps ignoring me and telling me to drop dead. I mean, what else can I do to get in good with her? Please answer fast. Signed, Trying Hard Dear Trying Hard, Actually, I don't blame this girl for ignoring you and telling you to drop dead. I mean this girl knows she has you walking a straight line for her. It's no fun for her to go out with you because she knows you really like her. Stop .pestering her and start talking to some other girls. I'm sure she will come around and start following you to class. Be smart, keep her guessing and I'm sure she will be dying to go. out with you. You were right, this is the first letter I've gotten from a boy and I'm glad you had enough courage to write. Maybe some other boys will follow your lead. Signed, Your Understanding Heart P.S. Keep cool and keep her guessing. by Serrena Omdorff Being a winner is not just having skill, but it is also having a positive attitude and having determination. Even if you lose in whatever you are competing you can still be a winner by showing good sportsmanship. You don't have to be a star to be a winner just realize that you can be a success if [ou try your best. To be a winner you must be willing to learn, have good concentration, determination, and be willing to sacrifice. You can be a winner not only in sports but academically, musically, sociably and over- all, psychologically. If you set your mind to do something and try your best to do it, you can have self-satisfaction in know- ing that you did try. It is natural to get upset or aggravated but keep in mind a positive attitude and that is what makes a winner out of you. If you try your hardest, you can achieve success and happiness in whatever you do. You CAN be a winner. Be It! Science Club News by John Manning The Pi Sigma Science Club of Florala High School is in the process of inviting new members. These new mem- bers will be invited to come to our next meeting and decide if they will join. If they join, the initiation will be January 6, 1977. This will be followed by a party. The Science Club also plans to take two trips. One to a nature trail and the qther for a fossil hunt. These two trips are now in the planning and their location has not been decided upon. This will be announced at a later date. The Science Club is working on projects that will better our school and eo~nmunity. These projects will also be announc- ed at a later'date. $ by Bruce Baber Fads are one of the most interesting behavior patterns. One person tries something, then everyone is in on it, then it is gone as quickly as it came. Florala High School has not , escaped the grips of fads. Over the years many fads have reached the halls of Florala High. 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