Twenty-two names have been added the Senior Superlative list already announced. These names cover eleven categories THE STUDENT staff feels should be recognized and were chosen by the staff members. They are as follows:
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Seniors of the Class of '68 have chosen "Love Is Blue" as the melody of their class song. The words of the song, written by Elizabeth Wood, were se-lected by Seniors at an April class meet-ing. These are the words the graduating Seniors will sing Commencement Night:
Seniors-we stand as one,
Knowing the time has finally come
For us to graduate.
Tears fill our eyes; goodbyes we hate.
When we as Freshmen came
To graduate was our main aim;
But-now we hate to go
For Wilson High, we'll miss you so.
High School days were such fun while
And your name, Wilson High, we'll
Though we go separate ways
We'll not forget these high school
Now we must break out ties
As we sadly say our last goodbyes. Though years fade friendship of the
We'll still recall our '68 Class.
Some things are hard to say
But still are felt in our hearts today.
One thought, though, makes us blue
This being-Wilson. High, Adieu.
May 29, 1968
Departing Seniors anticipate assumption of responsbility
"We finally made it!" We 351 graduating Seniors in the Class of '68 have earned the right to feel pride and accomplishment. We have also earned a more weighty and demanding right: the right to think for ourselves, and the right to allow others to think for themselves. The carefree, irresponsible days when life's major crisis was finding before third period a usable binder for one's Senior Theme are gone.
In a world shaken by man's misunderstanding of man and by his exploitation of the peoples of the earth, we Seniors must assume the responsibility of straightening out the world. Too often problems which could be solved in discussion between educated people, as we now credit ourselves with being, are taken to a battlefield and are never ended.
We leave Wilson, sad to say good-bye to the good tunes, but anxious to assume the responsibility of informed adults. It is important that we live up to this responsibility and allow others the rights we cherish for ourselves.
Mrs. Olivia T. Hinton, head of the WWHS science department has been chosen the city's out-standing young educator by the Portsmouth Jaycees. This is the first time the Jaycees have presented this award.
Upon being nominated by Principal W. W. Piland, she was approached by the Jaycees and asked to complete a form. This information included background, experience, and facts concerning teaching skills.
The award included a framed certificate of recognition, and a $ 150 scholarship, which she intends to use to further her studies, within the next year.
Mrs. Hinton attended Richlands High School in North Carolina and graduated in 1954. In 1958, she received her B. S. degree from East Carolina University, and she recei-
By Cindy Howard
Armed with this question, I approached several Seniors to glean their comments about their years at Wilson.
Diane Savino, as well as many of the other girls I questioned, named her first prom as the most memorable occasion of her high school career. Betty Lou Gilbert still remembers the thrill of the 1965 State Basketball Tournament and feels she never had more pride in Wilson at any other time.
Wearing her most dead-pan face, Rita Proctor informed,me she will always remember "my exciting tremulous journey into knowledge." Being not too-serious (I hope), Harvey Johnson will long recall "the night Mildred stole my ring."
By Danny Steiner
While Seniors at WWHS are contemplating graduation less than two weeks away, an ex-WWHS student, over 9000 miles away, is doing the same
Alan Hayes, who attended WWHS during his Freshman and Sophomore years, has been living on Guam since the summer of 1966, when his Father, a Navy dentist, was transferred there. His years at WWHS prepared him well for his present school, George Washington.
By BETTY LOU GILBERT
Senior James Chappell serves
as dental aide in ICT program
By BARBARA HURWITZ
Scraping, grinding, and filling sounds accompany the making of orthodontic plaster models, which
Mike Tapler named national DECA officer
Commencement activities occupy Seniors of '68
By Linda Boothe
The 1968 Seniors are now well into preparations for the annual gra duation exercises and activities. These include marching for assembly, the Senior Class play, Bermuda Day, the Senior dawn banquet, the baccaluareate service, and the commonceinent excersies.
The Class of '68 wore caps and gowns and marched for the first timeinto the W.a. Willet Auditorium to begin the SCA installation assembly on May 24. The sniors again marched that night before the presentation of the Senior Class Play, JUNE GRADUATE.
Today is senior day. To mark this event, Seniors may wear Bermudas all day. This attire change estab-lishes a new tridition.
Tonight, Seniors will attend the Class Banquet at 6:30 pm in the President's Inn, where Rev. Damon Wyatt of Sweethaven Baptist Church will give the invocation. Senior class president, York Poole will be master of Ceremonies and Debbie Broughton, vice-prsident will make
senior homeroom teacher introduc-
tions. Janet Duncan, class secre tary, will read the class history.
The baccaluareate service for the Senior Class will be held on June 2 in the T. A. Willett Auditorium at 3 p.m. Rev. Robert H. Eason of Park View Methodist Church will preside..
The WW1IS band will provide music for the Processional; the Concert Band will play for the Recessional, And the Mixed Chorus will sing two selections, "Hallelujah, Amen" by Handel and "Tho Creation" by Richter.
June 7, 1968, is the last meeting of the Senior Class until their reunion in 1994.
Rev. Perry D. White of Broad Street Methodist Church give the Invocation at the graduation com-mencement exercises. SCA Presi-dent Pat Kreger will deliver a speech entitled "Not by Strength, But by Perserverance. " Barbara Eason, salutatorian will speak on "Riches, the Baggage of Virtue."
Seniors will march for the last time to recieve their diplomas.
people from the 50 different states and seeing various types of campaigning," expressed Mike. Mike thought another highlight was meeting Mr. J. C. Penny of the J. C. Penny stores. "But being elected was the most exciting ex-perience!" said Mike with a smile.
Mike's duties will include tra-veling wherever and whenever he can to promote DECA. He will serve in the absence of the president and act as chairman of the student government asso-ciation of National DECA.
Mike is presently Junior Class president and has been elected Senior Class president for the 1968-69 school year. In addition to serv ing on the Junior Board for District 2 in DECA clubs, he is also Vice-president of the Wilson chapter and state executive Vice-president.
By ALARIE TENNILLE
Along with other area schools, WWHS chooses one Senior from WWHS Scholastic Achievement Team to represent the school on the Tide-water Scholastic Achievement Team each semester. Thi semester's delegate is two-time team member, Valedic torian Rita Proctor. Rita, editor of THE STUDENT, hopes to continue her study of journalism. She is now eligible to compete for the $2,000 scholarship awarded by the Ledger-
Staff adds to superlatives;
announce twenty-two names
Previously announced Senior statistics are as follows:
BEST ALL AROUND
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED Barbara Eason
MOST SCHOOL SPIRITED
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As graduation approaches, Seniors take part in farewell festivities. ABOVE: Seniors gather to form their favorite figure. RIGHT: Salutatorian Barbara Eason and valedictorian Rita Proctor contemplate Commencement Night. BOTTOM: Senior Penny Nichols, back row right, seems sad at the thought of graduation while Senior Shirley Underwood, front row right, appears amused at rehearsal routine.
Named Mrs. Hinton 'outstanding'
Jaycees honor Wilson educator
ved her Masters degree in 1969 from the College of William and Mary. Her teaching career began here at Wilson
eleven years ago.
Teaching has always been her ambition, and she regards It as very serious business. Her dvice to teachers just beginning In their career is that "one must recognize that teaching is a profession which requires a tremendous amount of time, both inside and outside the classroom." She stated, "there is a necessity for establishing discipline and rapport in the classroom."
Her plans for the future include competing at the state level in Richmond, Va., in May.
Wilson will loose its teacher of the year when Mrs. Hinton leaves in June. She and her family are moving to the Richmond area, where she will continue to teach the high school sciences of biology and chemistry.
MRS. OLIVIA HINTON
Ex-Prexie now in South Pacific
editor of the school paper, The Ban ana Leaf.
WWHS has been cryptically men tioned in The Banana Leaf. In the April 10 ihhuo Alan, In an editorial, suggested a new schedule for George Washington, the one WWHS runs on. Alan referred to this schedule as "the same type I had in a school back in the states."
Alan's other activities Include the vice-president of the Chemistry Seminar, a group of B+ and A chem-istry students from the various high schools, and membership in the Photograph Club.
Though Alan has not yet selected a college, his studies will probably center around journalism or oceanography.
The U. S. Navy has provided Alan with a graduation present, not, al beit, on purpose. Mr. Hayes has received his orders, and the family should be back in the states by July. They will beliving in Bethesda, Maryland, which Alan says is great because it is "a twenty minute ride from Washington, D.C.." Alan plans
to visit Portsmouth sometime this summer.
As a Junior, Al an became a mem ber of the Nation al Honor Society, his academic av erage that year was 3.9 (4. being a perfect average), the highest of the Junior Class. This
year, in a graduating class of approximately 550, Alan in among the top twenty (at the time this article was written, excat standings had not been releas-ed.) On a less schoarly level, he is
What will you recall about WWHS?
ever impress her. She agrees with Linda Boothe and the many other Seniors who list the friends they have made as the most lasting quality of Wilson. "All the majorettes and the fun we had marching in the rain" will hold fond memories for Elizabeth Wood, as will "all the things I learned in Mrs. Brady's English class" for Barbara Eason.
I found that teachers play a great part in making a school memorable. Penny Nichols will always remember government with Mr. Butler. Ronnie Melton will forever recall sociology with Coach Paine, Tim Jordan will have a seizure every time he remembers Mrs. Brady's play re-hearsals.
Beauty lover that he is, Clarence Bryce feels he will always remember "all the beautiful girls and teachers."
Barbara Hurwitz will recall
struggling through Mr. Heely's algebra classes "with Connie,"_and David Acey will continually be overwhelmed by "all our Senior privileges."
Sharon Moody will recall the thrill of cheering at Homecoming, Janet Duncan will remember the fun she had working on the Junior-Senior decorating committee, and Chee Chee Banks will remember "the hard times."
When asked what she would always remember apout WWHS, Anita Nyman replied in| Hemingway style "graduating." (of course, her answer runs deeper than the obvious. Pat Kroger expanded the same idea and named the one thing all Seniors feel. "I've loved it all and I'll remember it all, but I'm sure the true, lasting friends, and the final march in cap and gown to get my diploma will be remembered most."
are impressions of patients upper and lower teeth used in orthodontic study. Senior James Chappell, an Industrial Cooperative Training stu dent, spends approximately thirty
hours a week working on these models at the Old Dominion Orthodontic Laboratory, 403 Rodman Avenue.
Since the only other laboratory of its kind laong the Eastern Seaboard is located in Washington, D.C., the Old Dominion Orthodontic Lab-ortory serves orthodontists from Mary to Florida in making models, space retainers, plates, and three to three's (a type of retainer).
James, who is training to be a dental technician, is primarily involved in making models. After taking the impression of the child's teeth, the dentist sends the impression made of alginate material to the laboratory. Here, James pours orthodontic plaster around the impression and waits for it to harden.
Step two is trimming and cutting down the model to form different angles. Smoothing and forming the models like the person's teeth by a scraping process, follows.
After this has been completed, James then checks the model to make sure everything is right before soaking it in chemical soap for the final phase.
When asked about mishaps. . . . "Once while I was trimming the upper teeth of a model," James said, "I cut off the front teen and had to estimate where the teen belonged, then plaster them back into position."
After graduation James is not sure what his plans are. He hopes to go to college but said he may stay just where he is.
PART TIME JOB. James Chappell prepares a model of the impression of a child's tooth.
• Newsbriefs •
• Squad leaders —
Varsity co-captains for the new cheering squad are Sue Harris and Carolyn Blair. Other officers are Connie Burbage, secretary; Etta Nelson, treasurer; and Patty Van Dorn, historian.
• TB award
Pam Taylor, Kathryn Vaughan, and Amy Kastus were recent winners on the Gold Pen Award for participation in the fight against tuberculosis and respiration diseases. They co-authored an article about TB in the Christmas issue of THE STUDENT.
• Vocational awards
Dost Business students for the year huvo been chosen. The Hest Bookkeeper title was given to Senior Diane Holland. Shirley Ambrose, also a Senior, received the title of Best Shorthand Student.
• Exam dates
Final exam dates are June 3, 4, and 5. Two exams will be given a day, each lastin two hours. Students may leave after an hour and a half If they have finished. Lunch will be served in the cafuturia during the one-hour break between exams.
• Art program
Norfolk Museum Art School Is esta blishing a special new program this summer of pre-college art classes for senior high school studentd These will be scheduled aa three separate two week unions: print, cermaics, and sketching, Although enrollment Is limited, there are openings for I few Interested students to Join any or all of these sessions.
• Class marshals
Ten Sophomore girls have been selected to serve as Junior Class marshals for the 68-69 school year, by the SCA during a regular meeting on May 13.
Those girls named are Patricia Arculin, Jo Anne Garrett, Mary Ann Hill, Jamie Lassiter, Tammy Osta-powicz, Dee Patterson, Debbie Saw yer, Jeanette Spence, Jean Steven son, and Donna Virnelson.
The Junior marshals will serve as usherettes for many school events that take pluco In the T. A. Willett Auditorium during the school year.
HARD AT WORK. The fact that It in Bermuda Day does not excuse English class students from blackboard drill.
THE VICTOR'S GRIN. Mike Tapler expresses his feelings at being elect ed National Vice-President of DECA in Houston at the National DECA convention May 4, 5, and 6.
By Carole Ellsworth
"It's about the highest office I've ever held, and I hope next year to go even farther," said Mike Tapler, the newly elected Vice-president at National DECA Clubs of America. The convention took place May 2-4 in Houston, Texas.
There were several major requirements Mike had to meet before he could be elected. He had to pass a written test on par-liamentary procedure; then came two days of interviews in Hou-ston. On Friday night, May 3, he gave his campaign speech before a delegation of about 4,000 people at the Astrodome.
The winner was announced after the judges voted by secret ballot Saturday morning.
"One of the most exciting things on my Houston trip was meeting
BRAIN POWER. The second semester Scholastic Team members are from left to right, Alarie Tennille, Brian Solomon, Rita Proctor, Linda Jarman, Billy Boyd, Pam Moody, Jonathan Jordon, and Barbara Eason.
Other members of the WWHS team were questioned on their most chal lenging subject. Salutatorian Barbara Eason, seven time member: physics; six-time member, Junior Pam Moody: trigonometry; Junior Linda Jarman, five-time veteran: chemistry; Sop-homore Alarie Tennille: biology; Freshman Jonathan Jordan, two-time member: English; Freshman and team rookie, Brian Solomon: algebra.
Intelligentsia chosen for scholastic team
School spirit: common bond of outstanding June grads
Ronnie Ottavio, a Senior who registers in A101, has been an active and outstanding student throughout his four years at Wilson High School. Ronnie has participated in dramatics for the past three years. He served as Student Director for the one-act comedy, "Antic Spring" Ronnie is also a member of Thespian Troupe 1238. For the past two years he has served on the SCA and this year, on the Homecoming Committee for the returning Wilson alumni. Last year Ronnie was treasurer of the Pan-American League; this year he is president. Although Ronnie la not an officer, he is a member of the Forum and the Political Science Club. As a Junior Ronnie was elected from his class to attend American Legion Virginia Hoys' State, held last summer at the College of William and Mary.
Ronnie Is also active in non-school activities. He served as chaplain and president of Woodrow Wilson Hi-Y, and this year he was president of the Hi-Y-Tri-Hi-Y Council for the cities of Portsmouth and Chesapeake.
After graduation Ronnie will continue his education at the University of Richmond, where he plans to major in international law.
When Edna Turner, who registers in B311, first came to Wilson four years ago, the maze of halls were the biggest puzzle in the world, but soon she was moving along with upper-classmen as if she belonged there, and she did.
Edna was a member of the band and orchestra during her Fresh-man and Sophomore years. She was also a homeroom officer and member of the French Club. During her .Junior year Edna was a member of Willett Tri-Hl-Y, and a majorette. She also made All-Regional Band.
This year Edna is head major-ette. She In currently treasurer of Willett Trl-Hi-Y, and the only female member of the dance band.
Ena has certainly been in-volved in music while here at Wilson, but It doesn't stop at school. She In organist at Wright Memorial Methodist Church, where she has been since her Sophomore year. Edna says she plans to continue her study of music at O. D. C. where she hopes to get a Master's Degree in organ.
When asked what qualities she liked in people, she commented, "I like people who try to look on the lightside and I admire those who do."
SCA President Pat Kreger, is a member of E110 and says, "Being president of Wllson's SCA has really been a rewarding job.
As an entering Freshman In 1964, Pat was elected president of her class. She took an avid interest in the Dramatic Club, and represented the school as "girls'poetry reader."
In her Sophomore year she served as treasurer of the Dramatic Club, and once again represented Wilson as Girl's' Poetry Reader.
In her Junior year Pat was again elected president of the class, and served as vice-president of the Dramatlc Club. Heading the Jr. -Hr. Prom made It a big year. Last summer Pat attended Northwestern University's Nat-ional High School Institue in Speech.
As a Senior Pat was voted SCA president. During the year she represented Wilson at the Na-tional Convention on Citizenship in Washington D. C. and represented Virginia at the Youth Flight Seminar.
Graduating third in her class, Pat plans to attend Connecticut College for women.
Bonnie Schlit/., who registers in E110, has devoted most of her in- terest in the last four years to school activites und political campaininlng. She was a J. V. cheerleader and Sophomore class representative to the Court of Honor. She served on the SCA as president, of the Court of Honor. This year she spent most of her time on the Debate Team, which she feels was her most, rewarding experience. She was also treasurer of the Fench Club and vice-president of the Political Science Club. The Class at '68 chose her as Best Personality among the Senior girls.
Music and people make her happy. She likes having a good time, being with boys, taking part In activities, and Nat King Cole albums. She dis-likes people who are conceited and superfical. Her favorite subjectsare English, History, and forgien languages.
Next year she will attend Pine Manor Junior College in Boston, Massachusetts. After that, she wants to transfer to a co-ed university in the South. After graduation from college, she wants to travel around Europe, and then get married and be a teacher.
York Poole, president of the Senior Clan, registers in B202 and has been quite active throughout his Wilson career. He hut held the offices of homeroom president, president of the mixed chorus, public service assistant, and was co-chairman for the Junior-Senior breakfast Dance.
A major part of his extra-curricular Interests centered around activities. He has been In the Mixed Chorus and all-regional chorus four yearn and sang with the Presidents and First Ladies three years, and In the all-state chorus two years.
York a member of Thespian Troupe 1238, had the male role in ths year's musical production, Oklahoma. He also had roles in LI'1 Abner and Stage Door. On tha dramatic side he had the lead role In tha Senior Class play, June Graduate.
In his Junior year, York went to American Legion Boy's State, and has been Boy Public Speaker.
He was voted "Best All Around" by the members of the Senior Class, and surely will be missed next year.
After graduation, York plans to attend Elon College and major in political science.
Prexie enjoys sporting life
Susan Ferrell, a pert 17 year old Senior from B311 has been active In athletics during her four years at WWHS.
She has participated in almost every sport offered by the girls'intramural program, including hockey, basketball, tennis, table tennis, shuf-fiobourd, volleyball, and track.
In a systen in which points are
granted for participation, Susan received the one thousandth point a-ward in her Junior year. She had had 975 points in her Sophomore year and only lacked 25 points from receiving it that year. Mrs. Mildred Clark, gym instructor, estimated, "At the end of Susan's four years, she will have approximately 2500 points-the highest number of points hi the history of the school, so far as I know."
Susan was selected for the Hampton Roads Field Hockey Tournament's All Star Team in her Freshman and Senior years. In her Sophomore year, she played on the Tournament Basketball Team; in the tenth and eleventh grades, she was on the winning volleyball team for both years; and this year she participated in the State Tennis Tournament held in Richmond. Also, she made membership in the Gymnastics Club in both the 10th and llth grades.
Susan commented on her interest in sports by saying, "I guess I was just born with it."
When she is not buy participating in some kind of sport, Susan enjoys dancing, listening to records, riding her Honda, and eating at Mac Donald's.
Mrs. Clark expressed her gratitude to Susan by stating, "She has given of her time unselfishly to benefit the Physical Education Department. She has sold programs, officiated games when called on, substituted when teachers were sick, and helped with city-wide activities."
Susan is a member of the Future
SWl NC.ING INTO ACTION. Susan Ferrell demonstrates a tennis serve lluil helped bring her team into mi i ond place for the State Tennis Tournament
Gold tassels set off top graduates
By Bev Connelly
Twenty-seven seniors will wear gold tassels on their caps and will sit on the stage on graduation night. These seniors are the June honor graduates. Every honor graduate has a scholastic average of 90 or above. This average is derived from scores from the first semester of the ninth grade to the first semester of the twelth grade.
Valedictorian, Rita Proctor of B305, has a 97.52 average. BarbaraEason of E206 is salutatorian with an average of 96.90.
Rita originally came toWWHSfrom Middletown High School in Middle-town, Ohio, where she was feature editor of her school paper. She is presently Editor-in-Chief of THE STUDENT. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Activities Association Board. Holding an average of 97.52, Rita is a member of the All-Tidewater Scholastic Team this semester. She will major in English at Old Dominion next year-Barbara, recently received the Portsmouth Soroptomist Club's"
Teachers of America, past president the Girls' Monogram Club, and a past member of the Gymnastics Team. She is an Honor Graduate, also.
Her future plans include attending Madison College. Concerning Susan's ambition, Mrs. Clark stated, "She aspires to be an Olympic swimmer and a professional ballerina." Privately, Susan confided she hopes to become a physical education teacher after graduaing from college.
Youth Award for Unselfish Service. She is president of the Youth Fellowship at Park View Methodist Church and a Candy Striper at Ports mouth General Hospital. Maintain ing a scholastic average of 96.90, Barbara assists fellow classmates as a tutor in algebra, geomtry and tri-gonomentry.
Barbara will study medicine next September at Duke University, in preparation for service as a medical missionary.
There are 25 other honor graduates this year. Students must maintain a scholastic average of 90 or above during their four high school years to be classified as honor graduates.
The other honor graduates are Patricia Kreger, El 10; Sara Levin-son, E110; John Early, E110; Elizabeth White, A102; Michael Rowe, B205; Deborah Gillerlain, B201; Nancy Cherry, B201; Cynthia Borill; B205; Vance Eason, B205.
Also, Henry Schauer, E206; Carol yn Young, A102; Lynda Vaughan, B-205; Patricia Gillerlain, B205; Bonnie Schlitz, El 10; Deborah Broughton, B205; Pamela Eure, El10.
And Larry Early, B205; Donna Dawson, A101; Susan Pritchett, B-205; Margaret Gray, B206; Timothy Jordan, El 10; Bobbie Johnston, A-102; Susan Ferrell, B311; Ellen Crumpler, E206; Shirley Ambrose, El 10.
SMILE! YOIU"RE ON CANDID CAMERA. Advisors and guest speaker ;isten as Roger Davis presides over Publications Banquet. From left to right, Mrs. Jo Anne Barnes, Mrs. Julie Crews, Mrs. Esther Howard, Mr. Ronald Audet, and Mr. R. L. Larson, guest speaker.
Classes pick next year's leaders
By Diane Savino
The three underclasses have elected their officers for 1968-69.
Next year's Senior Class officers are Mike Tapler, president; Abby Wilgarde, vice-president; Judy Klser, publicity director; Pam Moody, girls' treasurer; Buddy Moore, boys' treasurer; Mark Sullivan, Court of Honor; Cheri Wyron and Danny Smith, SCA representatives.
Leading the future Junior Class are Stuart Duffin, president; Mary Welton, vice-president; Dee Patter-son, secretary; Robbie Pond, boys' treasurer and Nancy Early, girls' treasurer; Anna Baker, Court of Honor; Ronda Liljegren and Jean Sayre, SCA representatives.
The '68-'69 Sophomore officers are Alien Bartlett, president; Marsha Spears, vice-president, Lynn Burnell, Court of Honor; Linda Faye, secretary; Gary Brower, treasurer; Wanda Bartley and Emily Wilkinson, SCA representatives.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE. Junior Class President Stuart Duffen and Senior Class President Mike Tapler discuss merits of their resective classes. Absent from picture is Sophomore Class President Alan Bartlett.
By Mrs. Tilley Phillips
Were you born between May 23 and June 21? You are a Gemini (the twins).
You achieve and get results. You are restless, changeable, and versatile. You lean toward a desire for learning. Curiosity spurs you on. You attempt to live by your wits, and have a high strung mental-nervous constitution. You love nature.
You are flirtatious, fun-loving and love life; it loves you in return. You are quick-thinking and adaptable. You do not take life too seriously and delight in mock seriousness that will raise eyebrowns, questions, or tempers. You can have several interests of the heart at once. You have similarities with Librans (Sept. 24-Oct. 23), Aquarians (Jan. 21-l''ob. It)) mill your oppimitc Saglt-
Urlui(Nov. 93-DM. 21).
Aging is non-existent for you-you grow in attraction with each passing year. Your success in life is assured; the degree will dependonyour discipline of yourself.
By Amy Bastes
THE STUDENT'S mystery horoscope columnist was born under the zodiac sign Libra. A person born under this sign is usually extravagant, happy-go-lucky, very colorful, and a dreamer. This person would also make a good school teacher. These characteristics could only apply to English teacher Mrs. Tilley ; Phillips.
Mrs. Phillips is an old pro in writing for a school newspaper. She wrote the gossip column for her high school newspaper and was feature editor for her college newspaper at East Carolina.
She obtained the information used for writing THE STUDENT'S horoscope column from the many books she has read on the zodiac signs und from her husband, Mr. Sludo Phlllli.'!, principal of Alf J. Mapp Junior High School. Actually, It wag her husband's interest in the zodiac that aroused her curiousity in the reading and writing of horoscopes, i
Mrs. Phillips has been teaching at Wilson for four years.
Summer session students commence classes June 10
The WWHS summer school pro gram will begin June 10 with registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the. cafeteria.
Pre-registration for all students will be conducted in the Guidance Office by Mrs. Martha Warwick, secretary. Students may sign up for subjects and state a preference for morning or afternoon classes. A registration fee of $5 Is required; this will count toward tuition. The registration fee is not refundable if the student decides not to attend summer school
At least one-half of the tuition fee must be paid on registration day.
The remainder must be paid before the end of the first report period of summer school.
The cost of attending summer school is $12.50 for one half subject, $25 for one subject, $37.50 for one and one-half subjects, and$50fortwo subjects. Driver Training classes will cost $10.
The book store will be open every day from 8 a,m. to 10 a.m. during the first week of the summer school session. Summer school will be divided into four reporting peroids ending June 25, July 11, July 26, and August 9, graduation day.
By ANITA NYMAN
Asking about the qualities of an ideal parent or child can be a dan gerous business; everyone has definite ideas on the subject. However, I gathered my courage and decided to check on fellow students and find out their versions of what an ideal parent is to them.
Approaching the first student, Senior Diane Long, I found out that she classifies an ideal parent as "one that teaches honor, respect, and responsibility to his child."
This sounded interesting to me, so 1 continued on to other students seeking their opinions and trying to find the difference in their views.
Junior Bill Griggs expressed his opinion, "Parents should set good examples, such as not smoking and drinking, for their children will follow their examples. The ideal parents watch and make sure their children have good Christian backgronds."
I began to notice some dif-ferences in each answer I received, but feeling I had not asked enough people I again emerged on my fellow Wilson-
ites. Pam Eure, a Senior, stated, "An ideal parent is one who raises his child to face the realities of life and to accept responsibilities of life." Senior Pat Schmidtke added, "An ideal parent understands his children and does what is best for them."
Perhaps the most Important element of an ideal parent Is to be found in Senior Elizabeth Wood's answer, "To me, and ideal parent Is one who understand* his child and r«sp«cti hi* ftvUngi. H« to alwayi
there to help with any problems that may arise; but, most of all, he loves his child no matter what and lets him know it." That important element, of course, is Love.
Having gotten ideas of what an ideal parent is, I then moved on to the second half of my story-"What is an ideal child?"
To do this, I went around to several teachers. Frankly, I was surprised at some of their answers; almost as much as some of them were surprised at my question.
English teacher, Mrs. Esther Howard, voiced her view of an ideal
child as "one who is happy, well adjusted, and eager to learn." Mrs. Frances Paige, another English teacher, stated, "An ideal child accepts cheerfully his own limitations, but strives to attain worthwhile goals has general concern for others, and is willing to assume responsibility." Coach Jack Mounie answered my question with "one that shows loyalty to parents and teachers."
As things were going, I began to think positively thatr there was such a thing as an ideal child; until I came to French teacher Mrs. Nutulie Aron. She, however, restored my convictions that there was not anything such as an ideal person. Mrs. Aron revealed "First of all, I do not agree with the term ideal, since ideal used in this sense means perfect. Perfection should not be applied to human beings. There is no such thing as an ideal parent or child, and neither child nor parent ahould look for this nonexisitlng quality." It seems as though mth. Barbara Oliver, government and sociology teacher, agrees with Mrs. Aron. She said, "one person's ideal may not be another's. I agree with Mrs. Aron's statement. I hope that my son Eric will be a curious, eager, aware individual - considerate of others but hard on himself, perhaps, in finding and achieving his own goals."
I compared the suggested qualities which make an ideal parent with those that made an ideal child. I found that both lists were nearly identical. The characteristics most often mentioned were loveandhonor. Respect and respectability were also musts.
Thinking that I had enough answers, I started to end my question and answer period. Suddenly, I recalled that I had not asked Wilson's principal, Woodrow W. Piland. I met him in the hall and confronted him with the question: "What is an ideal child?" Mr. Piland summed up both sidesof the question when he answered, "I don't think I have ever known one. There are ideals that are established because of images we have. We should strive to reach goals. One should have a desire to be of service to others, whether it be parent or child. Few people expect to achieve perfection, but when we work toward that goal we make progress toward the ideal."
READ, READ, READ! Mr. Richard Cobb, staff member of the Norfolk Newspapers, gives journalism tips to STUDENT staff.
Mr. Lloyd Lewis, Mr. Abe Gold-
blatt and Mr. Richard Cobb, jour-
anlists from the Virginia Pilot, spoke
informally to the WWHS journalism
class and STUDENT staff on May
6, 7 and 8 respectively.
Mr. Morgan WWHS fan
"If I didn't like kids, I wouldn't be here," said chief engineer Mr. Chester Morgan, with a big smile. "The students here are a nice bunch of
Mr. Morgan joined the staff in 1962 and has now nineteen people under him. This group of people keeps Wil son in tip-top shape by using every year 48 gallons of disenfectant, 300 gallons of detergent, 700 gallons of floor wax, 110 gallons of hand soap, 30 cases of light tubes, 110 cases of light bulbs, by emptying 12 loads of paper every day and by using 200,000 gallons of fuel to heat the school. Each room in the school is cleaned twice a day, and there is a maid, for every ten classrooms. Mr. Morgan must see that all of these demands are ordered, installed, replaced, or kept in line.
Mr. Morgan said the most unusual happening at Wilson this year was the filling of the elevator with styro-foam. He said, "It gave me a new look on my day. I like to see the kids have a good time and it didn't hurt anything. But it sure scared the maid that opened it."
"The vandalism to the school isn't high; everyone breaks windows though, students and teachers. Three-hundred thirty-five windows have been replaced since January. He said that if all the gum that has been taken up were rolled into a ball, it would probably be as big as Portsmouth Water Tower.
He also added, "Few people know that Wilson has a twenty-four watchmen service."
Mr. Morgan is a member of the YMCA and said he thought it was a good organization for boys to belong to. He also helps in the Boys' Club.
Before coming to Wilson, Mr. Morgan was a baseball and football coach at Cradock High School.
MR. MORGAN AND TOOLS OF TRADE. Chief engineer Mr. Chester Morgan takes a break from routine repair job.
Pros instruct novice journalists
* Sports staff selects Senior stars *
By Steve Markham
The 1967-68 STUDENT Sports Staff has selected seven outstanding Senior athletes, each representing one of the major sports at WWHS. These representatives were chosen on the basis of how much they contributed to the success of their particular team.
Those selected arc Walter 'I'obler, football; Tim Warren, basketball; Mike Vicks, wrestling; Thad Par-sons, track; Bob Duke, baseball; Mike Upton, golf; and .Jon Farr, tennis.
Walter Tobler, B305, is one ol the
great quarterbacks who have gradu
ated from Wilson. In his four years
on the varsity squad, Walt made
first team All Metro, All Tidewater,
All Eastern District, and second team
All State in his Junior year. He
has won the Harry Brownley Memor
ial Award for the past two years
and has also lettered in baseball
for 3 years.
to attend Atlantic Christian next year and major in physical education.
Mike Vicks, A101, has lettered 4 straight years in wrestling. This past season, wrestling in the 138 Ib. class, Mike received tho outstanding wro»Ulng uwurd from the couching itaff, and was undefeated in the Eas tern District Championship. Mike plans to attend West Chester State to continue wrestling.
Thad Parsons, A 102, is one of the most versatile atheletes to graduate from Wilson. He has lettered in football, basketabll, and track. He is largely responsible for the track team's undefeated season this year, scoring an average of 14 points a meet. He holds the school record in the broad jump and triple jump. Thad plans to attend East Carolina next year.
Bob Duke, El10, playing short-stop and hitting a high .371, help-
ed the baseball team to first place in the Southeastern District with one year on the J. V.'s and two on the varsity. Bob was a major factor in the team's success. Bob plans to attend ODC next year and play baseball.
Mike Upton, B210, has played the number one position on the golf team this past season, shooting a low 77 on the season. Mike played a major role in the linksmen's second place in the district. Mike is attending ODC next year.
Jon Farr, A101, has held the number one post on the tennis team for the past four years, helping the team to its first Southeastern District Championship this year. Jon plans to major in business administration next year at the University of Georgia.
Tim Warren, B206, a 5'8" guard received the most valuable player award on the Prexie basketball team. Tim was the binding force in helping the roundballs finish second in the district. He also lettered in baseball, playing at Second base. Tim plans
The fighting Presidents will begin their '68-'69 football season at Newport News next Sept. 13. The only schedule change will be tho addition at Deep Creek tn replacement of the leoond Churohland game.
The Presidents will rely heavily on the returning defensive team which last year gave up only 12 points in the last 4 games, shutting out Cradock and Churchland.
Some of tho outstanding defensive men returning are Joe Spears,. David Midgett, Pat Kelly,Randy Har- graves, Dennis Lewin and Darrell Thompson,
Head coach Ralph Gahagan com-monted, "If our defense reaches its potential, we'll have a fine football team. In spite of its lack of experi-ence, tho offense should do well un less we lose some boys through ele-gability or transfer."
Gahagan added that the offense was the biggest problem because of the two fine offensive performers, Walt Tobler and Thad Parsons,
and several experienced offensive linemen.
The returning performer! on the offensive line are Monty Mathewi, Ray MoGinly, and Steve Kampman.
The returning regulars In the back-field are "Big Boy" Brown and Varon Rollins.
"This is the first time in 7 years," stated Gahagan, "that we'll have u quarterback without varsity ex perience. We have several boys In mind. Our largest obstacle will be rebuilding the offensive backfield."
With almost all the denslve team returning and.one of the greatest punters In the area in the likes of Doug Whitley, Gahagan feels that the team will be able to better last season's record of 7 wins and 3 losses.
Gahagan added that Deep Creek, Cradock, and Great Bridge will offer the strongest competition in the Southeastern District, and Norview, Maury, and Granby in the Eastern District.
Presidents begin '68-'69 season at Newport News
JAYVEE MAKE FIRST APPEARANCE. Cheerleaders from left to right, bottom row are: Kathy Keast, Becky Sandie, Sharon Steen, Laura Smith, Sharon Wagner. Top row: Bonnie Buchanan, Marsha Johnson, Jan Pringle, Jackie Childress, Peggy Heely, Angela Farless, Wanda Berry.
Prexie-Trucker fierce rivalry
By STEVE MARKHAM
Being a graduating Senior, I find this year has gone by very fast. It seems only recently that the Presidents were battling it out on the gridiron; yet that was in November.
In my mind, it was football, when the Orange and Blue defeated Church-land 6-0, avenging a previous loss to the Truckers, that gave me the biggest thrill this year. Quarterback Walt Tobler teamed up with flanker Thad Parsons on a 65 hard pass play which provided the winning margin. This fierce rivalry between I ims two schools shows up strongly in the Wilson-Churchland domination of the newly formed Southeastern District. Basketball added more logs to the fire as the two schools played each other for district honors. Although Churchland won by a large margin, few can remember a game which held more tension and excitement. No one will forget when our own scrappy guard Tim Warren almost had it out with Churchland's outstanding player, Ricky Richardson. Many students from both schools are good friends, but when it comes to a football or basketball game, watch out!
The Prexies swept first places in track, tennis, and baseball in the Southeastern District with Churchland in second. Watching the likes of Art Taylor's and Vernon Hollins' beating the Trucker's best, and Walt Tobler's fanning a Churchland batter was a sight to see.
And so the rivalry goes on. Wilson-Churchland meetings have long been looked upon as exciting and often surprising events-no matter who won.
After graduation will many Seniors junt look back upon the rivalry as one bright spot in their past four years at VVWHS? Right? Wrong. You can bet that many of them will be right back in the stands next year supporting the Presidents, especially at the Churchland games.
Looking back over the past year I can remember when I first started writing for THE STUDENT, and how too soon I realized what a big job it was in putting out the school newspaper. In my association with school sports over the past year, I have learned a great deal and have truly enjoyed covering the school sports. I would like to coin a well-known phrase by saying: "Old sports editors never die, they just fade away."
THE 1968 GOLF TEAM from left to right, Kenny Wissman, Robbie Steen, Vince Cherry, Coach Howard Beale, Mike O'Connor, Larry Parker, and Dennis King.
Golf finishes season; second in District
This season, under the hammering supervision of linksmen Coach Howard Beale, the golf team racked up second place in the South Eastern District and also clinched second birth in Regional competition.
The squad lead by Senior Mike Upton, rallied to a six win record and was outscored only twice with looses going to Cradock and Churchland.
Beale feels that the coming years will improve even more for the Presidents since the J. V. team has a number of good players, who should
bring the varsity squad more capable boys in the future.
Mike said, "I predict that WWHS will be State champions, in two to four years. With the J. V. and the varsity teams' outstanding players, there should be some hot and heavy competition for next year's teams starter positions, giving us an edge in District and State Competition."
Coach Beale nominates Mike as the most valuable player because of his steadiness and ability to play well under all types of pressure.
First row (left to right) Steve Kan man, Bob Duke, Managers Tommy Lee, David Rhodes, James Sheppard, William Drewey, and David I.nngston, Tim Warren, Wendell Smith. Second row Tommy Hunley, Linwood JenningH, Hilly Moran, Walt Tobler, Doug Whitley, Andy Wells, Monty Mathews, Chris Chrisman, Danny Goldblat. Third row Manager Lenny Levin, Barry Wasnc-r, DenniB Lowin, Danny Maxson, Howard Taylor, Leon Johnxon, Joe Sears, Robert Joyner, Dennis Goodwill, Head coach Pete Mills, atliN't.ic director Andrew Landifi.
Stickmen win District championship
By Harvey Johnson
This year's Prexie diamonders op ened the season by tallying up a slender 4-3 victory over the tough contending Cradock Admirals and went on to win the Southeastern Distrlct Championship by swoop-ing it doubleheader over Great Bridge, 16-2 and 2-1.
The Orange and Blue fielded a qualified team with eight returning letterman from last year's squad which placed second in the Eastern District, five of whom are Seniors. Closing out their high school baseball careers at WWHS will be Walter Tobler, Bob (Slugger) Duke, Timmy Warren, Gerald Todd, Walter Chrisman and Danny Muxson.
After finishing their season on May 10 in an 7-3 victory smash over Indian River, the Presidents gathered up the No 1 rank in the South-
eastern District, being snagged only once by Deep Creek in a 4-3 extra inning upset.
Mentor Pete Mills believes our toughest opponent was third place winner Churchland and that Walt Tobler, Bob Duke, and Doug Whlt-ley were the three players who were of most value to the team throughout the season.
Mills, who has sparked an eighteen year winning streak said, "This team has reached heights never expected. They are well organized both offensively and defensively."
The stickman went into the Eastern District Tournament on May 17 and 18 with an 11 win, 1 lost record. The tournament was held at War Memorial Stadium In Hampton where the Prexies lost to the Warrick team from the Peninsula League by 8 to 4.
Lenny Levin, varsity squad man ager, believes that at least 85% of the games in high school baseball are won on the pitchers mound. Pitch ers for tho team include Senior Walt Tobler, who has a 6-0 record; Junior Billy Moran who has a 4-1 record and also was sighted by Mills as the most improved player on the team; and Senior Danny Maxson, who boasts a 1-0 pitching season.
The diamonders sport five batters above .300 with Doug Whitley lead ing with .375, Bobby Duke with.371, Walter Tobler with .361, Andy Wells with .33.'l, and Tim Warren with.308.
For the entire season the squad had 11 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs, 35 stolen bases, and 60 RBI's.
Coach Mills feels we have one of the best infields in the State with a fielding average of .947 and over all team batting average of .315.
1968 track team 'best ever' states Coach Paine; cindermen highlighted
This season the Prexie undermen swept the Southeastern District, taking first place in all three phases of track. The combined forces of the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track teams were undefeated, compiling a 23-0 record.
Coach Pete Mills feels the success of his team is due to the experience, the hard work, and the good leadership of cross country captain Jon Sisson.
In his first year as head coach,
Jim Paine has supervised both the Indoor and outdoor teams to unblemished 6-0 records.
"This Is the best team WWHS has ever produced in its entire history", remarked Paine. "The success of this squad came from the over-all co-operation and effort of the entire team."
Exceptional notice should be given to the following undermen who turned in outstanding performances this year.
•Jon Sisson, captain of the Cross Country team placed second in the Jaycee Invitational meet out of 138 participants, setting a new course record of 12 minutes 41 seconds. Sis-son also set a new two mile record this year of 10 minutes, 45 seconds.
•Jamie Sadler came in ninth in the Jacee Invitational but remained undefeated in dual meet competition and was the District Champion inhis field.
•Senior Art Taylor currently holds the shot put record with a 56 feet 3 inches throw. He also is a dicus thrower and runs outdoor track. Coach Paine feels that Taylor is the best prospect WWHS has ever had in these areas.
Sophomore Varon Rollins, a rifle fast sprinter, has set 5.4 second record in the 50 yard dash, placed first in the 100 with a 9.9 second run, and ran the state season's fastest 220yard dash at21.5secondstolead a WWHS runnaway with the Southeastern District Championship track meet held at Churchland High School.
•Thad Parsons a versatile Senior, who played both football and basketball, also ran as a speedster on the track team. Thad specializes in the broad jump and triple jump, setting a 21 foot 11 y2 inches record for a first in the Southeastern District.
•Vernon Hollins, who registers in Senior homeroom El 10, was across country stand-out and was voted outstanding athlete at the Southeastern District. Hollins is also an excellent outdoor pole vaulter with a 14 feet record which has been matched by only one other athlete this year, Chuck Hinkerson of F. C. Glass. Vernon is the Indoor State Champion pole vaulter!
"The outlook for next year's track season in a word-Sunny," com-mented Coach Paine.
Gym gathers cobwebs during summer
By STEVE HORNSTEIN
Would you believe the best equipped gymnasium in Portsmouth is closed when it is needed most? The WWHS school gym is closed during the three summer months when most students are seeking recreation.
The usual results of a summer day are bricks painted, windows broken, and janitors threatening to call the police if anyone stays on the premises. Coach Jim Paine feels, "It would cost less to keep our gym open than to pay for building damage."
Varsity basketball mentor Jim Sherill added, "If our gym were open in the summer, it would definitly aid our basketball program. Little kids would walk in and naturally practice."
We do not need a full summer recreational format in our taxpayers' gym. A coach or college athlete could be hired to supervise and maintain order; individuals could bring their own basketballs and volleyballs.
The outlet of energy in the Wilson gym would be more beneficial and less costly than vandalism. Let's talk to our school officials and correct this gross waste of gym facilities.