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No. 2
June, 1979
  Sara Stein. Beverly Greiner,
and Steve Hedgepeth share top scholastic honors in this grad- uating class.
  Webster defines a valedictorian as one who gives a valedictory or parting speech, specifically a student of an educational institution whose scholarship is the highest inthe graduation class.
  A valedictorian holds much
more than just the highest scholastic average, this person has shown abilities far above and beyond those of his peers.
  This years Wilson. is honored to have not just, one, but two valedictorians.  Sara Stein and Beverly Greiner have achieved the same scholastic average and will therefore share the position as valedictorian.
  The next position of scholastic honor is claimed by Steve Hedgepeth, who is the salutatorian, the second highest in scholastic rank.
  These students have not only excelled academically, but they have also been leaders In many school activities.

  Sara Stein has been involved
with the FBLA, the Science Club, French Club, the National Junior and Senior Honor Societies, and the marching and concert band. Her musical awards include participation in the Regional and All-city band, and a ''superior'' rating in solo and ensemble festival music in 9th
and 10th grades and a rating of
''excellent'' as a senior. Sara was also chosen for three years as a member of the Ledger-Star Scholastic Achievement Team, Who's Who Among America High School Students, the Society for Distinguished American high school students, and numerous awards In city-wide competition in various clubs.
  Sara's community activities include membership in Jewish Sorority of Alpha, Omega
and the Gomley  Synagogue.
  Beverly Greiner also distinguished herself as a member of the FBLA. SCA. the National Junior and senior Honor Societies and the Spanish Club.

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  Sherry Forbes comes to the
helm as president of the SCA after a recent election. Her first-mate is David Roulhac.
  Robin Davenport will keep the
log. The treasury will be presided over by Kathy Rowley, and Pam Rhodes was chosen to head the senate.
  Sherry made the following comments in a recent interview concerning her position. "I am becoming very excited about next year because of the numerous challenges that It will bring. I feel That with everyone's help. Wilson will remain #1.
''The officers chosen for next year are ready and willing to work: however, the support is needed from students and faculty members."
  David Roulhac, second in command, states that he will strive for more effective means of communication between administrations, faculty and the students. Roulhac stated, "I would like to Incorporate some incentives for academic improvement for the majority of
our students.
  Both of the newly elected officers are concerned with maintaining and improving the school spirit which was so evident during this school year . 

SCA elects officers
For 79-80 School year
Greiner, Stein, Hedgepeth capture
top scholastic honors
Front Row- Sidney Spence, Wanda Stanley, Kelly Cary, Crystal Hoggard
Second Row- Sara Stein, Vernetta Mitchell, Paula Yost
Third Row- Beverly Greiner, George Kozak, Rebecca Greiner
''Honesty is such a lonely word; everyone is so untrue.
''Honesty, hardly every heard; and mostly what I need from you. . .'
This plushy and blunt verse belongs to Billy Joel. an entertainer
somewhere between easy going Dean Martin and controversial
Bob Dylan, and selling records as If they were life insurance.
As- the Class of 1979 graduates, I fervently hope that it will
gift the floundering world with two specific enhancements: the
basic honesty that Billy Joel, the diplomat of song, cherishes
so much, and a steamship of perseverance to navigate the present
high seas of nihilism.
  I dare to submit that not every member of Wilson's 1979 class
is a facile virtuoso such as Billy Joel, who is enthusiastically
applauded whether he croons in one song "I want you just the way
you are'' or sneers in another ''Go ahead with your own life,
leave me alone.'' It may be that some members of the class will
lead lives as laid back as Dean Martin's while others may
strive through life in a way akin to Bob Dylan's.
  But at this hour of commencement, let us hope that the class
of  "79" will go on to champion the right to be self-reliant but
be many times over more vivacious stalwarts for "direct compassion.''
  Let us hope that the Class of ''79'' will be humble. yet
assertive; ambitious, but honorable) progressive. but careful, daring,
yet methodical. ,
  My fellow Wilsonites, let us hope that the Class of "79"will be
a part of the thing-that something, that anything honorable-that
the world so direly needs times let   us hope!
Our contributuions
                                      by Dennis Bailey
Onions To:
J e a n Edwards. Karen Young. and Cornelia Askew because they all smell like onions anyway.
Debra Sykes

A 1 1 other senior homerooms that tried to out due the No. 1, but couldn't hold out.
William Westbrook

S c o t t Thorpe, because nothing can help or hurt his grades.
  Robin Harris

The seniors of homeroom 123 because they achieved the posttion of No. l when we couldn't.
Vernetta Mitchell

Mrs. Hattie Cooper
My 10th grade English teacher for being so hard and for giving me my ticket to my 2nd year of summer school.
Janice Mason

M r. Thompson for picking on the people' who help him - the most         
Karen Simpson

Westbrook because he is so mean to me.
Geri A.

H o m e room 121 for trying to compete with No. l homeroom 123. .
Guess Who!

Myself because I could have done much better in high school than I have done. I should have taken my education more
seriously from my first year here and by now I would be an honor graduate. I wash I could do it all over again and do it right   because I am satisfied with the things that I have proven to myself In my senior year.
Linda Hinton

Beverly has held the offices of
Director/Publicity and Vice-President of the SCA.
Beverly's sportsmanship was
evidenced by working as scorekeeper
for the softball team.
Awards include D.A.R. good
citizenship award, University
of Virginia Academic achievement
award, and the "I Dare'You'' award.
Membership is held in Who's
Who in American - High Schools,
the society fox Distinguished
  American High School Students,
Ledger-Star scholastic in for
three years, and the Tidewater
Ledge-Star team.
  The lone gentleman in the
top three is Steve Hedgepeth, Steve
was a member of the national Junior honor society and now serves as president of the National senior Honor Society. 
  Steve displayed his athletic ability on the golf team and also as a three year member of the baseball team.

Honors and awards include
membership in Who's Who Among
American High school Students
for two years, the society of
distinguished American High
School students for Three years,
the mathematics award for the
77-78 school year and a member
of the Ledger-star Scholastic
  The remaining honor graduates
in ranking order are Vernetta
Mitchell, Sidney Spence,
Paula Yost/ Kelly Cary, Rebecca
Greiner, George Kozak, Wanda
Stanley, and Crystal Hoggard.
  Congratulations to all of
these students who have achieved
in scholarship, leaderships
service, and character.

Honor Graduates countinued from p.1.
An undisiplined Life means failure
Food For Thought
Letter to the Editor,

  There are very few students in this school that appreciate the job Mr. Burton has done for us this year as principal   Being an administrator of over 1700 students Is not an easy
task. If students would only give Mr. Burton a chance. they would realize that his main concern is making Wilson #1. He tries his best to get what he thinks this school needs,
and we show our appreciation ' by booing him at assemblies. I think that every student in this school knows that Mr. Burton doesn't have to allow
assemblies, pep rallies, and friendship lines. The man should be given praise.
  A number of people put the blame on Mr. Burton for things that the school board is responsible for. Mr- Burton works hard at his nob, but
people fail to see It because they are looking for ways to put down his position.
  As far as power goes. Mr. Burton has one small part in a sea of power. Think of how he feels when he tries his hardest and gets booed at assemblies. What he does with this school is for us. He Is not perfect,
but he should still be given credit for his good deeds, and not always put down because of what he can't do. If you don't agree with what I'm saying,
then think, for a minute. how you would feel if you tried your best and got but down for it. Think about It! I guarantee you'll understand how he
might feel. As a graduating senior, I salute you Mr. William P. Burton for a job well done.
-An Appreciative senior
  Students who cause chaos in the classroom, become belligerent or pugnacious when corrected, or will resort to treacherous activities to achieve their ends. show symptoms of undesirable and problematic behavior. These signs are the trademarks of people who lack self-discipline. .
  When one lacks self-discipline. he not only hampers the learning of other students. but he is also unconsciously hurting himself mentally and emotionally. for he must constantly feed his avaricious and uncontrollable desires for prestige and attention, he must constantly be on guard against anyone finding out that he can not adjust to something that is so simple as
school. This type of student appears ''cool,'' hip nonchalant; free of all life's agonies and worries, and he must act haughty, inattentive. and repulsive when one shows love or goodwill towards him In this way he can retain his outward appearance of a carefree and happy person.
  But beneath this false shield lies a wretched and miserable person who is constantly experiencing delusions of persecution within himself. This accounts for his harsh language and his readiness and eagerness to fight.
  The line separating the inversely and the outward appearance of a person who lacks self-discipline to very thin. A minute crack in this false shield of contentment is only prelude to the rapid deterioration of the person's emotional and mental personality. This split could result in a complete breakdown of the person's outward appearance. Self-discipline is one of the most rewarding qualities which an individual can possess. With it
comes refinement. mentally, physically and spiritually. With  it there is defeat, frustration and failure in life.

Honor    at      Wilson??
  The students in Wilson High to a great extent are no reliable to be truthful in graded work and will cheat on their work any chance they get. Everyday somebody cheats on his work, whether it be a daily paper or a test. However there are a few people who are clean in their work without relying on any outside help, be usually they are smarter ones who are victims of the wandering eyes of the class cheaters.
  Many students will find it harder each year to copy the work of others but this does no stop them. A great amount of cheating takes place when a substitute is taking over. This makes the substitute look bad. but the class really doesn't care. You 'need respect in order to obtain truthfulness, which many Wilsonites don't have. When a teacher leaves the room, the
class will turn into an uproar passing answers back and forth. Then, the teacher comes back, and everybody aces like nothing ever happened.
  Nobody has the honesty to ''snitch'' on a person cheating. This is probably because he is afraid it might deface them with their friends. I see many students who will take advantage of a smarter student and steal their answers. I, myself have done this. This is why I know an Honor System will not work in Wilson High.
  Perhaps as a student body it is time to re-evaluate our morals and realize that cheating is still dishonest in 1979.
-A Concerned Freshman

     In this paper, I will attempt to explain why apathy exists in connection with grades. Many students don't respect honor systems or work to better their grades for many reasons.
  Students have no respect for making high grades. Last year only four or five students were graduated honor grads. Most students just do enough work to get an average grade or below average grade, just enough to get by.
  Classes are boring and made long by uninteresting topics or just an uninterested student who makes it hard for the teacher. Some classes are more enjoyable than others, and thus higher grades are made and maintained. I am an example of this. I dislike English, not the teacher, just the subject. I make an average grade in English because I don't try, but in science I make high grades because I sincerely try.
  Trying to stay In a group is another reason for dis-respect for the honor systems. If a person tries to stay An a group he will want to be a part of it. Making high grades soon earn you the name ''smart-alic.'' Persons of the group don't want to hang around a ''know-it-all.'' Soon the pressure gets to him: and he backs down' on his work to be part of the group.
  One sobering thought might be to consider now, during the freshman year, what ''class rank'|we wish to have three years from now. Why wait until we're seniors to become serious about workin hard to achieve our goals? It will be too late then! Regardless of personal preference. personality differences with teachers, or peer pressure, let us decide what we want for ourselves. Let's remember the words of Huxley, ''Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson he learns thoroughly.''

Apathy and grades
by Robert Turner
Reverse discrimination ???
  The controversy of reverse discrimination has been arising more and more frequently in the last two or three years. In and out of court disputes are seen in the newspapers and magazines like never before.
  Take for instance the Bakke case, Alan Bakke protested, and picketed because he was not accepted into medical school. He felt that it was unfair because his test scores were higher than most of the people being accepted. He took the case to court and won.
  Affirmative action programs financial aid, and racial quotos have given thousands of minority students the opportunity to go to college. Minorities have been given the short end of the stick for years. and it's time they finally get the same chance at the American dream.
  Do we, as Americans, have the right to discriminate against anybody? I don't believe we do. However, since the scales of equality have been unbalanced for so long, minorities must catch up. Until equality is achieved, we must discriminate, to a point. When equality is achieved for all races of people.
then, perhaps discrimination will be a thing of the past.

by Phyllis Hardy
  ''A woman should not be Presidentl'' This view is greatly shared by millions of women as well as men. Many Americans simply cannot accept the idea of a woman President. However, this is a belief which is steadily changing in our society.
  A Lou Harris poll taken in 1972 reported that 49 percent of men and a disturbingly high 40 percent of women would be less likely to vote for a qualified woman Presidential candidate than - for an equally qualified man. A more recent poll, conducted by Cambridge Survey Research, showed a shift toward the acceptance of a woman President. Only 14 percent said they definitely would not vote for a woman Presidential Candidate. -This is equals to ten-millton American voters who would reject a woman candidate.
  To whom are they comparing the ''equally qualified woman.|'' her equal opponent or on ''average" candidate? If she and. her opponent are equally qualified, it seems that it would be a very close race since one should vote for the ''better'' candidate. If the votes were to compare her to the ''average'' candidate, whatever ''average'' is, and she is better than her opponent, one
should vote for here But would the majority?
   What supports this opinion of many Americans? Many believe several archaic myths'' about women In politics. Many believe that women make decisions Influenced by emotions rather than logic, and the they are not able to function adequately underpressure.
   People who say they would absolutely not vote for a woman must have a reason. Perhaps they are afraid of breaking the tradition of having a male President. It is pass time in this country for us to do away with such out-moded ideas and begin to respect people for their ability rather than for tradition. History certainly hasn't indicated that men are so much better
as administrators; look at the social, economic: and political situation in our country today: Could women have done much worse as leaders? I doubt it:
-by Denise Espiritu
Future plans continued

Cary Kelly (Aug. ll. 1978 to
   Martin L. Horton)
Teresa Jump (sept. 30, 1979) .
Gerald Bashay (July 3, 1980)
Sandra Hannah (July 14 to Billy .
    Bright) '
Yvonne Wetherbee (Nov. 24: 1978)
Janet Davis (June, 1979)
Jacqueline Gatling -
Robin Harris (Feb. 9, 1979 to
   Tommy Thorpe)
Karen simpson (1981)

Francine Sherrod - moving to
Washington D.C. (will find work
there). .

Christal Cuffed - lab tech or
nurse at a hospital.

Paula Yost - - court Reporting
School -

Dennie Bailey - Poet
How high is it to Heaven?
How many steps do we climb?
When will we get there?
What exactly will we find?

I wonder how It looks up there,
With pearly bates and streets of gold,
And great big mansions for us all,
I've read about it, and heard it told.

I wanna see It for myself.
I want my friends to see it, too.
I got tired of living my way.
He forgave me and made me new.
I'm looking forward to all these things
Because all of these are really nice.
But. actually what I long to see
Is the one and only Savior--CHRIST.
-Jill Jenkins

Question on study sheet: Your eleven year old sister scratches her leg; you spray the scratch with an antiseptic. Are you acting correctly or incorretly?

Student: Incorrectly.

Teacher: Jonathan. why would it be Incorrect action if the directions indicate that the antiseptic may be used on a found less than ¼ inch deep.
Surely a scratch would not be deeper than ¼ inch deep?

Student: I marked it incorperectly
because no one's eleven year old sister would be out playing football.

Teacher: Students. now that we have discussed the meaning of myth. fantasy, and legend,   would like for you to ideatify which of the following
statement is a myth, legend or fantasy?
Statement: There to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Student:  I know! I know!

Teacher: Yes. Cheryl, what is the answer?

Student: Miss Barnes that's just a lie!

Teachers make varied plans for Summer
  Fun in the sun, flying the friendly skies of United, back to the books, or just lazying around are some of the intended
plans of faculty Wilsonites for the summer. When asked about their plans for the vacation months, some of our
teachers gave the following plans:

  I am planning to take the summer off and spend time on the beach reading all the good books I never had time for in
-Ruth Councill

I plan to spend most of the summer at Nags Head in search of ''The Lost Colony."
-JoAnn Sweet

I plan to travel to Germany by motor bike and return by way of London to pick up the ''Crown Jewels!'
-L. Ridenour

I hope to be able to help my daughter Tonya to stop being so much of a Tom-Boy and be a little lady. The family
will visit King's Dominion, I'll be working and trying to enjoy the nice warm weather.
-Wade Clement

Vacation to me means....
Swimming and sailing in Alabama.
I am moving to an older home and will be spending my summer renovating and redecorating It.
- Renee Spencer
After receiving my M.Ed. degree, I will travel a bit and then rest after a very hectic year.  A good rest will do me justice.
    -S. Person
Nags Head, here I come!!
Maybe Canada also! Maybe Ireland to kiss my cousin "Barney" (Stone) HA!
     -B. Stone
I plan to sleep an extra hour every morning.
-M. Rice
(Ed. Note-Do you mean just one
hour; you derserve more!)

I'm getting married June 30: plan to honeymoon 11 Daytona Beach, Florida.
-T. Herron

I plan to rest and then participate In two golf tournaments as the scorer . Most
of my time will be spent welcoming a new grandchild . 
-Mr. Heely

I plan to participate in an Indiana  Univer-sity study abroad program during the inter-
session. The program will be held on the
Island of Bermuda!
-Thaddeus E. Hayes

I plan to teach the Humanlties class in the Able and Ambitious Summer Program of
the city school.
-Fay Moran

I will travel during the summer, but I have not decided when or where.
-J. Powell

Whatever you'll be doing-dear teachers|--enjoy yourselves, you deserve every minute of it.

Nothing exotic! House work full-time family members be ''part-time'' during school. Tend my 20' by 20' farm. We may take a wild. exciting Trip to King's Dominion.
-B. Oliver

I'll be flying the friendly skies from here to Maryland and on to Indianapolis to see
relatives. Hopefully the much needed rest will smooth away the wrinkles I've worked up this year.
-Ms. Ransom

I plan to teach English in summer school; lf time and money permit, I'll go on a
vacation somewhere.
-Anita Nyman

I do not plan to do anything this summer !
-L. E. Cox

1'11 be staying home and enjoying my ten-month old son.
-V. Summer

Busch Gardens, Lake side Park. When these trips are completed, hopefully I'll get enough rest to be able to return in August.
-Laverne Hall

My husband and I Will spend part of our vacation at the Playboy Resort in Great Gorge Another week will be shared
with our son in New Orleans' Louisiana.
- Ella  P. Ward

I'll be teaching school and later vacationing
New York.

No special plans except for a week at Nags Head, N.C. 
-M. G. Underwood

Hope to have some type of summer job in order to- save money for tuition to Graduate school of the University of
Georgia. I'll leave for Atlanta, Ga. at the end of August to begin work on Master's Degree. I've been offered a teaching
assistantship, so it's necessary to report before the quarter actually begins.
-B. Silberstein

I'll be teaching summer school and later vacationing in I hope to be going to the
National Education Association convention In Detroit the first week In July as a delegate from the Portsmouth Eduction Association. Other than that, I plan to work around my new house and
get ready for my year as P.E.A.president.
-T. Worrell

I will continue working on my Master's .Degree in Urban School Administration and Supervision at Norfolk State College.
After summer school, all of us (James, Staci, Kelly, and I) will hopefully drive to
New Orleans. - I say hopefully because of the daily increases in gasoline prices. While in New Orleans my husband and children will ''see the sights," while I attend sessions of the National Conven-tion of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
-Ophelia Walton

Ferebee, Roberts choosen
teachers of the year
Super-teacher of the year is
Mrs. Shirley Ferebee overwhelmingly
chosen by this years
seniors. At present M r s.
Ferebee teaches clerk Typist.
Mrs. Ferebee has been teaching
at Woodrow Wilson for six years.
Some of her hobbies are reading,
listening to music and television.
The thing she likes most
about Wilson is the friendliness
of the faculty members
towards each other. The togetherness
of her homeroom 123,
and the willingness of her
Clerk Typist students to complete
their assignments. She
also feels that the students
at Wilson are the greatest and
those who really love their
school display the greatest
school spirit around.

Mr. Roberts has been teaching
at Woodrow Wilson for five
years. Some of his hobbies
are golf, and enjoying his
family. The thing he likes
most about Wilson is that he
really knows of nothing that
he dislikes. He says the
friendly atmosphere that exists
between students teachers, and
the administrators makes his
job of teaching rather pleasant.
But the one thing he likes most
of all is the "good feeling"
that allows learning to take
place. He also feels that the
students at Wilson are a good
group of students. He feels
that the students know what to
do in the classroom and outside
the classroom, with only a few

The  Wonderful teachers that helped me and all the fun that I enjoyed with my friends.
-Joyce Gray

Is our home game Cradock 40-6, all if the very pretty ladies, and our Homecoming Queen Janice Mason.
-Danny Burgess

All the activities, fun, and the people I met during my  first and last year at Wilson. I had a lot of fun meeting
people, renewing old acquaintances, and taking advantage of being a senior .
-Vernetta Mitchell

My homeroom 123 because every morning before 8:05, someone would always do something right TRIPPY! -
-Janice Mason

1'11 miss most of all the thought of going to my locker almost every morning and finding  that It was jammed.
-Mary Evans

Lunch and walking the halls because of the good time I had with my friends during this time.
-Geri Austin

Playing football for my school, because football gives me a chance to relax my mind and become very physical.
-Danny Burgess

Going to the games cheering the best team on, which is Wilson.
-Debra Sykes

I'll miss the senior class of "79" because they are a nice group of people.
-Edna Brown

I will miss the classrooms, the work schedule, being late, eating lunch going to the principals office, but most of all
getting out of class.
  -Kim Joe

Mr. Gatling who has given me a hard time.
-Dean Miles

My sister for the next time we have an argument.
-Karen Simpson

Regina Brown because of her ridiculous laughter.
-Walter Pritchett

With fondness, we remember. . .
The things I'll remember most
fondly about Wilson:

The truthful blunt opinions of
those who took part in the various
discussions that took place
In Miss Ransom's English class.
-Vernetta Mitchell

My senior year getting out at 10:50 and the great student body.
-Janice Mason

The nice way Mr. Gatling always
treated me when I saw him in the halls.
-Debra Sykes
The football games, the group effort of Homeroom 123 this year.and last, and least, electrocuting frogs In Mrs. Deloatch's Biology survey class.
-Geri Austin

Is not getting sent to the office by my Homeroom teacher for coming in class late.
-Dean Miles

Is graduation.
-Walter Britchett

Big Mike, and the outstanding Senior class cheer.
-Ramona McCluney

Click here and GO. . 
Spanish Club and the Junior Nation Honor Society
Presidents travel to Orlando, Florida
Thirty-three members of the Spanish Club and the National Honor Society along with Miss G. Adams, Spanish Club sponsor, Mrs G. Williams, and Miss M. T. Ransom had a fun-learning
experience Turing a marvelous four day tour of Disney cold and Central Florida.

It was indeed a new expertence to swiftly move along the highways of Florida with beautiful,fruit-laden orange trees on' either side.

The first stop on Wednesday, May 2, was a tour of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city In the U.S.A The historical
city gate still stands as evidence that It was once a ''walled city".
Our first evening in Orlando. Florida was spent at ''Once Upon A Stage'' dinner theater. After the meal, a very moving and superbly performed production of ''The Sound of Music'' completed the evening.

The highlight on Thursday was a trip to sea World where educational programs on marine life were presented. students could then see various performahces and exhibits concerning life in the sea The evening's activities included swimming,
dinner, and a disco.

The curtain rose on Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus  World for the traveling Presidents on Thursday. Live
performances and films concerning the circus were seen. Games and rides of all sorts were available.

The afternoon was spent at ''Wet 'n Wild", the famous acres of family water fun in Orlando. A white water slideways water trolley and bubble machine are
just a few of the attractions for water enthusiasts.

Dinner and a Polynesian show a Disney World's Luau Cove provided a most delightful and beautiful evening. The cove set in a very enchanting and exotic
array of tropical trees and color provided the perfect background for the luscious island food and fruit punch.
The Polynesian dancers representing
dances and a historical commentary on the culture of the various Pacific Islands
were breathtaking I the dancers performed very stimulating dances in an array of bright and beautiful costumes. The dancers were from the various islands Including Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Maori.
The famous monument to Ponce de Leon in memory of the first citizen of St.Augustlne stands in themidst of this city which metals its Spanish  architecture and Old World atmosphere Don Juan Ponce de Leon arrived in
St.Augustzne in 1513 and claimed the land for Spain.

We visited the fountain of Youth, a wooden school house which has survived since the Colonial period, Flagler Co1lege, Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the highlight Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
Frontlerland, Fantasyland. Tomorrowland. Liberty Square.Adventureland, Main Street, U.S.A.-have you ever tried to
see some of all of it in a day?:

At least we tried- Disney World is indeed a tribute to the genius and ingenuity of Walter Elias Disney. A magic Kingdom''
is truly Just what it Is. As one marvels and samples the whirl of activities, he , must
become more conscious than ever I the height and skill of which man to capable.

Whether its swirling around on Space Mountain, visiting the beautiful castle of fantasyland. or cruising aboard the  flat bottom  bateaux and watching as buccareers
capture the land, thy magic of Mr.Disney's World intruly transmitted and the experiencebecomes a part of those beautiful memories which never fade.

A change is gonna come . . . .
The thing I would change about
Wilson is:
If I could change something about Wilson,. I would change the students who are unconcerned about their school work and the ones who get high on
drugs or alcohol during school hours.
-Elizabeth Sunkins

I'd make nine-week classes. My reason for this is that I think everyone could learn more about many different things.
-Ramona McCluney

It would have to be the diet on which we should put the roaches that earnestly share the school with us.
-Geri Austin

I would change the lunches and make them easier to digest.
-Mike Elliott

I would change the idea of ''students vs faculty's"
-Walter Britchett

Change the bathroom doors to Men and Women Instead of Boys and Girls.
-Regina Brown

I would change some of the people s attitudes so that many of us would be able to get along better. Then I would
change WISS because if I succeeded in changing the attitudes and personalities of the 'students and some teachers,
we would not need WISS
-Christal Cuffee

I would change some of the teachers and administrators, the ones that do not try to help the students or encourage
them to work. If there were more concerned teachers: students would get more work done, and they would try to
achieve their goals.
-William Westbrook

The thing I'd change about Wilson if I could would be over half the student body because only then would we
have an almost successsful school.
-Debra Sypes

I'd change Wilson to an open campus and do away with some of the strict rules.
-Vernette Mitchell

Some of the students and teachers need to change attitudes toward each other.
-Elizabeth Sunkins

I would crack down on drinking and using drugs on school property, but permit cigarette smoking only.
-Alexander Becker

I would change the menu.
-Jerry Boykins

I would have more time between classes.
-Dean Miles

I'd change the attitudes of most of the teachers. because I feel they need to be more considerate of the students and their individual personalities.
-Danny Burgess

I would change the Administrative staff, because I think they are just a little too
strict on the student body.especially the seniors.
-M. Evans
to changes in the academic as well as the social climate of a new school. Now that it is about to end, It hasn't been so bad after all.
Who was the new girl? Her name to Ramona Mccluney. In the month of November. 1978,she was transferred from Rockville High School In Rockville,
Maryland to Woodrow Wllson.

In Rockville, which is a surburban area, the school rules- and privileges were very
different from those at Wilson.
A reason for this may be that Wilson is basically an inner-city school whereas,
Rockville is a more out lying area. In Rockville, we were allowed to eat outside, whereas-.we must eat In the cafeteria
at Wilson.

It was not necessary to have administrators with walkie-talkies to watch the students, although at times, the
principal or his assistant would patrol the halls.

The students and teachers in the two areas are decidedly different. The teachers in
Rockville listen to what students have to say? They talk with students and not ''at''
them as they do, in some cases, at Wilson. The students of Rockville High are not as
friendly with each other as they are at Wilson. In Rockville, students are basically indifferent. The students of
Wilson are friendly, and they do say "hello" Students at Wilson that I may not even know speak to me. That's what
I like most of all about Wi1son, this spirit of friendliness.

Presidents, keep up the good work!

Transfer Student adjust to change
Who is the new Girl? Where did she come from? Have you met her yet? These are just a few questions   that one who transfers from one   school to
another often hears. Being a transfer in one's senior year can be a very traumatic experience, for one must adjust

Senior Class Poem

Senior Class Banquet . . .
7:00 Pam., Friday. May 4th.

Senior Skit, Friendship Line, Senior Superlatives, Senior Poem. Class History and Class song. senior class Prayer.

(SENIOR DAY) ... Wednesday, May 23.
Senior Class Play . Friday, May 25th.
Senior from . . . 8:00 p. m..Saturday, May 26.

Baccalaureate . . 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3.

Graduation Commencement Exercises . . . 8:00 p.m..Saturday. June 9.

Do you remember the days of old when we were just Freshmen and not so bold?
  A trip to the office was always taboo, with the same question, ''But what did I do?"
As Sophomores we thought we had it made, no longer the butt of Senior escapades.
  We moved up the ladder to a new place In line, and left those silly Freshmen behind.
A few of us though were not ready to change. and many a nose got rearranged.
  But as fights disrupted the learning stage, Mr. Burton was there to set the law straight.
Then came the year of indecision, as Juniors we began to see all sorts of visions.
  We started to develop a unique way to speak, but our teachers thought it all sounded greek.
''Hey man, what's Happin?" became our hello, from then on there was only one way to go.
  We started to get involved in things, like football games, cheerleaders, and who's got who's ring.
But now we must stop looking back on the past, we've had many experiences, enough to last.
   We've shared and cared, even loved it seems, built up our fantasies dream by dream.
How can we forget those who brought us to this, every person who taught us to try again when we miss.
  Those faithful few who have concern, to see that all we need, we learn.
What can be said about moving on that could possibly mean any more then. . . .
  We've come a long way seniors, tomorrow is our's to make today."
-Ellen Marie James

Senior class of ''seventy-nine'' we have come far, but it took
us time. But we had confidence In ourselves. Many of us got
into a bine but all of us still turned out exceptionally fine.
We must thank our administrators and teachers in a nice way.
Because they helped us to be here this day. We did not always
listen to what they would say, and some of us will have to pay.

It's our parents we must thank most of all, for they
picked us up when we would fall; when we were in trouble it was
they we'd call. We love you, but you can't always be our wall.
As friends of a senior class we are kind, but we all will
not follow the same line. We have untied ourselves from a strong
vine. that's the reason we are the class of ''seventy-nine.'' -
by: Crystal Cuffee