Students to attend honors program
Five Newton County students will participate in the fifth annual Governor’ Honors Program to be held at Wesleyan College in Macon.
These students are among the 400 of Georgia’s academically elite to attend this program. Experiencing a rigorous, challenging program of study, the participants will enjoy weekly book reviews, seminars and discussions on contemporary issues and ideas and exciting speakers and special events.
The program participants, selected on a highly competitive basis, represent over 90 school systems in the state of Georgia.
Local students and their areas of interest are Miss Susan Kirkland, mathematics; Mr. James Porter Peay, music; Miss Susan Chester, music; Miss Phyllis Naomi Ward, drama; and Mr. Lee Still Piper, science. Porterdale School names superlatives at graduation
Faye Garner was named Miss Poterdale Junior High School simultaneous with the announcement of Victor Smith as Mr. Porterdale Junior High School at their graduation program on Thursday, June 6, in Porterdale School Auditorium.
Other superlatives chosen in secret ballot by their classmates were Most Intelligent girl Mary Wells, Best Dressed Boy Kim Blankenship, Best Dressed Gril Vickie Shannon, Most Athletic Boy Victor Smith, Most Athletic Girl Wilda Caps, Wittiest Boy Paul Stevenson, Wittiest Girl Teresa Layson, Best Personality Boy Teddy Piper, Best Personality Girl Susan Crowell, Most Handsome Boy Bruce James, Most Beautiful Girl Gail Hayes.
A highlight of the program came when Mary Wells presented the “Our Star Teacher” plaque to Coach B.C. Crowell, whose name was chosen by popular vote of the graduates in a secret poll.
Nine students were recognized for honors with three tying for highest honor. There were Susan Crowell, Mary Wells and Jane Polk. Others were Rita Hall, Kevin Price, Lamar Sorrells, Wilda Capps, Teddy Piper and Vickie Shannon.
M.B. Shaw and Julius Johnson presented certificates to the class members, who in addition to those aforementioned, were Janie Allen, Nancy Aiken, Hollis Ball, Connie Bennett, Martha Boozer, Kathy Brooks, Debora Capes, Kathy Canup, Leslie Christian, Joan Crowe, Katrina Crowe, Patricia Crowe, Roger Davis, Eugene Durden, Denise Evans, Ginger Freeman, Jimmy Freeman, and Lisa Haynes.
Also Elaine Hilliard, Gerry Wayne Igo, Cammie Jones, Dwight Jones, Shanon Lester, Ricky Loyd, Kaye Martin, Sylvia Martin, Elaine Moore, Patty Morrison, Dolly Payne, Harold Penn, Joan Peridgen, Danny Presley, Joe Sellars, Tim Singley, Harold Stapp, Roy Stapp, Paul Stevenson, Betty Ann Sullivan, Kay Treadwell, Lynn Treadwell, Kenneth Watts, Wayne Williams, Joan Young.
The Rev. Mr. Edgar A. Callaway, pastor of the First Baptist Church, watches as Bert Adams, present chairman of the Board of Deacons, burns the note for the full payment of remodeling of the sanctuary of the church. Terry Avery, treasurer, is at right. The $75,000 note was paid off by the church in less than four years.
Porterdale Yankees squad and managers for 1968 are front row, left to right, Teddy Piper, Tommy Hailey, Vic Smith, Dennis Savage, Mike Culberson, Lamar Sorrells, Carl Stevenson, Ricky Cason and Mark Christian. Back row, Julius Johnson (manager), Bobby Savage (assistant manager), Hrold Stapp, Bruce Jones, Henry Dennis (assistant), Ray Hewell, Ronnie Daniel. The team won the Newton Senior League title for the past season.