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:udents Recognized At Union [hayle Kester, Ih-incipal of Union High*School, announced the roll. Mr Kester said "Special academic recognition is extended students who have earned straight A's or all A's and B's. riot the same as an honor roll. The Ibllowing students had all first nine week grading period: Bonnie Cathcart, Ruth iShannon Smith and Anita Wilson. entitle a student a Red Academic Card that admits that to all school activities free of charge. A White Academic Card S Students to all school affairs at half price. This comes for all B's (no C's) at this grade period. The following students have white cards: Jenny Elmore Chris Forren Parker Sally Hall John Dameron Debbie Hess Gina Hess uardt Melissa Furrow Kristi Hoke h Howie Forren Crystal Dixon Eddie Gabbert Rima Franklin Nikkie Withrow Trac.y Brown Krais Crystal Wilson Melanie Lively Kristy McDowell Donna Crews Melissa Gill Melodic Dunbar Renee Carter Suzanne Hylton Darrell Gal ford Jerry Diehl Steve Dameron Robert Higginbot ham Joe Allen Academic Honor Roll who have at least Period at Union High School. Smith Rima Franklin Bonnie Cathcart Melodie Dunbar ('Wellde McCutcheon lchols Purrow Katie Hughes Kristi Hoke a B+ average for the first 9-week Darrell Galford Todd Baker Dennis Newhouse Joe Allen Chris Forren Desiree Thacker Pairicia Brown Anita Wilson Jennifer Marquardt Brenda Yancy Jamie Ratliff Danny Spence Jimmy Nelson Warren Thornton Suzy Porterfield Rebecca Williams Patti McMahan Jenny Elmore Debbie Hess Howie Forren Eddie Gabbert Jason Johnson Nikki Withrow Melanie Lively Carrie Newhouse Dawn Ridgeway Crystal Dixon Nikky Hudson Suzanne Hylton Donna Crews Melissa Gill Gina Hess Chris Dunbar Jerry Diehl Steve Dameron Robert Higginboiham John Dameron Renee Carter 7 Lane MeClung ton Junior High School Honor Roll Grade 8 David Harris Joyd Adkins Karen Barbe Bobby Blankenship John Boggs Shalanea Cochran Dwayne Martin Cynthia Mattison Charity Richwood Raymond Washington Grade 9 . April Lewis Jason Carroll Grace Duncan Brady Fitzwater Kath Kashola Joyce McClung Lester Payne Brady Starcher Erin Boone,(left) Rhonda Thomas, Doug Boons, GInny Bennett and Kelly Keadle. uiz Bowl Kids Of 'Gifted' Program I wish I had a dollar for every time I'm asked, "Jeff, what's wrong with the teenagers of to- day?." My answer to this ques- tion always gets me in trouble. I feel. with the exception of those teens who have personality dis- orders and those who have some type of psychosis, there is noth- ing wrong with today's teens. However, I do feel there is some- thing wrong with many of the adults who are in charge of teens. Many adults who deal with today's teens are out of touch with the way today's teens think and feel. While adults realize times have changed since they were teens, they often fail to re- alize being a teen has changed as well. For example, 25 years ago you could tell a teen to shut up and go to their room and they would. They may have whispered some nasty words behind your back, but teens usually figured they weren't old enough to argue with an adult because adults were always right. Teens also knew if they pressed the issue too much they would probably have to suffer the consequences, the adult model being, "spare the rod, spoil the child," During these times adults could assume teens would folIow in their foot- steps since it was common for teens to follow the same path toward success their parents did. Twenty-five years ago, par- ents felt good knowing they weren't the only ones watching over their children. Parents could depend on other adults in the community to keep a watch- ful eye on their children when they weren't around. In those times teachers could teach in the classroom without having in worry about problem students. This was a time when ministers could depend on a large number of teens filling their churches ev- ery Sunday morning. A few of those teens would fall asleep but at least they were there. It was a simple time with simple values, when things were black and white. There were problems but those problems didn't really af- fect teens as adults did a good job insulating teens from the outside world, or so they thought. Teens have changed drasti- cally over the past 25 years. To- day, teens want to know why. They want to know why they have to go to their room when they are told to go there. They want to know why they can't dis- agree with adults without being made to feel foolish. Today's teens want to know why they can't form their own values and have their own definition of suc- cess. They want to know why they have to go to school or go to church. They don't like adults looking over their shoulder, making sure they don't make the same mistakes adults did when they were teens. They want to be their own person. Today's teens want to know why adults always have to have the last word, espe- cially when they feel the adults they are talking with don't make any sense or are full of contra- dictions. "teens want to know why they aren't respected and treated like regular people. They don't want to be treated as brainless beings who have no feelings. Unlike 25 years ago, teens are more vocal, and more likely to show their feelings in- stead of going with the flow. Many adults don't realize this. Other adults don't want to reN- ize this. The end result is a troubled teen who has adults wondering where they went wrong in raising their child. Adults have to realize they won't get anywhere with today's teens by calling them stupid when they don't do well In school. It may be possible they don't know how to study prop- erly and need to be shown how. Adults need in realize they won't slop teen pregnancies by accus- ing girls of sleeping around with every boy under the sun. Talking to teens about responsibilities may do a better job. Those old stories adults tell about life when they were teens don't do anything but give teens some- thing to joke about. They could care less about what adults did when they were teens. Adults need to stop living their lives through their chil- dren. Just because you got in trouble at age 15 doesn't mean all 15 year olds will do the same thing. When asked about today's teens, I usually reply nothing's wrong. However, many adults are simply out of touch. q'ill next week. Childrens' Book Week Celebrated At Alderson Junior High won top lor High gifted education pro- a~ the annual Junior gram in Greenbrler County. Stu- education quiz bowl dents spend from six to seven ~o' ember 16. Members weeks researching selected top- winning team were ics. Their research and study l'homas, team captain;skills are tested against those of tie; Doug Boone; Ginnytheir peers in other schools at and Kelly Keadle. the quiz bowl held annually at g In second and third Greenbrier Community College. Mack Dolan's second-grade class at Alderson Elementary School teams from Lewlsburg Adults who helped with score celebrated Children's Book Week November 12-16 with a varietyof daily emphases, including "Hats Off to Reading" November 14. The lgh. Other schools rep- keeping and other chores were students wore hats to school and took part in numerous reading at the bowl were Crich- Phyllis Boone, Dennis Bozic, activities. November 15's theme was "Drop Everything and Read." nelle, Reniek, Smoot, Joey Fitzwater, Joe Vincent, Students brought sleeping bags and pillows for the observance. Sulphur Springs. Sharon White, and Margaret "Sock It To Reading" was the motto November 16. The children wore is a part of the Jun- Golden. a wide variety of creative socks to class that day. Each classroom had its own observances for the week at the AIderson school. the Spirit us! " J HOUSE ' k aytO 8 p.m. . . ...v , November 30Lh Lo December 2nd. vt""'" OPEN DALLY 9-5 Special Holiday Hours 9-8 Fri-Mon. ! 156 US 60 West 1 mile Crawley, WV. (304) 392-6500 YOu buy a tan, not time." Special through December 31 10 sessions at the Regular Price, get 10 sessions at half price! as gift certificates available. LOtions and oils available to enhance your tan and protect your skin. Call for an appointment Street Plaza, Lewisburg (304) 647-4040 HEAVY DUTY VA( 2 POWER SETTING CONTINOUS CHARGE DB6000 SUG. 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