Broadcast on OWL TV in December 1992

Merry Christmas

Good evening, I'm Melanie Miller and this is the North Central High News Update for December.

On December 7th North Central High PTO held a special meeting in the school auditorium. To get things under way Mr. Ted Bertrand, art instructor at North Central explained to parents what he was doing in the new art class, and he displayed examples of student art work.

Members of the North Central High School Band under the direction of Mr. Wadsworth Johnson played Christmas selections. Also,three band members accompanied by the P.T.O president Dale Fontenot on the piano gave solo performances. Crystal Hopkins played Blue Christmas on the clarinet, Lillian Romar played Angels We Have Heard On High on the saxophone, Steven Moore played Jingle Bell Rock also on the Saxophone.

Next on the agenda was a repeat performance of "Wilbur Takes His Medicine", a one act comedy performed by members of Mrs. Hendrix's Speech and Drama class. Jason Joubert played the part of Wilbur Maxwell, Claude Savage played Mr. John Maxwell, Wilbur's father, Tricia Frame played Janet Maxwell Wilbur's mother. Wilbur's older sister Betty Lou Maxwell was played by Lana Guillot, and his younger sister Connie Maxwell was played by Tisha Barker. The cast put on an excellent performance which our parents thoroughly enjoyed.

After closing comments by Mr. Milton Ambres, N.C.H.S. principal, refreshments were served by members of Mrs. Joyce Hayes' home ec class. Parents were then able to view video tapes of the September, October, and November Owl T.V. News updates. Thanks to all who helped to make this meeting a success.

Recently, several of North Central's Sophomores attended the Parish HOBY seminar at the resource center in Opelousas. The students that were selected were as follows: Micheal Todd, Charity O' Reilly, Nicole Rideau, Sheneda Rideau, and Shannon Hubbard. At the seminar, the students got a chance to listen to a host of guest speakers from different occupations. They got a chance to ask questions and have discussion periods. The seminar in its entirety was a very good experience for the students who attended. We would like to congratulate Hinda Robinson for attending the state seminar. Also, we would like to congratulate Makisha Dixon and Tamara Jackson who attended the seminar as counselors.

Wednesday, December 8, Ms. Linda Haynes and Ms. Mary Bowie took about thirty students to Richard, Louisiana. This was a convention for students who were chosen among their peers to help solve their problems. Natural Helpers are not to tell other students what to do but are to give them suggestions. This activity ended December 9. There the students learned how to work as a team, not as an individual. This was the first year for this organization to put together a program as such.

Now here is Angela Hopkins with a sports update

The North Central High School Boys basketball team is getting off to an amazing start. The boys played their first game against Ville Platte on the 17th of November as they overcame Ville Platte 106-46.C urley Johnson was the leading scorer with 26 points.

During the Thanksgiving holidays, North Central held its tournament, taking first place against Beau Chene. Isaac Powell was the leading scorer with 18 points, who also got 17 points from Curley Johnson.

The following night the 'Canes had the winning victory over Opelousas High with a score of 68-61. Isaac Powells was the leading scorer with 21 points. Collins had 16 points for the victors while Elijah and Curley added 12 each.

Last weekend the Hurricanes placed 3rd in the Beau Chene tournament. Then, on Tuesday, December 15, the Hurricanes defeated Comeaux. The Hurricanes' record is now 11-2.

On November 17, North Central High's Lady Canes took the court by gaining their first win over Ville Platte High School. Melanie Miller fired in 32 points while Chrissy Ponthieax chipped in with 14. Unfortunately, on November 20, the Lady Canes were beaten by the Opelousas Lady Tigers. Then, North Central's Lady Canes beat the Beau Chene Lady Gators by 5 points with a score of 57-52. Melanie Miller was also the top scorer in this game as she made 23 points, with Leslie Thierry right behind with 22. The Lady Canes then lost to the Northside Lady Vikings in a very close game, with a score of 47-43. On Tuesday, December 8, The Lady Canes gave Northside a little payback as they whipped the Lady Vikings 56-51. The Lady Canes record is now 3-5. Now back to Melanie.

This year Mr. Huey Hawkins is helping coach our North Central students in the Mock Trial Contest sponsored by the St. Landry Parish Bar Association. The winners of the parish competition will compete for the state champion award. The winner of state will compete at national level.

Through participation in the Mock Trial, students gain an insider's perspective of the courtroom procedures. It help them gain basic unerstanding of the legal mechanisms which society chooses to resolve many of its disputes. North Central took the first place trophy last year, so North Central will be trying to do a repeat performance.

Now here's Angela with a report on school clubs.

(This was a separate document which is missing-P. Martel)

This concludes our update for today. On behalf of the faculty and staff at North Central High we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Until next year I'm Melanie Miller.














North Central High School has new talent in its business department- Mr. Anthony Polotzola. Mr. Polotzola is the new head sponsor of FBLA. Mr. Polotzola receives great help from Mrs. Marie Bush and Mr. Darrell Porche. The business leaders of North Central, which consists of 36 members, elected officers as follows: Kim Lee, President; Brandi Ford, Vice President; Tonya Phillips, Secretary; Lillian Romar, Treasurer; Ledreika Johnson, Reporter; and Curley Johnson, Parlimentarian. FBLA is presently involved in fund raisers to take a joint-trip with the BETA Club. FBLA will participate in the District competition at Opelousas High School. FBLA members are also going through leadership training to prepare for business leadership.

The NCHS FFA club held its second annual Christmas sale on Pointsettia plants November 30 and through December 4, 1992. A little over one hundred plants were sold and decorated with your choice of red, pink, or green wrapping paper and either red, green, or white bows. The money profited from the sale will go toward the FFA banquet and awards at the end of the year. We hope that more people will participate in the next Christmas Pointsettia sale. They make beautiful and inexpensive Christmas gifts.