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The Borah Senator
Boise, Idaho
May 20, 1980     The Borah Senator
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Senior speakers v- Kathleen Allen and Kelly Ericson will address seniors at commencement exercises May 28. (photo by Michelle Harmon) 677 seniors to graduate Commencement for the 677 seniors taking part in the Borah graduation ceremonies this year is scheduled for May 28 at 8 p.m. at Bronco Stadium. All seniors are to b there by 7 p.m., according to Mr. Al Bennett, senior counselor. Seniors Kelly Ericson and Kathleen Allen have been nomi- nated by the top 10 percent of the senior class to speak at the graduation ceremony. Senior class president John Hand will lead the pledge to the flag to open the ceremonies. The invocation will be led by Pastor Ted Buck of Central As- sembly followed by the A Cap- pella Choir singing"Halleluja." Senior counselors, Ms. June Jameson and Bennett, will an- nounce scholarships that have been accepted by seniors for next year. Superintendent of Boise Schools Dr. Barney C. Parker will introduce the senior class and Dr. Clayton C. Moore, President of the Board of Trus- tees, will present the diplomas. The benediction will be given by Father James Worsley of St. Paul's Catholic Student Center. "We try to keep the ceremony moving. Seniors who throw their hats have to break rank to retrieve them, which slows down the procedures. Students can get out of the ceremony faster if they avoid hat throw- ing," said Bennett. A rehearsal is scheduled for 10 a.m. the morning of gradua- tion. Any senior wishing to march in line at Commence- ment must be present at the re- hearsal, said Bennett. Senior without fines should pick up their cap and gown in the gym from noon until 2:30 p.m. May 23, Bennett said. Thosc who have fines are to pick them up from the activities of- fice that day. I Inside: Cindy Palmer .............. 5 Scholarships ............... 7 Alcohol ............... I O, 11 e Vol. XX - No. 13 Class The Borah Senator, Boise, Idaho 83709 / Tuesday, May 20, 1980 es select officers-1 The election results were close, but class officers for next year have been elected, accord- ing to Bret Masterson, '80-'81 ASB president. Junior Scott Christenscn has been elected to serve as senior president for the upcoming year. Other students elected for the senior class are Ty Abel, vice- president; Kelly Pitts, secretary: Minta Tanner, treasurer; and Carol Olson and Cathy Stewart, class representatives. Sophomore Mark Jensen will serve as junior class president. Officers under Jensen will be \\;ndy ttazzard, vice-president; .lan Allen, secretary; Dessa I crnes, treasurer; and Doug .Iones and Charles Baldwin, representatives. "'I'm really looking forward to next year and working with the other officers," Christensen Senior officers are, from top: Ty Abel, vice said. "'It will be challenging and exciting planning our greatest year ever. Between the six of us, we should be able to come up with some really good ideas." "We .-should make a gool team," commented Abel. "1 already know some of the new officers well," said junior class adviser Jose Zubizarreta, "so I know we'll be able to get along great. Next year should be a fun one." '"My hope and goal is for a successful junior year with the help of my fellow classmates," Jensen said. "There were a lot of good candidates. 1 was pleased with the results," Masterson said of the elections. "They ran smoothly. I think this reflects on the new ASB officers' ability to work together and get the job t done." ! ii: ) Senator and staff receive awards The Senator and several staff members recently have been honored in national, regional O and state competition. National Scholtstio. Press Association has given thbhonor rating of "All American" with five marks of distinction for the first semester of the 1979-'80 school year, placing it among the top 10 high school news- papers in the nation in its cate- gory. Receiving maximum points in each of five categories, the paper was given 900 points out of a possible 900 on writing and editing with 50 bonus points in content and coverage and phys- ical appearance. In Editorial Leadership and Opinion Features, a score of 840 out of 900 points was given. In Photography, Art and Graph- ics, 890 out of 900 points were awarded. "GOOD BALANCE and un- derstanding by the student jour- nalists," the judge commented about the contest and coverage section. On" Physical Appearance and Visual Communication, the judge noted, "a very attractive paper that invites readership." The newspaper also received 195 bonus points for student work and efforts in planning the newspaper. The final score amounted to 4,725 (including bonus points), above the maximum of 4,500 points. "You are to be commended on a very newsworthy produc- tion. Your stories are well re- searched and reviewed for accu- racy. You tell it as it is, including some problems that many staffs would not touch," the judge concluded. The Senator has also been notified that Columbia Scholas- tic Press Association has award- ed it the services top "Medalist" rating for the spring semester 1979/fali semester '80 period. This represents the 10th Medalist award the paper has received in the last 11 years and the 20th NSPA award (which is given each semester) the paper has earned in the past 22 semes- ters. Individual awards to staff members include a third place i' n,ational competition to g,fi- chelle ilarmon from th, N (eont'd. on Page 6)