High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jan 23 1972, Page 15

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 23, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Twin sister assists Junior miss Winner eyeing state title Story by Judy royals staff photos by Sonny affixing Jane left helps her sister place the Crown correctly. Judy credits Jane in part with providing the inspiration for her entering the contest. Since both girls plan to Crown attend universities in the fall a Judy at Carolina and Jane at Duke a the scholarship prize was tempting. By Judy royals Enterprise staff writer because she Hopes to attend Carolina next year and her twin sister wants to attend Duke seventeen year old Judy Ryan was lured into the local Junior miss contest by a $500 scholarship prize. She competed against 17 area High school seniors through judges interviews physical fitness exercises scholarship tests and Talent presentations and came within an Inch of quitting because she thought she did no to stand a Chance. Deciding to a just enjoy it a she competed full Force and came through a Winner. Now Judy is aiming for a higher goal the state title and additional scholarship awards. She will compete feb. 5 at Durham High school in Durham against area winners from throughout the state. Daughter of or. And mrs. Bill Ryan of 611 Lindsay st., the Browneyes Brunette is one of three girls in the Ryan family. She has a twin sister Jane and a younger sister 13-year-old Terry. A senior at Central High school. Judy is a member of the National Honor society Beta club French club and masque and Gavel. As a member of the school newspaper staff she has been introduced to the Field of journalism and is so impressed that she has chosen this As her career. She is serving this year As feature editor. In addition the Young woman is Points Secretary of the National forensic league and treasurer of the sub Juinor woman a club. She has won two nil trophies in Competition and additional honors in smaller tournaments. She used her nil experience to Good advantage in presenting her winning Talent a dramatic interpretation of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw. She wore a drab Homespun outfit she copied from a picture of Saint Joan which she found in a Library Book. Interest shown when Judy first expressed an interest in the local contest she was encouraged by her nil adviser mrs. Rachel Roberts. She and her Friend. Kathy Corn who was later named first runner up in the contest entered the pageant together. Quot we had heard there were Only seven contestants and we thought that was pretty neat a said Judy. After the entry deadline they were overwhelmed to learn that 20 girls had entered. Two contestants dropped out before the pageant it was All Uphill after that according to the Young Winner. Because she had to compete in an nil tournament in Pittsburgh. Judy missed the first practice session. At the second rehearsal she stood in Awe As the other girls went through the program with professional ease displaying the ability gained in the first practice Quot everyone was so talented and knew exactly what to recalled Judy. Quot i Felt Defeated from the overnight Judy decided that since she did no to stand a Chance she would relax and enjoy the contest. That proved to be the winning formula. Being High Points Junior miss Hasni to changed Judy a life to any degree a i still have to do Homework and help around the she remarked. Her Quot practices in preparation for the state contest include guest speaking appearances at civic club meetings. Already she has attended the Jaycee and civitan meets. On saturday she will give her dramatic interpretation at the miss High Point pageant. Important qualities when asked if she would have entered the Competition if she had been required to compete in swimsuit. Judy said Quot no. I Don t think appearance in swimsuit is important. It should be eliminated from All pageants. The qualities which count Are those inside not physical features. Quot i enjoyed the Junior miss contest because they place emphasis on poise personality scholarship and when asked what she looks for in an Ideal Date the attractive teen Ager listed sincerity and honesty As major factors. A personality is More important than looks a she said. Does she prefer Guys with Long hair Quot i done to mind Long hair say to the Collar a she replied. Quot i done to care for the shoulder length though. It does no to look As Nice. Quot however a she continued Quot i done to judge a Guy by his hair. If i enjoy his company the length of his hair is in her spare time Judy enjoys watching old movies and plays. She is interested in the theatre especially children a theatre since she enjoys working with youngsters. Seeks journalism career serving As feature editor of the newspaper at Central Judy has decided to study for a career in journalism. With her Are co workers on the paper staff 1-r Sharon Hodgin associate editor David Reed sports editor and Larry Dawalt editor. Hedgecock Young Beauty seventeen year old Judy Ryan is on the local Junior miss title in Competition with 17 High school seniors. A student at Central High school she plans to use the scholarship at ung Chapel Hill. He High Point Enterprise the world of women adding a new trophy has been added to the two won by the teen Ager during this year in National forensic league Competition. To group Judy a Junior miss trophy is an attractive addition to the collection. Adelaide s editor sunday january 23, 1972. Section b Judy Center discusses events of the pageant the state Competition which will be held feb. 5 with her twin sister Jane left and her younger in Durham sister Terry. The girls Are looking Forward to for the past two Summers she has served As Counselor at the Myca Camp Cheerio and she plans to work there again this summer. During her Sophomore and Junior years she worked three afternoons a week at the Myca All american youth club. A conflict in activities with nil forced her to drop out of that program this year but she still serves As substitute Counselor. Having attended a completely integrated school for several years Judy was asked to list the advantages and disadvantages of a program which is just being tried in a majority of schools throughout the state this year. A i can t see any disadvantages a she replied Quot but i can see Many advantages. If equal Quality education were not being offered to All groups under the old program Complete integration has remedied that. Also it gives students the Opportunity of meeting people from All types of backgrounds not just one group from a certain part of town. When asked whom she most admired in american history she found it difficult to single out one individual. Quot i most Admire those who show a willingness to help others a she said. Quot those who care More for others than when the conversation began to Center on trill marriage which Many Young people Are advocating today Judy suddenly became very old fashioned a i believe the old moral values Are still Best a she said. Sharing experiences

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