Carolina Military Academy
CAROLINA MILITARY ACADEMY MAXTON NORTH CAROLINA
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT..
Our sixth school session has ended. We, the Administration of Carolina Military Academy, have been pleased with the school year. However, before we can lay out the blueprint for next session, we need to reflect briefly on the details that have made this year somewhat outstanding.
As President of Carolina Military Academy, it has been most rewarding to lead a fine staff of teachers to an understanding of the complex problems and workings of a private school and to secure their cooperation in reaching certain goals. This has involved the understanding of people, morale of both student and teacher, classroom management, a great many new things every day, and a sense of discipline for all. In these things, I have not labored alone. Without the help of a splendid administrative staff, the job would have been only partly done.
First of all, Dean Mallard should be commended for the fine academic leadership he has provided throughout the year to both teacher and student. Captain Humbert has done an outstanding job as Commandant. In training his student officers and securing their total support and cooperation, he has constantly kept his hand on the pulse of the student body and has administered his office fairly and justly. Major Mercado, in his first full year as Senior Army Instructor, has raised the standard of our military program to new heights. I congratulate him on his fine accomplishments. Mr. Whiteley, our Athletic Director, has furnished the direction for our entire sports program. Our athletes have matured in this program and many have changed from boys to young men under his guidance. Carolina Military Academy's Business Manager, Mr. Hellekson, has guided our financial affairs throughout the year and is to be congratulated on his efficiency. I am sure that on allowance day, he is the most popular man on the campus.
To our patrons I extend our sincere thanks for your support, your cooperation and your trust. Without you, we could not exist.
DONALD WARD BAILEY
EDGAR THEODORE BEDDINGFIELD, III
MICHAEL LEE BROOKS
THOMAS GORDON CHRISTY
BERTRAM HOLMAN CURWEN, III
RAYMOND ELMORE EARP, JR.
ELBERT MILTON EATON
RONALD EUGENE EWING
JOHN ALAN FERRELL
DALE WESLEY FIREBAUGH
SAMUEL KENNEDY FUNDERBURKE
DONNIE RAY GAINEY
ANTHONY ALEXANDER GAITA, III
KERRY JAY GILLILAND
RICKY LAWRENCE HANSON
CHARLES OTIS HOBART, JR.
JOSEPH NORFLEET HOWARD, JR.
GORDON WILLIAM JAQUISS
DEXTER CARVIE JOYNER, JR.
LANCE MICHAEL JOYNES
PHILIP WILFORD LANE
JAMES RAYMOND LAWRENCE
RICHARD BEAUREGARD MASON KENNETH DWIGHT MESSER
WILLIAM VINCE MOSELEY
JOHN NORMAN PETERSON, JR.
EDWIN E. RAWL, III
JOHN WALTER RICHARDSON
PETER J. ROUSSIN, III
RICHARD HELLER SCHAFER
WILLIAM STINSON SHEPHERD
BLAINE COY SHERRILL
DAVID HENRY SHUTTLEWORTH
DAVID MICHAEL SIDBURY
KENNETH LEO SILVER
WILLIAM HARRY SIMMONS,II
JOSEPH ANDREW TESSITORE
WILLIAM MARSHALL WARD, JR.
RICHARD THOMAS WATSON
DAVID THOMAS WELLONS
KEITH LIPSCOMB WILLIAMS
RONALD THOMAS WILLIAMS
DAN ELLIS WILLIAMSON
JULIUS WILBERT LEE, JR.
TERRENCE ALAN LITTRELL
ALFRED PHILIP ANTHONY
LUCKSAVAGE DANNY KAY MARTIN
WILLIAM JOSEPH McPHAUL
DAVID ALLAN ROHRER
DENNIS HOWARD ROWE
NEIL HAMILTON STONE
ROBERT WALSTON WHITE
HARLEY RICHARD YOUNG
ERIC MICHAEL ABEE
SPENCER W. ALLSBROOK, II
DANIAL GRIFFEN BRADSHAW
GARY ASHLEY BROWDER
ROBERT HENRY DAIL
CHARLES DEVIN EAKES
JOSEPH J. GOLDEN, III
CHARLES THOMAS HAGER
LARRY DOUGLAS HICKS
MICHAEL RAY KRAFFT
COMMANDANT'S REPORT- "It has been a pleasure for me to serve as the Commandant of Carolina Military Academy this year. The young men making up the Corps of Cadets, along with you parents, have made this a very worthwhile experience for me. Although our disciplinary program may have seemed strict at times, the results have been good and many of you have already expressed your satisfaction for the manner in which I executed this office. I still maintain that the attitude a young man assumes in the performance of his daily work is a most important factor in determining the progress he will make. I challenge you returning -students and new students as well, to begin the next school year in this frame of mind and you will then have no difficulty in achieveing your very best. "
CAPTAIN CALVERT H. HUMBERT, JR.
MILITARY DEPARTMENT REPORT- "Carolina Military Academy has completed its first year under the Junior Division of the Reserve Officers Training Corps Program. The Military Training portion was culminated with a Field Training exercise, involving the entire Corps of Cadets. This training consisted of a tactical march of approximately seven miles to an area north of Maxton, setting up a defensive perimeter in heavily vegetated terrain, similar to jungle terrain, and conduct of day and night reconnaissance patrols. The Honor Company for the year, 1967-69 was selected on the basis of points awarded for number of Cadets on the honor rolls, results of the intramural athletic competition, track meet, and field day activities. The Honor C ompany for the year was "B" Company. Annually, Department of the Army will award the Superior Junior Cadet Decorations Award to the outstanding cadet in each military training class, MI 1, MT 2, and MT 3. To be considered for this award a cadet must be:
1.Enrolled in the ROTC Program 2.In the upper fourth of class and academic standing 3.Recommended by the Senior Army Instructor and Dean or Principal
This year's awards went to the following cadets: Cadet Staff Sergeant James Rion, MT 1; Cadet Lt. Colonel Raymond Earp, MT 2; and Cadet Captain Dexter Carvie Joyner, MT 3.
Results of the annual formal inspection, designating Carolina Military Academy an Honor School for the sixth consecutive year, were received in the form of a congratulatory letter to Colonel Blankinship from Major General Joseph R. Russ, Deputy Commanding General, Reserve Forces Headquarters, Third United States Army."'
MAJOR CARLOS MERCADO, SENIOR ARMY INSTRUCTOR
KILLED IN ACTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH VIETNAM
LLOYD WHITFIELD MOORE, CLASS OF 1965
25 FEBRUARY 1968
CRAIG PHILLIP AVERRILL, CLASS OF 1966
22 MARCH 1968
RICHARD MICHAEL CAMPBELL, CLASS OF 1966
7 MAY 1968
The 1968 graduating exercises were held in the Maxton High School auditorium on Sunday, 26 May at 10 o'clock with Colonel Leslie C. Blankinship, presiding. He was assisted by Mr. W. Donald Mallard, Headmaster, in presenting the diplomas to the sixty-three graduates. Others participating in this impressive program were the Reverend Frederick Reese, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lumberton who presented the Invocation and Devotional, and the Reverend Waylon Cooke, Academy Chaplain who pronounced the Benediction. Cadet Lieutenant Michael Lee Brooks, Valedictorian of the 1968 graduating class gave his address during this portion of the Commencement and music was provided by Mr. Russell E. Hellekson, Jr. , Organist and Mr. William F. Malambri, Jr. Trumpet.
The Honorable Alton A. Lennon, Congress of The United States, House of Representatives, North Carolina Seventh District, in giving the Commencement Address appealed to the Cadets to, "Continue your education in every way you can. Continue your application-- your character and spiritual development. " Copies of this profound and appropriate message have been sent by Mr. Lennon to each member of the graduating class.
At the close of the exercises, the graduates and the entire assemblage moved to the nearby Drill Field where the final dress parade and dismissal took place.
AWARDS AND BAND PROGRAM
On Saturday evening, 25 May, the annual Awards and Band Program took place in the auditorium of Maxton High School. At this time the Salutatorians, Captain Dexter Joyner and Lieutenant William Shepherd gave timely talks to their classmates and visitors.
Captain Calvert H. Humbert, Jr. , Commandant of Cadets presided over the Awards Program and presented the following awards: CITIZENSHIP- Cadet Lt. Col. Raymond Earp, Jr.; BEST ALL AROUND CADET- Edgar T. Beddingfield, III; SENIOR ARMY INSTRUCTOR'S MEDAL FOR BEST MILITARY BEARING- Kenneth Leo Silver; COMMANDANT'S MEDAL- Lt. Col. Raymond Earp, Jr. MOST IMPROVED CADET- Thomas Payne
Colonel Blankinship presented: SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEDAL- Cadet Sergeant James Allen Rion; THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, Rowland Chapter Medal to Cadet Jeffrey Cecil Paige.
Mrs. Laurie McEachern of Red Springs, Regent of the National Society, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, presented a medal for academic and military achievement to Cadet Sergeant First Class Michael Ray Krafft.
Dean W. Donald Mallard presented the following academic awards: HIGHEST AVERAGE, POST-GRADUATE CLASS- Cadet Danny Martin; HIGHEST AVERAGE JUNIOR SCHOOL, Cadet Joey Roff; VALEDICTORY AWARD- Cadet Lieutenant Michael Lee Brooks; HIGHEST AVERAGE IN SUBJECT FIELD certificates were presented to: 7th Grade Science- Thomas Murphy; 7th Grade Science-Joseph Arthur Roff; 7th Grade Science- Bradford Brooks Farrand; 8th Grade Science- Alan Kent Wilson; General Science- Leslie Tomlinson; Biology- John Midgette; Chemistry- Kerry Jay Gilliland; Physics- William Shepherd; Advanced Biology- David Allan Rohrer. ENGLISH: 7th Grade- Joseph Arthur Roff; 8th Grade- Alan Kent Wilson; English I- Cotton Tollison; English II- Gary Stephen Mullins; English III- David Fesperman; English III- James Rion; English IV- Michael Lee Brooks; English V- Michael Ray Krafft; Journalism- Eric Michael Abee; Reading- Danny Kay Martin. LANGUAGES: Latin I- David Sanders; Latin I- Richard Taylor Spanish I- John Waid Marvin; French I- William Shepherd; Spanish II- Gary Stephen Mullins; French II- Samuel Kennedy Funderburke. HISTORY: 8th Grade American History- Gregory John Calley; 8th Grade American History- Alan Kent Wilson; World History- William Turner; World History- Michael Lee Brooks; United States History- David Michael Howerin; European History- Terrence Alan Littrell; English History- Michael Ray Krafft; Bible History- Danny Kay Martin;Consumer Economics- David Rohrer; Typing- Joseph Tessitore. Phsyical Education- Samuel Kennedy Funderburke. MATHEMATICS: 7th Grade- Joseph Arthur Roff; 8th Grade-Douglas Carlyle Britt; Gneral Math- Enrique Corona; Algebra I- Alfred Anthony Lucksavage; Algebra II- Harley R. Young; Plane Geometry-Harley R. Young; Advanced Algebra - Michael Brooks; Solid Geometry- Dexter Carvie Joyner, Jr. ; Trigonometry- Dexter Carvie Joyner, Jr. MILITARY AWARDS: MT 1- Cadet Staff Sergeant James Riod; MT 2- Cadet Lt. Col. Raymond Earp; MT 3- Cadet Capt. Dexter Joyner. Cadet Capt. David Shuttleworth, Captain of the Honor Company accepted that award, and First Sergeant Kenneth Silver received the award for Military Bearing.
The Carolina "Cadet" Band, under the direction of Mr. William F. Malambri, Jr. presented a most enjoyable concert prior to, and following the presentation of the awards
DEAN FLOYD E. JAMES HONORED- A beautiful oil portrait of Dean Floyd E. James was unveiled on Friday evening following a program held in recognition of Dean James' contribution to education during more than fifty years of teaching. A reception honoring Dean and Mrs. James took place in the school parlors following the program. Representatives from the City of Maxton, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, The American Legion, Presbyterian Junior College Alumni, First Presbyterian Church of Maxton, The Maxton Fire Department, and the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport Commission were present for the program and reception. The portrait which hangs in the main parlor of Carolina Military Academy was presented by Cadet Lt. Colonel Raymond Earp from the Corps of Cadets. Colonel Blankinship accepted the gift for the Academy.
THE HONOR ROLLS FOR THE YEAR AND THE LAST SEMESTER HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE OFFICE OF DEAN W. DONALD MALLARD AND ARE AS FOLLOWS:
FINAL AVERAGE HONOR ROLL: (First)- Michael Brooks; Danny Martin- (Second)- Edgar Beddingfield; Douglas Britt; Gary Browder; Thomas Christy; Robert Dail, Alfred Ellison, Kerry Gilliland; David Howerin; Dexter Joyner; Lance Joynes; Michael Krafft; John Midgette, Robert F. Mitschke; Gary Mullins; Terrence Littrell; Eddie Rawl; James Rion; Joseph Roff; Peter Roussin: William Shepherd; David Smith; William Turner; Glenn Warren; Robert White; Alan Wilson; Harley Young (Third)- Michael Abee; Spencer Allsbrook; Tony Coats; Raymond Earp; Robert Farish; David Fesperman; Dale Firebaugh; Sam Funderburke; Donnie Gainey; John Geddes; Charles Hager; Ted Holder; Bryan Hovey; Rudolph Howell; Julius Lee; David Lopina; David Putnam; Walter Robinson; John Marvin; Thomas Murphy; Thomas O'Neill; Jeffrey Paige; Alfred Lucksavage; David Rohrer; John Sanders; Richard Schafer David Shuttleworth; David Sidbury; William Simmons; Neil Stone; Richard Taylor; Robert Warren; Gary Wetherington.
SECOND SEMESTER HONOR ROLL- (First)- Michael Brooks; (Second)- Edgar Beddingfield; Larry Bowser; Douglas Britt; Thomas Christy; Alfred Ellison, Kerry Gilliland; David Howerin; Lance Joynes; Dexter Joyner; Michael Krafft; John Midgette; Robert F. Mitschke; Gary Mullins; Terrence Littrell; Alfred Lucksavage; Danny Martin; Eddie Rawl; James Rion; Joseph Roff; Peter Roussin; John Sanders; Will Shepherd; Glenn Warren; Robert Watts; Robert White; Alan Wilson; Harley Young; (Third)-Michael Abee; Spencer Allsbrook; James Banks; Daniel Bradshaw; Gary Browder; Gregory Calley; Robert Dail; Bruce Dearden; Raymond Earp; Robert Farish; Donnie Gainey; John Geddes; Charles Hager; Ted Holder; Bryan Hovey; Rudolph Howell; David Lopina; John Marvin; Thomas Murphy; Thomas O'Neill; Jeffrey Paige; David Putnam; Walter Robinson; David Rohrer; Richard Schafer; Bill Scott; David Sidbury; William Simmons; David Smith; Neil Stone; William Turner; Robert Warren; Arthur Whitehill; Douglas Woltz.
ATTENTION CAROLINA COLLEGE GIRLS 1912-1926 !
PLAN TO ATTEND YOUR FIRST REUNION ON SATURDAY, 22 JUNE 1968
At this time you will be the guests of Carolina Military Academy for a luncheon and organizational meeting. Bring with you any year books, clippings, pictures, or other momentos of this school to be placed in a historical file.Mrs. Fred Frostick (Mae Seabolt) will serve as the 1968 Honorary Chairman and she is anxious to have you come for a day of organization and fellowship.
PLEASE NOTIFY "THE CADET", CMA, MAXTON OF YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND
Acceptances have already been received from: Mrs. Floyd Kirby (Rowena Odum); Mrs. Thomas Batson (Grace Kirby); Miss Nellie Stotesbury; and Mrs. Rhonda H. Ricks (Louise Shavender).
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FIELD DAY ACTIVITIES- A colorful and significant part of the 1968 commencement Exercises at Carolina Military Academy was the Field Day Activities which took place on Saturday, 25 May. A parade through the City of Maxton was followed by the presentation of trophies, of the sponsors, and a formal review on the Drill Field. Later in the afternoon the cadets, their families and friends were entertained on the front campus at the annual President's Reception.
Reprinted from the original supplied by Richard Dean Snipes CMA Cadet 1965/66/67