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l)e .atabantas imtS--April 3, 2003Page 13 Rocks Girls' learn skills to last a lifetime while having the time af their lives r Vincent it mean to be a High making friends with Other schools, includ- You might not have ex- nlake friends with. It to make a dif- being willing to take oming a being stronger that you love a chal- the High Rocks will and ninth grade classes soon to talk about and invite other High Rocks will ac- girls this year as they to high school. s not a school--it tee leadership program 13-18 from Pocahon- L Greenbrier East and Schools. High Rocks self-confidence, provides Service opportunities find and get into with schol- 'n(l" thing about High girls get to re- en girls not have expected it. to be leaders first as to be more sure of lnd get along better then as they begin children in and later by tak- at High Rocks, 'JUnior counselor for on the board. she is an honor tying a hard time in of personal atten- from staff and is accept- ; COmes to a camp Beginnings." spend almost two girls at the High near Hillsboro. home and living rio TVs and no hot tOund intimidating, end up being tt! early every morn- breakfast and be- They learn to the gentle and horses: they look at math; 'Jr stage fears in drama; they explore the woods in outdoors classes and they push themselves as thinkers in writing class. There is also "solo time," where girls reflect on their experi- ence and write poems in a favorite spot in the woods, and there is "Girls' Group," where they gather to talk about issues and coping with the pressures of daily life. And did we forget to mention the great lunches and dinners too? Plus singing and readings around the campfire to finish each day. Girls form strong friendships with each other and with the camp staff, who are experienced teachers and professionals. By the time camp ends, the girls usually feel a little relieved, but at the same time they are sad to be leaving and excit- ed about the future. At the end of the summer, the new girls join older girls in the year-round High Rocks program, which they can stay in until they graduate from high school. In those four years, they will come to week- ly gatherings at High Rocks. get chances to take short classes in in- teresting topics like photography or yoga, travel occasionally around the state for conferences, get help pre- paring for college and visit different colleges on High Rocks trips. They also have a chance to return to the campground every summer for "Camp Steele" {named after Virgi- nia Steele. a great High Rocks sup- porter), where they work together on challenging projects. They will also run the after-school program "'Use Your Noodle," where they design and teach lessons to elemen- tary students in Hillsboro and Rich- wood, and they become advisors to the people who run High Rocks and role models for younger girls in the program. We seek girls who really want to come, and who we feel would get the most out of our program and get the most back. High Rocks is Support your local Fire & Rescue Service BFD Firehall - Durbin Saturday, April 5 7 p.m. Jackpot $ 1,400!! Payouts baied on number of players Tips Also Available We Have Hew Equipment!!! Now Using Paper Bingo Cards Iw-Smoke Environment not for everyone; it is for girls who want to expand their experiences and possibilities and who want to try some real challenges to find and reach their goals. Many girls have great talents locked deep inside and often they find these at High Rocks. There is no charge to be in High Rocks. Any girl or parent wanting more information should speak to one of our recruiters: Mary Ann Boggs at Richwood Junior High, Christine Campbell at Marlinton Middle, Ruth Bland at Green Bank Middle or Peggy Bovee at Eastern Greenbrier Junior High. You can also call our office at 653-4891. Girls can get applica- tions during presentations at our schools or from the above teachers/counselors. We also have several openings for older girls (this year's ninth and tenth graders). Applications Due: Richwood: April 17 Greenbrier East: April 18 Marlinton Middle: April 15 Green Bank Middle: April 15 Camp Dates: First Year July 15-26, Camp Steele, June 14-27. HIGH ROCKS GIRLS take a breather from a long hike, a tradition during first year camp. 0000CH4N i.Wll .................. l ........ Florida needs teachers in most subject ares, Positions are available in urban and rural districts. The Teach-In provides a convenient, cost-effective forum for teachers eeking employment opportunities in Florida to meet with school district personnel. June 16-18, 2003 Hyart Orlando Frr rn,,r tr2orrr,or or Io reqaest  apphcatyya Call 0-TEACH-FL (800-8372435 or e-rr,ai ,c" request to Diane,Merkel@ndoc.org i:? , TABITHA MAY, SAMMY Bass, and April Rose take a pause from their hike to pose for a photo. -:.r .... 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