The Campus Update Vol.5, Iss.3, 20 October 1982, p. 1

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VOLUME FIVE ISSUE THREE CAMPUS UPDATE Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI OCTOBER 20, 1982 Theresa Walchak Crowned Miss Alpena by Christy Preseau Theresa Walchak was crowned the 1982 Miss Alpena at the 17th an- nual pageant held at the Alpena High’ School Auditorium — on October 8. Members included: Kristina Smolinski, first runner up, Jodi Duncan, second runner up, Sandra Wilmont, third runner up, Janice Hale, fourth run- ner up, and Terri Hoos was named Miss Congeniality. The Mistress of Ceremonies Charmain Washburn. However, this years pageant did not meet the standards set by pre- vious. pageants. There were a few. rough spots during the show and some were brought upon by lack of preparation. One being the unsatis- 4 fen difficulties including: Breakage of a tape and extended periods of time when the stage lights were out. There were also unfilled time gaps between. the sccigical talent pre- sentations which caused uneasiness in the audience, Although the pag- eant had some bad as there were also some good poin One of the Aighlighta of the even- ing was when the contestants were- asked personalized questions about themselves. The way they reacted and answered the questions was fas- cinating. During the interview, after the pageant, one of the contestants was asked how she felt at the time of the questioning and she teplied, “We knew that we were going have to answer a question, but we didn't know what subject matter it would be on. So, before it was my turn | had questions that could be asked, running through my mind; so, when it was my turn | was somewhat prepared.” The individual-talent presentations were a relaxing and enjoyable part of the evening. The contestants were judged on originality, costumes, props, and talent itself. Walchak performed a stunt routine with her older sister: Smolinski played a medley of songs from the arrange- ~ment of “Fiddler on the Roof’, on the organ: Duncan did an interpre- tive dance to the song ‘The Devil: went down to Georgia”; Wilmont performed a violin solo: Hale sang a song from the musical ‘The Wiz”; and Hoos recited a humorous read- ings their scores. There were technical From/left: Janice Hale, Sandra Wilmot, Jodi Duncan, Kristina Smolinski, and Teri Hoos Alternatives to College Financing by Nancy LaFramboise For the would-be college students who may have trouble financing their way through school, the mili- tary may be their answer for their college or vocational/technical 9. Qualifications must be met in order for a person to join the Armed Forces but if he or she is accepted the member can become eligible for several different. educational pro- grams. One exceptional program is VEAP (Veterans Educational Assis- tance Program). VEAP was signed into law by. Congress in October 1976. replacing the old GI Bill. VEAP allows the service member to accumulate up to $8,100 for his or her college or vocational/techni- cal education while serving in the military. It is a savings plan where the service member saves so much each month and the government matches the amount 2 to 1. For each one dollar the service member saves. two dollars will be added. The amount saved each month varies from $25-$100 depending on which branch of service. Also depending on the branch of service, the amount accumulated may be higher if the member can qualify for supplemen- tal benefits. “VEAP can only be used after the member has completed his or her enlistment but there are different in- service educational opportunities a- vailable also. One widely used pro- gram is taking college courses on off-duty hours while still in the mil- itary. For approved courses the mil- itary may pay up to 75% of the tui- tion in accredited colleges, universi- ties. and —_-vocational/technical One other program for financial assistance is joining ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps). Many col- leges offer Army, Air Force ee Navy-Marine Corps ROTC pt grams. Depending on the ae ‘of service, ROTC can pay for tuition, most academic fees and free uni- forms. $100 per month pay is also allowed for subsistence allowance. Checking with the college of your choice could tell you if ROTC was offered at that school. Brochures and other information may be obtained at the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy Recruiting offices which are locat- on the second floor of the Fed- eral Building on Water Street in Alpena. A Night in Las Vegas by Jeannette Licavoli Many risky gamblers tried their luck with games of chance made famous by Las Vegas casinos during the third annual Casino Night, Oct- ober 7, in the Holiday Inn Holi- dome. Gamblers were given $200,000 at the door to play craps, eee poker, blackjack and igwheel. During, door ue were raffled off and won by Kevin Bee Judy Avery, and Jessie Goins. ~ a time was running out excite- ment and intensity grew stronger a- cash were tabulated, and 18 lucky winners walked away with prizes ranging from the grand prize of a walking stereo to watches, camera, clock radio and record gift certifi- Cates. Also there were refreshments and snack bar provided for the gamblers. Casino Night was sponsored by the mpus Activity Board and organ- ized by Judy Avery and Scott Fowler. earth Notes The production of Earth maga- zine is underway for the 1982-83 school year. The staff will be under- taking the ambitious project of put- ting out two issues of the literary publication, one in December and the other in April. This. year’s format will vary somewhat from previous designs, as a portion of the magazine will be devoted to the year’s student activities. A contest will be held for the best submission of short stories, essays, poetry, and artwork for the winter and spring issue. The entry deadline for the Earth’s winter publication will be Nov- ember 4 “We hope to get many submiss- ions from: students here at ACC, but also eagerly anticipate input from the rest of the community as well,” stated Earth assistant ed- itor, Greg Reeves. Other staff art- icles, artwork, and photos. will also be in the magazine this year. -m. all pegeecive emai of

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