2009-03-04 / Families & Friends

Moments and Memories of WHS

Compiled by Bennett Welch

SCIENCE CLUB — Pictured are members of the 1939-1940 Whitesburg High School Science Club, (first row, sitting) Burchel Cornett, Newton Cornett, (first row, standing) Loretta Coldiron, Edward Smith, Edra Amburgey, Finley Noble, Velma Sturgill, Beryl Franklin, (second row) Johnny McIntosh, Janice Mullins, Anna Reece Caudill, Clarice Lynch, Minerva Ruth Zimmerman, Eleanor Fairchild, Emma Jean Amburgey, (third row) Edgar Blair, Harold Fields, Betty Jo Picklesimer, Kathryn Webb, Juanita Gish, Eva Mae Webb, Challis Ison, Vesta Blair, (fourth row) Juanita Mullins, Emma Hart, Viola Wadell, Jack Swisher, Eric Rierson, Beryl Holbrook, Steve Bowen, Edison Banks, (fifth row) Lawrence Brown, Bradley Blair, Jack Passmore, Orell Collins, and Edgar Banks. In hiding are Florence Hale and Marieta Boyd. SCIENCE CLUB — Pictured are members of the 1939-1940 Whitesburg High School Science Club, (first row, sitting) Burchel Cornett, Newton Cornett, (first row, standing) Loretta Coldiron, Edward Smith, Edra Amburgey, Finley Noble, Velma Sturgill, Beryl Franklin, (second row) Johnny McIntosh, Janice Mullins, Anna Reece Caudill, Clarice Lynch, Minerva Ruth Zimmerman, Eleanor Fairchild, Emma Jean Amburgey, (third row) Edgar Blair, Harold Fields, Betty Jo Picklesimer, Kathryn Webb, Juanita Gish, Eva Mae Webb, Challis Ison, Vesta Blair, (fourth row) Juanita Mullins, Emma Hart, Viola Wadell, Jack Swisher, Eric Rierson, Beryl Holbrook, Steve Bowen, Edison Banks, (fifth row) Lawrence Brown, Bradley Blair, Jack Passmore, Orell Collins, and Edgar Banks. In hiding are Florence Hale and Marieta Boyd. The Whitesburg High School Science Club 1939- 1940

The Science Club of Whitesburg High School was organized during the school year 1933-34 and has been an active unit in our high school work since then. The purposes of the club as set forth in the constitution are (1) to promote the interest of the high school students in the natural sciences and (2) to develop a spirit of brotherhood among the members of the different science classes.

The officers of the Science Club for this year, 1939-1940, are as follows: President Finley Noble, Vice President Beryl Franklin, Secretary-Treasurer Velma Sturgill. The club has about 40 members, taken from the three upper classes.

One of the aims of the Science Club is to each year do something of lasting benefit to the whole high school. In accordance with this policy we have in recent years bought and placed in the study hall a $54 radio with three loudspeakers, and installed an electric bell system for the high school. This year, we have attempted to equip our laboratory with new tables. We now have two large laboratory tables with working space for 24 students of chemistry or physics and two large tables for recitation or conference purposes. In addition, we have bought a new first-aid cabinet for the laboratory, and donated $5 to the library fund.

One of our objectives for next year is to organize a junior division of the Science Club, open to sophomores and freshmen, since the number of sophomores who can enter the senior division is limited and no freshmen are admitted. If our students have had one or two years' experience in the junior division they will make more capable members when they reach the senior division.

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