2009-03-18 / Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH

Jacket Journal Debuts

(Taken from the September 8, 1989 Jacket Journal)

With the beginning of the 1989-90 school year, WHS students will notice a change in many things including: new principal, new classes, the first golf team, and two new teachers.

With all those changes, you may think there is not room for even one more. However, we, the newspaper staff, have just that in mind.

In case you haven't noticed, we've given your paper a new look and a new name! The Jacket Journal has, with this issue, officially made its debut in the hallways of Whitesburg High School.

We hope you like the new look of the paper and such plans we have for the coming school year. If you have any suggestions, or a good idea, please feel free to leave as a message in our suggestion box located in the front of the main office.

Triumphs of Academic Team

(Taken from the November 1989 Jacket Journal)

The Whitesburg High School Academic Team had tremendous success since the founding of the Kentucky Academic League. In recent years our team has won the district three times and the Regional Governor's Cup competition twice. Our current academic team is upholding the high standards set by previous teams.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1989, Whitesburg hosted three schools in a decathlon of academic events. Buckhorn, Powell County, and Jenkins tasted defeat at the hands of the malicious WHS Quick Recall Team. The Varsity Quick Recall Team consists of: Elijah Fleming, Naveen Rao, Amy Masters, Rosa Halcomb, Tommy Roark, Ray Collins and Robert Soto.

Under the expert coaching of Mrs. Sandra Banks and Mr. Bruce Sexton, the Quick Recall Team slashed Buckhorn 21-6, obliterated Powell Co. 33-13, and stomped Jenkins 33-13.

Media Award: (Taken from the May 1990 Jacket Journal)

In its first year the WHS Media Class received 1st and 2nd place awards in the Third Annual Kentucky Video and Script Contest sponsored by Eastern Kentucky University.

A first place was awarded to WHS in the Music Video category. Whitesburg placed second in the Comedy and Drama category, which was produced in conjunction with the Drama Class.

There were more than 100 entries in the statewide contest.

Senior Honors — 1990

1989-90 Senior Superlatives: Most Popular — Kathy Hogg, Mike Jacobs. Eye Catcher — Christi Honeycutt, Brian Tidd Halcomb, Wade Yonts. Best All Around — Kathy Sparks, Everett Shepherd. Jacket Joker — Anna Slone. Personality Plus — Missy Cook, Mike McCall, Jeff Nickels. Most Talented — Rebecca Craft, Richard Craft. Trendsetters — Yolanda Creech, John R. Sexton. Nicest Smile — Vanessa Adams, Marcus Bowling. Most Dependable — Vanessia Fields, Richard Roberts. Most School Spirited — Michelle Holbrook, Brian Everidge. Most Courteous — Amy Mullins, Carl Bowling.

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