2009-04-01 / Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH

Senior students honored 1964 Awards Day

Whitesburg High School seniors were honored Monday at the annual class day program held at the high school gymnasium.

Honor students who won awards included: English, Randy Fields; Science, Gay Amburgey; Industrial Arts, Roy Joel Caudill; Mechanical Drawing, Tony Day; Electricity, Darrell Short; Social Studies, Lydia Hammonds; Typing, Angie Robinson; Shorthand, Ruth Baker; Journalism, Sherry Conatser; Basketball, Football and Rebounder, Ty Hall; Track, Jerry Sharp (junior class) ; Outstanding Senior Musician, Paul Price; Vocational Agriculture, Tommy Davis; Biological Science, Sherry Conatser; Editor of Annual, Sherry Conatser; Outstanding Boy in Physical Education, Robert Caudill; Speech, Randy Fields; Harris Award for Character and Leadership, Gary Garrett; Best Salesman in Senior Class, Charles Frazier; French, Helen Fields; Home Economics, Pat Sexton; Chorus, Barbara Adams; Performing Necessary Duties, Harold Sexton.

The class history was read by Vickie Moore, Lydia Hammonds and Randy Fields and the class prophecy by Helen Fields, Sherry Conatser, Sandra Bloomer, Ruth Baker and Robert T. Hall. The class will was read by Linda Whitaker, Sevetta Taylor, Barbara Pratt and Eugene Holbrook.

(The above article appeared in The Mountain Eagle May 1964)

Senior class officers: President, Gay Amburgey; Vice-President, Mahalia Reynolds; Secretary, Lydia Hammonds; Treasurer, Charlene Collins.

What Can Be Done About Morning Devotion?

(Taken from the 1963 Sept.-Oct. Black Kat)

The right to read the Bible and have morning devotions has been taken away from us! The first two weeks of school we were having morning devotions at Whitesburg High School. Now we are unable to have that privilege. Neither are we allowed to have chapel or listen to the minister of the town tell us about God and our relation to him. Barbara

It would not hurt anyone to listen to the Bible reading if anything it would help. Sharon

In learning verses to go to Camp Nathaniel, I doubt if people could tell you what they have said after they say the verses, because it's usually the trip to camp they're most interested in. Seniors are interested in going to Washington not in selling magazines or dinners. Tulla

I agree there should be some kind of devotions. I think silent meditation and soft music in the background would be a good way to start the day. Lou Ann

Song Dedications. Charlotte to Someone Special: I Can't Stop Loving You; Barbara to Frankie: True Love Burns Smooth: Cil to Rokie: I Wanna Stay Here; Tootie to Cecil: Never Stop Me Loving You; Sherry to Roger: Never Stop Me Loving You; Special for Stevie Yontz: Pearl, Pearl, Pearl; Wilma to Ray, and Sharon to Ricky: Never Stop Loving You; Wanda to Russell: Got You on My Mind; Barbara to Herb: A Walking Miracle; Allene to Earnest, and Barbara Y to Michael B: Never Stop Me Loving You; Bobbie to Larry: My Boyfriend Is Back; Tootsie to Glenn: I Can't Stay Mad At You; Ruby to James: Am I Losing You; Tula to Mack: Lover Come Back; Especially for Ronald Banks: Just One More Round; Ronald Day to all the girls: Let's Go Steady; Joe to Billy C: So Much in Love; Cathy S. to John: Portrait of My Love; Virginia to Jim: So Much in Love; Ruth to Odell: One Look.

Homecoming October 25: The school has been full of excitement this week as we make all our preparations for the Homecoming event. Candidates for queen are namely: senior Mahala Reynolds; junior Shirley Smith; sophomore Ruth Sturgill; freshman Ritter Wright. Homecoming floats will be led by the school band and will proceed from Madison Avenue through Main Street and return. Community floats will receive trophies for first and second place. School floats will receive cash rewards. For the club placing first a $25 prize will be given and for placing second a $15 cash prize. The theme of the floats is "Schools and Colleges." Candidates for homecoming queen will ride in new convertibles. A wonderful chance to see some pretty girls and all the latest models in cars. At seven o'clock at the ball field the queen will be crowned by Mr. Burkich. She will be escorted by the captain of our team. Attendants will be escorted by other members of the team. The parade of floats will start in the afternoon at 2 o'clock.

WHS welcomes new teachers.

Whitesburg High School welcomes the following new teachers to our campus. They are Dan Mitchell Polly, a WHS graduate, class of 1958. He taught one year at Fleming-Neon High School before coming to WHS. Mr. Polly will be teaching biology and math.

Mrs. (Billie Colvin) Fields, a graduate of Racelands High School. She married her college sweetheart, Buddy Fields, a former athlete of WHS. She will be teaching home economics and sponsoring the F.H.A Club and the B-team cheerleaders.

Mr. Larry Dale McKnight, who is a graduate of WHS. He has had four years teaching experience at Eolia teaching the seventh and eighth grades. He will be teaching history.

Miss Frances Collins

graduated from WHS in

1960. She will be teaching ~ civics and sophomore English.

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