2009-06-24 / Columns

Moments and Memories at Whitesburg High School

By BENNETT WELCH

1980 Senior Superlatives Part 1

Mr. Whitesburg High Scott Fultz; Miss Whitesburg High Jackie Breeding; Miss Yellowjacket Jackie Breeding; Valedictorians Van Stanley Breeding and Melissa Mohn; Best All- Around Donna Maggard and Kenny Miles; Jacket Jokers Nancy Brown and Mitch Whitaker; Most Athletic Wanda Howard and David Maggard; Most Attractive Regina Combs and Tim Boggs; Most Courteous Nora Raleigh and Donald Mullins; Most Fashionable Regina Combs and Phillip Adams; Most Likely to Succeed Jackie Breeding and Van S. Breeding; Most School Spirited Pam Webb and Mitch Whitaker; Most Studious Jackie Breeding and Van Breeding; Most Talented Diane Banks and Kenny Miles; Nicest Smiles Regina Combs and Tim Boggs; Personality Plus Eula Holbrook and Billy Caudill.

The senior class awards day program was held in the Whitesburg High Gymnasium on Friday, May 30, 1980. The following awards were presented by Mr. Holbrook, principal, and designated faculty members:

Creative Writing, Van Breeding. Mathematics, Bobby Roe. English, Jackie Breeding. Typing II, Michael Collins. Journalism, Bobby Roe, Michael Collins. Black Kat editors, Jackie Breeding and Bobby Roe. Science, Van Breeding. Biological science, Van Breeding. Yellowjacket editor, Missy Mohn. Band, Tracie Estep. John Phillip Sousa, Michael Collins and Kenny Miles. Social studies, Tim Sturgill. Home economics (girl), Valerie Craft. Home economics (boy), Donald Mullins. Outstanding athlete, David Maggard (football). Outstanding athlete, Bobby Roe (basketball). Outstanding athlete, Bobby Roe (baseball). Outstanding athlete, Lynn Perry (girls' basketball). Harris Award, Bobby Roe. Dugan Award, Jackie Breeding. Distributive Education, Jackie Breeding. Track (boys), Kyle Napier. Track (girls), Linda Gentry. Art, Charles West. English literature, Mark Adams. Yellowjacket Faculty Dedication, Mr. Buddy Roe. Top 10%, Rene Hall, Carolyn Sizemore, Donnie Fields, Melinda Mullins, Pam Webb, Wade Baker, Missy Mohn, Jackie Breeding, Donald Mullins, Luann Vermillion, Bobby Roe, Tim Sturgill, Michael Collins, Ramona Combs, Van Breeding. Grand Marshals, Chris Combs and Teresa Nichols. Ring Dance King and Queen, Arlena McCall and Charles West.

Whitesburg High welcomes a new principal, Mr. R. T. Holbrook, a longtime faculty member of our school. Also, Mr. Larry Ison, a faculty member, was named to serve as the assistant principal.

1979-80 football season

Whitesburg High School ended the 1979 football season with a 7-5 record, a chance for the district crown, and a farewell to five seniors, David Maggard, Jerome Wilson, Mitch Whitaker, Marshall Ison and Vincent Wurschmidt.

Elkhorn City 21 WHS 0. Lynch 0 WHS 17. Pikeville 26 WHS 6. Jenkins 0 WHS 27. Johns Creek 26 WHS 27. Napier 0 WHS 20. Fleming- Neon 0 WHS 19. Breathitt Co. 22 WHS 11. Hazard 8 WHS 6. Cumberland 33 WHS 13. Betsy Lane 6 WHS 31. Knott Co. 12 WHS 33.

David Maggard, All- EKMC, Honorable Mention All-State. Jerome Wilson, All-EKMC.

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