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Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH

WHS FOOTBALL — Members of the 1940-41 Whitesburg High School football ball included (above, left to right, front row) Morrell Pendleton, Spencer Harris, Dale Mullins, John D. Sergent, Carol Hogg, Darius Auxier, David Roe Fields, (back row) Paul Little, Jack Little, Dee Dawahare, and James Thornsberry. Also on the team were (below, left to right, front row) John Edwards, Wid Banks, Cecil Caudill, Jack Hall, Joe Tom Mullins, Gleason Maggard, Harlan Morton, (back row) Ben Keith Jr., Bryce Franklin, Keithel Reynolds, and Paul Pigman. WHS FOOTBALL — Members of the 1940-41 Whitesburg High School football ball included (above, left to right, front row) Morrell Pendleton, Spencer Harris, Dale Mullins, John D. Sergent, Carol Hogg, Darius Auxier, David Roe Fields, (back row) Paul Little, Jack Little, Dee Dawahare, and James Thornsberry. Also on the team were (below, left to right, front row) John Edwards, Wid Banks, Cecil Caudill, Jack Hall, Joe Tom Mullins, Gleason Maggard, Harlan Morton, (back row) Ben Keith Jr., Bryce Franklin, Keithel Reynolds, and Paul Pigman. News notes From

Whitesburg schools

Whitesburg Yellow Jackets are the winners of the Big Sandy Conference in both basketball and football. In chapel on Wednesday of last week, Harry Caudill of the public speaking class and supposedly a representative of the Big Sandy Conference presented to WHS the trophies which were won by the basketball and football teams. Following the speech of Harry Caudill, Dorothy Province gave an address in acknowledgment of the trophies. Rev. Poore spoke on "The Sportsmanship of Our Team."

Note: This article appeared in The Mountain Eagle, March 6 1941.

Plans for the annual Halloween Carnival sponsored and carried out by the Whitesburg High School are now going on. On Monday of this week, the classes met and chose candidates for the carnival King and Queen. Students chosen for this honor were, from the senior class, Joan Lewis and Jack Cornett; junior class, Sybil Dawahare and Paul Pigman; sophomore class, Christine Lewis and Jack Little; and from the freshmen class, Iva Lee Hall and Paul Taylor.

Note: This article appeared in The Mountain Eagle Sept. 1941

Whitesburg High news

The Yellowjackets scored the first touchdown in the first quarter of the game. David Fields carried the ball for 55 yards.

The score at half was 6-0 in favor of Whitesburg. Starting in at the half, Whitesburg scored in the first three minutes, making the score 12-0.

With five minutes left to play, Belfry began a passing attack, scoring two touchdowns only on long passes.

The Yellowjackets have improved considerably and will be in good condition to meet the Benham Tigers Sept. 20, at the Benham field.

The football team elected the cheerleaders. The lucky girls are Joanne Lucas, Pat McClure, Bertha Lucas, and Minnerva Ruth Zimmerman.

The Girls Reserve met Tuesday morning and elected officers for the coming year. Mrs. Maxine Salling and Mrs. Hazel Childers are this year's sponsors. President is Judy Craft, vice-president is Mabel Brown, secretary, Joanne Lewis, treasurer, Stella Faye Bowen; second secretary, Bonnie Hall.

The above article appeared in The Mountain Eagle on Sept. 18, 1941

Whitesburg High School

graduates 89 seniors

The senior class of 1941, numbering 89, is the largest class in the history of the school. One of the unusual things about this class is that it includes three members from one family: Eva Dale, Cecil, and W.L. Jr., the children of W.L. Stallard who is one of the high school instructors.

Orell Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Collins of Whitesburg, is the outstanding honor student of the class, and Betty Jo Picklesimer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil D. Picklesimer, Seco, is second. Betty Jo is the baby of the class, having just celebrated her 16th birthday.

The graduating class is listed below:

Bill M. Adams, Thelma Addington, Delma Addington, Earl Akemon, Beatrice Banks, Manta E. Banks, Stella May Banks, Velma Banks, Vernon Banks, Clifton Barnett, Irene Bates, Katheryn M. Black, Dorothy Inez Blair, Vest Irene Blair, George Boggs, Bradley Breeding, John D. Brown, Clyde Edgar Burton, Anna Reece Caudill, Harry M. Caudill, Henry E. Caudill, Thelma, J. Collier, Edward Collier, James Collier, Juanita Collier, Orell Collier, Beatrice Combs, Grace Combs, Eunice Combs, Ina Francis Combs, Amos Cook, William N. Cornett, John Elwood Day, Wallace Ray Day, Robert W. Duncan, Beryl C. Franklin, John Ralph Fields, Andrew J. Frazier, Edna Hall, Sebra Iris Hall, Madge Harrison, Thelma A. Hidvegi, Kara Jane Hilton, Betty Lou Hogg, Byrd Hogg, Henrietta Holbrook, Juanita Hughes, Lowell Jones, Dana Lee Caudill, Ulis Hunsucker, Delmar Ison, Edward B. Ison, Mary G. Jenkins, Larue Ella Johnson, Margaret L. Johnson, Charlie Lee Kincer, Manuel Kincer, Viola Kincer, Vivian King, Ruth Lucas, Clarice Lynch, Johnnie M. McIntosh, Edwin Lee Moore, John M. Morgan, Janice Mullins, Betty J. Picklesimer, Ed Neil Redman, Wanda Lee Reese, Lena Lee Renaker, Eric N. Rierson, Mary L. Robinson, Enoch Sergent, Hazel A. Sewell, Bennett Sexton, Minnie Sexton, Blanche Smallwood, Maggie Mae Sparks, Clay Riley Stallard, Francis C. Stallard, William L. Stallard, Lucille F. Stamper, Edith G. Thompson, Ralph O'Neil Tolliver, Comis Tyler, Mattie Lee Ward, Archie Waddell, Mary Jo Whitaker, June Blair.

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