Moments and Memories of WHS
Two students from Whitesburg High School attended the 1984 Career Development Conference of the Distributive Education Clubs of America May 16- 20. The national conference was held in Kansas City, Mo., with over 6,000 students, advisors and guests in attendance.
Stephen Trent represented his school and Kentucky DECA in Finance and Credit-Competency competition after placing second at the state meet.
These two students participated in a series of interviews, role-playing situations and written exams. They were among over 5,000 students competing from every state in the nation. While there, they attended banquets, award sessions and special interest sessions. They also enjoyed touring parts of the city and visiting some historical sites.
On the night of Oct. 8, 1983, Whitesburg High School held its annual Ring Dance. The night is set aside for the seniors to receive their class rings. The highlight of the evening was when it was announced that the class had chosen Chris West and Anora Sexton as Ring Dance king and queen.
On June 4, the 1984 graduation was held on the Whitesburg football field. The valedictory speeches were given by Dianne Hylton and Tabitha Mullins. Each gave words of hope and encouragement for the future of each graduating senior — stressing the fact that the “magic” of our last days at WHS was to be remembered as “not the end — just the beginning”.
Grand marshals: Missy Halcomb, Beth Luther, and Lacy Polly. Ushers: Marsha Nease, Mary Page Polly, Cheryl Mullins, Marvin Boggs, Stephen Day, Tracy Frazier, Darlene Hughes, James Meade, Kevin Boggs, and Emma Eversole.
Vocational Awards-Tony Collins, Auto Body; Randy Lawson, Industrial Electricity; Mike Ivy, Drafting; Paul Sexton, Mine Mechanics; Dennis Seals, Welding. Kathy Thomas, $50 Savings Bond from HOSA Club as runner-up for Health Outstanding Student; Stanley Cornett, $50 Savings Bond from VICA as Outstanding VICA Student; Travis Roark, $50 Savings Bond as Outstanding VICA Student Runner-up; Herbie Stallard, Outstanding Salesman Award for VICA; Sherry Perry, $50 Savings Bond by FBLA Club as runner-up to the Outstanding Business and Office Student; Dugan Award, Dianne Hylton; Harris Award, Roger Boggs; Essay Winner, Tabitha Mullins; English Award, Roger Boggs; Math Award, Roger Boggs; Edgar Banks Science Award, Roger Boggs; Biological Science, Roger Boggs; Jeff B. Mayes Scholarship Award, Tim Smith; Christian Appalachian Community Scholarship, Rick Sparks; Woman’s Club Scholarship, Libby Hoskins; Jimmy Brown Memorial Scholarship, Kathy Thomas and Tim Smith; DAR Good Citizens Award, Ingrid Imperial; Writing Award, Tabitha Mullins; Social Studies, Jenny Huff; Editor of the Black Kat, Tracy Hall; Outstanding Athlete, Tim Smith; John Phillip Sousa Award, Rich Sparks; French Award, Tabitha Mullins; Basketball Award (Boys), Tim Smith and Jamie Creech; Baseball Award (MVP), Tim Smith and Jamie Creech; Editors of the Annual, Tabitha Mullins and Ingrid Imperial; Distributive Education, Angie Brashears; Track (Boys) Jeff Collier; Cheerleaders, Beth Lucas; Cross Country (Girls) Monick Wampler; Cross Country (Boys), Jimmy Stephens; Basketball (Girls) Sandy Brown, Karen Casolari, Laura Caudill; Basketball Stats, Missy Combs, Suzy Reynolds, Darlene Simmons; Drama, Robert Engle; Danny Ray Kincer Memorial Scholarship, Libby Hoskins; Thomas Jefferson Scholarship, Roger Boggs; Social Science Scholar and Dean’s Scholarship, Ingrid Imperial; Coach Buddy Roe was honored as the retiring baseball coach and was presented with $2,000 for a satellite dish. A presentation was made to the school by Omni Gallery of a portrait of the Old Whitesburg High School Building.
Top 10 Percent: Tabitha Mullins, Debbie Stallard, Dianne Hylton, Jane Masters, Jamie Estep, Missy Combs, Jenny Huff, Suzy Reynolds, Ingrid Imperial, Annette Combs, Tim Smith, Libby Hoskins, Roger Boggs, Rhonda Waller, Ronnie Bowling, Candy Banks, Missy Starnes, Melissa Surber.
Class Officers: President, Randy Niece; Vice–President, Travis Roark; Secretary, Carolyn Frazier; Treasurer, Claude Little.
Most Athletic: Monick Wampler and Tim Smith; Most Popular: Natalie Gibson and Randy Niece; Jacket Jokers: Darla Banks and Tony Wilson; Personality Plus: Tim Pennington and Stephanie Little; Best Dressed: Tim Smith and Annette Combs; Most Likely to Succeed: Ingrid Imperial and Roger Boggs; Most School Spirited: Monick Wampler and Roger Carter; Best All Around: Natalie Gibson and Tim Pennington; Nicest Smile: Tim Smith and Annette Combs; Most Courteous: Ellis Maggard and Stephanie Little; Eye Catchers: Tony Frazier and Sandy Fields; Most Talented: Harold Trent and Sandy Brown.
Senior: Beth Lucas; juniors: Trina Jenkins, Denise Simmons, Mary Page Polly; sophomores: Wendy Williams, Charlsea Miller; freshmen: Missy Campbell, Shannon Page, Lena Caudill.
Baseball season records 20 wins to 7 losses
Senior Players: Jamie Creech, Tim Smith, Claude Little, Ronnie Bowling, Tim Howard, Gary Lucas. Juniors: Greg Polly, Herky Brooks. Sophomores: Randy Ingram, Ronnie Potter, Durand Brooks, Danny Benson, Kelvin Eldridge, Tony Fugate, Stevie Bates, Robert Hall, Mark Blair. Freshmen: Gary Jones, Carl Gibson, Jeff Stidham.
Danny Benson-All Eastern Kentucky Mountain Conference, All 48th District, Defense Award. Tim Smith-All Eastern Kentucky Mountain Conference, All 48th District, Offense Award, Baseball Award on Senior Award Day. Jamie Creech: Baseball Award on Senior Award Day.
BETA Club, Big and Little Sister Club, Calligraphy Club, Christian Athletes, Computer Club, DECA Club, FBLA Club, FHA Club, Fishing Club, French Club, FTA Club, Literary Club, Math Club, Office Aids, Quill and Scroll Club, Runners Club, Science Club, Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y Club, W-Club, Youth Help Others, Genealogy Club, Outdoor Club