2010-11-10 / Families & Friends

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH

1997 Mr. Whitesburg High Shane Barker, Miss Whitesburg High Hannah Roberts, Miss Yellow Jacket April Shepherd. 1997 Mr. Whitesburg High Shane Barker, Miss Whitesburg High Hannah Roberts, Miss Yellow Jacket April Shepherd. W.H.S. Honors Day – 1997

Valedictorians - Jami Craiger, Crystal Gibson, Amanda Morris, Crystal Perry, Stephanie Pigman, Hannah Roberts, April Shepherd, Kelly Short, Michael Tyree and Stephen Welch. Salutatorians - Willie Adams and Shane Barker. Top 10% Honor Students - Willie Adams, Tracy Banks, Shane Barker, Melynda Burke, Jamie Craiger, Crystal Gibson, Amanda Morris, Crystal Perry, Stephanie Pigman, Hannah Roberts, April Shepherd, Kelly Short, Casey Stamper, Michael Tyree, Stephen Welch. Perfect Attendance four years - Makeisha Mullins, Chris Smith, Michael Tyree, Stephen Welch.

Kevin Everidge Scholarship - Josh Ingram. Community Trust Bank Scholarship - Melynda Burke. Woman Club’s Scholarship - Tracy Banks (Academic), April Shepherd (Honor). John H. Schuster Scholarship - Hannah Roberts. Beta Kappa Scholarship - Josh Ingram, Danita Wright Social Studies Award - Amanda Morris. Science Award - Stephanie Pigman. Math Award - Michael Tyree. English Award - Jami Craiger, April Shepherd. Creative Writing Award - Michael Tyree. Drama Award - Tracey Banks, Carl Adams, Richie Brown, Casey Stamper, Carrie Lee. Editor of Annual Award - Dusty Caudill. Computer Editor Award - Stephen Welch. John Phillip Sousa Award - Crystal Gibson. Spanish Award - Shelly Hunsucker. Dawahare Award - Kelly Gibson, Shane Barker. Dugan Award - Amanda Morris. Harris Award - Stephen Welch. Eastern - U.S. Army Scholar Athletes - Hannah Roberts, Shane Barker. ROTC Dean’s Award - Lisa Holbrook, Presidential Scholarship - Casey Stamper, April Shepherd.

Alice Lloyd College - Danita Wright, Holly Hammock, Stacy Holbrook, Kristy Halcomb, Barb Dagnan, Brandee Caudill, Richie Brown, Willie Adams, Tracy Banks, Stephanie Pigman, Kelly Gibson, Amanda Gibson, Kristen Fugate, Victoria Banks, Erica Bates. Asbury College - Amanda Morris. Berea College - Amanda Gibson. Clinch Valley College - Kelly Gibson. Lincoln Memorial University - Dusty Caudill. Morehead State University - Vickie Wooten, Amanda Seals, Erica Jones, Willie Adams (Governor’s Scholar), Stephen Welch (Regional Honors I), Michael Tyree (Commonwealth Scholarship). Northern Ky. University - Crystal Gibson, Victoria Banks, Brandee Caudill, Tanya Collins, Carrie Lee, Tracy Sexton, Angela Shell, Natasha Teague, Candace Wilson, Tracy Banks, Melynda Burke, Barb Dagnan, Kristen Fugate, Lisa Holbrook, Erica Jones, Crystal Perry, Willie Adams, Josh Baker. Southeast Community College - Shelly Hunsucker, Amy Ison, Jami Craiger, Crystal Gibson, Amanda Morris, Crystal Perry, Stephanie Pigman, Hannah Roberts, April Shepherd, Kelly Short, Michael Tyree, Stephen Welch.

Kentucky Technical School - Office Technology - Hannah Roberts, Runner - Up Sarah Herald. HOSA Outstanding Student - Amanda Gibson. Diesel Technology - Leonard Fields. Drafting - Champ Champion. Carpentry - Ken Trent, Randall Spangler. Industrial Machine Maintenance - Jason Brown, Welding - Nick Pack.

Senior Favorites - Movie – ‘Scream’, Actor - Tom Cruise, TV Series – ‘E.R.’, Soap Opera – ‘Days of Our Lives’, Talk Show – ‘Jerry Springer’, Actress - Sandra Bullock, TV Rerun – ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, Commercial - Budweiser, Cartoon - Scooby Doo, Magazine - Cosmopolitan, Book - Private Parts, Male Vocalist - Keith Sweat, Music Group - The Wallflowers, Album - Jagged Little Pill, Hang Out - Strip Job, Female Vocalist - Jewel, Song – ‘Wannabe’, Color - Blue, Car - Mustang, Sport - Basketball, Pro Athlete - Michael Jordan, Food - Pizza, Drink - Mountain Dew.

Senior Honors: Mr. and Miss WHS - Shane Barker and Hannah Roberts. Miss Yellow Jacket - April Shepherd. Teacher’s Choice Awards: Most Studious - Jami Craiger and Michael Tyree. Most Courteous - Tracy Banks and Stephen Welch. Most Mischievous - Jump Hatton and Jessica Frazier. Citizenship - Stephanie Pigman and Richie Brown. Best All Around - April Shepherd and Shane Barker.

Senior Superlatives: Trendsetters - Carl Adams and Carrie Lee. Class Brown-Noser - Josh Ingram and Jami Craiger. Biggest Flirt - Jimmy Turner and Holly Hammock. Most Likely to Succeed - Michael Tyree and Tracy Banks. Most School Spirited - Byron Thomas and Amanda Wright. Class Big Mouth - Jump Hatton and Erica Bates. Most Lovable - Richard Brown and Tracy Brown. Jacket Joker - Willie Adams and Amber Day. Most Athletic - Scott Reed and Bessie Morton. Most Popular - Shane Barker and Hannah Roberts. Most Talented - Ryan Sexton and Jessica Frazier.

Senior Class Officers: President - Tracy Banks, Vice President - Bessie Morton, Secretary - April Shepherd, Treasurer - Maranda Addington. Class Colors - Orange and Black. Class Flower - Daisy.

Senior Football Players - Scott Reed, Benny Bentley, Shane Barker, Nick Pack, Owen Parker, Danny Ison, Chris Smith. Senior Basketball Players - Willie Adams, Jump Hatton, Josh Baker, Shane Barker, Scott Reed. Boys’ Varsity Cheerleaders, Seniors - April Shepherd, Hannah Roberts, Danita Wright, Christy Mullins, Brook Ison. Senior Volleyball Players - Holly Hammock, April Niece, Linda Dixon, Kelly Gibson, Erica Bates, Bessie Morton. Track and Field Seniors - Ryan Sexton, Jorge Inzunza, Alisa Suskilova, Byron Thomas, Benny Bentley. Senior Baseball Players - Jeremy Burns, Shane Barker, Richie Brown, Willie Adams, Gabriel Craft, Scott Reed, Stephen Quillen. Senior Softball Players - Bessie Morton, Holly Hammock, Candace Wilson, Kelly Gibson, Erica Bates, Angela Shell. Senior Band Members - Crystal Gibson, Field Commander, Jessica Frazier, Flag Captain, Barb Dagnan, Tanya Collins, Josh Ingram, Stephen Meade, Oliver Short.

Senior Trip – ‘97

March 31, 1997, we pulled out of the high school parking lot. Everyone was so excited, however, around 3 a.m. attitudes changed, as almost everyone was a little cranky. We arrived in Washington, D.C. around 9 a.m.. We visited Ford’s Theatre, Peterson House, Kennedy Center, Arlington Cemetery, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian, the Capital, and all the other monuments in the area. Unfortunately, everyone was sad because U.K. lost the national championship to Arizona.

We arrived in New Jersey around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Everyone was exhausted from the trip and the terrible experience at Shoney’s, but we were anxious to arrive in New York City. In New York, we visited the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, China Town, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue, Central Park, John Lennon’s memorial, and the United Nations. We saw the Broadway musicals ‘Phantom Of the Opera’, and ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’, with Whoopi Goldberg. The highlights of the trip would have to be seeing Rosie O’ Donnell at Planet Hollywood, getting on the ‘Today Show’, and seeing a fight at the Statue of Liberty.

In the future we may go our separate ways, but we will always have these wonderful memories . . . By Melynda Burke.

WHS plans meetings for parents, students

Whitesburg High School will hold several meetings important to parents and students in the next few weeks.

The first open house of the 1996-97 school year is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

Parents are invited to attend and meet their student’s teachers and check on the student’s progress.

At 7 o’clock in the cafeteria there will be a meeting for parents of seniors to tell them about expenses their children may incur this year, to talk about raising funds for the senior trip and to list important dates ahead for seniors.

Also on September 12 the WHS Parent Teacher Organization will hold its first meeting of the school year at 5 p.m. Officers will be elected and plans will be made for future meetings.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the School Based Decision- Making Council will meet in the high school library.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the high school will hold its annual College Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This year the high school is setting up an advisor/advisee program. Eighteen to 20 students in the same grade have been assigned to a faculty member who will meet with them twice a month. The groups will work on individual student’s graduation plans, career opportunities and various topics of interest to the particular grade level.

(The above article taken from the September 11, 1996 Mountain Eagle.)

WHS cross country teams take top honors in meet

The Whitesburg boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at meets last week hosted by Oneida Baptist and Allen Central and came away with mixed results.

At Oneida Baptist, on Oct.15, the boys’ team edged Owsley County, 48- 54, by placing three of their top five runners in the first six finishers.

Senior Ryan Sexton took top honors by finishing first in the 5,000 meters. Teammates Jorge Inzunza and Kevin Brown finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

Gary Thomas ran 14th and Jonathon Amburgey was 24th. Peter Fields (33), Chris Bailey (35th), James Stallard (39th) and Brock Smith (42nd) also ran for the Jackets.

The Whitesburg girls placed third with 72 points. Freshman Jessica High finished eighth and sophomore Crystal Fields 10th to lead the Lady Jackets. Kelly Spangler, Jessie Ison and Mica Tolliver wound up 18th, 19th, and 20th, respectively.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, both Whitesburg squads took top honors in the Wright’s Lumber Rebel Classic, hosted by Allen Central.

The girls placed five runners in the top seven to easily finish in front of second place Pikeville.

Jessica High of Whitesburg finished first in a time of 19:58, breaking the course record held by teammate Crystal Fields. Fields, who finished second to High with a time of 20:00, also broke her old course record last month.

Julie Adams was third while Victoria Boggs and Mica Tolliver wound up with sixth and seventh, respectively. Sharon Tyree was 10th and Anita Giltner 14th.Th

e WHS boys’ team, led by Ryan Sexton’s winning time of 19:41, also finished ahead of runner-up Pikeville. Jorge Inzunza placed fourth. Charlie Bentley was sixth and Jonathon Amburgey was 10th, while Chris Bailey was 14th.

(The above article from the October 23, Mountain Eagle.)

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