2012-06-06 / Families & Friends

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH


Black Kat Staff — Front row, left to right are Betty Adams, Joyce Bowen, Leigh Lewis, Kay Craft, Nancy Brock, Camille Combs, Peggy Morton, Janet Brown, (middle row) Abby Madden, Clayshan Caudill, Michael Burkich, Alice Hurd, Shelby Adams, Dorothy Elkins, Linda Collins, Pamela Brison, (back row) Mr. Carl Banks, Advisor, Joe Reynolds, Jay Fields, Jerry Banks, Sam Frazier, and Jeff Hunsucker. Black Kat Staff — Front row, left to right are Betty Adams, Joyce Bowen, Leigh Lewis, Kay Craft, Nancy Brock, Camille Combs, Peggy Morton, Janet Brown, (middle row) Abby Madden, Clayshan Caudill, Michael Burkich, Alice Hurd, Shelby Adams, Dorothy Elkins, Linda Collins, Pamela Brison, (back row) Mr. Carl Banks, Advisor, Joe Reynolds, Jay Fields, Jerry Banks, Sam Frazier, and Jeff Hunsucker. March 1968 Black Kat
New interns at WHS

Mr. Frazier has four student teachers from Morehead State University. Mr. Robert A. Keathley from Martin in Floyd County and Mr. Dennis H. Phillips from Belfry in Pike County will teach from Feb. 5 to March 1 inclusive. Miss Joan Hale and Mrs. Raymond Madden, both from Redfox in Knott County, will teach from March 5 to March 29 inclusive.

The four will teach over a period of eight weeks, and will receive their degrees from Morehead in the spring.


1967 Homecoming Queen candidates (left to right) freshman candidate Mary Beth Hughes, escort, Jack Cox; junior candidate Mabel Faye Bentley, escort, Doyle Fields; Homecoming Queen Margaret Hammonds, escort, Jimmy Holcomb; sophomore candidate Zelma Adams, escort, Bruce Brown. 1967 Homecoming Queen candidates (left to right) freshman candidate Mary Beth Hughes, escort, Jack Cox; junior candidate Mabel Faye Bentley, escort, Doyle Fields; Homecoming Queen Margaret Hammonds, escort, Jimmy Holcomb; sophomore candidate Zelma Adams, escort, Bruce Brown. Job well done Feb. 6, WHS gym

Congratulations to Mr. Sparks, Mr. Hammock, Mr. Siegel, Mrs. Juanita Day, Miss Wampler, and the students for the outstanding program they sponsored for charity. The 1968 Telerama has been tagged a success, being the most enjoyable program presented this year.

Maggard, Profitt, Wright winners

Congratulations to Miss Areatta Profitt, representative of WHS, who won first place in the speech contest held Feb. 22, 1968, at The First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Other winners to be congratulated are Rosanna Collins, second place, and Ann Gish, third place winner.


COACH BUDDY ROE COACH BUDDY ROE WHS has had two other contest winners. Miss Adrian Wright won the Forest Conservation Essay Contest .

Miss Olivia Maggard is to be congratulated for the wining theme on “Barriers of the Handicapped in My Community.”

A.A. recognizes a minor sport

Monday, March 4, 1968, the Whitesburg Athletic Association voted $375 to buy uniforms for the baseball team. There will be 20 uniforms at a cost of $18.75 each .

Th e pants and shirts of the uniforms are cream colored and trimmed in black. The socks are black and have orange stripes. There will also be and undershirt with long black sleeves. The letters and numbers will be orange with the number on the back of the shirt and Whitesburg printed across the chest.

Scholarship awarded to WHS senior

Three of Whitesburg’s distinguished senior football players went to Georgetown College for an interview for a football scholarship. These boys are Sam Frazier, Jeff Hunsucker, and Mike Burkich. Only one of these boys signed, and that was Mike Burkich. He is the first scholarship award winner in six years.

Straw boss

Miss Blair, the supervisor of the Whitesburg High School Cafeteria, has placed a limit on straws — one per student. The students have been taking straws and not using them for their intended purpose.

Tin cop found on gym roof

Remember the tin policeman who used to stand on the front porch of the high school building? He’s now standing tall on the porch of the Home Economics Department.

Home Ec classes to plant flowers

This spring the Home Economics Department will be busy planting a large variety of different flowers around the new building. The ground around the new building will be bursting out in bloom.

Rev. Franklin gives talk on alcohol and its effects

Jan. 28, 1968, the Rev. Mr. McCoy Franklin of the Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg delivered a speech to the students of Whitesburg High School on the subject of alcohol. His speech was very inspiring. The students seemed interested and possibly absorbed some of what Rev. Franklin said.

WHS baseball team prepares for coming season

Baseball practice for this year’s baseball team will begin at the end of March. The pitchers will begin a few weeks earlier.

Having lost only one player from last year’s team through graduation, Coach Roe thinks that we will have our first winning season in a long time. Returning from last year’s team are seniors Larry Collins, Keith Tolliver, Jeff Hunsucker, Garry Banks and Doug Moncrief; juniors Joe Hunsucker, Mike Franklin, Jay Fields, Larry Tolliver, David Fields, Roy Crawford, and Roger Collins; and sophomores Kirby Tolliver and Marty Newell.

Last year’s team won a trophy by being runners-up in the district tournament. We are definitely out to improve that record by winning in our district.

Track team to organize

Practice for WHS’s 1968 track team will begin the last of March. Coach Delano Thomas, who is expected to take over for B.K. Banks this year, is asking for financial as well as student support. In recent years there has been a lack of boys and a shortage of equipment and our track team needs both. So if you are interested in being on the track team, you should get in contact with Coach Thomas.

FTA holds Teacher Appreciation Day

The Future Teachers of America held Teachers Appreciation Day on February 14. The club served the teachers soft drinks, cake and candy. We are sorry to hear that some teachers did not receive any refreshments . . . sorry about that!

Iceberg High School

While students of our large metropolitan areas will soon be facing the problems of a “long hot summer,” many students at WHS will be rejoicing. They have survived another winter in the FRAROESIER (chicken coop), the COLLBANK building (cannery) and the Garage (garage). It is a known fact around campus that during the winter months exceptions to the rules have occurred when the temperature rises about 30 degrees, a student complains of a stuffy room or warm feet. Our students never complain about the cold (no letters to the editor), neither do they work to change their classroom environment!

Bates injured

On Feb. 7th, Gardener Bates, health teacher and athletic director at WHS, was seriously injured when a tire he was fixing blew up on him. He was hospitalized and remained there for two weeks.

Mr. Bates is expected to be back teaching around the last of March. Mr. Bates tells us that he is doing fine and is impatient to begin teaching again.

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