2012-08-08 / Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH


1962 Yellowjackets — (Front row, left to right) Billy Sexton, Elman Blair, Newton Sexton, Jerry Coots, Delano Thomas, Kenneth Frazier,(back row) Jimmy Stamper, Wilgus Sturgill, Stanley Fields, Kyle Raleigh, J.D. Jones, Michael Adams, amd Coach Don Burton. 1962 Yellowjackets — (Front row, left to right) Billy Sexton, Elman Blair, Newton Sexton, Jerry Coots, Delano Thomas, Kenneth Frazier,(back row) Jimmy Stamper, Wilgus Sturgill, Stanley Fields, Kyle Raleigh, J.D. Jones, Michael Adams, amd Coach Don Burton. 1962

Marsha Frazier selected

Homecoming Queen

Whitesburg High will hold its annual homecoming football game and homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 6.

The parade, which will begin at 2:30 p.m., will have as its theme “Nursery Rhymes.” Floats will be entered by civic clubs, school clubs and places of business. Four bands have been invited to participate. They are from Whitesburg, Letcher, Fleming-Neon and Jenkins High schools.

Students will select a homecoming queen from four candidates nominated by classes. The queen will be chosen on the basis of the amount of money students in her class raise between now and homecoming. Attendants will be in order of money raised by their classes.


Highest Standings — These 29 students are the upper 25 percent of Whitesburg High School’s senior class, scholastically speaking. The first row is arranged in descending order of standing, beginning with Delora Sue Cook (left), who is the student with the highest standing. Others in the “top 10” are (left to right) Mary Ann Adams, Richard York, Ramona Webb, Charlotte Davis, Anna R. Banks, Darrel Gilliam, Bernice Frazier, Pat Stallard, Joyce Ann Adams, Wanda Cornett, Commodore Craft. Others in the top 25 per cent, not in order of standing, are (second row, left to right) Mildred Stidham, Sue Combs, Carmolyn Blair, Rosa Brown, Ralpha Fugate, Delma Gilley, Patty Lee (third row) Tim Adams, Cora Caudill, Lorraine Day, Faith Armstrong, Peggy Pratt, (top row) Harlos Phillips, Kay Raleigh, Opal Craiger, Gary Sturgill, Arvel Morton. (From the May 1962 Mountain Eagle) Highest Standings — These 29 students are the upper 25 percent of Whitesburg High School’s senior class, scholastically speaking. The first row is arranged in descending order of standing, beginning with Delora Sue Cook (left), who is the student with the highest standing. Others in the “top 10” are (left to right) Mary Ann Adams, Richard York, Ramona Webb, Charlotte Davis, Anna R. Banks, Darrel Gilliam, Bernice Frazier, Pat Stallard, Joyce Ann Adams, Wanda Cornett, Commodore Craft. Others in the top 25 per cent, not in order of standing, are (second row, left to right) Mildred Stidham, Sue Combs, Carmolyn Blair, Rosa Brown, Ralpha Fugate, Delma Gilley, Patty Lee (third row) Tim Adams, Cora Caudill, Lorraine Day, Faith Armstrong, Peggy Pratt, (top row) Harlos Phillips, Kay Raleigh, Opal Craiger, Gary Sturgill, Arvel Morton. (From the May 1962 Mountain Eagle) The candidates are Linda Sturgill, senior; Swelia Raleigh, junior; Mahala Reynolds, sophomore; and Marsha Frazier, freshman.


MARSHA FRAZIER MARSHA FRAZIER Proceeds from the fund drives will go for physical education equipment.

Wilgus Sturgill was honored at the Athletic Banquet in receiving the Dawahare Award as the outstanding athlete of the year. One of the most successful banquets ever given, large attendance, served by Miss Page and her Home Ec. Department.

Campus Chatter

Our thanks to Scholastic Roto for sending free of charge 875 copies of their magazine which we circulate to the students with the Black Kat.

The last three days of March, high school students from Kentucky will swarm upon the state capital in Frankfort and take complete charge of all activities there. A Governor will be elected from the boys — others will serve as Senators, Representatives and Pages. Sponsors from HI-Y and Tri-Hi-Y, Mr. Holbrook and Mrs. McCleese, will accompany Jimmy Stamper, Bill Stout, Hiram Wright, Jimmy Combs, Larry Burton, Bokey Boggs, Wanda Cornett, and Carmolyn Blair.


JERRY TOLLIVER JERRY TOLLIVER During the present semester, 14 new students enrolled with us. A few are renewals. Let us show them a friendly attitude and make them welcome. Included are Linda Childress, Larry Maggard, Brenda Collins, Russell Gibson, Billy Frazier, Billy Wayne Ison, J.B. Eversole, Jane Holbrook, Franklin Caudill, Kathrine Willis, Roger Dale Varney, and Carolyn Adams.

Miss Page and Mr. Caudill will sponsor the following class at the Mountain Folk Festival at Berea College, April 5-8. Darrell Holbrook, Elmer Blair, Johnny Trent, Jerry Tolliver, Roger Ison, Maurlene Collier, Alene Adams, Anita Adams, Shirley Boatright and Delcie Blair.

Bright students from the Science Department taking the Science Scholarship Test are Coy Holstein, Elaine Sturgill, Randy Fields, Mahala Reynolds, Janet Meade, Linda Whitaker, Sherry Conatser, Sandra Bloomer, Linda Frazier, Barbara Adams, Ellen Armstrong, Vicki Moore, Gay Amburgey, Sheila Brown, Barbara Pratt, Roger Varney, Stephen Brown, Gloria Craft and Della Colwell.

Jerry Tolliver is the winner of the Black Kat South America Questionnaire award. He received a ticket to the Alene Theater! He located the 11 countries and answered correctly all questions. Others who entered the contest were Barbara Pratt, Larry Collins, Jimmy Asher, R.F. Sparks, and John Brown.

Song Dedications

Sandy Sexton, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.” Barbara to Sammie, “Made for Me.” Sue Lewis, “Run Around Sue”. Mr. Estep, “Hit the Road Jack”. Billy Stout to Brenda Isom, “Without You”. Ramona Adams to Larry Breeding, “Now and Forever”. Seniors who miss the bus, “Wait a Minute”. Couples at Washington, “Just Foolin’ Around”. Martha Sue to Comman Blair, “Only One”. Brenda Adams to George Webb, “Lonely Weekends”. Jimmy Stamper to Linda Pelkinton, “Little Devil”. Cecila to Roger Blair, “Let’s Twist Again”. Mabel Sumpter, “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby”. Mr. Roe, “Candy Man”. Joan Brown to LeRoy, Please Love Me Forever”. Comey Wright to Liz, “Gonna Get Married”. Jimmy Bates to Jenny Day, “Need Your Lovin”. Rhonda Austin to Margie, “My Latest Flame”. Cleta to Winston, “He’s My Dreamboat”. Larry to Judy, “I like It Like That”. Bobby Elkins to Buddy, “Going to Get Married”. Wilgus to Linda, “Love, Love, Love”. Barbara to Sammie, “Pretty Little Angle Eyes”.

(The above article from the March-April 1962 Black Kat.) Parting advice from some of the seniors

Richard York: Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow you may flunk. Lan McKnight: Learn to sleep with your eyes open and talk with your mouth closed. Kyle Raleigh: All you students try to get Mr. Banks for your English teacher. Manuel Spangler: When you go on the boat ride in Washington, don’t fall in love. R.F. Sparks: Be sure to have a girlfriend before you go on your Washington trip. James D. Wagner: Try your best to do what the teacher tells you. Ramona Webb: Study hard but have fun. Cookie Wright: Live for today and forget about tomorrow. Margie Miller: Enjoy yourself at W.H.S. but be sure to study along with the fun. Linda Sturgill: Learn as much as you can. Don’t say, I’ll get it the last year. Start while you’re a freshman and get what you can. Wilgus Sturgill: Stay in school and get all you can from those books. Billy Harold Stout: Stay in school and finish. Study hard while in there, because you don’t realize it until it is too late. Cheryl Webb: If you don’t want to worry about college and co-eds, be like Cossie and me and be newlyweds. Glenda Potter: Never go four years without skipping. Always go to Blair Lake after the prom. Sandra Sexton: Enjoy your senior year to the fullest, but keep your grades up. Phyllis Kay Raleigh: Stay in school, try to pass; four years of high school pass by very fast. Ann Rogers: To the members of the Big-7 left here; have a blast. Pat Stallard: Get Charlie for a bus driver when you go to Washington. Arvel Morton: Never take Honors English if it can be avoided. Benton Noble: Study hard. Gary Sturgill: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If that doesn’t work, blow your brains out. Lelia Jean Wampler: Study hard but enjoy yourself because high school days are the best days of your life.

(The above article from the May 1962 Black Kat.)

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