2013-08-07 / Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH


Members of the 1956-57 W.H.S. Beta Club are: Elleene Adams, Dana Adams, Ronald Collier, Anita Sue Scott, Annette Raleigh, Margaret Mullins, Norma Jean Stallard, Inez Pratt, Betty Sue Sturgill, and Betty Pratt. The new members that were initiated into the club include the following: Kathleen Adams, Daryl Boggs Rosemary Collier, Wanda Lee Collier, Georgette Day, Melvin Thomas Fields, Janice Fay Fleenor, Shelby Jane Hall, Santa Carol Hall, Ann Lewis, Dan Mitchell Polly, Joyce Flo Moret, Vina Faye Sumpter, Barbara Ella Trent Estelle Whitaker, Lois Ann White, Patricia Younce, Julia Carolyn Adams, and James Stidham. Members of the 1956-57 W.H.S. Beta Club are: Elleene Adams, Dana Adams, Ronald Collier, Anita Sue Scott, Annette Raleigh, Margaret Mullins, Norma Jean Stallard, Inez Pratt, Betty Sue Sturgill, and Betty Pratt. The new members that were initiated into the club include the following: Kathleen Adams, Daryl Boggs Rosemary Collier, Wanda Lee Collier, Georgette Day, Melvin Thomas Fields, Janice Fay Fleenor, Shelby Jane Hall, Santa Carol Hall, Ann Lewis, Dan Mitchell Polly, Joyce Flo Moret, Vina Faye Sumpter, Barbara Ella Trent Estelle Whitaker, Lois Ann White, Patricia Younce, Julia Carolyn Adams, and James Stidham. 1957
“On the Hill”
by Betty Pratt

All the teachers seemed very pleased Friday, Oct. 19, and I soon found out why! It was payday. And I might add one that is well earned, since we have a fine hardworking faculty. On the magazine sale, statistics show that Dana Adams sold more than the rest of the senior class, with a total of $209.10. Sonny Caudill came in second with $76.25. The total amount of sales came to approximately $1,300.


BETTY PRATT BETTY PRATT Friday, Oct. 19, the Whitesburg Grade School played Stuart Robinson in a benefit game that the high school students were allowed to see by paying 15cents. The money went to the 8th grade class.

The P.T.A. will be entertained and informed by the Speech Class on their meeting of Nov. 15, with a skit. “Mr. Hopkins Log,” will be presented with Wanda Collier, James Reynolds, James Adams, and Ronald Collier as the characters. Speeches will also be given on American education.

The class plays are being presented this week. The freshmen showed their talent on Tuesday. The “High and Mighty Seniors” gave their play on Wednesday and maybe I’m prejudiced but I feel they will have the best one. We’ll soon know for the sophomores and juniors will present their acts on Thursday and Friday.

(The above article from the Oct. 25, 1956 Mountain Eagle.)

Members of the 1956- 57 WHS Beta Club are Elleene Adams, Dana Adams, Ronald Collier, Anita Sue Scott, Annette Raleigh, Margaret Mullins, Norma Jean Stallard, Inez Pratt, Betty Sue Sturgill, and Betty Pratt. The new members that were initiated into the club include the following: Kathleen Adams, Daryl Boggs, Rosemary Collier, Wanda Lee Collier, Georgette Day, Melvin Thomas Fields, Janice Fay Fleenor, Shelby Jane Hall, Santa Carol Hall, Ann Lewis, Dan Mitchell Polly, Joyce Flo Moret, Vina Faye Sumpter, Barbara Ella Trent, Estelle Whitaker, Lois Ann White, Patricia Younce, Julia Carolyn Adams, and James Stidham.

Semester test are being held on 9th, 10th and 11th of January. The first semester ended on Jan. 4. This means that we will change our English books for Literature. As you know the books have changed this year. Here are the titles of the Literature book: freshman, Prose and Poetry for Enjoyment ; sophomore, Prose and Poetry for Appreciation; junior, American Writers; and senior, English Writers.

On Thursday of last week, some well-deserving boys on the hill received awards for their outstanding achievements. They were the hard working football boys. These boys were Robert “Comanche” Wright, Lloyd Hodge, Carlos Fugate, Sammy Blair, Major Sparks, David Collier and Elmer Gibson from the senior class. These boys have brought a lot of glory to WHS and I know Coach Moore is sorry to lose them all. The underclassmen football boys to receive jackets were Bob Blair, Carlos Brown, Chad Back, Daryl Boggs, Sonny Enfusse, and Joe Morris. Of course there were other boys on the squad who lettered, but due to restrictions by the athletic association, they are only allowed two awards during their high school career.

On Friday the Nathaniel Youth Crusaders were present to give an inspiring message to the junior and senior classes. Immediately afterward the seniors held long awaited and fought for class meeting. At this meeting we discussed the trip to Washington, D.C. Mr. Boggs informed us that we have $1067.94 in our treasury. This means that we will really have to work in order to finance the trip. On behalf of the senior class, I would like to say this. In the past, seniors have barely gotten by. The annual Senior Play has always been a failure as far as the financial part goes. The dances, parties, and programs are always at a financial low. So this year I would like to appeal to the citizens in and around the vicinity of Whitesburg to support the class all you can.

Coach Trosper and the basketball team are really looking pleased with themselves and no wonder! The team granted Coach Trosper his heart’s desire, and that was to beat Loyall. They did it!

I don’t know if you students have paid much attention to it or not, but there are some awfully pretty posters on the Bulletin Board for the Bible Club. The Bible Club has been out of circulation for some time now and we are very pleased that Mrs. Maurice Lewis has taken it upon herself to sponsor such a beneficial and worthy club. Peggy Craft is their very capable president. You students give this club your full support and you won’t regret it.

(The above articles from the Jan. 17, 1957 Mountain Eagle.)

Meet some of the seniors of 1957

Anna June Caudill, “ Pete,” 12- 24- 38. Boyfriend, Terrence; Pal, Mary Johnson; Favorites, Teacher, Miss Raleigh; Food, oysters; Drink, wine; Movie Star, Victor Mature; Singer, Nat King Cole; Song, “Bright Lights”; Color, black; Expression, “Lawdy Mercy”; Ambition, traveler; Secret Ambition, Get my heartthrob; Activities, Glee Club, Pep Club.

James B. Adams, “Red” 8-11-38. Pal, Ray Adams; Favorites, Teacher, Mr. Banks; Food, soup beans; Drink, 7-Up; Movie Star, Glenn Ford; Singer, Pat Boone; Song, “Singing the Blues”; Color, gray; Expression, “Well Bless My Soul”; Ambition, a butcher; Secret Ambition, manager of the A&P; Activities, pool; Honors, English, Speech, Science Club.

Avelenia Bates, “Lena” 10-12-40. Boy Friend, Wilford Niece; Pal, Danna Adams; Favorites, Food, fried chicken; Drink, Coke; Movie Star, Tab Hunter; Singer, Pat Boone; Song, “Don’t Forbid Me”; Color, blue; Expression, “Well I’ll Be”; Ambition, school teacher; Secret Ambition, homemaker; Activities, FTA Club.

Charles Edward Wilcox, “Nubbin” 9-18-39. Girlfriend, anyone who will have me; Best Pal, Kendall Boggs; Favorites, Teacher, Miss Raleigh; Food, everything; Movie Star, Gina Lollobrigda; Singer, Nat “King” Cole; Song, “Too Young,” Color, blue; Expression, “Ummm’; Ambition, to be a bum; Activities, full time member of Miss Raleigh’s Study Hall (noon hour), Frequent visitor to the office, Best pal of Kendall Boggs; Honors, Miss Raleigh’s biggest headache, Boys’ Chorus, Substitute on the B-Team, Smartest American History student in Mrs. Lewis’s class.

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