Moments and Memories of WHS
Senior farewell band concert
The band boosters sponsored a farewell band concert for seniors on Sunday, May 21, in the Whitesburg cafeteria. Under the direction of Mina Breeding, the band played “Montage”, “Overture in B Flat”, and “Sonnet and Dance.”
The WHS Chorus sang “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “California Dreaming”, “If Ever I Would Leave You”, “ Now Let Me Fly”, and “Close To You”.
After a 15-minute intermission, Mr. Burkich gave a brief address to the audience and band members. Afterward, the Band Boosters gave several door prizes. Miss Mina Breeding then recognized the seniors and announced that Randy Breeding was chosen to receive the John Phillip Soussa Award. As a grand finale, the band played “Pageantry Overture”, and “Rhapsodic Episode”.
The Whitesburg High School’s annual Athletic Banquet was held April 22 at the high school cafeteria. Coach Joe Hall, who is replacing the retiring Adolph Rupp as head coach of U.K., was the guest speaker. Ten awards were distributed at the banquet. Recipients were, Basketball: Mile Polly, Leader in Assists and Leader in Free Throw %; Stevie Banks, Leader in Rebounds; Don Hogg, 110% award.
Football: Bill Howard, Outstanding Defensive Back; Eddie Garrett, Outstanding Defensive Lineman; Burl Hall, Outstanding Offensive Lineman; Danny York, Outstanding Offensive Back; Jack Mercer, 110% award. Bill Howard also received the “Most Valuable Player” award.
First time for WHS Girls Track started
April 25 became a historic occasion for WHS sports as interscholastic competition opened up for the female faction of our alma mater. The feminist movement of the school made their track debut in competition with area schools. Although not winning the meet, we can look for better things in competition as our girls get in shape and firm up for the next meet.
WHS has for the first time in school history, a girls’ track team coached by Mrs. Richardson. The girls already have run in Jenkins, showing terrific promise. Mrs. Richardson is very optimistic of the girls’ ability to win in track. Bright promise was shown in Debbie Hammock, Sharon Niece, Francine Eversole, Greta Wesley and the remainder. A fixed, permanent team has not as yet been instituted as girls keep joining while others quit.
Freda Brown has been named WHS Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1972. She was chosen on the basis of her score in a written knowledge and attitude examination taken by senior girls on Dec. 7, and will receive a specially designed award charm from General Mills, sponsor of the annual educational program. Additionally, she is now eligible for state and national honors.
The State Homemaker of Tomorrow, to be selected from all school winners in the state in judging which will center on performance in the Dec. 7 test, will be awarded a $1,500 college scholarship and $500 will go to the second ranking girl in the state.
Teresa Baker wills to Mr. C.B. Banks one slightly worn copy of Das Kapital and Other Favorite Communist Jokes and to Mr. J.M. Burkich’s one Handbook of Broadway Plays to Avoid and suggest he read it before next year’s senior trip.
Paula Crase wills her ability to get her driver’s license to Dallas Boggs because she needs it; Vera Engle wills her position as Sweetheart of the French Club to James Bradley Breeding; Nancy Boggs wills her ability to cry easily to anybody that’ll have it; Ann Tolliver wills her longer skirts to Janet Bowen in hopes she won’t hem them; Peggy Raleigh wills her nickname (Sir Walter) to Sharon Raleigh and hopes that she appreciates it; Jerry Sexton wills his sucker punch to all the “little brutes” in Whitesburg; Sherry Parrott wills her ability to giggle in class to Miss Whitaker; Gary Mullins wills his key to the coach’s office to Glenn Palumbo with the hope that he will acquire many more football jerseys; Mary Maggard wills her seat in Miss Whitaker’s Eng. IV class to Lisa Waller in the hopes that she will have lots of fun.
Glenda Miles wills her ability to go downtown every day to Lina Welch; Henrietta Wagner wills her ability to laugh and have fun to Miss Whitaker; Joe Wegrzyn leaves his spot at the “table” to anyone who could tolerate five jocks for two years; Charlene Williams wills her braces and retainer to a certain second chair second flute player in hope that she will have perfect gums; Debbie Thomas wills her ability to ride a bike to Mr. Roe. Woody Holbrook wills his hair-line to Claude Hicks in hopes he will get a haircut; Nina Sturgill wills the last five inches of her skirt and her ability to apply makeup to Donna Pease; William McCool wills his ability to tell jokes in class to Francis Day and Mike Polly; Comis Tyler wills his ability to skip all four years and never get caught to Thomas Collins; Richard Craft wills his sideburns to Greg Hurt so he can cover his little ear up; James Day wills his ability to smoke in the bathroom without getting caught to Lonzo Day because he will need it; Wanda Delph wills her big brown eyes to Teresa Banks; Chuck Conaster wills his ability to play baseball to Benny Bentley; Johnny Banks wills his beard and sideburns to Marion Gilley and hopes that he will wear them well; Wade Brown wills his special chair on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night at Coolie’s to Dwight Pigman.