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Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.




Fleming boys learn state government by taking part in it

The students at Fleming High School recently got first-hand instruction in state government. During the recent special session of the General Assembly, several Fleming students attended the State Youth Assembly in Frankfort and sat in on a session of the legislature and later held a session of their own.

Those from Fleming High attending were Charles Stallard, who went as a State Senator; Jerry Tucker and Jimmy Preston, State Representatives; and Eulice Stallard, press representative. The Rev. John Isaacs, teacher at Fleming, accompanied the group.

Two hundred and thirty one delegates from 29 Kentucky cities and communities were present. The purpose of the Youth Assembly was to teach the processes of state government to Kentucky high school students. The delegates stayed at the Capitol Hotel and the Southern Hotel in Frankfort and held their meeting in the capital building.

The delegates were present in the stormy session of the General Assembly when two representatives resigned in protest over Gov. Clements’s assessment bill. After the legislature adjourned the Youth Assembly met. The Fleming delegates introduced four bills, none of which were passed. The bills passed by the Youth Assembly will later go before the Kentucky General Assembly. Most of these bills concern education in Kentucky.

(The above article from the April 7, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

Pirates defeat

Stuart Robinson Eagles,

49 to 41

The Fleming Pirates defeated the Stuart Robinson Eagles, 49 to 41, Tuesday night, Feb. 22, on the Eagles’ home floor. Although the game was slow and fast by spells, the Fleming basketeers were able to hold the lead all the way and finally emerged with an eight-point margin.

Two men on the winning team tied for high point man. They were Bentley, center, and R. Tucker, forward, each making 14 points.

In the B game, Fleming lost to Stuart Robinson by a score of 17 to 15. Hall, forward, was high point man for the Pirates with 6 points.

The Pirates’ record for the season now stands at 10 wins and 11 losses. They play Kingdom Come at Fleming Friday night, Feb. 25.

(The above article from the February 24, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

Fleming students visit courthouse

The freshman civics class of Fleming High School visited Whitesburg Thursday of last week to get acquainted with some phases of county government. About 100 students visited the courthouse and the county jail, accompanied by the Rev. J.E. Isaacs and Mrs. Webb, teachers.

After seeing the courthouse, the group paid a visit to The Mountain Eagle plant and were shown the different phases of newspaper printing. Afterwards they visited the Coca Cola Bottling Plant in Whitesburg.

The students were in the county seat nearly all day, returning to Fleming in time for their last period class.

(The above article from the May 5, 1949 Mountain Eagle.) Fleming upsets Kingdom

Come by score of 45-35

The Fleming Pirates upset the Kingdom Come team on the Fleming floor Friday night, Feb. 25. The score was 45 to 35.

The Fleming five started the game with little confi- dence, having lost to Kingdom Come in their opening game of the season, and Coach Labe Gregory substituted the second string in the second quarter. The first half ended 26 to 12 with Kingdom Come in the lead.

The Pirates came back in the second half, determined to win. They held their opponents to 9 points in the second half while they scored 33.

Captain “Karo” Bentley was high point man for the Pirates with 11 points. Ova Stapleton, Bobby Burns, and Ray Tucker each racked up 8 points. Jerry Tucker scored 6 and Jack Hall 4.

(The above article from the March 3, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

Jenkins defeated by

Fleming Pirates

Saturday, Feb. 19, the Jenkins Cavaliers lost a hard-fought contest to the Fleming Pirates on the Fleming floor by a score of 47 to 54. High point man for Fleming was B. Tucker, a forward, who stacked up 21 points. Burns, a guard, was close behind him with 19 points. Anderson, a forward, led the scoring for the losers with 13 points.

(The above article from the February 24, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

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