1997 Fleming-Neon Basketball
The Fleming-Neon High School Basketball Homecoming 1997 was held on the evening of Valentine’s Day.
All members of the Homecoming Basketball Court were chosen by a vote of their classmates.
Freshmen elected to the court were:
Miss Betty Bentley, the daughter of Mike and Debbie Bentley of Jackhorn. She is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad and an honor student.
Miss Ashley Hope Blair, the daughter of Jack and Delma Blair of McRoberts. She is a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Lady Pirate Softball Team and an honor student.
Miss Randi Elaine Mullins, the daughter of Bonnie and Connie Mullins of McRoberts. She is a member of the Lady Pirate Basketball and Softball teams.
Miss Amanda Sturgill, the daughter of Jeff and Patricia Sturgill of Jackhorn. She is a member of the Lady Pirate Basketball and Softball teams.
Sophomores elected to the court were:
Miss Amanda Bentley, the daughter of Steve and Mynette Bentley of Millstone. She is a cheerleader and a member of the Pep Club.
Miss Amanda Lynn Jensen, the daughter of Linda and Richard Jensen of McRoberts. She is a member of the Lady Pirate Softball Team, manager of the football team and an honor student.
Miss Brandie Melissa Mobley, the daughter of James and Darlene Mobley of Deane. She is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad.
Miss Mia Nicole Wright, the daughter of Barry and Sheree Wright of Neon. She is a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Monday Morning Prayer Group.
Junior representatives were:
Miss Candida Banks, the daughter of Janice and Keith Banks of McRoberts. She is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, the YTeen Club, and an honor student.
Miss Kristin Leigh Craft, who is the daughter of Rodrick and Madonna Craft of Cromona. She is a member of the Lady Pirate Basketball and Track Teams, the T.N.T. Group, and the Monday Morning Prayer Group as well as being an honor student.
Miss Lori Beth Isaac, the daughter of Sondra Holbrook of Kona and Wayne Isaac of Wise. She is a member of the T.N.T. Group, the Monday Morning Prayer Group and an honor student.
Miss Mandy McElroy, the daughter of Jeff and Tina McElroy of Payne Gap. She is a member of the Lady Pirate Basketball and Track Teams, the Monday Morning Prayer Group, and an honor student.
Senior representatives were:
Devin Blair, the daughter of Jack and Delma Blair of McRoberts. She is Captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, Co-Captain of the Lady Pirate Softball Team, a member of the Yearbook Staff, and an honor student.
Miss Kimberly Jo Quillen, the daughter of Bennett and Colette Quillen of Deane. She is an honor student.
Miss Misty Rhea Holbrook, the daughter of Verlis Holbrook of Neon and Phyllis Holbrook of Millstone. She is a member of the Lady Pirate Softball Team, the Y-Teen Club, and an honor student.
Miss Amy Renea Thomas, the daughter of David and Amanda Thomas of Jackhorn. She is a member of the School to Work Program, the SADD Club and an honor student.
Presiding over the Court was the 1996 Basketball Homecoming Queen, Miss Andrea Holbrook, the daughter of Verlis Holbrook of Neon and Phyllis Holbrook of Millstone. She is currently furthering her education at Southeast Community College in Whitesburg.
The Homecoming Queen for 1997 is Miss Misty Holbrook.
The Pirates Log
School to Work-Students in Career Development Class (School-to-Work) are involved in a wide variety of Job Shadowing Experiences this semester. There are 37 students participating in this program. Three days each week during one class block the students report to their assigned work location.
The locations include: Fleming-Neon High School; Fleming-Neon Elementary School; Lillian Webb Library; Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital; Neon City Police; Neon City Hall; J. Channel, Attorney; News-Press; Bill Richardson, Architect; HOMES, Inc.; Fleming-Neon Family Resource Center; Appalshop; Auto Mechanics; Reflections Hair Salon; Hometown Music; and G. Hall, Taxidermy.
The students are matched as closely as possible with available job placements and their individual career interest.
The Fleming-Neon Pep Band has recently wrapped up another season of basketball thrills and chills with the hoop Pirates. The Band is currently preparing for their annual Spring Awards Concert to be held in May, and for All-County Band Auditions. The Band Boosters, led by president Eula Green, are busy planning a rewarding trip to Lexington to see the hockey team The Thorough Blades play and spend the night in Richmond and then visit The Hummel Planetarium on Saturday before returning home. Sign-ups for Flag Corps, Twirler and Field Commander will take place shortly after spring break. Watch the announcements for more details. Flag Corps Girls need not to have any prior experience in Band class. The current Flag Corps Ladies will be instructing a three-day minicamp which will meet after school to teach routines and basics.
Student Council elections were held and here is a list of the class representatives: Hannah Thompson- President; Devin Blair-Vice President ; Tabitha Sizemore Secretary; and Eva Dotson-Treasurer.
The following students are members of the Student Council: David Short; Kristen Craft; Bettina Vanover; Ashley Bentley; Candie Perry; Jamie Reynold; Alpha Hall; Tabitha Sizemore; Kim Quillen; Misty Bentley; Doug Napier, and Matt Taylor.
Sophomore representatives: Scotty Sexton and Holly Hall. Freshman representatives: Ashley Blair and Karen Hall.
Read Across Letcher County
The students involved in the Read Across Letcher County will be the host of the Fleming-Neon Elementary kindergarten class during the month of April. Reading groups will perform stories and skits of favorite Mother Goose characters. Students in the Reading Group will also host a Book Fair for the students at Fleming-Neon High School during the month of April. Fleming-Neon students have thus far read around three hundred books during the Read Across Letcher County campaign. We have engaged in many activities during this program and we feel that we have achieved in creating love for books.
During the month of February the following participants, the top readers in the Read Across Letcher County, visited Whitesburg High School’s Reading Group. A published author, Jeff Sergent, performed a reading of his work for the group; Satannah Duncan; Misty Holbrook, Zohira Hutton; Joey Salyers; Natasha Dowdy; Stephanie Honchell; Misty Bentley; Chrystal Seeley; Barbara Jacobs; Eva Dotson; Clint Fleming; Mary Burke; Mark Bentley, Shawn Holt, Phillip Wright, Betty Bentley, Sherry Thompson, Katricia Craft, Michelle Webb, Christy Sturgill, Jessica Meade and Kim Quillen.
(The above articles from issues of the 1997 Letcher County News Press.)