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Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.


30 will graduate at F.H.S. Monday

Commencement week activities at Fleming High School will begin next Sunday with the baccalaureate services at the high school auditorium. The invocation will be delivered by the Rev. D.L. Bailey, pastor of Fleming Baptist Church, and the benediction will be given by the Rev. E.M. Armitage, pastor of the Neon Methodist Church. The Rev. H.H. George, pastor of the Neon First Church of God, will deliver the senior sermon.

Graduation exercises for the class will be held Monday, May 23, in the high school auditorium. In Fleming High School’s twenty-first commencement program 30 will be graduated. The address will be delivered by Dr. William J. Baird, president of Morehead State College.

Constance B. McAuley is this year’s valedictorian and Bobby Bentley is the salutatorian. Martha Jane Potter, superintendent of Letcher County Schools, will present the diplomas. The invocation will be given by the Rev. C.J. Tuggle, pastor of Seco Methodist Church, and the benediction will be asked by the Rev. John R. Isaacs, pastor of Neon Baptist Church.

(The above article from the May 19, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

Class day to be observed at Fleming

Friday of this week will be class day at Fleming High School. The different classes will go on picnics to different spots in Letcher and surrounding counties.

The freshman class will go to the top of Pine Mountain for the day and the sophomores will make a trip to High Rock. The juniors will go to Camp Arrowhead in Pike County. The seniors hadn’t decided at this writing where they will go.

These class day activities are annual events at the school. Teachers will accompany each class.

Fleming class gives chemistry program

Assembly program at Fleming High School last week consisted of a chemistry demonstration in which the chemistry class built a fire extinguisher and then used the extinguisher to put out an explosion caused by one of their experiments.

Among the experiments conducted was the isolation of oxygen and hydrogen, making chlorine gas, putting sugar and concentrated sulfuric acid together and burning out the hydrogen and oxygen to leave pure carbon.

The group then made a fire extinguisher and followed that by a demonstration in which some phosphorus exploded. The fire extinguisher was used to smother the explosion.

The class consists of 13 members. Mr. Herschel Boggs is the teacher.

(The above article from the April 21, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

Fleming club dance highly successful

The dance sponsored by the Science Study Club at Fleming High School last Saturday night was both a social and financial success, according to Mr. Hershel Boggs, science instructor at Fleming High and one of the co-sponsors of the club. Carl Standifer, also a teacher at Fleming, is the other club sponsor.

Mr. Boggs states that approximately $50 was cleared on dance and an enjoyable time was had by all present. He reports that square dancing and round dancing were held. The dance was held in the Fleming High School gym.

Money made by the Science Club will be used for school supplies and equipment, Mr. Boggs says, and will be used in the study of physics, biology, chemistry, and general science.

(The above article from the April 7, 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 defeats

Jenkins 27-0

One of the most interesting football games of the season was witnessed by a capacity audience on the Fleming gridiron field last Friday evening when the Fleming Pirates defeated the Jenkins Cavaliers. The score was 27-0 in favor of Fleming. Ovie Stapleton seemed to be the star player for Fleming, carrying the ball for practically all the touchdowns. Stapleton, with good protection from his teammates, made a number of spectacular plays throughout the game.

Fleming and Paintsville teams are scheduled to play this week at Paintsville. Fleming is expected to beat Paintsville.

(The above article from the Oct. 7, 1948 Mountain Eagle.)

Donkey basketball game at Fleming Hi Oct. 18

The donkey basketball game, which is being sponsored by the Neon-Fleming Lions Club and which will play one night only, Oct. 18, at the Fleming Hi School Gym, is billed as the sensation of the Nation. The proceeds from the game will be used for Blind Aid. It promises to be an evening packed with plenty of laughs.

Lions Club Players are – Marcus Yonts, Dr. Sam Quillen, Jack Craft, Elmer Meade, Ira Hill; Alternates – A.S. Davidson, J.B. Peters.

(The above article from the Oct. 14, 1948 Mountain Eagle.)

John B. Strunk aviation devices, third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Strunk of Neon, Kentucky, is playing right tackle for the Kanobe “Klippers” football squad. The “Klippers” are one of the eight service teams entered in the 14th Naval District football league in the Hawaiian Islands.

Strunk played for Fleming Neon School four years prior to entering the Naval service August 15, 1941.

(The above article from the Nov. 25, 1948 Mountain Eagle.)

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