The couple of the
month for May
The couple of the month is Julia Wright and Tommy Ryan.
Julia Wright is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Wright of Cromona. She is a senior this year and looking forward to graduating. Julia is undecided as to what she will do after graduation. Her likes are Tommy R. and food. Her dislikes are grouchy teachers and homework.
Tommy Ryan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ryan of Neon. Tommy is also undecided as to what he will do after graduation. His likes are football and Julia. His dislikes are tattletales and grouchy teachers.
Hair – Dotty Tackett; Personality – Madonna Taylor; Neatness – Deborah Collier; Smile – Marieda Profitt; Figure – Jennifer Castle; Eyes – Joan Hall.
Hair – Wayne Stapleton; Personality – Jeff Stephens; Neatness – Danny Craft ; Smile – George Smith; Eyes – Dennis Nelson
Graduation of 1967
The graduation exercises began Thursday, May 18, at 8 p.m. Dr. Elbert Ockerman gave a very fine speech to the graduating seniors. The Valedictorian, Annetha Gail Hall and Salutatorian, Brenda Waddell also spoke to the class.
Awards were presented to Gail Hall and Jimmy Meade in Math; Brenda Waddell in English; Ethel King in Social Studies; Jimmy Meade, Science; Barbara Gibson and Linda Craft, Commerce. Jimmy Meade and Marieda Profitt won the citizenship award. We are very proud of these outstanding seniors.
Honor Banquet held
On Tuesday night, May 23, the annual Honor Banquet was given at the lunchroom to honor the students who had a 3.4 average or better. The speaker, Dr. Howard, President of Calvary College, spoke concerning “ The Age of Rebellion.” All the students attending were presented with a certificate for their achievement. Jackie Quillen won the science jacket; this award was based on competitive examinations. Jimmy Meade, a senior, won the science award, which was $25 in cash. All in all, this was a very nice affair, and everyone enjoyed it.
The Fleming-Neon Band Concert was held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the high school gym. The band played under the direction of John Bastolla and did an excellent job. Miss Carol Feather, from Pikeville, and Superintendent Kendall Boggs were recognized as special guests.
Hey Mrs. Quillen and Miss Wright, were you really looking for the swimming pool? Could it be that Kay S. and Wilma R. fell for the bus driver? Hey seniors, we are still wondering whether it was a boy or girl on the ledge. Looks like Charles B. can’t stand up in the halls; he would rather lie down in them. How come Johnny B. brought a bumper jack to class? Hey boys in room 514! What’s this we hear about you sending postcards from room to room? Gail, you really like these Whitesburg boys, don’t you? What girl puts mayonnaise in her hair and egg on her face before she goes to bed? Could it be Ethel King? Hey Iris, what’s this we hear about you being invited to the Athletic Banquet? Could it have been Benjamin Gibson who asked you to go? How come Charles D. was crying in Tuckers! Was it because of Margaret Y.? What freshman girl has Clyde Q.’s class ring? Could it be Rhonda R.? Who locked themselves out of their hotel room on the senior trip? Could the girls that were in room 608 tell us? If we remember correctly, they claim they went out for Cokes and forgot their key.
Our track team won the Mountaineer Relays April 22. This was the first time a Kentucky team has ever won it.
May 5, our track team won the Conference at Jenkins with a total of 63 points.
May 12, we won the Regional track meet in Barbourville, placing first in eight events. The winners were: Jimmy Harrison, 800 run, on the mile relay team; Jesse Spicer, discus shot; Clarence Peake, high hurdles, low hurdles, broad jump, on the mile relay team; Kenny Broome, pole vault; Gary Peake, on the mile relay team; Allen Bentley, on the mile relay team.
We attended the State Track Meet at Lexington, on May 21. Jesse Spicer won the discus and came in third on the shot. Clarence Peake was third in the high hurdles and fourth in the broad jump.
Kenny Broome was fifth in the pole vault and fifth in the 880 run.
Our mile relay team was fourth.
(The above article from the May 1967 Pirate Eye Newspaper and Yearbook)