Whitesburg KY

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.


The senior trip 

At 7 p.m. on Monday evening, April 24, 1967, families and friends gathered to see a laughing, happy group of 54 seniors, three sponsors, and Mr. Reasor, board two Greyhound buses for Washington, D.C. They were to travel all night and arrive in Washington around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The first thing on the agenda was to go to Union Central for a good cleaning up. After this, their guides were picked up and all went to Sholl’s for breakfast. This was to begin three exciting days of sightseeing the city.

The first place seen was the Washington Monument and in the days to follow visitations were made to Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Shakespearean Library, Mount Vernon, the Washington Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, the FBI Building, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Arlington Cemetery, the Museum of Natural History, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Smithsonian Institute, the Pentagon, the White House, the Capitol, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Building. Wednesday evening, at the Wax Museum, the students were all given flowers by “Granny”. The next day “Granny” had another gift for them . . . a necklace or bracelet for the girls and cufflinks and tie clasp for the boys.

Wednesday ended at the “Hot Shoppe” for a “Mighty- Mo” and a milkshake. The sponsors were considered special and received a piece of pie.

Thursday night was spent on a midnight cruise to Marshall Hall Amusement Park. The boat was rocked by the music of the live band, The Soul Mates.

Final checking out of the Hospitality House, the hotel, was Thursday for they boarded the buses for home at 12 that night for an all-night ride again. They arrived in Neon around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Club news

Future Nurses Club

The Future Nurses Club bought three evergreen trees and had them planted near the school. The Future Nurses Club has in past years planted a Russian olive tree and also purchased one of the lawn benches and the lawn tables which are on the campus.  

The members plan to visit Whitesburg Memorial Hospital on May 23. They should have their club pins by that time.

Beta Club

The Beta Club has elected new officers for next year. They are: President-Kris Bentley, Vice President- Robert Meade, Secretary-Nancy Hall, Treasurer-Shirley Bentley.

The Beta Club is planning an end-of-the-year party honoring the new officers and graduating seniors.

Watch for the Beta Club on Klassroom Kwiz, May 22.

Photographers Club

Michael Dingus won the contest for the best landscape scene.

Future Homemakers Club

The Future Homemakers attended a meeting in Hazard April 22. They are also planning a picnic.

Future Teachers Club

The Future Teachers Club purchased a trophy case for the school. It can be seen just outside the office.

Class News


The seniors have really been busy since returning from their trip. They received their senior keys, annuals, and their graduation announcements. On Sunday, May 14, they were to attend Baccalaureate service and wear their caps and gowns.

Thursday, May 18, they again donned the caps and gowns for graduation.

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