The 1965-66 Fleming- Neon Grade and High School Honor Banquet was given May 26, 1966 in the Fleming-Neon Grade School Building. Serving as Master of Ceremonies was Sam Clinton Webb. The ceremony was opened by invocation given by Mr. Johnny Holbrook and then a marvelous dinner was served, prepared by the Homemakers Club of Neon. During dinner, Robbie Pigg entertained the guest by playing several pieces on the organ.
After dinner Lillian Webb read several inspiring poems, which were directed to the students honored.
Following this, the guest speaker, Mr. James Engle, Administrator of the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Kentucky was introduced. His subject was, “Quality That Leads to a Successful Future.” In his speech, he spoke of ambition, aspiration, determination, wholesome attitude, courage, initiative, intellectual curiosity and thirst of knowledge as being these qualities.
After the main speech, Loretta Banks of the Homemakers Club presented the Science Award and the Homemakers Award. Eleven children tied so a test was given to see who should receive the award. Two boys tied, Robert Meade and Wayne Bentley. Each is to receive jackets. An award was also given to the Senior who had taken four units of Science and had made the highest grades. This award, which was a check for $25 went to Stanley Bentley.
The next presentations were the certificates to those students who had a 3.5 average or better. Freshmen receiving this award were Dennis Tolliver, Wayne Bentley, Betty Bentley, Pamala Mauk, Betty Berns, Gloria Ross, Peggy Williams, Robert Meade, Ann Holbrook, Eddie Smith, Betty Martin, Nancy Hall. Sophomores were: Mary J. Lively and Shirley Bentley. Juniors were: Brenda Waddell, Jimmy Meade, Robbie Pigg, and Anita J. Hall. Seniors were: Dorothy Lucas, Cheryl Collins, Johnny Tolliver, Linda Wright, Judy Baker, Shirley Martin, Bonnie J. Isaac, Brenda McFall.
Concluding the Banquet, two additional awards were presented and these went to the two seniors who had been present at all four honor banquets. These were Bonnie J. Isaac and Brenda McFall.
The above article from the June 2, 1966 Letcher Co. Community Press.
Appearing in “School Bus Romance”-Yankee- Ronnie Sexton; Tommy- Philip Adams; Alec-Dennis Nelson; Ann-Belle Kiser; Jean-Susie Banks; Mary Lou-Shirley Gibson; Betty- Idella Holt; Billy-Danny Craft.
The choral reading will have a scriptural text and will be presented by the entire class.
A group from Alice Lloyd College will also make a special presentation during Christmas week.
Who is Bobby Fisher? I’ll bet Linda Craft could tell us. Wonder why Brenda A. isn’t wearing Paul’s class ring anymore? Have you broken up or are you not wearing it to keep us guessing? We hear Freddie Hall is receiving letters from a freshman girl. Wonder who he could be? What happened to Dorothy Hall’s class ring? Could Kris B. have it? Tell us, Dot. What’s this we hear about the students in Miss McIntyre’s room not going to home room? Did Mr. Reasor have the right solution, kids? You bet he did. Who is the boy from WHS Iris Reynolds is after? Could it be Larry M? What Senior girl was sitting in psychology writing Danny M. a letter? Could it be D.W.? Whose head looks like a Shetland pony? Could it by Ronnie S.? Is it true that S.M. is struck on L.W.? I know a girl that won’t like this, Susie. What’s this we hear about Mr. Evanoff ’s new style of typing? Could he use the “peck” system? Why is Linda Adams always getting shot out-of-the saddle? Someone ought to teach him to duck!!
The above article from the December 1965 “Pirate Eye” school newspaper.
Some of the members of the senior class
Emma Zetta Bates: Co- Ed-Y 64, Beta Club 66, Lettermen Club 66, Cheerleader 64-66, Co-Captain 66, Honor Banquet 63-65; Chorus 63-65, Honor Usher 65, Annual Staff 66.
Glenn “Spud” Brown: Conservation Club 63, Photographers Club 65, Lettermen Club 66, Track 63, Baseball 65-66.
Sharion Louise Hall: Co- Ed-Y Club 63-64, Beta Club 63-66, Vice-President 64, Annual Staff 64-66, K.U.N.A. Merits Award 64.
Danny Ray Pigman: Boys Conservation Club 63, Co- Ed-Y Club 64, Lettermen Club 65-66.
Linda Wright: Beta Club 64-66, Honor Banquet 65, Annual Staff 66.
Danny Sparks: Band 62- 66, All-Festival Band 63-65, Beta Club 64-66, Honor Banquet 62-63, Boys Conservation Club 63, Science Club 64.
Dinah Gaye Quillen: Future Homemakers Club 63, Secretary Co-Ed-Y Club 64, President Photo Club 65, Secretary Queen Candidate 65-66, Annual Staff 66, Office Worker 66.
Ray Howard, Jr. Conservation Club 66, Science Club 64, Safe –Drivers Club 65, 4-H Club 66, Vice-President, Band 62-66.
The above article from the 1966 Fleming-Neon Yearbook