Fleming students win math honors
Eight Fleming- Neon High School students participated in the Fourth Regional Mathematics Contest on Saturday, April 29, 1967, at Cumberland College in Williamsburg.
Participants were Barbara Bentley, Teresa Hogg, Shirley Bentley, Kris Bentley, Nancy Hall, Pamela Mauk, Jimmy Meade, and Robbie Pigg.
The contest was divided into four categories. Algebra I was entered by Barbara Bentley and Teresa Hogg. Algebra II was entered by Shirley Bentley and Kris Bentley. Plane Geometry was entered by Nancy Hall and Pamela Mauk. Trigonometry, Solid Geometry and Advanced Math were entered by Jimmy Meade and Robbie Pigg.
Nancy Hall placed third in the Plane Geometry division and Kris Bentley placed fourth in the Algebra II division. Both are students of Mrs. Dorcas Smith.
(The above article from the May 11, 1967 Mountain Eagle.)
Neon soldier receives award for bravery in Vietnam War
Staff Sergeant Delzie G. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Adams of Neon, recently received the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for heroic action in Vietnam in February 1966.
The award was presented by Col. Dan Briggs, Commander, School Brigade, U.S. Army Armor School, at Fort Knox. SSG Adams, 36, is presently assigned as an instructor in the Allied Offi cer Training Department of the Armor School.
In February 1966 he was an aircraft gunner with the First Squadron, 9th Cavalry, First Cavalry Division at Bong Son, Vietnam.
The aircraft crews were sleeping in or near their aircraft when the Viet Cong launched a mortar attack on their defensive position.
SSG Adams and an aircraft crew chief were lying on their sleeping bags when the attack began. They ran for cover, but the crew chief was hit by shell fragments. He fell in an open area and mortar rounds continued to land around him.
Reaching cover and discovering that the crew chief was not with him, Adams ran back and helped him to a protected position.
Mortar shells blanketing the area caused extensive and serious wounds to Adams’s face, chest, and legs. He was hospitalized after the attack.
Adams also received the Purple Heart for the action.
(The above article from the March 16, 1967 Mountain Eagle.)
Some of the members of the class were:
Harold Bolling: Football 64-67, Track 64-67; Lettermen Club, 65-67; Lettermen Club President, 67; Conservation Club, 64; Football Captain, 66; All-State Football, 65; Basketball, 64-67.
Jennifer Castle: Girls Conservation Club, 64-65; 4-H Club, 66; Future Teachers Club, 67; Band, 64-67; Majorette, 66; Head Majorette, 67.
Gary Neal Fleming: Tri- Hi-Y, 64; Class President, 65; Lettermen Club, 64-67; Class Vice-President, 66; Annual Staff, 66, 67; Football, 67; Track, 64-67; Basketball, 66-67.
Alneta Gail Hall: “A” Honor Student, 64- 65; Honor Banquet, 64- 66; Beta Club, 65-67; Beta Club President, 67; Annual Staff, 66-67; Annual Editor, 67; Girls Conservation Club, 64; Cheerleader, 67; Escort, Class of 66; Class Secretary, 66-67.
Ethel Faye King: Future Homemakers of America, 64-66; Vice-President, 64- 66; President, 65; Honors Banquet, 64- 66; Honor Usher, 66; Chorus, 64-67, President, 67; Bible Club, 67.
Clarence C. Peake: Basketball, 64-67; Lettermen Club, 64-67; Track, 64-67.
Marieda Mae Profitt : Future Homemakers Club, 63-65; Historian, 64; Vice- President, 65; Beta Club, 66; Bible Club, 67; Secretary- Treasurer, 67; Chorus, 63- 66; President, 66.
Sam Quillen, Jr.: Football, 65-67; Science Club, 64; Beta Club, 64-67; Vice- President, 65-67; Band, 63- 65; All Festival Band, 64; All District Band, 64-65.