Whitesburg KY

Moments and Memories of WHS




Miss Whitesburg High School

Monick Wampler, daughter of Larry and Peggy Wampler, has been chosen for the honor of the 1984 Miss WHS. Monick was an active member in the Runners and W-Clubs. She ran track and cross country for five years. During her sophomore year of high school, she was a state champion in the 300-meter hurdles, and during her junior year she was state runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles. Monick plans on attending Murray State University, majoring in physical therapy. Her ambition in life is to work in a hospital.

Mr. Whitesburg High School

Ellis Maggard, the son of June Maggard and Ellis Maggard, has been chosen for the honor of the 1984 Mr. WHS. Ellis was an active member in the Science and Outdoor Clubs. He participated in the Whitesburg High School track program by running the quarter mile. Ellis was a cadet in the Letcher County JROTC program and he was ranked first lieutenant. He plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University, majoring in business administration. Ellis’s goal in life is simply to reach all the goals he sets for himself.



Summer fun Part II

Teresa Thomas spent three weeks in Florida visiting several local attractions and Mickey Mouse; Tracy Holbrook worked at Camp Nathanael; Beth Luther went to Alabama and Panama City Beach, Fla.; Tracy Hall had a “REAL” good time; Leisa Bentley said she would never tell; Rhonda Maggard went to New York and met Irene Cara; Tabitha Mullins said, “Dianne and I spent a great two weeks in Myrtle Beach”; Donna Gilbert went to Myrtle Beach and Florida to watch all the guys go by; Bridgette Combs attended Morehead State University and Western Kentucky University for basketball camp; she loved both of them but of course she loves basketball; Tim Little watched TV; Alisha Nickels stayed at the swimming pool and chased boys; Chuck Ross had plenty of fun; Wendell Cook camped all summer; James Huff went to Disney World; Ed Prior went fishing, camping and swimming; Stevie Cook went to a pro football game; Tim Pennington cruised with Mark Cook and partied, partied; Ellen King stayed with her cousins; Tony Sturgill was in the hospital; Lisa Polly went swimming and talked on the phone; Patricia Holbrook read and talked on the phone; Vickie Combs went on trips; Danny Benson played baseball for J.Y.B.; Melissa Bates went to Georgia, swam, and chased boys; Ricky Wright said, “I’m not telling!”; Kim Fields ran road races all summer; Myra Holbrook lived in her car; Mitch Lucas said, “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you”; Jeff Maggard stayed in bed, waiting for Lou to call; Jane Masters went to Drum Major Camp and also Myrtle Beach.

Named Most Popular are Natalie Gibson and Randy Niece.

Named Most Popular are Natalie Gibson and Randy Niece.

French Club news

Nov. 16, 23 new members were initiated into the French Club (one must have had two years of French or be in his second year to be eligible to join our club). The initiation lasted for three days.

Named Most Talented are Harold Trent and Sandy Brown.

Named Most Talented are Harold Trent and Sandy Brown.

There are now a total of 38 French Club members.

Club officers were also selected during the November meeting. The officers are as follows: President, Cheryl Mullins; Vice-President, Marvin Boggs; Secretary, Jenny Huff; and Treasurer, Stephen Day.

The French Club is looking forward to our December meeting. We plan to sing French Christmas carols as done in previous years. We are also having secret Christmas Angels the week before Christmas break.

Award winners

The Harris Award is named in honor of Professor H.H. Harris, who served as Principal of Whitesburg High School from 1919 until 1927. It is awarded by the faculty to a senior boy on the basis of leadership, character, and scholastic standing. This year’s recipient is Roger Boggs.

Named Jacket Jokers are Darla Banks and Tony Wilson.

Named Jacket Jokers are Darla Banks and Tony Wilson.

The Dugan Award is an award named in honor of Miss Ann Dugan, who served as the Home Economics teacher for 27 years at WHS. The award was first presented in 1966 and is awarded by the faculty to a senior girl on the basis of character, scholastic standing and leadership ability. This year’s recipient is Dianne Hylton.

Christmas means (Part 2)

Patty Morgan: watching children’s eyes light up as they open their colorfully wrapped gifts; Mildred Caudill: when people give gifts, be with loved ones, and the birth of Jesus Christ; Tracy Adams: sharing time with your family and friends; Bessie Collins: when the children of the family get up on Christmas morning and open their gifts, the glow on their faces makes all the sacrifices worth it; Danny Benson: a time for giving and sacrifice; Tina Sturgill: a time for sharing; Randall Baker: no school, lots of presents, lots of food and the celebration of Christ’s birthday; Becky Gilliam: a time for sharing and being with the people you care about; Carlos Standifer: being with the ones you love in celebration of Christ our Lord; Rex Hoskins: receiving and giving presents to people, eating Christmas dinner, setting up the Christmas tree, and friends and relatives coming in and visiting you; Carolyn Sturgill: seeing all the love and joy shared between friends and family; Lucille Collins: Christmas is a time for giving and receiving, celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and spending all the time with your loved ones; Terry Howard: people showing their love for one another by giving gifts to the ones they love; Robert Gray: joy, happiness and sharing gifts.

AVEC-HOSA competition

Members of Letcher County AVEC HOSA Club attended the HOSA State Conference held March 1-3 at the Executive West Inn in Louisville.

The students competed in various competitive events such as: job seeking skills, extemporaneous health display, extemporaneous speaking, medical and dental spelldowns, prepared speaking, medical and dental terminology tests, and a talent show. Two students went as courtesy corps members and two as delegates. Two other students ran for state offices.

The trip was chaperoned by Jeanette Sparks, instructor, and Marie Reynolds, bus driver.

The students who competed and their events are as follows: Mary Alice Miller, Extemporaneous Health Display, 2nd place; Rhonda Maggard, Dental Terminology Test; Lori Holbrook, Job Seeking Skills; Renee Hart, Medical Terminology Test; Melissa Fields, Courtesy Corps; Lee Bates, Talent Show and also ran for State Parliamentarian; Sandy Fields, Medical Spelldown; Peggy Brown, Talent Show, Kathy Thomas, Delegate, and Janitta Sexton, Delegate.

Letcher County also won the theme competition, which will now be entered in the National Competition. The theme was “The Health of Tomorrow is in HOSA Today.”

The students who placed have the chance to compete in the National Conference to be held in Orlando, Fla. in June.

WHS welcomes new teachers

Mrs. Sally Hubbard has joined the teaching staff of WHS recently She likes teaching at WHS, though it’s hard, being so young.

Mrs. Hubbard is a graduate of WHS, class of 1979. She attended Morehead State University for four years, majoring in health and biology.

Mrs. Hubbard enjoys working with the rest of the faculty and appreciated their support and help. When asked to name something she disliked about the school she paused, and really couldn’t think of anything.

Mr. Carter Bradshaw has returned to WHS from Fleming-Neon after 2 ½ years. He’s glad to be back at his alma mater.

In 1976, he was elected Central Kentucky Coach of the Year, and has decided to return to coaching. This year, at WHS, he is teaching biology, health and general science. In all, Mr. Bradshaw is glad to be back with familiar faces and places.

(The above articles from the 1983-84 Black Kats and the Yellowjacket Yearbook.)

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