Some of the members of the senior class:
Linda Brown, “Lin” b. 4-4-39. Boyfriend, Bennett Combs; Pal, the gang; Favorites, Teacher, Bill Collins; Food, Doughnuts; Drink, Root Beer; Movie Star, James Dean; Singer, Harry Belafonte; Song, any calypso music; Color, Blue; Expression, “ I say, it’s a blooming here; Ambition, make Bennett happy; Secret Ambition, Dancing to calypso; Activities, F.H.A., Glee Club, Pep Club, Music Club; Honors, Valedictorian 8th grade.
Teddy Kelly Fields, Jr., “Ted” b. 1-1-39. Pals, The gang; Favorites, Teacher, Miss Stamper; Food, Steak; Drink, Milk; Movie Star, Marilyn Monroe; Singer, Perry Como; Song, “Round and Round”; Color, Red; Expression, “Dig those curves.” Ambition, To make a butcher and stay with A&P Tea Co.; Secret Ambition, Race car driver; Activities, Band four years, Music Club two years, Chorus one year.
Genevieve Hogg, “Genner” b.8-22-38. Boyfriend, Ray Banks; Best Pal, Jeanetta Caudill; Favorites, Teacher, Mr. Preston; Food, Chicken; Drink, Milk; Movie Star, Marilyn Monroe; Singer, Elvis Presley; Song, “All Shook Up”; Color, Black; Expression, “No Lie”; Ambition, Housewife; Secret Ambition, to work in a big city; Activities, Glee Club, Pep Club, Voice, Music Club.
Jimmy Holbrook, “Sleepy Jim” b. 10-5-38. Girlfriend, Rose Marie Youngblood; Pal, Donald Lee Polly; Favorites, Teacher, Miss Raleigh; Food, Steak; Drink, Pepsi; Movie Star, Rose Marie; Singer, Lavern Baker; Song, “Jim Dandy”; Color, Red; Ambition, To pass English; Secret Ambition, To make a million dollars; Activities, Basketball and Baseball.
Edith Logan, “Ekie” b. 1-20-39. Boyfriend, Leon Sergent; Best Pal, Skipper Kits; Favorites, Teacher, Mr. Bates; Food, Steak; Drink, Kraut Juice; Movie Star, Tab Hunter; Singer, Fats Domino; Song, “He’s Mine”; Color, Scarlet; Expression, “Don’t Seat it”; Ambition, Airline Hostess; Secret Ambition, “I’ll never tell”; Activities, Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, Pep Club, Tri-Hi- Y, Skipper Kits; Honors, Vice-President of Tri-Hi-Y, All-Festival Chorus, Cheerleader.
Donald Walker, “Doak” b. 6-13-39. Favorites, Teacher, John Preston; Drink, A Big Orange; Best Pal, Jack Taylor; Food, Fried Frog Legs; Movie Star, Bugs Bunny; Color, Brown; Ambition, Bartender; Secret Ambition, To marry Sue; Activities, Speech, Band, Music Club, Pep Club, Hi-Y Club; Honors, Music Festival, Drama Festival (Stage Band), President of Senior Class, Speech Festival at Pikeville.
Inez Pratt, “ Ikie” b. 7-2-39. Boyfriend, Buford Fulton; Best Pal, the gang; Favorites, Food, Tamales and Mexican Chile; Drink, Orange Juice; Movie Star, George Nader; Singer, Perry Como; Song, All of Perry’s songs; Color, Baby Blue; Expression, “You better not do that”; Ambition, Obtain a Master’s Degree; Secret Ambition, To be a lady of the world; Activities, Cheerleader, Glee Club, Pep Club, Beta Club; Honors, Salutatorian at Midway, Given award for best groomed girl at Midway, State Drama Festival; Gama National Society, Member of student Council at Midway.
Sammy Blair, b.9-2-39. Girlfriend, “Aggie”; Pal, Kendall Boggs; Favorites, Food, T-Bone Steak; Movie Star, Marilyn; Singer, Elvis; Song, “Carry Me Back to Ole Virginia”; Color, a yellowish sort of pink; Expression, “Darned if it ain’t”; Ambition, Richest Bun alive; Activities, Football, Boys’ Chorus, Track; Honors, half owner of office, best singer in the Boys’ Chorus.
Lloyd Hodge, “Soggie” b. 5-2-39. Girlfriend, Bobbie Sumpter; Best Pal, Harold Ogelvie; Favorites, Teacher, Miss Raleigh; Food, Anything; Drink, Pop; Movie Star, Roy Rogers; Singer, Clearance Henry; Song, “Ain’t Got No Home”; Color, Blue; Expression, “ That’s Tough”; Ambition, Coach track; Activities, Two years basketball, four years football, three years track, three years baseball, one year wildlife; Honors, All State Football team, 1956, All EKMC two years, 1955-56, Most Outstanding Football Player Award.
Barbara Gumm, “Barb” b. 2-10-39. Pals, Kathy and Norma; Favorites, Teacher, Mr. Collins; Food, Roast Beef and Gravy; Drink, Pepsi; Movie Star, Tab Hunter; Singer, Perry Como; Song, “Young Love”; Color, Blue; Expression, “Gee Whiz”; Ambition, To be a school teacher; Activities, Treasurer in F.H.A., Chorus two years, Pep Club one year.
James Stidham, “ Jim” b. 5-28-38. Girlfriend, Nella Mae Stidham; Best Pal, Bobby Sturgill and Robert Collier; Favorites, Teacher, Mrs. Combs; Food, Steak; Drink, Milk; Movie Star, Jane Russell; Singer, Carl Butler; Song, “Guilty Tears”; Color, Blue; Expression, “Make much of life”; Ambition, Keep trying; Secret ambition, Love hard; Activities, Beta Club; Honors, Black Kat Staff.
Anita Sue Scott, “Scottie” b. 3-6-38. Boyfriend, Harold Winchell; Best Pal, the 3 Roll Kids; Favorites, Teacher, Miss Little; Food, Chicken; Drink, Milk; Color, Blue; Expression, “Heavenly Day”; Ambition, Secretary; Secret Ambition, “Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?”; Movie Star, Martin and Lewis; Singer, Fats Domino; Song, “You’re the Reason I’m in Love; Activities, swimming, football, and basketball.
“On the Hill” by Betty Pratt
Since we’re back at good old WHS I’d first like to greet the upper classmen and say we’re glad to have you back. Then I’d like to give a hearty welcome to the freshmen that are probably scared silly by now, if they’re anything near to what I was. Maybe we’ll call you “Greenhorns” but we’re only seeing how it feels to be a senior! Don’t take it to heart. We took the same ribbing.
The Speech Class is well under way with what I think is a very interesting class. More and more people are becoming interested in this very worthwhile subject for whom I’m sure Mrs. Hall, the instructor is very pleased.
We’re also glad the Rotary Club is sponsoring a contest for the Speech Class this year and offering a prize of $10 to the winner.
(The above article from the Aug. 30, 1956 Mountain Eagle.)