Whitesburg KY

Moments and Memories of WHS




Kenneth Profitt. Born 1-5-39; Food, strawberry shortcake; Drink, milk; Song, The Big Beat; Expression, none; Ambition, radio and television serviceman; Wildlife Club 2, 3, 4,

Lucille Bates. Music Club 1, 2, 3; Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 4; All- Festival Chorus 1, 2; Tri- Hi-Y 1, 4; Art Club 4; Band 1, 2, 3; Halloween Carnival Queen Candidate 1; Science Club 4.

Donna “Squirt” Spangler. Food, hotdogs and potato chips; Drink, river water; Song, Country Boy; Expression, “See what I mean?”; Ambition, to grow a little bit; President of the Class 1; B-Team Cheerleader 1; FHA 1; Wildlife Club 1, 2, 3; Music Club 1; Sec. of Class 2; Cheerleader and Captain 2,3,4; Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech Festival 3; Chorus 1, 2, 4; All Festival Chorus 2; Sec. of Pep Club 4; Big Sandy Bowl Queen Candidate 3; Black Kat Staff 4.

Larry “ L. B.” Britton. Born 3-30-40; Food, ham; Drink, all soft drinks; Song, World in His Hands; Expression, “Boy, I like ‘em”; Ambition, get a job and make money; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Bible Club 1, 2; Journalism 2; Pep Club 3, 4; Wildlife Club 2, 4; Explorer’s Club 4; Chorus 2; Handicraft 1, 2; Fold Club 1.

Katy Joyce Fields. Born 12-19-40; Food, fried chicken; Drink, none; Song, no special one; Expression, “Is that so?”; Ambition, to be a nurse; Pep Club 1; Nurses Club 3,4; Science Club 4.

Thomas Fields. Born 6-7-39; Food, hamburger steak and butterscotch pie; Song, Don’t Leave Me Now; Expression, none; Ambition, to make money; Football, 4 years; Basketball, 4 years; Track, 4 years; Wildlife Club 1, 2, 3; Beta Club 3, 4; Science Club 4; Co-Captain of football team 4, W Club 4.

Santa Carol Hall. Born 11-9-40; Food, ham; Drink, soft drinks; Song, Are You Sincere?; Expression, “I’ll be”; Ambition, to be loved by everybody; Bible Club 1; Pep Club 1, 2, 3; Wildlife Club 2; Chorus 1, 2, 4; All- Festival Chorus 2; Science Club 3, 4; Beta Club 3, 4; Nurses Club 3, 4; Black Kat Staff 4; Annual Staff 4; Library Club 4.

Billie Amburgey. Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Wildlife Club 2; Halloween Queen Candidate; All-Festival Chorus 1, 2, 3; Annual Staff 4; Music Club 3, 4; Black Kat Staff 4; Speech Festival 3; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Accompanist 2, 3; Big Sandy Bowl Candidate 2, 3.

From the Black Kat Current Hits

Heartbreak Hotel, WHS; Over the Mountain, Cumberland River Gang; Look at the Stars, Sputnik gazers; Chances Are, teachers about semester exams; Ring My Phone, Mr. Burkich to parents of unexcused absentees.

Milk is now being sold in the high school hall instead of soda pop. The county board thought that drinking pop affected the students’ appetite, and it was voted to have all the pop coolers in the county schools taken out.

Two weeks before the day of the homecoming our football squad elected a very cute and sweet queen, Betty Sue Hamilton, and eight attendants: Vina Stamper, Lily Jane Collins, Deana Ashbrook, Rosemary Collier, Sandy Gibson, Rita Kathryn Hale, Fern Fulton and Jean Spangler.

Being a senior is the time when you suddenly realize that you are not the first grader you used to be. Now you have to begin making decisions for yourself. It scares you but somehow in a nice kind of way.

Seniors stage Variety Show

The Oct. 18 senior class’s hilarious variety show featured singing, music and dancing in popular, country and rock and roll.

Echoes from a senior class meeting

On Tuesday, Oct. 22 the students met for a class meeting. The seniors met in the band room. There we decided what our class colors, class flower, and class motto would be. After a lot of confusion, we finally decided that our class colors would be pink and black; our class flower a pink carnation; and our class motto would be “Future, here we come!”

“On the Hill” by Wanda Lee Collier

Everyone on the hill seems especially jolly this week. Not only because this is the last week before our Christmas vacation, but because the Jackets beat the Combs Panthers Tuesday night.

There will be a Christmas program in the gym on Friday afternoon. The program will be composed of Mr. Secontine’s Band and Miss Jan Combs’s speech class.

All homerooms are planning their Christmas parties and the exchanging of gifts.

The Black Kat Staff will distribute the Christmas issue during homeroom period on Thursday.

We seniors thank subscribers who gave ads for the basketball program. The program is titled The Tipoff, and is sold by the seniors at all home games.

Our basketball team left on Thursday morning for two games in central Kentucky, Berea High School and Lawrenceburg High School. Coach of the latter one is a former coach of WHS, Mr. James Boyd.

Holiday begins Dec. 20 and we come back to school Jan. 6.

(This article taken from the 1957- 58 Black Kat newspapers and the 1958 Yearbook.)

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