James Carlos Adams b. 8-25-1940; Ambition-To be an engineer; Song-“Tom Dooley”; Favorite Expression Gosh! Oh! Advice to underclassmen-Hope you all have a good time. Virginia Banks b. 9-23-1941; Ambition-To be a secretary; Song-“It’s Just a Matter of Time”; Favorite Expression- Gee oh; Music Club 1,2,3; Pep Club 1,2; Band 1,2,3,4; Majorette 4; Black Kat 4. Advice to underclassmen- Don’t wait until you are a senior to start working. Dan Collier b. 10-2-1941; Ambition Draftsman; Favorite Song-“Peter Gunn”; Favorite Expression-Come on now! Pep Club 1,2,3,4; Wildlife Club 1,2,3; Music Club 1,2,3; Band 1,2,3,4. Advice to underclassmen- Beware of the office. Judith Carol Franklin b. 12- 25-1940; Ambition-To be a teacher; Song-“I Love You Most of All”; Advice to underclassmen-Work hard for your senior trip and don’t be going steady unless you want to two-time; Bible Club 2,3,4; Pep Club 3,4; Science Club 3,4; French Club 3,4; Beta Club 4.
Roy Kenneth Hart b. 1-7- 1941; Ambition-Teacher; Favorite Song-“Three Stars”; Favorite Expression-My time; Advice to underclassmen Don’t skip study hall; Pep Club 1; Music Club 2; Hi-Y Club 2; Vice-President 3; President 4; Chorus 2. Mary Thelma Joseph b. 12- 3-1940; Ambition-To get a job in a nightclub; Favorite song-“ You Know What I Like”; Favorite expression- Dig that, would you?; Bible Club 1; Pep Club 1,2,3,4. Advice to underclassmen-Just don’t get caught in anything. Gary Kincer b. 1-15-1941; Ambition-To go around the world; Favorite song- “Gonna Travel On”; Favorite expression-Good gosh; Advice to underclassmen- So long; Pep Club 1,2,3,4; Wildlife Club 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4. Rita Kathryn Hale b.2-5-1941; Ambition-To get to Washington without getting bus sick; Favorite song-“Sleeping At the Foot of the Bed”; Favorite expression I don’t believe it; Advice to underclassmen- On your trip, always get to the bus on time or you’ll get left; I know; Beta Club 3; Sec. Treasurer 4; Pep Club 1,3,4; French Club 3; Vice- President 4; Wildlife Club 3; Cheerleader 3,4; Sec. Treas. Sr. Class; Annual Staff.
Harry Lee Polly b. 8-15- 1941; Ambition-Get rich fast, pass literature; Favorite song-“I’m a Roving Gambler”; Favorite Expressionnone; Pep Club 2,3; Hi-Y Club 2, President 4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Baseball 2,3,4; Track 3,4; Advice to underclassmen Have fun now cause Miss Raleigh won’t let you. Anna Polly Tyree b. 12-6-1941; Ambition-Wife; Favorite song-“It’s Just a Matter of Time”; Favorite expression-Goodness! Nurses Club 2,3,4; Library Club 3,4; Advice to underclassmen Shun Room six, if possible. Ronald Sergent b. 7-22-1942; Ambition-To own a store; Favorite song- “Over and Over”; Favorite expression-You’re just akidding me; Advice to underclassmen Better watch Miss Raleigh; Hi-Y Club 1,2; Beta Club 3,4; Wildlife Club1. Monette Sexton b.3-22-1941; Ambition-To learn to drive A.J.’s wagon; Favorite song-“Hurtin Inside”; Favorite expression- I’m droopy, who are you?; Advice to underclassmen- Get more out of ole W.H.S. than I did; Pep Club 1,2,3,4; Music Club 1,2; Bible Club 1,2; Glee Club 1,2; Band 2.
Class of 1959 Trivia Quiz: 1. Who was the captain of the football team? 2. Who was the valedictorian? 3. Who was the President of the United States? 4. Who was the Band Director? 5. Why were the basement and first floor of the gym off limits to students during the last two months of school? 6. Who was the homecoming queen? 7. Who was the Letcher Co. Superintendent of Schools? 8. Who was the editor of the annual? 9. Who was the drum majorette? 10. What boy and girl were voted most likely to succeed? 11. Who was the basketball coach? 12. Who was the football coach? 13. How many were in the graduating class? 14. Who was the graduation speaker? 15. Who was the sponsor of the Beta Club? 16. How many stars did the American flag have? 17. Who was the congressman who had his picture taken with the class on their Washington trip? 18. Who was the top male vocalist? 19. Who was the governor of Kentucky? 20. Who was the movie star many of us idolized even though he died in 1955? 21. Who was “Big Daddy”?
Answers to Quiz: 1. Charles Martin. 2. Judy Combs. 3. Ike Eisenhower. 4. Rolland Secontine 5. A union strike 6. Margaret Bach 7. William B. Hall. 8. Arnold Kiser. 9. Marguerite Blair. 10. Donna Adams and Frankie Craft. 11. Don Burton. 12. Ed Moore. 13. 154 students. 14. A.A. Page. 15. Mrs. Stephen Combs. 16. 49 stars. 17. Carl Perkins. 18. Elvis 19. Happy Chandler 20. James Dean. 21. Dan Collier.
(The above article from the May 1959 Black Kat Newspaper and the Yellowjacket yearbook.)