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Moments and Memories of WHS




Whitesburg High welcomes new faculty members

We have a new Principal this year to take Mr. Kendall Boggs’s place. He is Mr. Jack Burkich. He comes from Fleming-Neon. We also have some new teachers whom we are very glad to have. Miss Ruth York, who attended college at Berea, is teaching Shorthand, Typing II, and General Business. Mr. Roland Secontine, who attended college at Morehead, is our new band director. He will also be teaching Chorus. Mr. John Rufus Hall, from VPI, is teaching Typing I. He is also our new assistant football coach. Mr. Preston Armstrong, former basketball coach at Fleming-Neon will be teaching American History, World History, and Family Relations.

Activities on the hill

Well, it looks as if everyone is back at WHS for the 1957 term and is ready to study after what I’m sure has been the most enjoyable summer vacation ever.

On Aug. 23 a total of 260 freshmen were requested to register at WHS and since I’m sure they were all shook up they were ready to give it up as a bad job. But linger with us, freshmen, our school is wonderful, and the teachers the most.

Also, this year we have 138 seniors, 206 juniors, and 219 sophomores, which in all registered at WHS, makes a total of 823. I’m sure since this is a very exciting experience for the seniors it will always hold a place in his or her mind since this will be the most thrilling year of our lives.

We, the students at Whitesburg wish to extend the greatest wishes to our new teachers and band-director, Mr. Secontine. We all wish the best of luck to our very highly thought of Principal, Mr. Burkich for the wonderful job he has achieved here at Whitesburg.

Well, our football team has really started off away out front this season. On Aug. 26, our team started off the season with a win over Wallins 13-0. We do wish to congratulate our great football squad and our wonderful coaches, Moore, Trosper and Hall, for their victories.

The new regime at Whitesburg has given us a new lunch hour, which is a period of thirty minutes, but keep those chins up, that is just one dark corner of life. So, students don’t worry, Mother will consider a second helping since the new lunch hour the largest total ever to eat in the lunch room was a total of 776, so keep eating, students, we might get a new and larger cafeteria.

It was a great surprise to see the new improvements on our buildings, which consisted of outside painting and the girls’ restrooms. In memorandum of the olden school days our principal, Mr. Burkich, has made plans to repaint and decorate the old bell which has been taken out of the cupola and keep it within the school properties.

In closing, we the students want to thank Mr. Burkich and our former principal, Mr. Boggs, for their wonderful co-operation.

Some members of the senior class:

Janice Bentley. FHA 1, Pep Club 1,2,3,4, Science Club 3,4, Sec-Treasurer of Science Club 4, Chorus 1,2,3,4, All-Festival Chorus 2, Black Kat Staff 4, Annual Staff 4, Band 1,2, Tri-Hi-Y 1,4, Pres. Tri-Hi-Y 4. Born 10-19-1941; Song, Mule Train; Ambition, To marry a millionaire and own a jaguar.

Charles Reynolds. Born 12-19-1939, Food, Steak; Drink, Milk; Song, None.

Georgette Day. Born- 7-28-1940, Food, Fried Chicken; Drink, Pepsi; Song, Stardust; Ambition, To become a good nurse; Science Club 3,4; Beta Club 3,4; Nurses Club 3,4; Library Club 4; Pep Club 3; Black Kat Staff 4.

Billy Ray Maggard. Basketball 1; Football 2,3,4; W Club 4; Born-3-3-1939; Food, Chicken and green beans; Drink, Milk; Song, Keep Knocking; Expression, So That’s Right; Ambition, Teacher.

Anna Lee Sexton. Born 2-11-1940: Food, Lemon pie and meat loaf; Drink, Coke; Song, I’ll Come Running Back to You; Expression, Oh, gee; Ambition, Teacher; Pep Club 4; Tri- Hi-Y 4; Wildlife 4; Black Kat Staff 4.

Wilmoth Kincer. Born- 3-13-1940: Food, Steak; Song, Step Aside Deep Shallow Water; Expression, Heck; Ambition, Make a radio and television repairman; Wildlife Club 1,2,3,4; President of Class 2.

Lydia Marie Polly. Born-6-19-1940, Food, pie; Drink, Pepsi; Song, I Can’t Stop Loving You; Expression, I’ll be dog; Ambition, To get married; Bible Club 1,2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 4; Art Club 4.

Kisses and Kicks

Kisses to the seniors, Kicks to the underclassmen. Kisses to the football team, Kicks to the new lunch period. Kisses to Mr. Burkich for being so understanding, Kicks to whatever the reason is for no recess. Kisses to Mr. Boggs and Mr. Collins for visiting us, Kicks to those who don’t like to attend the pep meetings. Kisses to Mr. Secontine and his band for playing and yelling at the pep meetings and ballgames, Kicks to the people who attend and block the halls. Kisses to the Journalism Class, Kicks to the lack of school spirit. Kisses to the Dairy Bar and Dawahare’s for giving out football schedules, Kicks for all the fees and new books we must pay for.

(The above articles from the 1957-58 Black Kats and the 1958 Yellowjacket Yearbook.)

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