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Moments and Memories of WHS




 

 

Whitesburg High School class officers, part 2

President : 1951, Ina Mae Adams; 1952, Allene Sumpter; 1953, Gary Banks; 1954, Shirley Frazier; 1955, Jimmy P. Enlow; 1956, Jimmy Jones; 1957, Ronald N. Collier 1958, Sarah Jane Hall; 1959, Glen Ihrig; 1960, Elvin Colwell; 1961, Barbara Stallard. Vice-President : 1951, Sammy Maggard; 1952, Eddie Collins; 1953, John R. Hall; 1954, F.C. Hammond; 1955, Litwell B. Holbrook; 1956, Rex Polly; 1957, John P. Bentley; 1958, Tom Fields; 1959, Charles Martin; 1960, Orbin Banks; 1961, Orville Collier. Secretary: 1951, Patsy Hamilton; 1952, Ruth York; 1953, None; 1954, Ruthena Smith; 1955, Billy D. Caudill; 1956, Daryl Caudill; 1957, Patricia Fulton; 1958, Janice Fleenor; 1959, Rita Kathryn Hale; 1960, Juda F. Holbrook; 1961, Carol Lewis. Valedictorians, part 2 1943, Ruby Holbrook; 1944, Joy Wray Frazier; 1945, Charlene Mullins; 1946, Jeanettee Wampler; 1947, Paula Flinchum; 1948, Nell Vermillion; 1949, Jane Raleigh Lewis; 1950, Martha Ann Holbrook; 1951, Dona Jo Adams; 1952, Drucilla Day, 1953, Janet Lewis; 1954, James Crase; 1955, Bert Francis; 1956, Joella Craft; 1957, Ronald Newton Collier; 1958, Sarah Jane Hall, 1959, Judy Combs; 1960, Chesta Webb. Salutatorians part 2 1943, Carolyn Hays; 1944, Kenneth Boggs; 1945, Eunice Bentley; 1946, Ann Hays; 1947, Herman Sergent; 1948, Wilma Faye Sumpter; 1949, Evadeen Edmiston; 1950, Wayne Polly; 1951, Ina Mae Adams; 1952, Janet Combs; 1953, Barbara Lewis; 1954, Guinevere Crase; 1955, Doris Banks; 1956, Christine Banks; 1957, Sue Carol Caudill; 1958, Ann Lewis; 1959, Doris Profitt; 1960, Emily Cook. Prom King and Queen part 2 1981, Billy Smallwood, Ruth Gibson; 1982, Ephraim Imperial, Alice Baker; 1983, Mark Cook, Kaye Gose; 1984, Tim Smith, Annette Combs; 1985, Craig Spangler, Candy Crase; 1986, Terry Howard, Lisa Bates; 1987, David Cornett, Tammie Sparks; 1988, John Ray Thomas, Whitney Craft ; 1989, Colin Fultz, Renee Sexton; 1990, Danny Adams, Michelle Holbrook; 1991, Clint Webb, Melissa Adams; 1992, Kevin Fields, Kim Short; 1993, J. J. Buttrey, Nicole Sexton; 1994, Jason Combs, Jessica Yonts; 1995, Kris Watts, Chenoa Jones. Mr. WHS Part 1 1955 Don Caudill; 1956 Don Woodford Webb; 1957 Harold Ogelive; 1958 Bruce “Sonny” Webb; 1959 Glen Ihrig; 1960 Renious Day; 1961 Wendell Sparks; 1962 Richard York; 1963 Elman Blair; 1964 Michael Adams; 1965 Hillard Howard; 1966 Hoover Nease; 1967 William Wright; 1968 Jay Fields; 1969 Jay Fields (repeat); 1970 Ronnie Biggerstaff; 1971 Doug Banks; 1972 Randy Breeding; 1973 Steve Banks; 1974 Eddie Stallard; 1975 Jeff Holbrook. Miss WHS part 1 1955, Shelbia Mullins; 1956, Phyllis Ann Hall; 1957, Margaret Day; 1958, Ella Yonts; 1959, Margaret Back; 1960, Shirley Maggard; 1961, Carolyn Sue Combs; 1962, Priscilla Boggs; 1963, Jackie Walker; 1964, Sonja Boggs; 1965, Marsha Frazier; 1966, Sharon Garrett; 1967, Lana Watts; 1968, Vanessa Campbell; 1969, Marcy Adkins; 1970, Patsy Adams; 1971, Judy Frazier; 1972, Nina Sturgill; 1973, Leanna Hall; 1974, Brenda Webb; 1975, Sondra Holbrook. WHS basketball coaches 1922-26 Charlie Blair; 1926-28 Marvin Glenn; 1928-32 Beckham Combs; 1932-33 John Horkey; 1933- 34 Dick Bourne; 1934-40 Millard Tolliver; 1940-42 Follace Fields; 1942-43 Sanford Adams; 1943-47 No games were played; 1947-55 Ray Pigman; 1955- 58 Ernie Trosper; 1958-62 Don Burton; 1962-66 Gobel Ritter; 1966-69 U.G. Horn; 1969-71 Darrell Bell; 1971-76 Lyle Eads; 1976- 81 Arthur “Ozz” Jackson; 1981-82 Gobel Ritter; 1982- 85 A.H. Holbrook; 1985-88 Darrell Bell; 1988-91 Gary Gibson; 1991-97 Eddie Whitaker; 1997-98 Clark Powers; 1998-2002 Danny Bates; 2002-2005 Ricky Adams.

WHS band directors 1930 Mr. Glasgow; 1933 Mr. Ercell Day; 1937-42, 1947-52 Mr. Hugh Adams; 1952-55 Mr. Jack Taylor; 1955-56 Mr. Michael Elais; 1956-57 Jack Taylor; 1957- 60 Mr. Rolland Secontine; 1960-65 Mr. Charles Frank Bickle; 1965-66 Ms. Barbara Baker; 1966-69 Mr. Allen Siegel; 1969-72 Ms. Mina Breeding; 1972-73 Mr. Paul Anderson; 1973-88 Mr. Ron Lester; 1988-1993 Ms. Susan Hayes; 1993-95 Mr. Pat Tucker; 1995-96 Mr. Dan Brennan; 1996-97 Ms. Cindy Moore; 1997-2001 Mr. Kelly Hash; 2001-2005 Mr. Tom Pike. School song composed At last a school song, both words and music, were composed by Mr. Bob Gatton and Rocky Davis. Hail, Whitesburg High School, Praise to thy name, On the rolling campus, We will work for thy fame. |Glory and honor, We will bring to thee, Thy name within our hearts, Ever hallowed be. Whitesburg we shall miss you, Through the coming years, Thoughts of thee within our hearts, Shall ere be dear, Leading and guiding, Youth o’er all the land, Our Alma Mater! Loyal, True and Grand (The above article from the “The Black Kat” dated May 1962.) First school newspaper The first Black Kat was published September 1925. The staff consisted of the

following: Editor-in-chief, Virgil Lewis; Asst. Editor, Astor Brown; Athletic Editor, Wm. Ewen; Joke Editor, Wilma Back; Society Editor, Vena Back; Asst. Society Editor, Jessie Triplett; Business Manager, Earl Day; Assistant, Wm. Ewen; Censor, Miss Mary Earle. What the Black Kat hopes to do The Black Kat hopes to bring into existence a real school spirit; a spirit which shall stand for high ideals and progress. The Black Kat hopes to become a symbol of WHS school spirit, and be a paper that boasts the Whitesburg High School, Letcher County and eastern Kentucky. All good schools have a school paper. WHS is a good school and she now has a school paper. In order that the Black Kat might accomplish her aims she must have hearty co-operation of the students, the teachers and people of Whitesburg. Show that you are interested in the progress of WHS by subscribing.


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