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Moments and Memories of WHS




 

 

By BENNETT WELCH

1930

Basketball game for Friday night

On Friday evening of this week the Whitesburg High School girls’ basketball team will play its first game of the season in the gymnasium here. With brand new suits and a few brand new players together with a load of enthusiasm and school spirit, a good time is expected. Coach Savage has worked hard to give the team the proper training and as patrons of the school, all of us owe it to ourselves to attend the game. The Buckhorn girls will be on hand to meet them.

Carnival at high school

Tonight the high school boys and girls are giving a carnival, which is to be put on by the French Club. The young people have worked hard on this entertainment and it is hoped that a good crowd will be in attendance to encourage our boys and girls in the work they are doing.

 

 

(The above articles from the Dec. 4, 1930 Mountain Eagle.)

Junior-Senior Banquet

The junior class of the high school entertained very elaborately on Saturday evening with a delightful banquet in honor of the graduating class. The gymnasium was transformed into a spacious garden where spring flowers of every variety were in bloom. Places were set for about eighty guests, and a most delectable dinner was served. Dainty and appropriate favors were given and a most delightful program rendered.

WHS and graded commencements this week

The Whitesburg High and graded school commencement exercises opened in full sway on Friday evening of last week at the graded school auditorium. On that night the senior play was given under the direction of Mrs. Grace Harris Fulkerson. Wonderful talent was displayed on both the part of Mrs. Fulkerson and the seniors taking parts. On Saturday evening the Junior-Senior Banquet was given in the high school gymnasium, which was, indeed, a very enjoyable affair for both classes. Sunday evening the Baccalaureate Sermon was delivered to the graduating class by Rev. I.E. Enlow, at the Baptist Church. His sermon was indeed very inspirational, having chosen the appropriate subject “Life‘s Flower Garden.” On Tuesday evening the seniors gave their class day exercises in the graded school auditorium. A band of about 30 seniors assembled in sport attire on the stage and entertained very highly with songs, the class history, prophecy, poem grumbler and last will and testament. Each senior played his or her part remarkably well, and at the end of the program the key to the senior class was presented by Glenn Clay, president of the present senior class, to Miss Edith Baker, president of the junior class. On Wednesday morning the sixth grade entertained with a play, readings and songs. Each student showed wonderful ability and good training, which is certainly an honor to both them and their teacher, Mrs. Tate. On Wednesday evening the eighth grade graduating exercise was held in the same auditorium. Prof. Ison was in charge and a very entertaining and delightful program was given, showing the results of a hard year’s work. Tonight there will be a dramatic contest staged by the dramatic class under Mrs. Fulkerson. Her reputation assures us of a success in this contest. On Friday, May 16, the graduation exercises will be held at which time Prof. John Howard Payne, of Morehead College, will speak. This will bring to a close one of the most successful years of Whitesburg’s high and graded schools. The Eagle joins with the town and voices the sentiments of the public in saying to the student body, the faculty and the school board as well as everyone who may be indirectly concerned in making this year such a success.

(The above article from the May 15, 1930, Mountain Eagle.)

The junior class Hallowe’en party, given Wednesday night, Oct. 30, was a huge success. Those attending this affair were: Miss Warren, Miss Hayes, Miss Coates, Miss Cook, Miss Lewis, Mr. Savage, Edith Baker, Vi- olette Parsons, Paschal Hall, Letha Boggs, Frank Braughman, Maynard Polly, Goldie Combs, Fred Day, Woodrow Taylor, Caryl Breeding, Esther Day, Paul Vermillion, William Vermillion, Margarette Collins, Bobbie Benton, Emerson Yontz, Norah Hall, John Potter, Corinne Adams, Klair Back, Gladys Hall, Lillian Fugate, Lela Bell Fields, Beulah Combs, Gladys Banks, Ralph Brashears, Jake Collins, Nora Polly, Nell Combs. A nice time was reported by all.

“Who are the seniors?”

The girls in bright colored smocks and boys in blue overall suits. These they wear three days a week. This shows our cooperation. All the boys fell in line with the exception of two, while the girls agreed to this plan.

We’re counting the days till our sweaters and rings arrive. “It won’t be long now.” Seniors are trying hard with the aid of their wonderful sponsors to keep the “Black Kat” going and out of time, but we need all the students help. “Are you helping?”

The sophomores have been telling you all year what a great class we really have. Now we are inviting you to come and see for yourself. Each Thursday, we have a very interesting program along with the other duties of the class. Visitors have been very few this year, and without the parents and town to back a school, it is destined to go down in failure before long. This invitation not only includes those who live in Whitesburg but those of the neighboring districts. Leave off your work some Thursday morning and pay us a visit.

The freshman class is still pushing forward. We have the largest freshman class WHS has ever had and the best.

Three of our classmates have dropped out. We were sorry to lose them. They were Beatrice Shepherd. Clayton Day and Nickie Holbrook. But we have also gained another student, Forest Shackford.

Our sponsors, Miss Cook and Mr. Combs, show real interest in our class, and we think with the backing of our sponsors and the other members of the faculty, we can reach our goal successfully.

Armistice Day Program of great interest

The whole force of Whitesburg school participated in a parade on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. in commemoration of Armistice Day. The parade itself was a splendid success, being marked by countless colored caps, worn and made by the grade students. The body of students passes twice down Main Street, circling the courthouse, then returning to the new auditorium in the grade building, where an exceedingly interesting program was put on by the grade students.

In the early part of the program, J.L. Hays, of this town, spoke of Armistice Day, and commemoration of the closing of the late tragedy. It was a splendid address.

The remaining part of the program was given by grade students, with James Brown in charge of the program as chairman.

Mr. Ison, principal of the graded school, closed the program with a splendid talk in honor of the occasion.

A great note of interest was the large gathering of townspeople at the program, showing their interest in the school by attending and backing the school in a program of this kind.

(The above article from the Nov. 22, 1929 Mountain Eagle.)


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