1946 Whitesburg holds annual
The annual Jr.-Sr. Banquet was a colorful array of pretty girls in lovely evening gowns and handsome boys in their best suits, a very attractively decorated banquet hall carrying out the Hawaiian theme with palms, orange and green crepe paper, hanging balloons, confetti, sprigs of rhododendron centered with flowers, and on the tables, dreamy canoes filled with nuts as a centerpiece on each table a larger canoe filled with tropical fruits. The favors were paper caps, programs, place cards, lei, and memory books, all of which were Hawaiian in theme. An orchestra composed of Mrs. Albert Jones, Leroy Fields and Lovell Williams furnished Hawaiian music throughout the evening. Hawaiian vocal numbers were given by Virginia Hill, Cleta Bentley, Margie and Betty Slemp, Carol Combs, Jean Polly, Betty Jo Little, Kathryn Back and Dorothy Jenkins. Welcome was given by Paula Finchum, President of the junior class, and the response by Ruby June Adams, senior class prophecy by Jean Polly and class will by Ann Hayes. Prof. C.J. Reed gave a tribute to the senior class. The Benediction was given by Rev. Robinson. The banquet was served by the Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church
(The above article from the May 23, 1946 Mountain Eagle.)
Whitesburg High holds graduation exercises for class of 1946
On Thursday evening, the thirtieth annual graduation exercises of Whitesburg High School will be held in the school auditorium, with Dr. Charles A. Keith of Richmond delivering the address to the graduating class. The Salutation will be given by Ann Hays and the Valedictory by Jeanette Wampler. The high school Glee Club will sing, “The River Sings a Song” and “Songs of Victory”. Presentation of diplomas will be by Miss Martha Jane Potter and Prof. C.J. Reed will present the graduation class to Miss Potter. There are 48 graduates of the class of 1946, as follows: Claudia Mae Acuff, Gwendolyn Sexton Adams, Ruby June Adams, Kathryn Phyllis Back, Gaynell Blair, Delma Jean Brown, Dimple Caudill, Erma Dene Collins, Imogene Collins, Wilma Inez Finchum, Rennavae Franklin, Alice Hale, Esther Kathyleen Hall, Loretta Vern Hall, Ann Hayes, Nina Lee Jarrett, Leyla June Johnson, Velda Kincer, Betty Jo Little, Naomi Jean Polly, Virginia Ruth Sergent, Ethel Marie Standifer, Rebe Jeanette Wampler, Betty Jo Whitson, Owen Pigman Adams, Kenneth C. Back, Ellis D. Bartley, David Neville Blair, Bill Rex Edmiston, James D. Stamper, Billy Paul Frazier, James Bradley Hall, O.P. Hart, Karu Ison, Hiram Ison, Jr., Keith Kincer, William F. Mercer, Fernoy N. Mosgrove, Earl Picket Reed, Buford Sexton, Meredith Webb, William Ralph Whitson, David J. Kincer, Cecil Holbrook, Monroe R. Breeding and Charles E. Hall.