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Moments and Memories of WHS




 

 

1928

Some of the members of the senior class are:

Hazel Back, Assistant Editor of the Black Kat, President of the Literary Society 1st semester, Glee Club, Hiking Club, pianist, Pep Club, Delegate to KHSPA Convention, Assistant Editor of the Commencement Edition of the Black Kat, Literary Society.

Zenneth Bentley, Member of the Glee Club, Pep Club, Hiking Club, Literary Society.

Barzella Bates, Member of the Pep Club, Hiking Club, Glee Club, Literary Society.

Kermit Boatwright , Member of the Hiking Club, Glee Club, Salutatorian of the Class, Literary Society.

Jennie Caudill, Assistant Business Manager for the Black Kat, Hiking Club, Pep Club, Assistant Business Manager of the Commencement edition of the Black Kat, Literary Society.

Dora Combs, Assistant Society Editor of the Black Kat and the Commencement Edition, Pep Club, Glee Club, Literary Society.

Lora Combs, Basketball Team, Pep Club, Glee Club, Hiking Club, Literary Society.

WHS FACULTY 1927-28 — Back row left to right, E.B. Hale, Cecile Elliott, William Harris, Elis Cleary, and Marvin Glenn. Front Row left to right, Adaline Colyer, R. Dean Squires, Principal and Hazel Lewis.

WHS FACULTY 1927-28 — Back row left to right, E.B. Hale, Cecile Elliott, William Harris, Elis Cleary, and Marvin Glenn. Front Row left to right, Adaline Colyer, R. Dean Squires, Principal and Hazel Lewis.

Karl Day, Business Manager for the Black Kat, Glee Club, Pep Club, Business Manager for the Commencement Edition of the Black Kat, President of the Literary Society, senior joke originator, Delegate to the KHSPA Convention.

Beulah Fields, Society Editor for the Black Kat, Literary Society, Photograph Editor Commencement edition, delegate to KHSPA, cheerleader class, Cheerleader of Pep Club, Glee Club, Hiking Club, Giftorian of the class.

Orell Fields, President of the senior class, Assistant Business Manager for the Black Kat, Pep Club, Glee Club, Hiking Club, Assistant Business Manager for the Commencement Edition, Literary Society.

Eunice Lewis, Society Editor of the Commencement Edition of the Black Kat, Elliot Music Class, Glee Club, Hiking Club, Pep Club, Literary Society.

Euretta Hammonds, Hiking Club, Glee Club, Pep Club, Literary Society.

WHS faculty

Marvin Glenn was born March 17, 1901 at Calhoun. Mr. Glenn attended Calhoun Graded and High School, being graduated from the high school in 1921. He then taught school for a year in McLean County. He then entered Kentucky Wesleyan College at Winchester, in the fall of 1922. Mr. Glenn finished his college course there taking an A.B. Degree in 1926, majoring in English and French and minoring in Education.

Mr. Glenn worked his way through college and was president of his freshman class and senior class in college.

Mr. Glenn came to Whitesburg as an English Professor and basketball coach in 1926. He has been with us for two years.

Adaline Colyer was born at Mount Olivet in Robinson County. Her preparatory work was done in Mount Olivet Graded Schools. She graduated from Robertson County High School.

She received her life certificate from Eastern Normal School in 1922 and received the AB Degree from the University of Kentucky in 1927.

She then taught Latin and history and was coach of the girls’ basketball team in her hometown. Miss Colyer came to Whitesburg in the fall of 1927 and has been our Latin and History instructor.

E. B. Hale is a native of Letcher County. He started school at the age of eleven on Rock House. He began his teaching career on Carr Creek in Knott County at 19.

Mr. Hale organized the first graded school at Whitesburg and Letcher County in 1910. He graduated from Whitesburg High School in the Class of 1917. Mr. Hale was County Superintendent from 1918 until 1922. He was then a student at the University of Kentucky during the summer of 1923. He is a senior in the Eastern Kentucky Teachers College this year. Mr. Hale has taught in the Whitesburg High School for the past three years.

William Harris was born August 28, 1897 in Gallatin. Mr. Harris was graduated from Warsaw High School in 1916. He attended Transylvania University from 1916 until 1918. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with an AB Degree in 1924.

Mr. Harris had six years’ experience as a teacher before coming to Whitesburg High School. He took Post Graduate courses at the University of Kentucky in the summers of 1925 and 1927. Mr. Harris has charge of our Science Department.

Cecile Elliott was born near Richmond, on June 27, 1900. Miss Elliot was graduated from Hamilton College in Lexington. In college, she took preparatory work and was also a student in the Music Department, under Franlein Scodo, of the Royal College at Leipsig. Miss Elliott then took a special course at the Cincinnati College, a pupil of Wilhelm Kraupner. She was then graduated from Eastern Kentucky Teachers College in 1926. She then took special work in Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. Miss Elliott taught in the Harlan school in 1923 and 1925. Miss Elliott took charge of our music department in September of 1927.

Elis Cleary — Miss Cleary was born in Georgetown on April 24, 1906. She attended the Georgetown public schools and was graduated from Georgetown High School in 1924. She then attended Georgetown College, where she graduated with an AB Degree in 1927. She has been at Whitesburg one year as an English and Biology teacher. This is Miss Cleary’s first year to teach school.

Hazel Lewis was born in Whitesburg. Miss Lewis attended the Whitesburg Graded School, and then her family moved to Georgetown. She attended the public school there and was graduated from Georgetown High School in 1924. She then entered Georgetown College and received her AB Degree in 1928. Miss Lewis is our Mathematics teacher.

(The above article from the 1928 Black Kat Newspaper.)


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