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Moments and Memories of WHS

Black Kat News-1966-67

You’re a big wheel when:

You can sit in Mr. Maggard’s class and not get caught shooting the bull.

You can chew gum in Mr. Frazier’s fourth period study hall.

You can cheat under Mrs. Franklin or Mr. Billy K. Banks.

You can skip and not let Mr. Combs catch you.

You can go a day without being called in the office.

You make a good grade on vitamins in Miss Cornett’s class.

You can get a sewing machine in third period home economics.

You can slip out of Mr. Holbrook’s class and not get caught.

Song dedications:

Vicki Bates and David Baker — Pushing Too Hard

Jolinda Maggard and William W. — A Word That Means More Than Love

Carol and Darrell — Dedicated to the One I Love.

Shelia L. and Ronnie S. — Oh How Happy

Judy Short and Robert Craft — Baby I Need Your Loving

Gloria Wagner and Any Boy — It Takes Two

Boys to Mr. Combs — Just Can’t Quit Smoking Those Cigarettes

Yvonne Combs and James Castle — Baby I Need Your Loving

Sandra Jones and Donald Brown — Where Will The Wrong Words Come From?

Ronnie Baker and Mary Maggard — We Ain’t Got Nothing Yet

Ned Craft and Geraldine Short — It Tears Me Up

Nancy G. and Roger Blair — Baby I Need You

Beta Club benefit show:

The Beta Club benefit show was held February 15, in the gymnasium. Gerald F. Combs was master of ceremonies.

James Vlasnik and Junior Holbrook, The Something Else G roup, Clayshan Caudill, and Shelia Brown added to the list of performers who sang.

Mr. Polly’s folk dance club danced and Donna Potter, Beth Frazier, and Adrianne Pender danced to the "Devil with a Blue Dress On."

In a skit Freddy McCray and Shannon Banks represented the wrong way to ask for a date and bring the date home. Karen Sue Martin and Junior Holbrook represented the right way.

The program was worthwhile and for a worthy cause.

Note: The Black Kat salutes P.F.C. Otis Darrel Short as our service man of the month. Private Short is a 1964 graduate of Whitesburg High. He received his training at Fort Carson, Colo. He is a member of the 11th Armor Second Cavalry now serving in Vietnam.

Whitesburg High honors:


eniors on Awards Day


Whitesburg seniors were recognized at Class Day exercises held in the Whitesburg gym.

Awards went to: Terry Cornett, English award; James Kenneth Caudill, recognition for creative writing ability; Rosemary Ingram and Stephen D. Combs, science awards; Roger Mullins, mechanical drawing award; Jesse Cook, industrial arts award; Darrel Caudill, electricity award; Marcia Polly, social studies award; Judy Hammock, typing award; Pauline Collins, shorthand award; Mary Ellen Cornett, journalism award; William Wright, outstanding athlete; Roger Mullins, outstanding football player; Larry Cornett, biological sciences award; Sandra Nease, annual editor; Dean Craft, outstanding boy in physical education; Stephen D. Combs, Harris award for character and leadership; Sandra Lynn Day, Dugan award for character and leadership; L.C. Collins, best salesman in the senior class; James Kenneth Caudill, Soil Conservation essay contest winner, Larry Hammock, art award; Stephen Combs, French award; Linda Holbrook, homemaker of tomorrow award; Jo Ann Howard, library award; William Wright, all conference basketball player; Bobby Dan Blair, most rebounds in basketball; Ricky Collins, best foul shooting percentage in basketball; William Wright, basketball player with best academic standing; Ricky Collins, baseball award; Jerald Combs, Kentucky Youth Assembly speaker award; Terry Cornett, winner of Handicapped Workers essay contest ; Roger Baker, third place winner distributive education window display contest ; Chalmer Craft, Freddy McCray, J.R. Bates, Jerald Combs, Astor Hatton (alternate) and Karen Morgan (alternate), debate team.

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