The seniors arrived in Washington, D.C. early Friday morning, April 7. Tours for the day included the Capitol Building, the U.S. Treasury Building, and the Wax Museum. The plans to see “Fiddler on the Roof” that evening were canceled because of a sudden snow and unexpected drop in temperature. In spite of some occasional rain and snow flurries, the seniors began a guided tour of the nation’s capital Saturday morning. Highlights of the day were visits to the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Memorial, Mt. Vernon, Embassy Row, Georgetown, and taking the class picture.
On the last night in Washington, the class divided into two groups — one to see the movie “Fiddler on the Roof” and the other to go on a boat ride down the Potomac River.
The group arrived in New York City on Sunday afternoon. Their two-day stay there was highlighted by a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty, visits to the United Nations Building and the Empire State Building, tours of Chinatown, Greenwich Village, and St. John’s Cathedral, the Broadway musical “Applause”, and a performance at Radio City Music Hall featuring the famed Rockettes.
Part II sophomore year
This year was filled with optimism due to the new additions to the faculty of WHS, James Gose (head football coach), Darrell Bell (head basketball coach) and Mina Breeding (band director).
During this year Teresa Baker won first place in the Cumberland College Math Contest for the second year in a row. Our Homecoming candidate was Sue Franklin; Mr. and Miss Sophomore were Randy Breeding and Donna Childers.
Class officers were Sue Franklin – President; Terri Cook – Vice President; Bobby Anderson – Secretary; Larry Watts – Treasurer.
B-Team cheerleaders were: Donna Childers, Terri Cook, Abby Holbrook, and Ann Eversole.
Teresa Baker won first in Letcher County Soil Conservation Essay. The Whitesburg Band received superior ratings at Pikeville and Harlan music contest.
Club news for February
The Hi-Y Club discussed the possibility of attending the K.Y.A. As of now there aren’t any definite plans.
The Kentucky Youth Assembly is an experience in state government conducted by the National Y.M.C.A. for the Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs in Kentucky. The clubs send delegates to the convention and a governor, lieutenant governor, and legislature are elected.
Tri-Hi-Y and Hi-Y Clubs all over the state go to Frankfort to have a mock legislature. Officers of the state are elected and legislature written by high school students are discussed.
The Hi-Y Club members would like to thank Mr. Gerald Combs for the information on K.Y.A. Mr. Combs encouraged the members to attend and participate in the Youth Assembly meeting and speaker’s competition.
The French Club, sponsored by Mrs. Ann Webber, held their annual Sweetheart Banquet, February 14 at the Coffee House. The decorations and entertainment were provided by appointed committees. In a previous meeting, the French Club members voted for the girl to be named French Club Sweetheart. The outcome of the election was announced at the banquet and Miss Vera Engle was presented with the Sweetheart pin.
The Tri-Hi-Y Club made plans for their annual Mother-Daughter Banquet to be held Feb. 28, 1972 at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will be a potluck supper and will be held in the cafeteria. On the evening’s agenda will be an installation ceremony for this year’s officers and an entertaining program planned by members of the club.
The FTA held a Teachers Appreciation Day last Monday, Feb. 14. The club members made cupcakes, candy and Hawaiian punch, which they served to all of the WHS faculty.
At present, plans are being made for FTA Day. This is the day that club members assume the teaching role and teach classes at WHS.
(The above articles from the Yellowjacket Yearbook and Black Kat newspapers.)