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Moments and Memories of WHS




Prom King and Queen

The 1985 Junior–Senior Prom was held at WHS’s cafeteria on May 11. The theme was “An Evening in Paradise” and truly it was just that. The highlight of the evening came when Craig Spangler and Candy Crase were crowned Prom King and Queen. Music was provided by Bradley Jones, WIFX radio station. Host and hostesses: Doris Banks, Beverly Bates, Beth Richardson, Kristi Roark, Melissa Corder, Candy Nantz, Carol Caudill, Robert Back, Tony Bolling, Darren Hubbard, Rod Day, Clay Mullins, John Combs, and Ronald Morgan. Many thanks go out to all the people who made this special evening such a success.

(The above article from the 1985 WHS Yearbook.)

Math team visits


On April 4, 1985, Whitesburg’s Math and Science Teams traveled to Southeast Community College for their annual Math-Science Day. The competition lasted for two hours; the students then ate lunch and attended the award ceremony.



Whitesburg had six people to take honors this year. Srini Rao received a plaque and a $260 scholarship to Southeast Community College for placing first on the Physics test. Beth Luther received a first place plaque in Trigonometry and also a $260 scholarship to Southeast Community College. Whitesburg swept the Trigonometry competition with Lacy Polly capturing second place and Debbie Imperial placing third. David Fields placed third in the Chemistry competition and Mary Page Polly placed third in the Advanced Mathematics competition.

Others who took part in the competition were Darren Banks and Angie Mullins, Biology; Monoka Venters and Marsha Niece, Trigonometry; Craig Webb, Carmella Webb, Marsha Bailey, Rebecca Bledsoe, and Mickey Sexton, Algebra; Melissa Reedy, Lisa Whitaker, Suzann Hall, and Follace Fields, Physics; Danny Webb, Chemistry; Tracy Frazier and Cheryl Mullins, Advanced Mathematics.

(The above article from the April 24, Black Kat.)

Track meet

On Oct. 13, 1984, the Whitesburg cross-country teams traveled to Paintsville, course of the Regional Cross-Country meet.

The girls’ cross-country team finished second only behind regional rival, Clay County. The Lady Jackets were led by Deanna Boggs who won in course record breaking time of 12:06. Boggs was followed by Kim Fields who finished fourth in 12:28. Tracy Romine, 11th; Elizabeth Watson, 17th and Donna Profitt, 18th rounded out the top five.

The boys finished fourth overall behind regional rivals Rowan County and Clay County and Class A Oneida Baptist, which won the meet. Whitesburg was led by James Meade who finished sixth in 18:28. Meade was followed by Tom Romine who finished 17th; Harrison Thomas, 18th; Tim Fugate, 21st; Brian Cook, 24th; and Rick Lucas, 25th.

(The above articles from the 1985 Yearbook and the Black Kat Newspapers.)

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