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Moments and Memories of WHS




WHS Speech Class presents comedy

The WHS Speech Department, directed by Mrs. W.B. Hall, presented a oneact hillbilly comedy, “Comin’ Round the Mountain,” to the student body on December 4.

Preceding the play, Chesta Sharon Webb did a serious monologue, “Cherry Blossoms,” and Marjorie Barnes did a humorous monologue, “The Perfect Weekend.” The play cast included Claudette Caudill as Maw Judkins; Charlie Chrisman as Pa Judkins; Shirley Whitaker as their daughter, Daisy; Molly Boggs as Dynamite Ann, the sheriff ; Wayne Barker as Zeke Bemis, in love with Daisy; George M. Webb as Carey Newbald; Rosemary Craft as Mrs. Hortense Belmont Clift; and Emma Jean Banks as Millicent Lovell. Another comedy and series of monologues will be presented by the speech department on Tuesday, December 15. The title of the play will be “All Cars to the Rescue.”

(The above article from the December 10, 1959 Mountain Eagle.)

Morehead honors


Bobby Kincer, a 175-pound senior halfback on the Morehead State College football team, will be honored at pre-game ceremonies Saturday as Morehead plays Eastern Kentucky.

Bobby, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lundy Kincer of Mayking, is a former WHS star and is the cousin of Whitesburg’s current sensation, Roger Kincer.

A large group of friends from Whitesburg will attend Saturday’s game, which has been designated senior recognition day. Gifts will be presented to Bobby and four other graduating seniors.

“Bobby has been an outstanding football player and an inspiration to the younger boys on the squad,” said head coach Guy Penny.

Saturday’s game will renew the most hotly contested intrastate rivalry as the Eagles and Maroons battle for the coveted “Hawg Rifle.”

The “Hawg Rifle” was presented to the two schools in 1937 by the Morehead State College Campus Club as a symbol of the region served by the two schools and goes to the winner of each year’s game.

(The above article from the Nov. 12, 1959 Mountain Eagle.)

My best year at

Whitesburg High

My third year proved to be the happiest for me. I had a wonderful time being Captain of the B-team cheerleaders. I had fun going to all of the away ball games. Because it was my first year of cheerleading it made me very happy. I also had fun in all of my classes. I was selected as an usher at the senior graduation, which I considered a special honor. I had fun helping decorate the gym for the Jr.-Sr. Prom, as well as being on the program to sing. The best part was I had fun attending the prom with a certain person. Esteva Collier.

My best year in school was my freshman year. When I became a freshman, I was very excited and proud, but I didn’t know where to go or what to do. However, after getting lost a few times, going up the wrong stairs, losing my study hall book and being late to class, I soon became acquainted with the rules, the teachers, the students and buildings. Throughout the rest of my freshman year I enjoyed the best in life with my newly acquainted friends and enjoyed the parties we had. To all freshmen, I say, “Be good, be cheerful and be happy, for this is the best year of your life.” Orbin Banks.

The best year I have spent at WHS has been this year 1959-60. I did not appreciate school as I should have until this year. My senior year has made many changes in my life. This year I have had more friends than any other year. I have had more fun than I have ever had in my life. If I could just live this year over, I would enjoy it even more. My advice to all juniors is to make the most of your senior year. It is your last year in high school and you’ll never forget it. Phyllis Frazier.

The Ladies’ Auxiliary visits WHS

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the V.F.W. visited the Whitesburg Elementary and High School on Friday and presented each lady teacher with a corsage and the men with boutonnieres. At the end of the school day all teachers were invited to their clubroom for refreshments of punch, cookies, nuts and mints and a pleasant social hour.

Yellow Jackets win E.K.M.C. track meet

On Friday, May 23, the Whitesburg track team journeyed to Elkhorn City for the regional track meet.

Having two events left, the mile relay and high jump, Hazard led Whitesburg 35 1/2 to 22. Their entrants did not place in the mile relay, while our entrants won it. Our entrants were Woody Breeding, Glenn Kincer, Wayne Barker and Bobby Holbrook. Then James Devlin won the high jump. This put Whitesburg in front 37 to 35 1/2.

Roger Kincer set a record on the low hurdles by running it in 21.2 seconds, and also won another medal for running the 100-yard dash in 10.7 seconds. Glenn Kincer, James Devlin, Bobby Holbrook, Paul Yonts and Dean McCloud also received metals.

(The above articles from the 1960 Black Kat Newspapers and the Yellowjacket Yearbook.)

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