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Class History – freshman year
We had finally made it, now we were freshmen, 237 strong and proud to be called “Greenhorns.”
The election of class offi- cers brought victory to Larry Watts, Terri Cook, Maggie Fields, and Ann Eversole.
Maguana Blair was our Homecoming representative .
The freshmen class members of the marching band were Artie Pender, John Mounts, Janet Frazier, Fredia Brown, Ricky Collins, Randy Breeding, Ada Fields, Maggie Fields, Joan Ramsey, Lee Anna Collins, Caron Crawford and Mark Everidge.
In the Fall Festival, Monroe Hensley represented our class by singing a song.
The B-Team cheerleaders who represented the freshmen class were Estela Buttrey and Ann Eversole.
The B-Team basketball players were Gary Mullins, John Collins, Jr., James Hampton, Ricky Brown, Randy Breeding, Mark Hart, K.O. Holbrook, Stanley Collins and Don Hogg.
Danny York shared a spot on the varsity football team.
The junior varsity football players were William Collins, William McCool, Ray Fields, Gary Mullins, Keith Mohn, Carl Breeding, Larry Watts, Monroe Hensley and Bobby Baker.
The Conservation Essay was won by Randy Breeding.
Miss Freshman was Pamela Vance and Mr. Freshman was Stuart Reynolds.
Our freshmen year finally came to a close. We’d lost several students, due to marriage, failure, and a road too tough to climb, but those who had climbed the long and winding road were ready to proceed slowly to reach the summit.
This year was filled with optimism due to the new additions to the faculty of Whitesburg High School; James Gose (head football coach), Darrell Bell (head basketball coach) and Mina Breeding (band director).
During this year (Teresa Bake 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 was 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 contests.
The high homeroom in sales was Mr. B. K. Banks and the low homeroom was Mrs. Bates. The top salesman from the senior class was Johnny Mounts with a total of $284.46; second place was Nancy Boggs; third place, Charlene Williams; and forth place, Debbie Boggs. The total sales amounted to $7,594.31. Although the goal of $8,500 was not reached, the total sales this year were second highest in the history of Whitesburg High School. Last year’s senior class sold slightly more with a final total of $7,856.08.
Mr. B.K. Banks homeroom sold $1345.94; Mrs. Arthur’ room-$1245.62; Mrs. Webber’s room-$1202.90; Mrs. Breeding’s room- $1081.62; Miss Barker’s room-$835.82; Mr. Moore’s room-$ 658.09; Mr. C.B. Banks room-$646.11; Mrs. Bates room-$578.21.
As school continues to roll along so do school improvements. Two new outside lights were recently installed for protection against vandalism. These lights are located between the High School Building and the English Building. Also, several of the boys taking shop have put up a new fence beside the gym. The purpose for installing this fence was to keep students off the bank so that grass can be planted there. And most recently, the walkways around the High School Building and between the English Building and the main road were blacktopped. This improvement will certainly be appreciated on rainy days.