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Moments and Memories of WHS


CARL BANKS - 1961

CARL BANKS – 1961

1961

The Kat asks this question, If you were going to the moon and could take only one small thing with you in your hand — what would you take? Here are some of the responses. Nerva Bates- If I were going to the moon, I would take some food and water, because when I get to the moon, I may not be able to find any. Steva Whitaker-I would make sure it was food so I would not starve. Bill D. Adams-I would take a Bible. Brenda Miles-When I take my trip to the moon, I’d take a box of aspirins, because every time I go up high, I get a headache. Josephine Kincer-If I were going to the moon and I could take one thing I would take my diary, so I could have all the memories of my trip to read and cherish. Anna Wright-I would take something to entertain myself with, like a set of jacks. Wanda Burton-I would take a Bible because I would want to get right with the Lord. Pete White-I would take my girl’s picture or try to find me a nice little moon girl up there.

MARSHA KINCER - 1961

MARSHA KINCER – 1961

1964

Senator John Sherman Cooper, commencement speaker for Class of ’64: In celebration of the golden anniversary of the founding of Whitesburg High School, the seniors are highly honored to have the Honorable John Sherman Cooper as their commencement speaker. The United States Senator is a native Kentuckian born in Somerset. He is a graduate of Centre College, Harvard Law School, Yale University, and holds many honorary degrees. He was one-time Ambassador to India and Nepal. He served as captain during World War II. He is greatly interested in education and serves as board member of the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College.

1968

New cafeteria opens

April 8, 1968, the students at WHS had the privilege of eating their first meal in their new cafeteria. We, the students, are lucky to have this privilege and should respect the new building by keeping it as neat and clean as possible.

CHARLES ROKIE FRAZIER 1964

CHARLES ROKIE FRAZIER 1964

Spring festival

“Around the World in Eighty Days” was presented by the junior class, April 1, in the WHS gym. The response was tremendous. Our congratulations go out to Ralph Coldiron, Martin Mullins, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hammock on their performances. Congratulations also go out to the costume department for their outstanding costumes. All participants did an excellent job.

1984

Jane Masters directs WHS and JHS playing My Old Kentucky Home

This year the Whitesburg High School Marching Band has attended several competitions. The first of these was the Mountain Heritage Festival, in which the band competed at the Fleming- Neon High School football field. On October 1, the band traveled to Mason County, were they performed along with 26 other bands. The band also attended the traditional Prestonsburg Competition, where they placed third in their class. Other times of performance were home ballgames and homecoming parades. Mr. Lester comments that the 1983 W.H.S. Marching Band was one of the finest in years. The band will now devote their talents to concert and jazz band.

JOYCE FAYE BOWEN 1968

JOYCE FAYE BOWEN 1968

1979

Awards Day: Salutatorian Lisa Carter. Valedictorian Ricky Cook. Edgar Banks Science Award-Ricky Cook. Creative Writing-Kaye Day. Mathematics-Jo Day. English Ricky Cook. Black Kat Editor’s Award-Ricky Cook. Biological Science-Ricky Cook. Yellowjacket Editor’s Award-Paula Kirkland. Miss Yellowjacket-Paula Kirkland. Band Award-Randy Watts. John Phillip Sousa Award-Pat Miller. American Legion Award-Pat Miller. Home Economics-Deanna Wright. Library Essay Winner Kaye Day. Art Award- David Gilliam. Outstanding Athlete (baseball)-Greg Creech. Outstanding Athlete (basketball)-Greg Creech. Harris Award-Greg Creech. Dugan Award-Lisa Carter. Distributive Education- Johnny Lucas. Speech- Johnny Lucas. Track (boys)- David Jones. Track (girls)- Sallie Wampler. Woman’s Club Scholarship-Cynthia Roberts. Drama Award-Kaye Day. History-Debbie Burton.

FRANK MAGGARD - 1984

FRANK MAGGARD – 1984

1975

President, Allen Howard; Vice-President, Pete Roberts; Secretary, Don Fields; Treasurer, Judy Day. Juniors- President, Tim Wright ; Vice-President, Kathy Webb; Secretary, Rhonda Maggard; Treasurer, Kathy Shackleford. Sophomores- President, Mike Cook, Vice-President, Cathy Osborne; Secretary, Gloria Parsons; Treasurer, Regina Niece. Freshmen- President, Bill Witt; Vice- President, Jeff Gose; Secretary, Randy Cook; Treasurer, Greg Boggs.

1978

Seniors-President, Allen Howard; Vice-President, Pete Roberts; Secretary, Don Fields; Treasurer, Judy Day. Juniors-President, Tim Wright ; Vice-President, Kathy Webb; Secretary, Rhonda Maggard; Treasurer, Kathy Shackleford. Sophomores- President, Mike Cook, Vice-President, Cathy Osborne; Secretary, Gloria Parsons; Treasurer, Regina Niece. Freshmen- President, Bill Witt; Vice- President, Jeff Gose; Secretary, Randy Cook; Treasurer, Greg Boggs.

DEBBIE ENGLE - 1979

DEBBIE ENGLE – 1979

1985

More of summer fun

Danita Adams-Spent vacation lying out in the sun. Tim Fields-Played basketball, and went to Tennessee. Susan Stamper-Baby-sat all summer, taught piano lessons, and got her driving license. Rod Day-Just went swimming. Marsha Holbrook-Just went swimming. Candy Crase and Craig Spangler-Spent the summer together. Stacy Adams-Worked on the NYC program. Tamera Sexton- “Got engaged.” Candace Toler-Went swimming and to Smokey Mountains. Angie Wilson-Watched T.V. and had a great time. Denise Ratliff-Fell in love with Johnny Gibson. Tonya Cook- Played tennis, went to New England and had a great time looking at the scenery. Stacy Holbrook-Worked and played softball. Jeanie Adams-Went to the Smokey Mountains. Dwayne Sturgill Ran around. Deana Holbrook-Went to basketball camp and to Tennessee. Lori Holbrook-Went to Tennessee and was a teen counselor at 4-H Camp.

MIKE WATTS - 1975

MIKE WATTS – 1975

DONNA ISON- 1978

DONNA ISON- 1978

JACKIE BATES - 1964

JACKIE BATES – 1964

STELLA MAGGARD - 1964

STELLA MAGGARD – 1964

MORRIS BATES - 1984

MORRIS BATES – 1984

TRACY HOLBROOK - 1985

TRACY HOLBROOK – 1985

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