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FAYE BRASHEARS

FAYE BRASHEARS

Faye Brashears is the Whitesburg High School 1960 Homemaker of Tomorrow. She received the highest score in a 50-minute written examination on homemaking knowledge and attitudes taken by graduating senior girls. She will receive an award pin, representing the slogan, “Home is where the heart is.” Her examination papers will be submitted for competition with other high school winners to name the State Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow. The test, which was prepared and judged by Science Research Associates Chicago, was given to 379,018 girls in 12, 597 schools.

Each State Homemaker (State) will receive a $1500 scholarship and an Educational trip April 23-29 with her advisor. This trip will include New York City, Colonial Williamsburg, and will end with a banquet April 28 at the Statler-Hilton Hotel, where the All American of Tomorrow will be announced. The All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

(The above article from the February 4, 1960 Mountain Eagle.)

CHRISTINE J. ADAMS

CHRISTINE J. ADAMS

Students win ‘excellent’ speech rating

At the Regional Speech Festival held at Pikeville College on March 24, 25, 26, Whitesburg High’s two debate teams remained in the contest until the third round. This was a good record for the inexperienced debaters. Members making up the two debate teams were Cheryl Collins, Carol Conatser, Betty Gilliam and Dudley Webb. The following students received a rating of Excellent: Public Speaking, Chesta Webb; Oratory, Emma Jean Banks; Discussion, Betty Lou Caudill, Cheryl Collins, Dudley Webb; Humorous Monologue, Rosemary Craft; Poetry Reading, Marjorie Barnes, Randy Bentley, Sandra Pesis; Prose Reading, Gene Ann Cox, Virginia Martin; Radio Speaking, George M. Webb. Other Whitesburg students participating received rating of good.

(The above article from the April 7, 1960 Mountain Eagle.)

ORBIN BANKS

ORBIN BANKS

Whitesburg wins regional meetFor the second year in a row Whitesburg High School track and field athletes won the regional meet held last weekend at Elkhorn. They counted 37 points for Coach Ed Moore, to gain the edge over Hazard with 35 ½ points. Five members of the Whitesburg team qualified by their first-place victories for the state meet at Lexington but will not be able to participate because the meet Friday night conflicts with graduation exercises at Whitesburg High.

The WHS mile relay team scored ten points by winning in 4 minutes, 4.4 seconds. Relay racers were Glen Kincer, Woody Kincer, Woody Breeding, Wayne Barker and Bobby Holbrook. Roger Kincer won two events, the 180-yard low hurdles in 20.4 seconds for a new regional record and the 100-yard dash in 10. 7. James Develin won the high jump with 5 feet 7 inches.

Glen Kincer scored a third in the mile, Paul Yontz a fourth in the discus throw, and Develin a fourth in the broad jump. Glen and Roger Kincer, Develin, Breeding, Barker and Holbrook will miss the state meet because of graduation.

INA F. BOGGS

INA F. BOGGS

(The above article from the May 19, 1960 Mountain Eagle.)

Whitesburg School weekly lunch menuMonday, Feb. 1-Chili Soup, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Butter, Crackers, Milk, Rice Pudding.

Tuesday, Feb. 2-Meatloaf Tomato Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Hot Rolls, Butter, Milk, Fried Apples.

Wednesday, Feb. 3-Pinto Beans, Macaroni and Tomatoes, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, Butter, Milk, Baked Custard.

Thursday, Feb. 4-Creole Meat on Rice, Buttered Peas, Carrots and Cottage Cheese on Lettuce Leaf, Hot Rolls, Butter, Milk, Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce.

Friday, Feb. 5-Wieners, Sauerkraut, Buttered Potatoes, Carrot and Celery Sticks, Hot Rolls, Butter, Milk, Peanut Butter Cookies.( The above article from the January 1960 Mountain Engle.)

From the desk of the Principal-Jack BurkichThe school year 1959-60 will be remembered as very smooth, eventful, pleasant and profitable.Our Home Ec. Department and girls under the direction of Miss Dugan won several honors and prizes in district competition.

ELVIN COLWELL

ELVIN COLWELL

Our athletic teams being very successful, added many trophies to what is one of the biggest collection of trophies in our area.

No school can carry on activities without a good school band to lead parades, to incite interest and pep in ball games, to train the musically talented students in concert music and marching. Whitesburg High has always sponsored a good band and this year has been no exception. Many band members performed in All-Festival band and won other honors.

An improved road around our campus has greatly increased the efficiency in getting on and off “The Hill”.

Our science building and department are in the process of being greatly improved. The project will be completed soon and we can look forward to a science program which will be second to none in Eastern Kentucky.Our seniors are leaving behind many pleasant memories, and to future senior classes of Whitesburg High School an enviable record of accomplishments which will be difficult to equal. Their magazine sales broke all records. The fine behavior of our seniors in Washington made all of us feel the trip was well worth the effort it took to get there.

LENORA INGRAM

LENORA INGRAM

The State Department of Education came out recently with their ratings of high schools in Kentucky, classifying ours as a Standard high school, which is the highest rating any school in the county received. As a matter of fact, not more than one or two schools east of Lexington have a higher rating. We hope to improve our rating and our school each year.

Our career day was very successful and because of the enthusiastic manner it was received we plan to have another such day during the coming year.I wish for each of you a pleasant and profitable summer and I am looking forward to working with you next year.

ROGER KINCER

ROGER KINCER

To our seniors, I want to say we hold you in very high esteem and we would like to leave you with this thought: “You have each been given a bag of tools, A formless rock and a book of rules; And each must make, ere like has flown, A stumblingblock or a steppingstone.” Christine J. Adams b. 2-9- 1943: Sweetheart-David Adams; Best Friend-Bobby J. Adams; Teacher-Miss Wampler; Food-Spaghetti and Meat Balls; Drink-Pepsi; Movie Star-Rock Hudson; Song-Twelfth of Never; Parting Advice-Don’t wait until you’re a senior to start studying; Ambition-To live on Pluto; Favorite Expression“ Too hot to handle.”

Orbin Banks b. 1-08- 1942: Sweetheart-Armenda Profitt; Best Friend-Charles Hammonds; Teacher-Mr. Banks; Food-Fried Chicken; Movie Star-Alan Ladd; Song- Blue Danube Waltz; Parting Advice-Study, work hard and take all the honors you can. Be sincere and meaningful in all of your subjects. Don’t shun the hard ones, most of all, “Don’t let them talk you into emceeing all the programs.” Ambition- General in U.S.M.C. Favorite Expression-Is that so?

Ina F. Boggs b. 01-05- 1941: Best Friend-Yvonne Boggs ; Teacher- Mi s s Wampler; Food- Fried Chicken; Drink- Pepsi; Movie Star-Rock Hudson; Song-Seasons of My Heart; Parting Advice-Keep your notebook up to date in Mr. Banks Bookkeeping; Favorite Expression-Sweetheart. Ambition- Elementary Teacher.

Elvin Colwell b. 11-23- 1941: Sweetheart-Every girl; Best Friend-My dog; Teacher R.C. Day; Food-Steak and French Fries; Drink- R.C.; Movie Star-Bridgette Bardot; Song-Beyond the Sea; Parting Advice-Never accept the honor of being president of the senior class. You’ll regret it.

Lenora Ingram b. 06-10- 1942: Sweetheart-Norman Day; Best Friend-Frances Crase; Teacher -Miss Back; Food-Chicken; Drink-Coke; Movie Star-Elvis Presley; Song-Season of Love; Parting Advice-Please do not skip any classes, because you will be caught just we did. Ambition-Beautician. Roger Kincer b. 03-22-1942: Sweetheart-Jean Spangler; Best Friend-Eddie Kincer; Teacher-Edgar Banks; Food-Hamburgers; Drink- Root Beer; Movie Star-Audie Murphy; Song-Puppy Love; Parting Advice-Never think about getting married in High School. Wait at least until graduation night. Ambition Engineer.(The above articles from the 1960 Black Kat Newspapers and the Yellowjacket Yearbook.)

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