KHSAA names Whitesburg High School Academic All-State athletes
Whitesburg High School is proud to announce that thirty-four of its participants in inter-scholastic athletics for the 1996-97 sports seasons have been named Academic All-State by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Thirty-four athletes were named First Team Academic All-State, which requires an athlete to maintain a minimum of a 3.75 cumulative grade point average up to and including their sports season. Forty of the athletes representing the Yellowjackets were named Honorable Mention All-State, which requires an athlete to maintain a minimum of 3.25 cumulative grade point average up to and including their sports season.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association began the Academic All- State program in 1987, and the program, sponsored by Kentucky National Insurance, has honored more than 5,000 different Kentucky students each year of the program’s existence.
Whitesburg High School is proud of its award winners, and proud to help prove that academics and athletics are truly curriculum partners.
Shane Barker, Willie Adams, Alisa Suslikova, Hannah Short, Melissa Baker, Melissa Anderson, Chris Collins, Brooke Lucas, Brant Pennington, Michael Campbell, Heath Cook, Mia Fields, Lora Maggard, Sharlette Tolliver, Jessica York, Andrea Caudill, Joseph Banks, Katie Hall, Jessica Holbrook, Justin Hubbard, Clint Meade, Kim Polly, Joel Boggs, Julie Adams, Elizabeth A. Bentley, Leslie Caudill, Jennifer Gilliam, Jessica High, April Honeycutt, Ashley Ingram, Elizabeth Smith, and Bridgette Taylor.
Richard Brown, Jonathan Hatton, Jorge Inzunza, Brandee Caudill, Scott Reed, Bryon Thomas, Dunita Wright, Kelly Gibson, Chris Smith, Caleb Brock, Rebekah Cornett, Autumn Frazier, Melissa Hall, Charles Bentley, Amanda Howard, Sonji Venters, Heather Stallard, Necha Combs, Jonathan Amburgey, Ashley Anderson, Jared Day, Teleik Davis, Tere Chandler, Morgan Combs, Aimee Mullins, Kelly Spangler, Jessica Tyree, Chris Bailey, Gabraiel Burns, Josh Day, Ryan Morrell, Tracy Reynolds, Mica Tolliver, Victoria Boggs, Chad Brown, Jessie Ison, Elizabeth Kincer, and Emily Kincer.
(The above article from the June 4, 1997 Letcher County Community Press.)
Kentucky Legends to appear at Whitesburg
High School gym
The Kentucky Legends will be playing at the Whitesburg High School gym Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 7:30 p.m.
Former UK seniors playing are Richie Farmer, Ed Davender, Henry Thomas, Todd Slobodia, Dale Brown, Mike Parks, Jamiel Martinez and Darren Feldhaus.
Tickets will be on sale at Whitesburg High School or by WHS softball, track, or baseball team members.
Whitesburg students receive Roy R. Crawford
Memorial Scholarships for spring 1997
Robert Franklin Brown, the son of William Donald and Charlotte Brown of Whitesburg, is currently attending Berea College, Berea, and plans to obtain a dual major in both physics and mathematics. He then plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky or Washington University to obtain his master’s degree in either mining or mechanical engineering. He plans to return to eastern Kentucky to live and work. While attending Whitesburg High School he was a member of the Beta Club, Math Club, PEF Club, and the tennis team. He was a D.A.R.E. Drug Free Senior, National Youth Leaders Conference scholar, and served as a mentor/teacher to seventh graders in postponing sexual involvement. He graduated from high school with a 4.0 G.P.A.
Jodi Lea McAuley, the daughter of Karen and Jim McAuley of Kona, is currently attending the Letcher County Vocational School and is training to be a licensed practical nurse. After obtaining her LPN license she hopes to be able to work at WARH and then later return to school to become a registered nurse. While attending Whitesburg High School she was a member of the softball team, the mock trial team and is currently a member of the Post-Secondary HOSA.