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Moments and Memories of WHS


MARY JANE BAKER

MARY JANE BAKER

Mary Jane Baker b. 7/12/1940: Food-Anything eatable; Drink-Pepsi; Song- Come What May; Ambition- To leave Letcher County.

Robert B. Caudill b. 4/ 22/ 1938: Drink- Milk ; Song-Whole World in His Hands; Ambition- None; Activities-Pep Club 3, 4; Wildlife Club 2, 3, 4.

Billy Howard Cook b. 8/27/1940: Food-Everything; Drink-Root Beer; Song-Reeling & Rocking; Ambition-Undecided.

Mercitus Duncil b. 10/25/1940: Food-Hamburgers and French Fries; Drink-Coke; Song-Wear My Ring; Expression-Yeep; Ambition-To make everyone happy, especially Johnny; Clubs-Tri- Hi-Y 3, 4; Pep Club-1, 2, 3, 4; Wildlife Club-3; Library and Science 3.

Jimmy Lee Halcomb b. 5/8/1940: Food-Steak; Drink-Milk ; Song-Got a Job; Expression-Censored; Ambition-Pilot; Activities: Band-1, 2, 3, 4; Pep Club-1, 2, 3, 4; Library Club 3.

Rosemary Holbrook b. 8/6/1939: Food-Hamburgers; Drink-Milk; Song-April Love; Ambition-To become a nurse; Activities: Bible Club-1, 3, 4; Nurses Club 3, 4.

ROBERT B. CAUDILL

ROBERT B. CAUDILL

Linda Joyce Pennington b. 12/8/1939: Food-Pie; Drink-Pepsi; Song-Wear My Ring; Expression-You know; Ambition-Housewife for Buddy.

Ruby Polly b. 12/31/1940: Food-Fried Chicken; Drink- Grape or R.C. Cola; Song- Whole World in His Hands; Expression-My Goodness; Ambition-To work; Activities Bible Club 1, 2, 3, 4.

Joe (Lightening) Prewitt b.8/22/1940: Food-Meat Loaf; Drink-Pepsi; Song- I Forgot to Remember; Expression Only fools make the same mistakes twice; Ambition-Journalist ; Activities: Junior Conservation Club 1; Chorus 2, 3, 4; Bible Club 4.

Shelbia Jeane Sparks b. 3/4/1940: Food-Pizza and Cheesecake; Drink-Hawaiian Punch; Song- Peace in the Valley; Expression- Oh boy; Ambition-Bookkeeper; Activities: Bible Club 1, 2; Speech Club 3; Black Kat Staff 4; Nurses Club 4; Science Club 4; Art Club 4.

Barbara Ellen Trent b. 11/30/1939: Food-Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream; Drink-Pepsi; Song-Whole World in His Hands; Ambition Secretary; Activities: Bible Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Beta Club 4; Black Kat Staff 4.

BILLY HOWARD COOK

BILLY HOWARD COOK

Bonita Vest b. 3/12/1940: Food-Oysters; Drink-Pepsi; Song-Whole World in His Hands; Expression-Gee Whiz; Ambition- Nurse; Activities: Science Club 4; Wildlife Club 4; Bible Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Nurses Club 3, 4; Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4.

Starting the New Year:

We had a school assembly Monday, August 26, in the gym. Rev. Clel Rodgers spoke to us on starting the New Year. I’m sure all the students appreciate the Pastors of the churches for coming to our school and giving these messages.

Parting advice from the seniors to W.H.S. students

Don’t wait until you get to be a senior before you start to work, get it while you have time.-Ronnie Sparks

Don’t try to find out what your grade is under Miss Raleigh-Vina Faye Stamper

Most people do not really know the value of learning until they have lost their chance.-Angie Crase

Make a real personal friend of Mrs. Day, the lady who writes the excuses.-Ray Day.

MERCITUS DUNCIL

MERCITUS DUNCIL

Learn to take orders and life will come easier. Someday you may be able to give orders.-Dallas Fields

If you can afford it, get married — and stop saying, I wish I were out of high school! It is over quick enough.-Janice Fleenor

Don’t get a bottom locker, and don’t get sick at school or they will tell you to go powder your nose.

Keep your eyes and ears open, and your mouth shut- Be good to Billy and Glen, and you’ll never fall into a rut.-Sara Jane Hall

Don’t chew gum, especially in Miss Raleigh’s class, because it’s bad on your teeth and on your pocketbook.-Betty Hamilton

September song dedications

I’m Waiting Just for You- Betty Cornett to Don Collier. Back Up Buddy-Seniors to Mr. Burkich. Fascination- Ann Lewis to Dan Polly. Gotta Lotta Living to Do- Miss York to the boys. In the Middle of the Night-Jerry Barker to Barbara Slone. Honeycomb- Ernestine Craft to Jimmy Spangler. Come on to My House-Janice Bentley to Daniel Tackett. When I See You-Martha Adams to George Lundy. Darling It’s Wonderful- Dallas Fields to Bill Bishop. Wish You Were Here-Beth Lucas to Johnny Rodgers. Pledge of Love-Lois White to John Compton. I’m a Plain Ole Country Boy-Billy Joe Hall to the Girls.

JIMMY LEE HALCOMB

JIMMY LEE HALCOMB

Kat gossip

Seems Vina Stamper and Tommy Fields, Betty Hamilton and Darrell Stidham, and Sylvia Owens and Charles Noble are still the steady twosomes. We hear that Squash Enfusse is starting a fan club. Would anyone like to join? Janis Bentley, whose track metals are you wearing on that chain? Could they belong to Gary Harrison? Kelly Boggs, who’s that cute girl we see you talking to in 3rd period study hall? Could it be Cheryl Collins? Speedy Sparks, we wonder if there is anything between you and Freda Moore. Could there be a new romance in S.H. between Bob Blair and Shannon Frazier or is he just always talking to her? We hear Dallas Fields likes the Fleming boys, could Buddy Cox be the reason? Two new couples are seen on the hill. They are Carol Conatser and Charles Polly, Jean Spangler and Roger Kincer. Barbara Adams Whitaker seems to have a sad lonesome look since Thomas has gone to college.

ROSEMARY HOLBROOK

ROSEMARY HOLBROOK

Magazine sales

The senior magazine sales started September 12, and ended September 30. The group goal was set at $1500, making each of the four senior homerooms responsible for selling $375.

Mr. Enlow’s homeroom sold the most magazines. His sales totaled $467.76 and Janice Bentley was high for his homeroom as well as being the high salesman for the Senior class as a whole. Her sales totaled $205.01.

Mrs. Combs’s homeroom was second with Mary Sue Raleigh the high salesman, selling

$101.00. The total sales from Mrs. Combs’s homeroom were $380. Third place went to Mr. Hall’s homeroom. Their sales totaled $265.40. The high salesman in his homeroom was Ethelene Frazier. Her sales were $49.14. In fourth place was Mrs. Lewis’s homeroom with Sarah Jane Hall as high salesman with $33.24.

LINDA PENNINGTON

LINDA PENNINGTON

(The above article from the 1958 Black Kats and the 1958 Yellowjacket Yearbook.)

RUBY C. POLLY

RUBY C. POLLY

JOE EDWARD PREWITT

JOE EDWARD PREWITT

SHELBIA J. SPARKS

SHELBIA J. SPARKS

BARBARA ELLEN TRENT

BARBARA ELLEN TRENT

BONITA VEST

BONITA VEST

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