Nika Stallard wins essay contest
Nike Rose Stallard, 18, a senior at Whitesburg High School, has been named winner of the local 1968 Employment of the Handicapped Essay Contest.
Miss Stallard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Stallard, Jr., will receive a $25 Savings Bond donated by the Kentucky Power Co. Also, her essay has been entered into the state contest, where the first-place prize will be a $150 savings bond, plus a free trip to Washington, D.C.
Theme for the contest was “What Every Employer Should Know About Handicapped Workers.”
Miss Stallard is active in several activities on the Whitesburg campus. She is a member of the Tri-Hi-Y Club, the Nurses Club and is co-editor of the school newspaper, “The Black Kat.” She is also a member of the Methodist Church, serving as an officer in both local and sub-district U.M.Y.F. and is a correspondent for The Mountain Eagle.
Her hobbies include music and creative writing. She teaches piano. She plans to attend Union College in the fall of this year.
Letcher student’s paintings shown
Shelby Lee Adams, a 1968 graduate of Whitesburg High School, is presently having a one-man art show in the Martha Davis Room at Jackson Hall of Lees Junior College. It will be on display this week and next.
There are 18 paintings in the exhibit and they produced in a variety of mediaoil, watercolor, charcoal, and India ink.
Shelby is presently attending Lees Junior College. Previously, he had attended Murray State University. Having been actively interested in art and art techniques since he was in the seventh grade, Shelby took a correspondence course, in addition to his regular schoolwork, and has also taken summer work at the University of Kansas. After completing his work at Lees Junior College, he expects to continue his career at an art school. He is studying art with Ernest Shouse at Lees.
Lees Junior College is proud of this gifted young artist and his exhibit, and all members of the community are invited to come and view his exhibit.
(The above articles from the 1969 Yellowjacket Yearbook and Mountain Eagles)
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