Whitesburg KY

Moments and Memories of WHS




DECA gift wrapping

On Oct. 26, the Whitesburg High DECA Chapter was honored with the presence of Mrs. Sue Parks, owner of Messenger Florist. She was helping the DECA students with gift wrapping packages and the tying of bows. The students have just finished studying the unit of gift wrapping. They have learned the proper procedures of wrapping gifts. The purpose of DECA students knowing the special techniques of gift wrapping is because they will be working in a retail business their senior year. They will be needing the experience of knowing how to wrap packages.

Senior Ring Dance held

On Dec. 11, 1976, the Senior Committee held the Ring Dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The band “Undecided” had the opportunity of playing for the dance. After that “big mouth” girl started everyone dancing, the guest had a wonderful time dancing and laughing at each other. Everyone did enjoy themselves. Mr. Buddy Roe, Senior Sponsor, had the privilege of calling out the names of seniors receiving rings. The first to be called was Gaither Frazier and last but not least was Sharon Martin. Around 10:30 Tony Jones, President of the senior class, and Tena Adams, Secretary, had the privilege of crowning the Ring Dance King and Queen — Mike Hammock and Betty Sexton. Mike and Betty got to dance alone after being crowned.

Morehead band clinic held

On Feb. 14 WHS students traveled to Morehead, where they spent three days and three nights participating in the annual Morehead Band Clinic. Director Ron Lester, accompanying them, also participated in the Director’s Band. This year’s WHS representatives included Director Ron Lester, saxophone; Seniors Gary Sturgill, saxophone; Ransom Holbrook, tuba; Phillip Waller, snare drum; Gina Howard, clarinet; Sabrina Melton, trombone. Juniors Debbie Williams, flute; Lynn Caudill, clarinet; Jimmy Adams, snare drum; Sophomores: Pat Miller, trumpet; Mike Howard, trumpet; Randy Watts, snare drum; Paula Kirkland, clarinet; Donna Reynolds, clarinet; Michelle Brooks, clarinet.

Home Economics teachers conference

Home Economics teachers of the 18 counties of eastern Kentucky attended the Kentucky Power Company’s annual Home Economics teachers conference at Jenny Wiley State Park. The theme of the conference was energy conservation. The morning speakers were Hilory Szymanowski, manager of energy conservation and utilization research, Westinghouse Research Laboratory, Penn.; Kathy Wooton, manager of Consumer Inquiry, Consumer Institute, N.Y. The afternoon speakers were Alice Jarmon and Linda Thompson of Martha White Foods, Inc., Nashville, and Al Tower, manager training of General Electric Company, Louisville.

The above articles from the 1977 Yellowjacket Yearbook and Black Kat Newspapers.

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