1968 A bit of advice
The new combination cafeteria-library building is now open for classes and lunch. This is a beautiful building and many people fought to give WHS a building such as this. It is up to us, the student body, to keep our cafeteria and library clean. We should try to treat this new building as we would our own homes and we will be proud of this building for years to come.
Southern Association visits WHS
The entire school was on its best behavior during the visitation of the Southern Association on April 8-9. They were here at the request of the administration to tour the school and make their evaluation for possible membership into the organization.
Shakespearean play in Hazard
Thursday night, April 4, 98 students traveled to Hazard to see the play “Macbeth”. It was presented by the Louisville Carriage House Players in the Hazard High School auditorium. The students enjoyed both the play and the trip to Hazard and back.
The Whitesburg High School Art Department has invaded spring. Art II classes are now working outside the classroom sketching scenes of spring.
F.T.A. plans picnic
The F.T.A. Club of Whitesburg High School has scheduled a club picnic April 21, 1968 from 2 to 5 p.m. The picnic will be held at the Jenkins Lake, Jenkins. Each member is requested to bring a guest.
Saturday, April 13, there was a parade in Whitesburg for the Miss Letcher County Beauty Pageant. All contestants participated and Miss U.S.A led the parade.
“Freedom” by Leanna Short
Freedom to me means to do as I please, to blow with the winds or to sail with the seas. Freedom is to rise in the morning with not a care, to wander outside and breathe the clean fresh air. But there is no real freedom. There is always someone to tell you what to do, to disagree, and to teach you something new. To rise in the morning troubled with all the cares, to wander outside and breathe the stuffy, polluted air. To some the right to vote is real freedom, to think it doesn’t matter what race they’re from. You don’t believe in war but for what’s that gun you’re tot’n and even the Jordan River has bodies float’en. And I’m told this is freedom. The door is locked, and I can’t find the key, but all I want, is to be free.
Maggard, Profit, Wright winners
Congratulations to Miss Areatta Profitt, representative of WHS, who won 1st place in the speech contest held Feb. 22, 1968, at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Other winners to be congratulated are Rosanna Collins, 2nd place, and Ann Gish, 3rd place winner.
WHS has had two other contest winners. Miss Adrian Wright won the Forest Conservation Essay Contest. Miss Olivia Maggard is to be congratulated for the winning theme on “Barriers of the Handicapped in my Community.”
Quill and Scroll Contest winner
Twenty-four students of Whitesburg High School recently competed in a current events contest given by Quill and Scroll, a National Honorary Fraternity for student journalists. Jeff Hunsucker, the sports editor for the Kat, won the school contest; he is eligible for national competition which could result in a $500 scholarship.
Job well done
Feb. 6, WHS Gym-congratulations to Mr. Sparks, Mr. Hammock, Mr. Siegal, Mrs. Juanita Day, Miss Wampler, and the students for the outstanding program they sponsored for charity. The 1968 Telerama has been tagged a success, being the most enjoyable program presented this year.
Time Magazine Current Events test given
Students enrolled in Government classes and History classes have taken the Time Magazine Current Events Test. The test made the students aware of the world happenings in the past and those of today.
Home Ec. Classes visit Irene Smith home
March 7, 1968: Mrs. Thomas took her classes to visit the home of Irene Smith. The girls observed the furniture and the structure of the home. The girls enjoyed their trip and hope to visit many other homes in the future.
Home Ec. Class to plant flowers
This spring the Home Economics Department will be busy planting a large variety of different flowers around the new building. The ground around the new building will be bursting out in bloom.
(The above article from the 1967-68 Black Kats and the Yellow Jacket Yearbook)