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Moments and Memories of WHS

Senior superlatives selected for 1987-88 —

Jacket Jokers: Kristi Hatton and Ricky Sills; Most Dependable: Patricia Collins and Bruce Brown; Most Athletic: Beth Banks and Larry Maggard; Trendsetters: Tracy Ott and John Madden; Mr. and Miss WHS: Whitney Craft and Mark Wampler; Most Popular: Tracy Combs and Scott Brown; Most School Spirited: Suzette Sturgill and Larry Maggard; Most Likely to Succeed: Whitney Craft and William Buntin; Most Talented: Aimee Imperial and William Buntin; Nicest Smile: Aimee Imperial and Chuck Wagner; Eye Catcher: Katrina Nichols and Scott Brown.

‘Lady ‘Jackets Win Tournament’ (taken from the Black Kat February 25, 1987)

Whitesburg defeated the Sheldon Clark Lady Cardinals 62-31 in the second game of the Lady ‘Jackets Invitational Round Robin Tournament on December 30.

Senior center Stephanie Profitt again led the Lady ‘Jackets in scoring with a game high of 21 points. Profitt helped Whitesburg build a substantial early advantage over the Lady Cardinals.

The game was so onesided that Whitesburg led 36-6 at half.

In all, eight players scored for Whitesburg. Connie Brown had 10 points and Sandy Luther had 9 points. Beth Banks and Lisa Shepherd each tossed in 4 points each.

‘Senior Appreciation Day Held Last Home Game’

Friday, October 2, 1987, Senior Appreciation night was held before and at halftime of the last regular season home game.

The senior football players were presented to their parents and fans before the game. There were 12 seniors: Anthony Lucas, Frankie Jenkins, Larry Maggard, John Ray Thomas, Bruce Brown, Keith Sparks, Larry Collins, Mark Wampler, Codell Gibson, Scott York, Billy Collins, and Ronald Adams.

The senior members of the marching band were presented to Mr. Lester and fans at halftime. The senior members are Flag Captain Lori Adams, Missy Childers, Patricia Collins, Joseph Estep, Field Commander Jackie Howard, Aimee Imperial, Michelle Johnson, Amy Maggard, Rhonda Polly, Mahala Sayers, Krisi Sexton, and Jennifer Stansberry.

‘FHA Members Elect New Officers For ’87-88 Year’

The WHS Future Homemakers of America elected officers for the 1987-88 school year. They are: President Lola Hall, Vice President Karen Short, Secretary Tammy Gibson, Treasurer Angie Begley, Reporter Marty Holbrook, Historian Anna Melton, Recreational Leader Larry Collins, Song Leader Tammy Smith, Parliamentarian Donna Brown.

The Whitesburg Chapter of FHA also attended the fall officers training session at Hazard Community College, October 3, 1987. WHS junior Stephanie Collins, regional historian, was in charge of the chapter historians. WHS junior Lola Hall, regional honor roll chairperson, was in charge of the members from each chapter and trained these officers. Lola and Stephanie also had a part in the skit “Building for the Future”. This skit was for regional officers only. Whitesburg senior Larry Collins led the group in a recreational activity. The Whitesburg Chapter was in charge of making the programs for this meeting. The key speakers of the meeting were State Historian Gail Spencer and Carol Flatt, Personal Development instructor at Morehead State University. After the meeting the members of the Whitesburg Chapter ate lunch at Pizza Hut.

‘Yellowjackets Win EKMC Title’ (From the December 16, 1987 Black Kat)

The Whitesburg Yellowjackets football team won the Eastern Kentucky Mountain Conference. Coach James Gose was named Coach of the Year, and Charles Matthews was named Player of the Year. The Yellowjackets who made the all-EKMC offensively were: Larry Maggard, Codell Gibson, Keith Sparks and Will Bledsoe. The players who made it defensively were Billy Collins, Mark Wampler, Toby Maggard and John Thomas. We would like to congratulate Coach Gose and the Whitesburg Yellowjackets football team for winning the EKMC.

‘Lady ‘Jackets Win Opener’

The Whitesburg Lady ‘Jackets won their first home game against Lawrence County on Dec. 7. Beth Banks led the scoring with 17 points. Lisa Wilcox contributed 16 points and Alecia Combs had 15 points. Tracy Ison had a total of 10 rebounds. The Lady Jackets shot 36% from the field and 78% from the charity line. The final score was 91-52.

‘Chess Views: Ramblin’ Rooks chess team’ (from the February 24, 1988 Black Kat)

Five hundred trophies. No, this is not a misprint. There will be at least 500 trophies given at the three national championships this year. This is about one for every four participants.

At the high school nationals in Albuquerque, there will be two sections. The varsity section will be open to all students in grades 12 and below. The junior varsity section will be open to students in grades 12 and below who have ratings of 1500 or less or who are unrated.

Whitesburg High School should easily be able to place in the top 25 junior varsity teams if they can only get enough good players to the event. A team made up of Craig Abbinanti, Joel Weber, Ginger Craft, Kathy Sparks, Jason Kincer, and Elijah Fleming would have no trouble finishing 15th to 20th. The same players are favored to win the regional high school championship on March 5. Hopefully other Letcher County teams will be organized in time for these events. The advisor to the Chess Club is Roy Crawford.

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