2015-09-09 / Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH


Second Lt. Darren Stacy Holbrook of Whitesburg, with his mother, Coreen Holbrook, and sister, Tracy. Second Lt. Darren Stacy Holbrook of Whitesburg, with his mother, Coreen Holbrook, and sister, Tracy. 1988

Six new second lieutenants at once

Six new second lieutenants from Letcher County were among 23 who received their commissions during recent exercises at Morehead State University, where they were all members of the school’s Reserve Officer Training Corps. Brig. Gen. Edward L. Gill, assistant adjutant general of Kentucky and a Morehead graduate, spoke at the commissioning ceremony, which was the school’s 34th. Mothers, fathers, girlfriends and fiancées pinned the official gold bars on the new officers. The pictures were made by Ray Bradley of MSU.

F.H.A. 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, and Parliamentarian Donna Brown.


Second Lt. Susan Lynn Adams of Fleming-Neon, with her parents, Phyllis and Daniel Adams. Second Lt. Susan Lynn Adams of Fleming-Neon, with her parents, Phyllis and Daniel Adams. The Whitesburg Chapter of FHA also attended the Fall Officer’s 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. WHS 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 the State Historian Gail Spencer and Carol Flint, Personal Development Instructor at Morehead State University. After the meeting the members of the Whitesburg Chapter ate lunch at Pizza Hut.


Second Lt. Billy V. Hall of Whitesburg, with his father, Sgt. 1st Class Billy V. Hall (left) and 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Enoch Sturgill. Second Lt. Billy V. Hall of Whitesburg, with his father, Sgt. 1st Class Billy V. Hall (left) and 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Enoch Sturgill. Senior class prophesy, Part II

After 10 years of marriage, Chris Frazier and Tracy Combs have opened their second Chevron self serve called “Fast Mart” and Tracy’s wish has come true as she now is the proud owner of a red Porsche.

Johnson Thomas and Whitney Craft are now full time employees at Benson’s Kwik Mart. After 12 years of medical school, Krisi Sexton is now a junior at U.K. Brian Frazier has received an unusually large and easy loan from the Bank of Whitesburg to open four new auto stores. Kristy Hatton is now the human loudspeaker for the Super Dome in New Orleans. Chuck Wagner went into motorcross, winning millions. Wendy Jorden entered a convent and started a heavy metal rock group called “The Rockin’ Nuns.” Suffering from a series of setbacks, David Perry plans to graduate this year with a record 168 nonrequired credits. After 14 years of tearing tickets, Lawana Stidham now owns Blackwood Theaters. Lorine Adams marries Paul, becomes a world famous hair stylist and takes over Vidal Sassoon.


Second Lt. Michael W. Baker of Whitesburg, with his mother, Ligemae Baker, and his fiancée, Vickie Sandling. Second Lt. Michael W. Baker of Whitesburg, with his mother, Ligemae Baker, and his fiancée, Vickie Sandling. Senior favorites

Movie, Robocop; Actor, Tom Cruise; Actress, Cybil Shepherd; TV Series, Alf; TV commercial, California Raisins; TV rerun, Leave it to Beaver; Hangout, Pizza Hut; Food, pizza; Drink, Pepsi; Color, blue; School Activity, lunch; Book, Gone With the Wind; Soap Opera, Days of Our Lives; Cartoon, Bugs Bunny; Comic Character, Garfield; Song, Here I Go Again; Female Singer, Whitney Houston; Male Singer, Hank Williams, Jr.; Sport, football; Sports Personality, Jim Mc- Mahon; Car, Corvette, Musical Group, Whitesnake; Album, Slippery When Wet; Magazine, Seventeen


Second Lt. Todd Gordon McLean of Whitesburg, with his mother, Shirley McLean, and fiancée, Renae Shauffler. Second Lt. Todd Gordon McLean of Whitesburg, with his mother, Shirley McLean, and fiancée, Renae Shauffler. Senior trip

On April 9, 1988, a group of 32 WHS seniors who were accompanied by four chaperones, Mr. and Mrs. Treece, Mrs. Napier, and Miss Whitaker, left for an exciting trip to Florida!

The seniors and their sponsors enjoyed a wonderful time seeing the many sights and attractions in Florida. Staying at the Host Inn in Orlando, the group experienced the adventures and fantasies of the Magic Kingdom and the hope of the future of Epcot Center.


Second Lt. Timothy Dale Blair of Blackey, with his mother, Doreen Blair, and his girlfriend, Amanda Hunter. Second Lt. Timothy Dale Blair of Blackey, with his mother, Doreen Blair, and his girlfriend, Amanda Hunter. After a tour of the Kennedy Space Center, the group of seniors finally arrived at the Casa Del Mar for their last day at Ormond Beach! On April 14, 1988, the group departed for home filled with memories that would never be forgotten.

Whitesburg High wins over Wolfe County High in academic competitions

The WHS academic team traveled to Wolfe County High where they defeated the Wolves in academic events. Whitesburg won the A team quick recall 21 to 12 and the B team 14 to 4.

The math A team did well. Will Buntin won first, Krisi Sexton won second, and Ben Miller won third. The math B team did just as well. Wendy Hatton took first, Elijah Fleming took second, and Hatler Kiser took third.

In social studies A team, Michelle Johnson placed first, Amy Collier placed second, and Mark Whitaker placed fifth. In social studies B team, Joel Webber won first, Jason Stidham won third, and Richard Roberts won fifth.

In language arts A team, Michelle Johnson won first, Wendy Hatton won second, and Will Buntin won third. In language arts B team, Amy Collier won first, Mark Whitaker won second, and Elijah Fleming won third.

In science A team, Ben Miller won first, Krisi Sexton won third, and Brian Banks won fifth. In science B team, Hatler Kiser won second, Richard Roberts won third, and Russell Bates took fifth. The WHS academic team is coached by Mr. Sexton and Mrs. Banks.

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

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