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Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

By BENNETT WELCH

1949-50

Fleming High has

328 enrolled for all-time record

The Neon- Fleming Grade and High School this year has a total enrollment of 573, according to Principal William B. Hall. In the high school there are 328, 38 more than last year’s alltime record of 290.

The high school enrollment breaks down into 118 freshmen, 110 sophomores, 63 juniors and 37 seniors. The school began this year’s term Aug. 29.

There are 20 teachers at Fleming this year, one less than last year’s number. Two new courses have been added, Home Economics II and Folk Club. The Folk Club is part of the school’s physical education program.

The school has a new intercommunication system which enables the principal’s office to talk with any room in the building. The system is being used for the morning devotional programs which originate in the principal’s office.

The walls of the halls have been painted and the auditorium, lunchroom, and outside trimming also have a new coat of paint.

Heretofore known as Fleming High School, the school was renamed this year by the County Board of Education. Hereafter it will be known as Fleming-Neon High School.

(The above article from the Sept. 8, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

Pirates come rom behind to win over Pikeville 26 to 13

The Fleming-Neon Pirates came from behind last Friday night to defeat Pikeville on the Fleming field by a score of 26 to 13.

Pikeville ripped off two quick touchdowns and one in the first quarter. Fleming’s extra point took the lead in the first quarter. Fleming’s Jack Hall showed his talent when he marked up a touchdown for the Pirates in the second quarter to end the half 13 to 6.

In the third quarter Stapleton, quarterback, faked a lateral to Hall and cut off tackle for a 45-yard run for another Pirate score. With good blocking Jack Hall tied up the score with the extra point.

In the last quarter Burns carried the ball to the goal line but was stopped just short of the mark. Stapleton slipped over for the score. Burns made good the extra point.

Stapleton intercepted a Pikeville pass and scored his third touchdown on a 40-yard run.

The Pirates meet the Whitesburg Yellowjackets this Friday at Whitesburg to decide the championship of the Sandy Valley Conference.

(The above article from the Oct. 27, 1949 Mountain Eagle.) Fleming High School Folk

Club goes to

Stuart Robinson

The Folk Club of Fleming Neon School, went to Stuart Robinson Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., and returned at the close of the school. The purpose of the trip was to observe and to participate in several of the folk games which are most practical for high school students.

While there Mr. W.L. Cooper and Mr. Frank Smith demonstrated several of the more popular games. Among them was Swedish Schottish, Belfast Duck, Nancy’s Fancy, La Rousse, Eightsome Reel, Bleking, Fireman’s Dance, the Butterfly, Up Town and Back, Captain Jinks, Little Man in a Fix, and the Grand March.

Lunch was served at the school dining hall. Everyone who was there had a grand time and we wish to thank everyone there for their courteous welcome.

Those who went were: Beatrice Addington, Ellen Amburgey, Jack Amburgey, Doris Anderson, Aileen Bates, Joan Beatty, Barbara Belcher, Addie Lou Bentley, Charlcia Lee Cook, Genevra Dagnon, Beulah Evans, Geraldine Hibson, Euice Hale, Mildred Holbrook, Dorothy Hush, Betty Jean Loy, Jo Ann Peace, Frances Perry, Jeanette Pigman, Jimmy Preston, Joyce Marie Rose, Ruth Wise, Jean Whitaker, Betty Wilfong, Ruby Faye Wright.

(The above article from the Nov. 10, 1949 Mountain Eagle.)

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