One of the highest academic honors a student could receive was becoming a member of the National Honor Society.
The membership was composed of seniors with a maintained grade average of 3.25 or more. There were two elections in which the faculty voted on the eligibility of the candidates with each student judged on a one to five scale. Those receiving the highest rating were formally initiated.
The first group of seniors (pictured) were initiated in the spring of their junior year. Those initiated this fall were Sharon Ammons, Debbie Atto, Keith Banks, Robert Cate, Jody Tyson, Randall Hughes, Gail Davis, Anna Leichner, Brian McGreevy, Deanna Eden, Bob Storey, Melissa Upchurch, Jana Janzen, Cheryl Clinehens, Billie Bacha, Jerry Cox, Duane Dunn and David Evans.
NHS’s money making project for 1975-76 was the sale of candy canes at Christmas time. This project was headed by President Nicky Gyles. The other officers were Sue Stockton, vice-president; Helen Messner, treasurer; Nina Rolloff, secretary; and Hee-Young Kim, reporter-historian.
Along with the Fayetteville High School honors and scholarships listed, we included the Livestock Report, illustrating the difference between Fayetteville and Springdale in terms of what the Northwest Arkansas Times deemed worth reporting.
Mrs. Irene White’s first grade class during the 1964-65 school year at Jefferson Elementary.
First row, from left: Mark Boyer, John Smith, Loy Hoskins, and Stephen McGinnis. Second row: Debra Horner, Debra Kay Gill, Robin Russell, Mrs. White, Mary Jane Lewis, Tammy Boger, and Patricia Edmonson. Third row: Helen Messner, John Collins, Paulita Goode, Stephen Pifer, Debra Bell, Miles Patrick, Lois Combs, Morton Carnes, and Sheila Cobb. Fourth row: Bill Tyner, Judy Murphy, Gregory Medlock, Janice Reed, Lynn Chandler, Debra Jean Drake, Lee Capwell, Lisa Rice, Jeffrey Ward, Dixie Collins, and Patricia Harvey.