Mrs. Phelps’ fourth-grade class during the 1967-68 school year at Washington Elementary.
Front row, from left: Emmitte Watson, Stephan Trachant, Sam Featherston, and Michael Jackson.
Second row: Genie Gunn, Kathy Bell, Ada Atha, Michael Vanderlip, Jennifer Jacks, Jackie Audrain, and Selina DeForest.
Third row: Jerry Gilbow, Becky Riggs, Harold Hutton, Melissa Upchurch, Nikki Kirkton, Debbie Drake, Mark Bassett, Randy Schmidt, and Mrs. Phelps.
Fourth row: Billy Cunningham, Regina Smith, Barbara Lacey, Michael Buchanan, Kathy Wagnon, Eddie Logue, Chris Reynolds, and Matt Holtzen.
Courtesy of Becky Riggs
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.
The caption for this photo is a bit faded, so here’s the transcript:
Fayetteville High School band students are preparing for special half-time activities at the football game between Fayetteville and Blytheville tonight at Harmon Playfield. Among those who will participate in the patriotic program are from left, (front row), Jay Smith, Tom Pitts, Lynn Fox, (back row) Sarah Huckleberry, Harold Steward, Melissa Upchurch and Steve Cox. The activities will be centered around the nation’s bicentennial celebration and a large fireworks display is planned, and majorettes will be twirling fire batons. Also planned are performances by the rifle team, military drill team and color guard of the ROTC at the University of Arkansas. Kick off time is 8 p.m. The band is directed by Herbert Lunday. (TIMES photo by Chuck Cunningham)