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Show Hide text for 1964 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 196 of the 1964 volume: “ THE BISON FLOYD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Floyd, Virginia Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-four Volume II CATHERINE VAUGHN . . . Editor-in-Chief CONNIE HARRIS Associate Editor KATHERINE YEATTS. . . .Associate Editor MRS. NOLA S. ALBERT Advisor Can the answer Look for a moment at your school. What do you see? Modern buildings, an attractive campus, and colorful rooms might be the only observations of a stranger, but for you this school has a personality of its own. You recognize the happy, smiling faces. You ' ve met and worked here with vivid and friendly personalities. You can close your eyes, and the silent halls come alive with the bustling chatter and never-ending vitality of youth. You see into the class- rooms where instructors lead young minds to a knowledge of past, present, and future. Coloring that picture are thoughts of the spirited athletic games, the yellow mums of Homecoming, and the long, swirling dresses of Prom time. You see again the smiling queens as they begin their reigns over loyal student subjects. Your mind moves through the year, from the whistling wind and rustling leaves of autumn to the busy activities of winter. You remember how slowly and surely nerves tighten as examination time draws near. Cramming, last-minute dreads, and expectations of the worst merge into happier plans of spring. You feel a sense of gratitude to people who work unselfishly in the school, in the community, and in the home to provide you with an education. You see them providing for you before thinking of their own needs, lending a helping hand, and giving understanding, encouragement and praise. Yes, you see all those who serve as friends when they are needed most and who have led you unfalteringly closer to your goals — those teachers and parents who sustain you in moments of depression and share your joys in moments of depression and share your joys in moments of delight. As your thoughts roam the corridors of your school, you recall the lifted spirits when the " big thaw " came, bring- ing with it sunshine and warm showers. It was spring. .. To the underclassman, thinking of his return to the familiar halls, spring was an intermission. To the senior, who would not return, spring was an ending and a beginning. From each moment of the past year comes a sense of knowledge and understanding, not only mental and physical but also social and spiritual.- Looking at your school, you ' ve uncovered all the memories that are so dear to your heart. These memories pose a problem. In this abundance of wonderful things, how could the central theme be determined? Won ' t you join the staff as it endeavors to find the " Heartbeat " of Floyd County ' High? be found . . . . . . in Administration . . , 9 . . . in Curriculum . . . 19 . . . in Classes . . . 31 . . . in Organizations . . . 87 . . . in Features . . . 117 . . . in Sports . . . 141 . . . in Advertisements . . . 151 While asking, seeking, discovering, students share a common identity with others. Floyd County High School is the center of community concern and activity. Here at school there exists an inspiring relationship among the parents, the teachers, and the students who attend classes regularly. This relationship is hope for the future. Parents work with teachers to provide for students the highest level of education available anywhere. Students learn because without learning they cannot successfully uphold the principles of democracy. No one realizes the gigantic problems of youth more fully than parents and teachers. They strive to instill in all students the knowledge and qualities needed to be good citizens. In turn, students work hard to fulfill the dreams of their parents. From here most of them will go out on their own, and try to make a place for themselves in the world. They leave, but they don ' t forget. They will always be able to recall the warm and life-long friendships made, the invaluable experiences of living and working with many different types of people, that favorite teacher who helped so much to guide their thoughts, moments spent in cheerful conversation while changing classes, participating in thrilling athletic contests, a dance with that very special someone; and most important they will recall how they always swell with pride when someone. mentions Floyd County High School. 4 County High The students at Floyd County High are many things in one, and they work together to acquire knowledge and understanding of today ' s world. They search out answers to questions which serve to puzzle. Within the capabilities of the teenagers at Floyd County High, is the power to make the school year a success or a failure. They are inspired in their tasks by the stirring words of the Alma Mater which offers each and every one a challenge to. . . " Sing her praises to the mountains Raise our banner, float it proudly, Glorious ' neath the sun. " Yes, these words guide F.C.H.S. students along their way as they bring life to the school year, as they grow together toward a common goal. As they strive for this goal and as they learn, they also find time to enjoy life together. Together they find. . . a time to learn. . . a time to work a time for sentiment, a time to create 6 7 The completion of the new football field makes it poss ible for Floyd Countians to enjoy the popular sport. Plans for the campus shrubbery prove to be a total success. The new shrubbery adds the final touch to Floyd County High. Another new addition which pleases those attending Floyd County High was the installation of the lights for the football field. All these additions and the many more to come add to the enjoyment and satisfaction of the students at Floyd County High. 8 . . . in Administration . . . Searching is a siren word beckoning all persons through myriad doors. Many of these doors open to let F. C. H. S. students view their instructors and see what important people they are. They, more than any others, are the ones who will influence the making of tomorrow. A teacher must do so much more than instruct and be so much more than an instructor. He has to be of high char- acter and care for the welfare of others. Henry Brooks Adams stated more clearly than any other the important role of a teacher. He said, " a teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. " Floyd County High School ' s administrative staff in- cludes men and women who are helping mold a better world, and who are interested in supplying individuals with knowledge they must have to survive. Because of their diligent service and untiring devotion to Floyd County High and its students, the administrative staff has furthered the school ' s reputation as an institution of high quality and warm hospitality. A thorough knowledge of subject matter is only one quality a teacher must possess. In addition his personal sacrifices and ideals must enrich every phase of education and must support the basic principles of his school— so it is with the faculty at Floyd County High. Each member of the administrative staff uses his abilities in guidance and cooperation as columns of inspiration to support the student body. Because students look to him for knowledge, a teacher must use his competent leadership and unending loyalty to encourage his students to establish higher goals. Teachers find many tasks awaiting them outside the walls of a classroom. They find time from their busy schedule to direct the production of a play, to help with the building of a float, to get behind their students and give them that little extra encouragement they need for that feeling of accomplishment. Members of theF.C.H.S. administrative staff realize that they need to be more than teachers, and they accept the challenge with honor. They have shown beyond a doubt that they are true friends interested in the welfare of students. They have demonstrated their interest in today ' s students and tomorrow ' s citizens. A peek through these doorways at these dedicated men and women, offers a p oss ib le answer to our puzzling search. Is the unique theme to be found here— in the contribution made by the administration? 9 Educators lead students in School Board Members: Mr. Benton Alderman; Mr. Alonzo Monday, Jr. , division superintendent; Mr. B. P. Simpson, vice chairman; Mr. M. L. Cole; Mr. Gerald Phillips; Mr. R. O. Slusher, chairman; Mrs. Mildred A. Thomson, clerk; Mr. R. L. Nixon. MR. ALONZO MONDAY, JR. Superintendent of Floyd County Schools MRS. RUBY WEST General Supervisor Assistant to the Superintendent for Instruction in High School The Floyd County School Board, made up of dedicated men, along with other Floyd Countians, has made our " dream " school a reality in the first year of our consoli- dation, and in the present one the school has made steady advancement. Through the cooperation of students, fac- ulty members, members of the school board, and other interested citizens, our school is one which can really be called an institution of learning. Education in Floyd County had shown gradual improvement even before the consolidation of the former three schools. Today we have an educational program which can be given a higher rating in some fields of learning than other consolidated schools. Floyd County High School students can best show their appreciation to the school board members by using the facilities offered them to the best of their ability. With the continuing support of these men, our educational system can advance to an even better Floyd County High School. Mrs. Virgie Weeks, secretary to the superintendent; Mrs. Mildred A. Thomson, clerk of Floyd County School Board. 10 a quest for . . . MR. R.L. HOLLANDS WORTH B. S. , M. S. , Virginia Polytechnic Institute Principal MR. WILLIAM G. DAVIS A.B. Milligan College M. Ed. Virginia Polytechnic Institute S.C.A; Inter-Club Council Assistant Principal MRS. LORICE O ' CONNOR and MRS. IRIS POFF Secretaries Mr. R.L. Hollandsworth, Floyd County High School principal, has inspired and led the school ' s students to the realization that we have a school of which we can be proud. Mr. Hollandsworth is a man respected and liked by all students for the reason that he has a friendly relationship with the students and faculty. Without his capable management, our school would not be what it is today. The problems of a high school as large as ours are not easy to cope with and cannot be handled without sound judgment. When we enter the administrative office, we become aware of the fact that all problems are left in capable hands. Mr. Davis, assistant principal, does much to aid Mr. Hollandsworth in his task of managing the school. Without the help of the secretaries, Mrs. O ' Connor and Mrs. Poff, the work would be almost impossible. Sincere thanks go to Mr. Hollandsworth and his staff for a successful school year. . . quality education MR. H. EPPERLY AGEE B. S. , Virginia Polytechnic Institute Vocational Agriculture Bus Patrol, Future Farmers of America MRS. NOLA S. ALBERT B. S. , Radford College; M. S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute Office Practice, Typing Shorthand Sponsor, Yearbook Staff Co-Sponsor, Quill Scroll MRS. VIRGINIA E. ALTIZER B. S. , Radford College Algebra I, Geometry Trigonometry Senior Assembly Magazine Campaign MRS. JAQUELINE P. BLACKWELL MISS ANNA MARIE BOOTHE B. S., Radford College B.A., Radford College Librarian Art, Speech MRS. LILLIAN COCKRAM Library Aids B. S. , Radford College 12 MRS. DOROTHY CASTEEL B. S. , Radford College English I, English II MRS. SALLY DALTON B. A. , Carson Newman College Librarian; Library Aids MISS BEATRICE DICKERSON B. S. , Radford College English I, English II MISS ANNIE CATHERINE DOBYNS B.A. , Emory and Henry College Latin I, Latin II Counselor; Co-Sponsor, SCA MR. ELLIS L. ENOCH A.B. , Fairmont State College World Geography, Physical Education Sponsor, Sophomore Class MRS. NORA GARDNER B. S. , Radford College Home Economics Future Homemakers of America MRS. RUTH D. HALLMAN B. S. , Ohio University English IV, English V Journalism Co-Sponsor, Quill and Scroll Sponsor, County Crier Forensics MR. JOHN D. HARMAN B.S., Bridgewater College Government, Economics General Business Senior Hi-Y MRS. ANNA RUTH HARMAN B.A., Radford College Spanish, English Senior Tri-Hi-Y 13 These men and women led MRS. CLARA W. HARMAN Radford College Choral, Dramatics; Glee Club MR. JOE D. HARRIS Milligan College Agriculture, Bus Patrol MRS. ROBERTA W. HEWETT A.B. , George Washington University World History, English IV-A Sponsor, Beta Club MRS. MARY L. JARRATT B. S. , Radford College History, Civics Teacher Welfare MRS. ALICE S. HOWARD B.S., Radford College Mathematics MRS. THELMA T. HOUCHINS B. S. , Radford College English III, IV, V Future Teachers of America MR. JOHN M. HOUSTON B. A. , Emory G Henry; M. Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute U.S. G Virginia History Counselor 5DNC MR. JACK KAUFMAN MR. LONNIE J. KEITH B.S., Glenville State College B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Band Institute Vocational Agriculture Future Farmers of America MR. H. P. JENNINGS B. S. , Virginia Polytechnic Institute Vocational Agriculture Future Farmers of America F AMERICA MRS. LYNDA K. LEEDY B. A. , Emory and Henry ' College Algebra, Geometry Teen Angel Tri-Hi-Y MR. FRED N. LEEDY B. S. , Emo ry and Henry College Personal Use Typing, Bookkeeping General Business Future Business Leaders of America MRS. CAROLYN B. LYONS B. S. , Radford College Health, Physical Education Cheerleaders MR. RUDOLPH R. MARSHALL B. A. , Emory and Henry College M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute U.S. Va. History, Government Debate Team 15 MR. DONALD L. MEREDITH B.A., Lynchburg College Physical Education, Driver Training Varsity Club OQOGOOOOCM ©QooooQoee . . . students unfalteringly MRS. MARY S. RAKES B. S. , Radford College General Science MRS. IMOGENE C. RUTROUGh B.S., Madison College General Science Sponsor, Freshman Class MR. ROBERT L. STATZER B. A. , Tusculum College Math 8, Business Math Varsity Club MR. JOHN SABO B.S., M. Ed. , Un iversity of Virginia Guidance Coordinator, Counselor MISS RUTH ANN SLUSHER B. S. , Radford College Personal Use Typing, Typing I, Shorthand II Sponsor, Senior Class MR. MAX S. THOMAS B.S., Roanoke College Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry ' , Physics Science Club 16 n their most important footsteps Vt MRS. ALTA TURMAN B. S. , Radford College Biology Science Club Sponsor, Junior Class MR. CHARLES L. WEST B. S. , Western Kentucky State College Industrial Arts Safety Patrol MRS. DOROTHY E. VEST B.S., Radford College English 8 Sponsor, Eighth Grade MRS. SUE P. YEATTS B. S. , Mary Baldwin College English III Mr. Jennings, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Enoch leave for the Virginia Education Association Convention. 17 Faculty committees work hard to " iron out " problems around Floyd County High. Friendly people with friendly smiles Always on the go, the lunchroom workers and custodians play a very important role in the completion of a school day. After a year of setting up housekeeping, the services of the school have cozier surroundings and more time to project and diversify their capacities. The large number of students mean a split lunch period for cafeteria workers, and additional floor space means more custodial duties. These men and women must arrive at school early each morning in order to open the doors at FCHS. Although the cooks and custodians are kept busy by their many responsibilities, they always have time for a friendly smile and a warm greet- ing for everyone. Custodians: Mrs. Jimmy Thomas, Mrs. Ruby Agnew, Mr. Tommy Royal, Mr. Jimmy Thomas. Lunchroom workers: Mrs. Glenna Weddle; Mrs. Alice Howell; Mrs. Virginia Spence; Mrs. Gertrude Sowers, supervisor; Mrs. Ada Hazelwood; Mrs. Louise Hylton; Mrs. Bula Keith. 18 . . . in Curriculum . . . Searching is a siren word, beckoning all persons through myriad doors. A look into the many classrooms reveal heads bent in con- centration, eyes uplifted for knowledge, and a silence— silence alive with the rustling of pages searched by exploring minds. Classes are the reason for the school ' s existence. The classes at Floyd County High School are planned around three specific areas: academic, for those going to college before entering a profession; vocational, for those interested in the business world, home eco- nomics, or agriculture; and general, for those who do not choose to specialize in any one field. A student at FCHS is limited only by his ambitions. It has often been said that " the law of life is the law of growth " and that " to quit growing is to die. " As new improvements in de- partments, building structure, faculty, and students add to its con- tinuous growth, it is evident that Floyd County High is offering unlimited opportunity to the youth of Floyd County. Between the teacher and student there thrives a relationship of exchange. A student receives the knowledge he needs in order to face the challenges of tomorrow ' s world. To those who aid him in the gaining of this knowledge, the student repays threefold. From him the teacher is given the respect due; but he also receives a far greater gift— the gift of seeing the light of knowledge find its place in the heart of a young person. This glance into the classrooms reveal many and varied ac- tivities: History on a screen as students learn about their American heritage; the aroma of newly baked bread as future homemakers learn essential tasks needed to prepare happy homes for tomorrow ' s world; the joyous harmony of choral voices and the lively sound of the trumpet, brass, and sax; debator ' s voices with minds of their own; the buzz of a power saw ripping into a two by four; the sounds of a foreign tongue solving the language problem— these are sounds of the present but doorways to the future. At Floyd County High the past, present , and future are an important part of a school day. A peek through these doorways to the future, reveal a possible answer to our puzzling search. Is the unique theme to be found here— in the academic life of students? 19 Inspiration ... an English theme ingredient The English Department sponsored an artmobile from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for study and en- iovment hv cfiidpnts Jeanette Conner gains rhetoric ex- perience by giving her book report to an English III class. English courses foster the expression of man ' s thoughts. They prepare students for college with a varied background in the dif- ferent fields of English and help all students to derive pleasure from all phases of communication. Students are grouped in sections of A, B, or C, according to their ability. Five credits in English are required for graduation. Teachers in this department are Mrs. Dorothy Casteel, Mrs. Thelma Houchins, Mrs. Dorothy Vest, Mrs. Ruth Hallman, Mrs. Ruth Harman, Miss Beatrice Dickerson, Mrs. Roberta Hewett, and Mrs. Sue Lee Yeatts. Susan Moore acts as student teacher of her English IV-A class. 20 Foreign affairs attract language study Randy Hallman uses " flash " technique in testing students in Spanish vocabulary during a Spanish I class. Latin II students write letters to the " Great Pumpkin " and then post them on the bulletin board. Foreign language at Floyd County High School includes Latin I, Latin II, Spanish I and Spanish II. These are college preparatory sub- jects but are not required for graduation. Miss Catherine Dobyns teaches Latin and Mrs. Ruth Harman teaches Spanish. Journalism students prepare and edit the newspaper, THE COUNTY CRIER. Mrs. Ruth Hallman, sponsor of the newspaper, teaches journalism. Speech, an elective course, is taught by Miss Marie Boothe. Interpretation and poise are goals for speech scholars. Nancy Mitchell and Kay Simpson proofread the COUNTY CRIER, the school ' s newspaper. Members of speech class find that experience is the easiest way to learn the points of debating. 21 Math meets some of modern life’s demands Algebra I students explain their homework problems on the board for the class. Cathy Falls explains a problem for a general math class. Eighth grade math, general math, trigonometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, plane geometry and solid geometry are the seven courses offered by the Math Department. Two credits of math are required for graduation. The teachers in the Math Department are Mr. Bob Statzer, Mrs. Virginia Altizer, Mrs. Alice Howard, Mr. William Davis, and Mrs. Lynda Leedy. I Si nil The general math class uses the black- board often in explaining problems. Roger Bower proves a problem by use of a geometrical figure. 22 Advanced apparatus animates ancient laws The Science Department includes General Science I, II, III, which approach the problem of science education from the point of view of environment, and introduce the laboratory science courses: biology, which is a study of living things; chemistry, which develops the power of observation of the student, trains him to solve problems in a logical manner, acquaints him with the basic principles of chem- istry; physics, which encourages creativeness, initiative, scientific curiosity; human anatomy, which is a study of the human body. Expensive laboratories and equipment enable students to make more specific studies and individual experiments. Two credits in science are required for graduation. Teachers in this department are Mrs. Rakes, Mrs. Rutrough, Mr. Thomas, and Mrs. Turman. Biology students use microscopes to detect germs. They also dissect small animals, such as frogs. General Science students use the bulletin board to present their experiments and discoveries. Edward Weeks, Kay Simpson, Betty Wimmer, Roger Vest perform Brenda Roberson names the different bones an experiment to discover the amount of liters found in a substance. of the skeleton for the human anatomy class. 23 The future depends upon the past and present The Social Studies Department consists of United States and Virginia history, World History, eighth grade history, civics, and World Geography. Three of these subjects are required. United States and Virginia History is taken by juniors, United States and Virginia government is taken by seniors, and credit in World History or World Geography is needed by all students. All other social studies courses are offered to students as electives. Social studies classes unveil the past, present, and future. Teachers in the Social Studies Department are Mrs. Jarratt, Mr. Harman, Mr. Enoch, Mrs. Hewett, Mr. Marshall and Mr. Houston. Civics students study " Here and There in the World. " Government students discuss international trouble spots. As the background proves, world geography is an interesting and vivid study. H w ORlD GEOGRAPHY World history is not only a study of ancient history, but it is also a study of history in the making. 24 Nimble fingers and expert thinking Typing I students use charts to trace their progress in speed work. Mr. Harman explains an economics problem to Larry Thomas. The Business Department has course offerings in Typing I, Typing II, personal-use typing, bookkeeping, Shorthand I, Short- hand II, office practice, business math, and general business. For the first time, economics was offered to students this year. These business subjects are all electives since no business credits are required for graduation. Business classes train students for future careers. Teachers in this department are Mrs. Albert, Miss Slusher, Mr. Leedy, Mr. Statzer, and Mr. Harman. Margie Cook and Joyce Perdue illustrate a real office situation in office practice class. Bookkeeping students use their workbooks to prepare their daily lessons. Dictation is an essential part of Shorthand II. 25 Here echo soft vibrant lines and sounds Drum Major, Edward Weeks, teaches the correct band routine to Alice Epperly and Roger Vest. Students in art class learn the basic skills used when working in ceramics. The Music Department, the Art Department, and the Dramatics Department offer courses in band, choral, basic art, and dramatics. Band students participate in outside activities as well as school activities. The choral groups sing at special programs. Art students learn new methods of expressing themselves. Dramatics, a new course this year, trains students for acting. All of these elective courses require talent and skill. Mr. Kaufman is the band director, Mrs. Clara Harmon teaches choral and dramatics, and Miss Boothe teaches art. Drama students use the tape recorder to record their voices for tryouts in a play. Christine Hollandsworth prepares her solo for that " big day. " 26 From Mu-Mu’s to Moo-Moo’s flows domestic life Home Economics students learn about the mysteries of the kitchen so that they may become efficient homemakers. The Applied Arts Department includes home eco- nomics, agriculture, shop and industrial arts. The purpose of Homemaking Education at Floyd County High School is to help students take part in homemaking activities in their parental homes and to prepare for the establishment of their own homes in the future. Vocational agriculture is b a s e d upon the needs, interests, and capabilities of individuals and groups to be served. Shop boys learn to make useful items. Industrial Arts provides broad experience in electricity, drafting, metals, wood, clay, plaster, and many other areas. All of these courses are elective. Teachers in this department include Mr. Agee, Mr. Harris, Mr. Keith and Mr. Jennings, agriculture and shop; Mrs. Cockram and Mrs. Gardner, home economics; and Mr. West, industrial arts. One of the projects that the industrial arts boys undertake is the making of a handy tool cabinet. 11 OkH 1111 Mil J| 1 Boys in shop are always anxious to learn how to operate a new machine. In agriculture, Mr. Jennings helps a puzzled student. 27 Exercise with vim and vitality Good posture is a trait which is essential for good health. Driver ' s training is taught to all students who want to take " behind the wheel " training. Physical exercise is always a part of the physical education classes. Many phases of gymnastics are taught to the boys in physical education. The Physical Education Department offers courses in physical education and health. The health and physical education program follows closely that recommended by the state, with two days for physical education, two for health, and one, when deemed advisable, for co-recreation. The health program includes such topics as personal health, first aid, physiology and classwork in driver training. The physical education program includes a period for sitting-up exercise and teaches such team and individual sports as softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, foot- ball, wrestling, table tennis, tumbling, and gymnastics. " Behind the wheel " driving is also taught. Teachers in this department are Mrs. Lyons, instructor for the girls; and Mr. Meredith, boys ' instructor. Mr. Meredith shows his students the parts of the tooth. 28 The inbetweens offer a chance to relax Another day! Students arrive at Floyd County High ready to face the day ' s busy schedule. Members of the guidance department are always on hand to advise students on their future plans and to help them solve their present problems. How do we ever make it — th ese breaks last only five minutes. A warm meal is always a welcome sight. Classrooms are a place for concentration, but, as the changing bell breaks loose, all around Floyd County High the routine things lose themselves in the " inbetweens. " Students find time to be with their favorite people. Their laughter seeps through the halls, their smiles illuminate the classrooms, and the sound of their vitality keeps the school alive. Five minute breaks, lunch periods, homeroom and buses all offer a time for relief and a burst of laughter. These are the times when ideas emerge, when activities are planned, and when decisions are made. These glad times, when the mind is free, make a school day tick. The wide selection of references found in the library aids students in their preparation of those " dreadful term papers. " 29 Bright spirits color Floyd County High As the cold winter approaches, fans move indoors to cheer their spirited Buffalo team to vic- tory. Football games, Floyd County ' s favorite outdoor sport, keep the fans in an uproar and team members exhausted. College day gives college-bound Seniors and Juniors a chance to meet and ask questions of representatives from their chosen colleges. Tommy Rakes keeps stu- dents happy by broadcast- ing the latest pop hits into the cafeteria. One of the year ' s high- lights is the concert by the Floyd County Glee Club. Members of the community truly enjoy the concerts presented by the Floyd County High School Band. The eighth graders listen attentively as Miss Dobyns discusses their future years at Floyd County High. 30 . . . in Classes Searching is a siren word beckoning all persons through myriad doors. Many of the doors through which the students gaze reveal many happy shining faces— faces which reflect the glowing per- sonalities of students at Floyd County High. The 816 students at FCHS come from every corner of the county to receive guidance and training for their role as citizens of to- morrow. They muse, they study, and they weigh the fundamental qualities of all human life. In the bright eyes of the students, is to be found the hope for tomorrow. This peek reveals mixed emotions — flustration, followed by despair; a shattered world one moment, only to be followed by a burst of enthusiasm the next. Students come to learn, and they do. They bring into the empty halls and silent rooms the wondrous vitality of youth. A school is not measured by its buildings, classes, faculty, and facilities alone. The final touch to any measurement of value is the student himself. Yes, a school is judged by the students who pass through its doors. The teenagers at Floyd County High are spirited, inquisitive, and wonderful. They learn together, but each student at Floyd County High is an individual in his own right. He contains all the qualities and traits that make him different from other individuals. He has his own private and yet bubbling personality. These varied personalities merge and join in the teen-age tempo of foibles and fads. They join together in the chanting rhythm of " the Bossa Nova " , the " chicness " of " the shift, " and the strange saga of the telephone. Listening, talking, thinking, seeing, and being— these are the activities of the students at Floyd County High. Yes, in these faces which speak of boundless enthusiasm, mo- ments of triumph, and of despair, are to be found the Americans of tomorrow, the citizens of democracy. They pass, year by year, through the doors of FCHS. They come now, and they will continue to come— the happy ones, the sad, the gay ones, the shy. They grow here at Floyd County High. They leave the fads and foibles behind and begin to accept the responsibilities of adulthood. The vitality of their high school days will continue along the road with them and will aid them in their " pursuit of happiness. " A peek through the mirrors of the student body at FCHS reveal a possible answer to our puzzling search. Is the unique theme to be found here; in the life of FCHS students ? 31 Senior Class Officers: Patty Belcher, treasurer; Kenny Burton, vice-president; Lawrence Brannon, secretary. Williams, Reporter; Larry Gearhart, president; Richard Co-sponsors: Mr. Fred Leedy, Mrs. Lynda Leedy, Mrs. Ruth Harman. The Senior Class of 1964 32 Class of 1964 MARTHA ANN ALDERMAN CHARLES BURE ALDRIDGE WILLIAM ARNOLD ALDRIDGE PATTY GAIL BELCHER DAVID MARTIN ALLEN BRENDA LEE BISHOP RUTH JOYCE ALTIZER ROGER DALE BOLT NARLENE DEAN BELCHER BARBARA ANN BOOTHE 33 LAWRENCE LEE BRANNON, JR. SANDRA JEAN CALDWELL HILDA MAXINE BURNETTE K JLC » ANDREW GIESEN CLAYTOR 34 In the year 1959, teens cried as Elvis had his hair cut; adults glued themselves toT.V. sets to see their " favorite quiz " shows; young people listened to popular hits like " Purple People Eater " and " Birddog " ; millions attended the Brussels World Fair; Americans applauded Brigitte Bardot; the Atlas Missle traveled a full 6, 325 miles; and at Check, Willis, and Floyd the 1964 graduating class be- gan the first year of high school. Eighth graders found a certain warmth and friendliness to greet them at the door leading to furthur study and fun. The class was suddenly picked up and swept along into the enthusiastic swirl of high school. Then came a lengthened shadow, a cold breath, a fallen snowflake, frosted windshields, cold ice-biting chains, neck tingling snow balls. ..an unexpected snow- fall, a freezing cold. . . and thoughts were turned indoors . . .ready to accept the seriousness of studies and tests and lectures and demonstrations. Now, with these recog- nitions of responsibility, students were truly members of a new life, thei r first real steps toward adulthood began here, with their first year. DONNA JOYCE CLOWER DOLORES FAYE CONNER MARGARET ELIZABETH CONNER PHOEBE MASON CONNER MARGARET ATHALENE PAULETTE DEAN CONNER LAWYER EUGENE FUGET COOK ALLEN WAYNE COX COX WALLACE BRUCE CONNER PAULINE ANN COX 35 Class of 1964 Those attending Boys ' State and Girls ' State were Janet Alternates to the rallies were Billy Quesenberry, Larry Slusher, Kenny Williams, Ben Harman, and Anna Weeks. Gearhart, Catherine Vaughn, and Phoebe Conner. RACHEL JUANITA CRINER BETTY MARIE DILLARD MABEL ELIZABETH DULANEY MOZELLE MARIE DUNCAN 36 As freshmen they accustomed themselves to the changing of classes, club meetings, pep rallies, new teachers and new faces. They were ready to apply for offices, to try for the ball teams, and to put themselves to any test. They were enthusiastically filled with school spirit and each did what he could to establish a highi quality reputation for the school. They were often teased and " picked at " by the upper- classmen who had traveled the same paths before them. They didn ' t realize this at that time so they vowed, as did past freshmen, to make theirs the best class that had ever reached for that diploma. As spring neared, projects and reports— reports and projects began to be called for throughout all the classes. Freshmen were kept busy with English projects, science projects, and projects for foreign language and business courses. Book reports, historical reports, biographical reports kept minds occupied during the remainder of the year. Despite the times devoted to study, they were able to enjoy the fun-filled side of life, too. Then suddenly on a rainy September day in 1961 the NANCY ELLEN DUNCAN ELMER GREY EDMONDS LARRY EUGENE GEARHART BONNIE ALDORAH EPPERLY DIANA PEARL GOAD RALPH CURTIS EPPERLY LINDA FAYE GOFF GLENN DOUGLAS GALLIMORE RONNIE LEE GRAHAM 37 Class of 1964 The seniors who participated in the comedy, " Form Divine, " enjoyed the hilarious antics of the play and its characters. SHELBY JEAN GRAHAM BENJAMIN WILTON HARMAN JAMES GARY GRAY HARRY TRUMAN HARMAN BRENDA CAROL GUTHRIE JEANIE MILLNER HARMAN KENNETH DALE HALL BRENDA KAY HARRIS 38 discovery was made that their identity was changed. They were no longer freshmen but sophomores. They had reached the half-way mark of their journey. It was evident that leaders were developing among them as several sophomores began to attain offices in clubs and as several made plans to attend district and state meetings. During this year, a realization of the future became stark reality. As sophomores they would spend their last year as three separate institutions. The following year they would experience a dream come true. The county ' s new ac- credited high school which would provide for its youth the best facilities and opportunities for the future. The following year the class of 1964 would merge from the Check, Willis, and Floyd High Schools into a new and exciting class at Floyd County High. Many hesitated at this move. They feared the leaving of the halls and class- rooms they had come to know so well. Spring came and with it came the endings and be- ginnings, the end of one way of education and the be- ginning of another. DAVID THOMAS HARRIS WILLARD HASKETT HARRIS, JR. SHERRON HELMS KURTZ LEE HOWELL ALBERT WAYNE HENDRICKS RANDALL JAMES HYLTON PATRICIA DIANNE HIGGS WANDA MARIE HYLTON NANCY JANE HOWARD JAMES MILTON JOHNSON 39 LINDA GAYE KEI ' Class of 1964 DONNA JEAN JONES DAVID JOEL KEITH JUDY MARIE LEE JOHN DAVID LEMONS ■ Seniors on the basketball team have finished a long practice and start home to regain their strength with " dinner: and an hour of television. 40 Their junior year— as each student stepped onto the bus, he was not sure what awaited him at the end of his jour- ney. As he walked into the new building, expecting it to be different, he was surprised to find that it wasn ' t so strange after all. Time passed on, and things that had no immediate meaning began to take on a familiar look; the class discovered a friendly atmosphere combined with learning; they found themselves willingly reaching out for knowledge. On the way to school, in the halls, in classes, one became lost in others. Unlike classes of previous years, the curriculum offered lines of study in different fields. The juniors were offered classes which were vocational, academic, and general, depending on what each student was planning to do after graduation. Together, as a whole, the Class of 1964 elected its first class officers. Voted to lead them in their junior year were Lonnie Slaughter, president; Kenny Williams, vice- president; Martha Alderman, secretary; Larry Gearhart, treasurer; and David Keith, reporter. Now, they belonged together. . . they were swept high CARLIS WAYNE LESTER BRENDA CAROLYN LINK LINDA GAYLE LORTON TRENDA GAYE McDANIEL BERTHA WILLI DENE MARTIN ROBERT JAMES MORGAN, JR. WILLIAM FRANK MAXWELL EFFIE DELORES MYERS JO ANN McDANIEL BRENDA GAIL PAGE 41 Class of 1964 College Day gave college bound seniors an opportunity to talk with rep- resentatives from their chosen schools. VERNON WADE PAGE IVAN GERALD PHILLIPS TOBIAS CLARENCE JOYCE MARLENE PERDUE BILLY RUSSEL PAUL DOUGLAS PHILLIPS PHILLIPS JOE DUARD POFF QUESENBERRY CAROLYN GAIL REED 42 on peaks of enthusiasm at football games. . .there was and still remains a feeling of " oneness " among them. The young adults began to look more seriously at the future, and many chose the major field of work they wished to pursue and set about obtaining it. As spring crept slowly around the corner, thoughts turned to that all-important event— the Junior-Senior Prom. Led onward by class officers, plans for that special time of yearbegan. Showboats, a paper moon, and candle- light provided a romantic setting for the Prom. A couple on a painted mural watched the couples below them as they danced to the theme song, " Moon River. " The Prom was a complete success and brought their junior year at Floyd County High to an exciting end. In September of 1963, they began to develop a more mature attitude toward life and its enduring responsi- bilities. It is their SENIOR year. Class members star in every facet of life at Floyd County High School. Several members of the senior class serve as officers in clubs on county and district levels. Senior athletes rate high in district competition; others attend state conventions in MURLENE ELIZABETH ROY McKINLEY REED REED ELLIOT LEWIS RICHARDS, JR. DONNIE LEE SLAUGHTER BRENDA SUE ROBERSON LONNIE JAMES SLAUGHTER ALICE JANETTE SALMONS JANET RUTH SLUSHER JAMES GARY SALYER LARRY GREEN SMITH 43 RONALD DEAN SMITH JAMES RICHARD SUTPHIN MARY LOUISE SOWERS RUBY CLAUDINE SWEENEY Candidates for the Good Citizenship Award given by the Daughters of the American Revolution are Patty Belcher, Sandra Caldwell, and Catherine Vaughn. LINDA DAYNIECE STUART CHARLES LEONARD SUTPHIN Class of 1964 44 the Future Homemakers, Future Farmers, Beta and 4-H Clubs. Floyd County ' s Class of ' 64 is truly a class of quality. Because there was a need for able leaders, the seniors met and held elections for class officers. Those chosen to lead them were, Larry Gea rhart, president; Richard Burton, vice-president; Lawrence Brannon, secretary; Patty Belcher, treasurer; Kenny Williams, reporter. At Homecoming, at the Christmas Parade, at athletic events, and at other school projects, seniors are leading, organizing, helping, and promoting to make them suc- cessful. One of the highlights of the senior year has been the receiving of their class rings. Different shapes and sizes— the rings will remain with them as a symbol of their days at Floyd County High. The SENIOR YEAR of the 1964 graduating class is the most glorious year at Floyd County High, for it gives each member an intimate, but challenging, glimpse into the dire responsibilities of life as an upcoming adult. No longer children, they are now looking forward to the future whether it be a college education, a new job, or the PAUL LARRY TAYLOR JEWELL DeWITT THOMAS ■1 LOIS ALMA THOMAS ELIZABETH CHARLENE POLLY ANN TRAIL THOMPSON JOHN MICHAEL TURMAN CARL STEVEN TOLBERT EMMA CATHERINE LINDA GALE TRAIL SHIRLEY SUE VEST 45 Class of 1964 One of the toughest tasks a student has is the compiling of a term paper, and no one realizes that more than a " Senior. " The tragic death of the young president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, made the senior class at Floyd County even more aware of the responsibilities they would assume as to- morrow ' s citizens. 46 armed forces. It has been a fun year but a most serious one, too. The recognition and guidance given them by the faculty and administration over the past five years has nourished young adults who are ready to face further challenges in a demanding environment. Perhaps more than any other event in our lives, the tragic death of our young President, has revealed to us more fully the dire seriousness of our responsibilities as young citizens. John Fitzgerald Kennedy realized that if democracy and the American way of life are to survive, the youth of this country must be educated in the principles of freedom. Because he realized that the young people wanted to actively help their country, he included them in many of his programs. He established the Peace Corps, and gave youth a reason to tty. As they reach out, their hand upturned for that precious diploma, as they walk out through that door into the awaiting world, they will re- member the challenge he left with them: " Ask not what your country can do for you— ask what you can do for your country. " — 35th President of the United States of America John Fitzgerald Kennedy KENNETH PAUL WILLIAMS CAROL JUNE WILLIAMS WILLA DEAN WILLIAMS CHARLOTTE ANITA WIMMER MARGARET LOU WIMMER LINDA FAYE YATES GLENNE ROSE WILLIAMS TROY EUGENE WILSON 47 Senior Directory ALDERMAN, MARTHA ANN F.H.A. 2, 4, 5; Basketball Team 1, Captain 1; S.C.A. 1,3, Reporter 1, Re- presentative 3; Class Secretary 4; Valentine Queen 1. ALDRIDGE, CHARLES BURE F.F.A. 2,3,4, 5. ALDRIDGE, WILLIAM ARNOLD Science Club 2; Hi-Y 4, 5, Reporter 5. ALLEN, DAVID MARTIN Science Club 2, 3, 4, 5; Beta Club 4, 5. ALTIZER, RUTH JOYCE F.H.A. 2,3,5. BELCHER, NARLENE DEAN F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Jr. Degree 2; Lib r ary Club 2, 3; Science Club 4, 5, 2nd place County Science Fair 4; Graduation Choir 2, 3; BISON Class Editor 4; Advertising Manager for County Crier 5; Senior Play Cast 5. BELCHER, PATTY GAIL F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Jr. Degree 2; S.C.A. Representative 1, 2 ; Library Club 2, 3, 4, 5, Reporter 3, President 5; Beta Club 4, 5; Inter-Club Council 5, Re- porter 5; Class Treasurer 5; Student Director of Senior Play 5; Snow Queen 5; DAR Candidate 5. BISHOP, BRENDA LEE F.H.A. 2, 3, 5; Class Reporter 2; Editorial Staff 2. BOLT, ROGER DALE F.F.A. 2,3, Seed and Grain Judging Team 3; K.V. G. 3; Varsity Club 5; Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol Lieutenant 3; Basketball Team 3; Base- ball Team 4; Class Treasurer 2. BOOTHE, BARBARA ANN F.H.A. 2, 3,4, 5. BRANNON, LAWRENCE LEE, JR. Class Secretary 5. BURNETTE, HILDA MAXINE F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5; S.C.A. Representative 2, 4; F.T.A. 3; F.B.L. A. 4; Humor Editor of Eaglet 3; Editorial Staff 3; BISON Staff 5; Class Secretary 1. BURTON, RICHARD NEAL F.F.A. 2, 3; Varsity Club 4, 5; 8th Grade Basketball Team 1; Varsity Foot- ball 4, 5; Class Vice-President 5. CALDWELL, SANDRA JEAN F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Jr. Degree 2, Chapter Degree 3, State Degree 4, Parkway Federation Reporter 4; President 5, Camp 2; Pianist 3; S.C.A. 1; Beta Club 4, 5; Secretary 4, Reporter 5; Editorial Staff 2, 3; F.T.A. 3, Song Leader 3; Basketball Team 1,2, Co-Captain 1; F.B.L. A. 4, Reporter 4; Assistant Business Manager for BISON 5; Homecoming Queen 5; DAR Award 5. CLAYTOR, ANDREW GIESEN CLOWER, DONNA JOYCE Beta Club 4, 5; Quill Scroll 5, President 5; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Executive Council Secretary 2, Executive Council Vice President 5, All State Band 3, 5, Dance Band Vocalist 4; Basketball 2,3; F.B.L. A. 4; S.C.A. Represen- tative 3; Feature Editor of BISON 5. CONNER, DELORES FAYE F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5; Tri-Hi-Y 5. CONNER, MARGARET ELIZABETH F.H.A. 2, 3; Library Club 1; Glee Club 2, 3; Senior Tri-Hi-Y 4, 5. CONNER, PAULETTE DEAN Beta Club 4,5; F.B.L. A. 4,5, Historian 5; Quill Scroll 5; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Typing for BISON 4, Business Manager for BISON 5; Usher for Graduation 4. CONNER, PHEOBE MASON F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Secretary 5; Beta Club 4,5; Tri-Hi-Y 5; Science Club 1; Reporter 1; Band 1,2,3; Glee Club 1,2,3; Varsity Club 4; S.C.A. 2; J. V. Basketball 1; Varsity Basketball 2, 3; Class Treasurer 3; Girl ' s State Alternate; Organization Editor of BISON 5. CONNER, WALLACE BRUCE F.F.A. 2; K.V.G. 2; J.V. Basketball Team 2; Varsity Basketball Team 3, 5; Varsity Baseball Team 2, 3. COOK, MARGARET ATHALENE F.B.L. A. 5; Library Club 5; Glee Club 1; West Virginia Club 2, Secretary 2; Future Secretaries Club 3,4, Vice President 4; F.T.A. 4; Business Manage] for County Crier 5; Typist for BISON 5. COX, ALLEN WAYNE F.F.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Star Greenhand; K. V. G. 4,5. COX, LAWYER EUGENE F.F.A. 2,5, Federation Dairy Judging Team 2; K.V.G. 5. COX, PAULINE ANN F.H.A. 2,3,5; F.T.A. 5, CRINER, RACHAEL JUANITA F.H.A. 2.3. DILLARD, BETTY MARIE F.H.A. 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; F. B. L. A. 4, 5; Vice Presidents, Winner of School Spelling Contest; J.V. Basketball Team 3. DULANEY, MABEL EUZABETH F.H.A. 3,4,5; F.B.L. A. 4; Qlee Club 4,5; Graduation Choir 1,2,3. DUNCAN, NANCY ELLEN F.H.A. 2,3,4, Jr. Degree 2, Chapter Degree 4. DUNCAN, MOZELLE MARIE F.H.A. 2,3,4, Jr. Degree 2; Beta Club 4,5. EDMONDS, ELMER GREY EPPERLY, BONNIE ALDORAH F. H A. 2; F. T. A. 2, 3; Library Club 4, 5; Beta Club 4, 5; S. C. A. Represen- tative 3. EPPERLY RALPH CURTIS Beta Club 4, 5; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Pep Band 4; Dance Band 4, 5, Band Council, President 5; Business Manager for Magazine Campaign 5; Chairman of Deco- rations Committee for Prom 4. GALLIMORE, GLENN DOUGLAS S.C.A. 1,2, 3, 4, 5, Representative 1,3,4, Treasurer 2, President 5; Beta Club 4, 5; Beta Convention 4; Varsity Club 4, 5; Science Club 4, 5, Reporter 4; 8th Grade Basketball Team 1, J.V. Basketball Team 2, 3; Varsity Football Team 4, 5; Track Team 4; BISON staff 4; Usher for graduation 4. GEARHART, LARRY EUGENE F.F.A. 1, 2; Basketball 2,3; Varsity Club 4; Senior Hi-Y 5; S.C.A. Council 5; Class President 1, 3, 5; Class Treasurer 2, 4. GOAD, DIANA PEARL F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Junior Degree 2, Chapter Degree 3; F. T. A. 3; F.B.L. A. 4, 5, Secretary 5; Glee Club 2; Basketball Team 2, 3. GOFF, LINDA FAYE F. H. A. 2, 3, 4, 5; Tri-Hi-Y 4, 5; Library Club 1; Glee Club 1, 2. GRAHAM, RONNIE LEE F.F.A. 2, 3,4,5; K.V.G. 3,4,5; Safety Patrol 1,2. GRAHAM, SHELBY JEAN F.H.A. 1, 2; 8th Grade Basketball Team, J.V. Basketball 2; Varsity Basket- ball 3; Circulation Manager for The County Crier. GRAY, JAMES GARY Science Club 5; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. GUTHRIE, BRENDA CAROL F.H.A. 2,3,5; Science Club 4; Class Secretary 2; Jr. G.A.A. 1, Sgt. of Arms 1. HALL, KENNETH DALE F.F.A. 2; Science Club 4, 5, Treasurer 4; Beta Club 4, 5, Treasurer 5; S. C. A. Representative; Varsity Club 4, 5; Varsity Football 4, 5; Track Team 4. HARMAN, BENJAMIN WILTON F. F. A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Secretary 5, Crop Judging Team 4, Forestry Judging Team 4,5; K.V.G. 3,4,5, Crew Leader 5; Beta Club 4,5; S.C.A. Representative 5; Safety Patrol 4. HARMAN, HARRY TRUMAN F.F.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Crop Judging 2, 3, 4, Forestry Judging 3, 4, 5, Reporter 5; K.V.G. 3,4,5; Varsity Club 3,4,5; Baseball Team 3,4; First place boys ' prose in school forensics 4; Senior Play 5. HARMAN, JEANIE MILLNER F.T.A. 2, 3; Library Club 5; J.V. Basketball 1, 2; Varsity Basketball 3; Cheerleader 4, 5, Captain 5; Varsity Club 3, 4, 5, Secretary 5; Magazine Campaign Chairman 5; Senior Play 5. HARRIS, BRENDA KAY F.H.A. 2,3,5; S.C.A. Representative 1. HARRIS, DAVID THOMAS F.F.A. 1. HARRIS, WILLARD HASKETT, JR. F.F.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Forestry Judging Team 3,4, Seed and Grain Judging Team 3; Safety Patrol 2; K.V. G. 2, 3, 4, 5. HELM, SHERRON HENDRICKS, ALBERT WAYNE F.F.A. 2. HIGGS, PATRICIA DIANNE F.H.A. 2, 3, 5; S.C.A. Representative 3; F. T. A. 3; Safety Patrol 2,4; Basketball Team 1. HOWARD, NANCY JANE F. H. A. 3, 4, 5, Junior Degree 3, President 4, Camp 3; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Major- ette 2, 3, Head Majorette 4; J.V. Basketball 1, Varsity Basketball 2, 3; Var- sity Club 2, 3,4, 5; Inter-club Council 4; Graduation Choir 3; Senior Play Cast 5; Attendant to Homecoming Queen 5; Attendant to Snow Queen 5; Usher for Graduation 4. HOWELL, KURTZ LEE F.F.A. 2, 3,4, 5; K.V.G. 4,5. HYLTON, RANDALL JAMES Beta Club 3,4,5, Vice President 4, President 5; Hi-Y 4; Safety Patrol 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; SCA Representative 2; Senior Play 5; Editorial Staff 3, 4. HYLTON, WANDA MARIE F.H.A. 2,3; Library Club, Reporter 1; Tri-Hi-Y 4,5, Reporter 4; Historian 5; Beta Club 4, 5; BISON staff 4, 5; Varsity Basketball 3. JOHNSON, JAMES MILTON F.F.A. 2, 3, 4, 5; K.V.G. 2, 3, 4, 5; Hi-Y 5; Safety Patrol Captain 1; Senior Play 5. JONES, DONNA JEAN F.H.A. 4,5. KEITH, DAVID JOEL F. F. A. 2, 3, 4, 5; D a i ry Judging 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Football 4, 5; Varsity Club 4, 5, President 5; Class Reporter 4; Editorial Staff 3; Hi-Y 5, Treasurer 5. KEITH, LINDA GAYE F.H.A. 2, 3,4,5; F.T.A. 3; Library Club 5; Class Vice-President 2; Basket- ball Team 1. LEE, JUDY MARIE F.H.A. 2, 3; Library Club 1; Secretary l;Beta Club 4,5; Program Committee for Senior Play 5. 48 Senior Directory LEMONS, JOHN DAVID S.C.A. Representative 5. LESTER, CARLIS WAYNE F. F. A. 2, 3; Livestock Judging Team 2; Seed and Grain Show Entry 3; Var- sity Football Team 5. LINK, BRENDA CAROLYN F. H.A. 2, 3, 5; Senior Tri-Hi-Y 4; Library Club 2; Glee Club 1, 2. LORTON, LINDA GAYE F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Junior Degree 2; Chapter Degree 3; H istor i a n 5; F. B.L. A. 4; F. T.A. 3; Chaplain 3; Glee Club 2; Basketball Team 1,2; Editorial Staff 3; Class Vice-President 2; Class President 3. McDaniel, jo ann F.H.A. 2, 3, 4; Junior Degree 2; Chapter Degree, 3; F.B.L.A. 4,5; Assistant Degree 4; Parliamentarian 5; Tri-Hi-Y 5; Beta 4, 5. McDaniel trenda gaye MARTIN, BERTHA WILLIDENE F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5; Degree Committee 5; Library Club 5. MAXWELL, WILLIAM FRANK MORGAN, ROBERT JAMES, JR. Senior Hi-Y 5; J. V. Basketball 1; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Vice-President 2. MYERS, EFFIE DELORES F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5; Degree Committee 5; Library Club 5. PAGE, BRENDA GAIL F.H.A. 2, 3, 4; Library Club 2, 3, 5; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Usher for Senior Play 5; Refreshment Committee for Prom 4. PAGE, VERNON WADE Varsity Club 4, 5; 8th Grade Basketball Team 1, J. V. Basketball Team 2, 3; Varsity Football Team 4,5, Captain 5, Trophy for outstanding player 4; Usher for Graduation 4. PERDUE, JOYCE MARLENE F.H.A. 2, 3; Library Club 1; Tri-Hi-Y 5; Typist for BISON 5; Program Com- mittee for Senior Play 5. PHILLIPS, IVAN GERALD F. F. A. 2, 3; Basketball Team 1, 2; Baseball Team 4. PHILLIPS, PAUL DOUGLAS Varsity Club 4, 5; J. V. Basketball 1, 2, 3; Varsity Basketball 4, 5; Varsity Football 4, 5; Track Team 4. PHILLIPS, TOBIAS CLARENCE F.F.A. 2,3; Basketball 2. POFF, JOE DUARD Science Club 1; Class Vice-President 1. QUESENBERRY, BILLY RUSSELL Science Club 5; Varsity Club 3, 4, 5; J. V. Basketball Team 3; Varsity Basket- ball Team 4, 5; Baseball Team 3; Beta Club 5. ROBERTSON, BRENDA SUE F.H.A. 2; F.B.L.A. 4,5, Scrapbook Committee 4; Senior Tri-Hi-Y 5; Senior Play 5. RICHARDS, ELLIOT LEWIS Science Club 2; Hi-Y 4. REED, CAROLYN GAIL F.H.A. 2; F.B.L.A. 5; Varsity Club 4, 5; Cheerleader 2; State SCA Con- vention Delegate 4. REED, MURLENE ELIZABETH F.B.L.A. 4, 5, Treasurer 5; Beta Club 4, 5; BISON staff 5. REED, ROY McKINLEY F.F.A. 2,3. SALMONS, ALICE JANETTE F.H.A. 5. SALYER, JAMES GARY F. F. A. 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Football 4. SLAUGHTER, DONNIE LEE F.F.A. 2,3,4; K.V.G. 4; Basketball Team 1. SLAUGHTER, LONNIE JAMES F.F.A. 2; Varsity Club 3,4,5; S.C.A. Representative 4,5; Class President 4; Varsity Football 4, 5; J. V. Basketball 2; Varsity Basketball 3, 4, 5. SLUSHER, JANET RUTH F.H.A. 3, Junior Degree 3, Speaker at Mother-Daughter Banquet 3; F.T.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, State Convention 4, 5, President 4, 5; Forensics 1, 2, 3, 4, Runner- Up for Spelling 1,2, Second place in Prose 2, 3;One-Act Play 4, First Place in District, Second Place in State; SCA Play 5; First Place in County Science Fair 2; Regional Science Fair Winner 2; Honorable Mention atU.J.A.S. 2; Tri-Hi-Y Club 4, 5, Treasurer 4, Reporter 5; Inter-Club Council 4,5, Presi- dent 5, Reporter 4; SCA 5, District Secretary 5; SIPA 4; County Crier Staff 4,5, Feature Editor 4, Guest Columnist 5; BISON Staff 4,5, Club Represen- tative 4, Senior Class Editor 5, Copy Editor 5; Beta Club 4, 5, State Con- vention 4, Girls ' State 4. SMITH, LARRY GREEN Class Reporter 1. SMITH, RONALD DEAN F.F.A. 2, 3,4, 5. SOWERS, MARY LOUISE F. H.A. 3, 5; Camp 3; S.C.A. Secretary 3; Varsity Club 2, 3, 4, 5; Quill and Scroll Club 5; 8th Grade Basketball Team, J. V. Basketball Team 1, Varsity Basketball Team 2, 3; Typist for BISON 4, Assistant Circulation Manager for BISON 5; Graduation Choir 1, 2, 3; Senior Play 5; Band 1; Bus Patrol 4. STUART, LINDA DAYNIECE SUTPHIN, CHARLES LEONARD F.F.A. 2; Hi-Y 4, 5; Varsity Club 4, 5;J.V. Basketball 3; Varsity Football 4, 5; Track Team 4; BISON layout committee 5. SUTPHIN, JAMES RICHARD Varsity Club 4,5; Varsity Football 4; Baseball 3,4; J.V. Basketball 3; SCA Representative 4; Band 1; Outstanding Offensive Back in Football 4; Typist for BISON 4; Outstanding Typist 4. SWEENEY, RUBY CLAUDINE F.H.A. 2,5, Junior Degree 2; F. B. L. A. 3,4. TAYLOR, PAUL LARRY SCA 3; Basketball 2; Track 4. THOMAS, LOIS ALMA F.H.A. 2,3,5; F.T.A. 5; Science Club 3. THOMAS, JEWEL DEWITT F.F.A. 1,2, 3, 4; K.V.G. 2, 3, 4; School Patrol 3. THOMPSON, ELIZABETH CHARLENE F.H.A. 2,4. TOLBERT, CARL STEVEN Varsity Club 3, 4, 5; Baseball Team 3, 4. TRAIL, LINDA GAIL F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, Junior Degree 2; Library Club 3; Beta Club 4, 5; F.B.L.A. 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 5; Typist for BISON 5. TRAIL, POLLY ANN F.H.A. 2,3; F.B.L.A. 4,5; Library Club 3; Tri-Hi-Y 5. TURMAN, JOHN MICHAEL F.F.A. 2, 3,4, 5; K.V.G. 5; S.C.A. 1, 2; Basketball 3; Baseball 4. VAUGHN, EMMA CATHERINE F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, State Convention 3, 4, Historian3, Vice-President 4, Parliamentarian 5, Parkway Federation President 5; SCA 2, 3, 4, Represen- tative 2, Reporter 3, Vice-President 4, State Convention 2,3; Quill and Scroll 5; Beta Club 4, 5, Reporter 5; Associate Editor of Eagle 3; BISON staff 4,5, Associate Editor 4, Editor-in-Chief 5; SIPA 4; Basketball 2,3; DAR Candidate 5; Senior Play 5. VEST, SHIRLEY SUE F.H.A. 2, 3, 4; Library Club 1; Science Club 1; FTA 3; Varsity Club 4, 5; SCA Representative 3; J.V. Basketball 1; Varsity Basketball 2, 3; Cheerleader 4, 5; BISON Sports Editor 5; Senior Play 5. VIA, PEARL VIRGINIA F.H.A. 2, 3, 4; Library Club 3; F.B.L.A. 4,5; Reporter 5; Tri-Hi-Y 5; J.V. Basketball Team 2. WEEKS, ANNA CATHERINE F.H.A. 2, 3,4, 5, State Degree 4, Treasurer 2, Vice-President 3, 5, Parkway Federation President 4, State Convention 3,5; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Executive Council 3; Varsity Basketball 2, 3; Varsity Club 3,4, 5, Secretary 3; Beta Club 4, 5; Graduation Choir 2, 3; Graduation Usher 4; School Forensics, Girls Prose 5; Senior Play 5; Madonna 5; Girls ' State 5. WILLARD, BARBARA LEE F.H.A. 3,4; Beta Club 4,5. gree 2, Chapter Degree 3; F.B.L.A. 4,5; As- sistant Degree 4, Regional Parliamentarian 5; Beta Club 4, 5. WILLIAMS, CAROL JUNE F.H.A. 3,4; Beta Club 4,5. WILLIAMS, GLENNE ROSE Beta Club 3,4,5; Quill and Scroll Club 5; Glee Club 4,5, Concert Choir Pianist 4, 5; Library Club 3; Latin Club 1, 3; Class Reporter 3. WILLIAMS, KENNETH PAUL F.F.A. 2, 3, 4, 5, Treasurer 3, Vice-President 4, Presidents, Second place in F.F.A. Chapter Public Speaking 3, First Place in F.F.A. Chapter Public Speaking 4, Second place in Floyd-Carroll Federation F.F.A. Public Speak- ing 4; Class Reporter 3, Class Vice-President 4, Class Reporter 5; KVG 3,4, 5, Crew Leader 4; Beta Club 4, 5; Hi-Y 4, 5, Hi-Y Treasurer 4; SCA Council 5; Inter-club Council 5; Baseball 4; Boys ' State; First Place in FCHS forensics for public speaking. WILLIAMS, WILLA DEAN Beta Club 4, 5, Beta Convention 4; Quill and Scroll 4, 5, Secretary 5; Band 1,2,3; Graduation Choir 1,2; Varsity Club 4,5; Cheerleader 3, 4, 5; SCA Representative 2; County Crier staff 4, 5, News Editor 4, Editor 5; SIPA 4; Typist for BISON 4; Senior Play 5. WIMMER, CHARLOTTE ANITA F.H.A. 2,3; F.B.L.A. 4,5, Secretary 4, President 5; SCA Representative 5; Library Club l;Beta Club 4, 5, Vice-President 5; BISON staff 4, 5, Typist 4; Tri-Hi-Y 5; Inter-club Council 5, Secretary 5; Glee Club 3; J.V. Basket- ball 1; Varsity Basketball 2, 3; Attendant to Homecoming Queen 5; Attendant to Snow Queen 5. WIMMER, MARGARET LOU F.H.A. 2,3, Reporter 3; SCA 2; Science Club 1, Vice-President 1; F.T.A. 4,5; Varsity Club 4; Beta Club 4,5, Secretary 5; Tri-Hi-Y 5, Pianist 5; Cheerleader 2,3; Usher for Graduation 4; J.V. Basketball 1; Sophomore Class Editor of Checkite 3; Circulation Manager of BISON 5; " Miss Freshman " 2; Class Secretary 1; Class President 2; Class Vice-President 3. WILSON, TROY EUGENE F.F.A. 2, 3; J.V. Basketball 1, 2; Varsity Basketball 3; KVG 2, 3. WEDDLE, FRANCES EDWINA F.H.A. 2, 3,4, Junior Degree 2; Library Club 3. YATES, LINDA FAYE F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, 5; Library Club 1; Cheerleader 2. 49 Officers: James Conner, president; Joe Horton, vice-president; Arthur Spence, secretary; Joe Boone, treasurer; Michael Smith, reporter. Class of 1965 50 MARY MELANIE AKERS PHYLLIS JEAN ALDERMAN BRENDA DAWN BELCHER NORRIS LUTHER BELCHER SHARON HOPE BELCHER RICHARD EARL BISHOP JOHN LUTHER BLACKWELL LINDA FAYE BLACKWELL LESTER HERS EL BOND WILLIAM JOSEPH BOONE, JR. SHIRLEY FRANK BOOTHE MARY ELIZABETH BOWER ROGER WAYNE BOWER JOHN MICHAEL BRANSCOME MILDRED PAULINE BRITT 51 ■Hi At the fall Beta assembly juniors are recognized for high scholastic ave- rages as they are tapped for membership in the Floyd County Beta Club. 52 GENE BRADLEY GILLESPIE CHRISTINE GAYE GOAD COY PRINCETON GOAD, JR. VELVA DALE GOAD SANDRA DIANNE HALE BETTY JANE HALL RICHARD EDWARD BURNETTE JOHN OSCAR CLAYTOR JAMES EDWIN COCKRAM KELBA DURENE COLE BARBARA JEAN CONNER BEULAH HARRIS CONNER JACKSON LEE CONNER JAMES EARL CONNER JOYCE MARIE CONNER MARC IE ANN CONNER MARY JOYCE CONNER ROGER DALE COX ROGER DALE COX ARNEDIA ELIZABETH DALTON Class of 1965 BILL JOE DILLON SHELBY JEAN DULANEY FRED CLIFFORD DUNCAN RENA ELIZABETH DUNCAN LILLIAN ALICE EPPERLY BETTY HELEN EPPS JUDY ANN GEARHEART 53 Class of SAMUEL WAYNE HANCOCK JOANN JOYCE HARDEN JOYCE ANN HARMAN PATSY MAE HARMAN CHARLES MICHAEL HARMAN RUTH ANN HARMON ROBERT EL WOOD HANDY CONSTANCE SUE HARRIS JOHN WAYNE HARRIS LARRY CORNELIOUS HARRIS MARGARET ANN HARRIS NANCY SUE HARRIS HAZEL RUTH HAWLEY RICKY SCOTT HIGH JOYCE MARLENE HILL 54 1965 JACK COY HOLDEN BETTY LOU HOLLANDSWORTH BLONDENE ANN HOLLANDSWORTH WANDA LUCILLE HOLLANDSWORTH JOSEPH EARLIE HORTON ALICIA ROSE HOUCHINS STERLING BLAKE HOWERY, JR. CURTIS LINVILLE HUFF GARY EDWARD HYLTON LINDA KAY HYLTON RUSSELL LANE HYLTON VIRGINIA ANN HYLTON CHARLES WAYNARD JANNEY FRANCES FAYE JANNEY PHYLLIS JEAN JANNEY 55 College bound juniors find references in the guidance department very resourceful. Members of the class of ' 65 participate in activities above the call of duty as they rehearse for a Student Council play. LEONA BLANCHE JONES BARBARA ANN KEITH LESTER MICHAEL KEITH HOWARD WARD KING, JR. PETE ALLEN KING SANDRA ELAINE LAWSON DONALD RAY LIGHT PATRICIA ANN LINK KATHERINE GAY LUCAS WAYNE ERLE MANNON BENNY LEROY MANNING JOANN MARSHALL ANNA DEAN MARTIN MARGE ISABEL McALEXANDER RUTH ANN McNEIL REECE JUNIOR McPEAK MALVIN RAY MITCHELL NANCY LOU MITCHELL DORSIE EVERETTE MONTGOMERY SUSAN ELIZABETH MOORE MARY ALICE MORAN ROGER DALE MORAN SYLVIA ELIZABETH MORAN ROBERT STEPHEN NICHOLS CHERYL ARLENE NINMANN DONNA ELAINE NIXON WILLIAM LEE OBER SHELBY JEAN PETERS JACKIE RUSSELL PHILLIPS SHIRLEY QUESENBERRY PHILLIPS DONALD MURPHY POFF ETHEL MARIE POFF 56 Class of 1965 57 LINDA FAYE POFF WILLIAM BLANE POFF RUBY OPHELIA PORTER MARGARET SUE PRATT LOIS ANN PRICE DALE JERRY PUGH BENNIE RICHARD QUESENBERRY DOUGLAS JAY QUESENBERRY ETHELEEN ANNE QUESENBERRY THOMAS ARTHUR RAKES HAZEL JEAN RATLIFF PATRICIA ANN REECE BARBARA LEA REED DONALD WAYNE REED TERRY DALE REED 58 The halls fill with enthusiastic chatter as juniors head for home. WILBERT DALE REED DONALD WAYNE SABO BETTY JEAN SHAVER HAROLD SLAYDON SHOCKEY LUMMON TASWELL SIMMONS, JR. JOYCE KAY SIMPSON JUDY ANN SLUSHER SANDRA LEE SLUSHER SHIRLENE JOYCE SLUSHER 59 Class of BARRY TURNER SMITH MICHAEL EVANS SMITH MARGARET ANN SOWERS PHYLLIS JANE SOWERS VIOLA EARNESTINE SOWERS ARTHUR DALLAS SPENCE, III BRENDA LOUISE STUART MORRIS WAYNE SUMPTER LARRY CECIL TATE BARBARA GWYN TAYLOR LARRY WAYNE THOMAS SHERMAN GLENN THOMAS BRENDA GALE THOMPSON SANDRA MAE TOWNLEY JAMES ROBERT TURMAN 60 1965 JOHN RANDOLPH TURMAN FREDRICK RICHARD TURNER WANDA SUE TURPIN JERRY WAYNE VAUGHN CAROL ANN VEST RONNIE LAWRENCE VEST SHELBA JEAN VEST CAROL JANE WALKER ROGER ELVIE WEBB GLENDA FAYE WEDDLE ROBERT EDWARD CLINE WEEKS ROGER WAYNE WEEKS EMMA LOU WEST ALMEDA JACKSON WHITLOCK LEWIS ARTHUR WHITLOCK 61 CHARLES LINWOOD WILSON SHEILA KAREN WORRELL RUBY GAY WILSON TRENA ILENE YATES Class of 1965 WILLARD JABE WHITLOCK DONNA MAYE WIMMER GARY LEE YEAROUT PHYLLIS ANN WILLIAMS ELIZABETH DAWN WIMMER PAUL KENNETH YEATTS The juniors give a display of the activities of Floyd County High School during the magazine campaign. 62 Class of 1966 Officers: Steve Hill, president; Lorene Dalton, vice-president; Lowell Yeatts, secretary; Gary Shockey, treasurer; Ronnie Kidd, reporter. Co-sponsors: Mr. Ellis Enoch, Mr. John Harman, Mr. Donald Meredith, Mrs. Ruth Hallman, Mrs. Virginia Altizer, Miss Marie Boothe. 63 ETHEL CLEMON AGNEW GEORGE THURMAN AGNEW DENNIS MARVIN AKERS BONNIE JEAN ALDERMAN GARY STEPHEN ALDERMAN NELDA RAYE ALDRIDGE GENEVA MARGARET ALTIZER GERALD WAYNE AUSTIN HOWARD THURSTON BEAVER GARY WAYNE BECKNER DONALD STEVEN BELCHER EVELYN FAYE BELCHER Class of 1966 LINDA JOYCE BELCHER PATRICIA LOUISE BELCHER LINDA ARLENE BLACKWELL JAMES DAVID BOWER PHAMA LORETTA BOWER JAMES GARFIELD BOWMAN NANNIE MAE BOYD REEDA ANN BURNETTE MINNIE ROSALIA CLAYTOR ROBERT LEE CLAYTOR GERALDINE MARIE CONNER LOUIN HARVEY CONNER 64 MARTHA JEANETTE CONNER MARY CATHERINE CONNER ROGER DEAN CONNER WILLIAM CLYDE CONNER WILLIAM HARVEY CONNER BARBARA ANN COX CARLIS DAVID COX WILLIAM RANDOLPH CROMER DORIS LORENE DALTON GLENDA GAY DALTON LOWELL BRADLEY DALTON JACK LAWSON DAVIS GLENNA SUE DILLARD JERRY DOUGLAS DULANEY SANDRA DARLENE DULANEY WAYNE AVERY DULANEY Why eat? Let ' s talk! Sophomores enjoy the won- derful art of gab as they take time out for lunch. Class of 1966 RONDA GWEN DAVIS HELEN SUE DeWEESE PHILLIP WARD DeWITT MARLIN LANE DICKERSON 65 BONNIE SUE DUNCAN BRENDA OLENE DUNCAN KATHERINE DUNN ROSE ELLEN EPPERLEY CATHY LUCENDIA FALLS JAMES RUDOLPH FINNEY LINDA GAIL GALLIMORE LOIS ANN GIBBS PHYLLIS MARIE GOAD SUSIE ANN GOAD DEBORAH LYNN GRIFFITH FRANCES GLORDENE HALE Class of 1966 JOHN WAYNE HALE ROSCOE BASHAM HALL RANDOLPH LOY HALLMAN ALLEN WESLEY HARMAN PATSY JEAN HARMAN WILMA LEE HARMON RALPH WAYNE HAWLEY LYDIA MARGARETTE HELMS CLESTINE JEANEAL HIGGS DARLENE SUE HILL JOSEPH STEPHEN HILL WILFORD DALE HILL 66 CHRISTINE MAE HOLLANDS WORTH DARRELL WAYNE HOLLANDS WORTH MARTHA FAYE HOLLANDSWORTH LINDA SUE HORTON MABEL ESTEL HOWARD SHIRLEY GAY HUFF JOAN MARIE INGRAM LARRY CORNELIUS INGRAM WILTON HARVEY JANNEY, JR. SUSAN MAE KEITH EVELYN LUCILLE KENLEY RONALD NELSON KIDD Class of 1966 HILDA JANE KING WILL ROGER KING DAVID CLAIR LAMBERT IRVIN CLEOTIS LEMONS LOIS ANN MABERRY DORN GORDON MARKS BARBARA ANN MARTIN DONALD HOWARD MARTIN BRENDA JOYCE MATHERLY JUDY CAROLYN MATHERLY DONALD DEAN MITCHELL MARGARET GAIL MORAN 6 7 BENNY EMIL NINMANN BRENDA SUE NOLEN WANDA JEWEL PETERS HELEN GENEVA PHILLIPS EVERETTE LEONARD POFF GEORGE WAYNE PRICE GWENDOLYN EDITH PROFFIT JOYCE GAIL QUESENBERRY BRUCE ALAN RAKES LINDA INEZ RAMPEY DARREL ELVIN REED RAYMOND ODELL REED Class of 1966 ANITA JEAN ROBERTSON ELSIE LOUISE SALMONS MAVA FRANKIE SEMONES JAMES NEIL SHAVER GARY THOMAS SHELOR SUSAN DIANE SHELOR GARY LEE S HOC KEY ARMEN MAXWELL SHO WALTER HELEN LOUISE SLOANE ALICE MAE SMITH MARY JANE SMITH FRANCES GERALDINE SOWDER 68 WAYNE AUTRY SPENCE FREDDIE O ' BRIEN STUART IVAN IRA STUART, JR. WILLIAM DAVID STUART SANDRA KAY SURBER JIMMIE DALE SUTPHIN FRED ALLEN THOMAS WILLIAM DOUGLAS THOMPSON CONNIE FERNE TRAIL BRENDA GAY TURMAN NANCY MAE TURMAN PEGGY SUE TURMAN Sophomores never give up- " Charge. " WILLIAM EVERETT VAUGHN CHARLES WILLIAM VEST DONNIE JACK VEST GERALD WILLIAM VEST 69 ROGER KYLE WILSON JOHN PAYNE WOOLUMS ELIZABETH PERRY YATES KATHERINE MARCIA YEATTS ROBERT LOWELL YEATTS ROBERT IRVING -ZEST ROGER EARL VEST DENNIS DALE WADE JANET EVELYN WEDDLE JOHN DAVID WEDDLE JUDY LEE WEDDLE GARY LOWELL WEEKS PAUL LAMBERT WILLIAMS SANDRA LINNEA WILLIAMS BEULAH MAE WILSON Class of 1966 70 Class of 1967 Officers: Shelby Quesenberry, president; Margie Shirley Freemen, treasurer; Phyllis Ballinger, secretary. Gallimore, vice-president; Carolyn King, reporter; H ' i 1 !. . -i ll Co-sponsors: Mrs. Mary Jarratt, Mrs. Alice Howard, Mrs. Thelma Houchins, Mr. Rudolph Marshall, Mrs. Sue P. Yeatts. MRS. IMOGENE RUTROUGH Sponsor BRUCE HASSELL AGEE DERWOOD LEE AGEE FREDDIE RAY ALDERMAN JULIA ANN ALDERMAN 71 ROSE MAXINE ALTIZER STEPHEN LEWIS ANGLE CALVIN LOUIS BAIN FLOYD FRANCIS BAIN, JR. PHYLLIS JEAN BALLINGER DELMER RAY BELCHER DOUGLAS LANE BELCHER LARRY DEAN BELCHER MICHAEL HARRISON BELCHER ROGER WAYNE BELCHER WANDA DEAN BLACKWELL ALMA FAYE BOLT TRUMAN CECIL BOLT, JR. CAROL CAY BOND LINDA FAYE BOOTHE Class of GAYLAND CLARENCE BOYD JOHN WILSON BOYD, JR. JAMES DEWEY CANADAY SAMMY KAYE COCHRAN BRENDA ANN CONNER RAMONIA ANN COOK EXEL LAKEWOOD COX JAMES MICHAEL COX PAYTON LEE COX SANDRA LOU COX WANDA SUE COX ROGER LEE CRINER BARRY LANTZ CROMER LINDA MARIE CROMER LERA ELREE DEHART 72 RODNEY KEENE DEWITT BELINDA SUE DICKERSON DOYLE WILSON DILLON PAMELA JOY DULANEY ROBERT DALE DUNCAN LINDA MARIE EDMONDS LETA MARIE ENOCH THOMAS ORDIE FARLEY DALLAS EUGENE FARMER SHIRLEY ANN FREEMAN MARGIE ELLEN GALLIMORE DONALD RUSH GARDNER LINDA GAYE GOAD ROGER LEON GOAD W.L. GOAD 1967 SHIRLEY ANN GOODE CLAUDINE ELAINE GRAHAM WENDELL DALE GRAHAM RONALD LEE GREEN CLINTON DALE HALL til fail k Freshmen gain cultural knowledge by looking at ancient art objects in the art mobile. 73 LINDA IRIS HARMAN GORDON DALE HARMON JANET ELREE HARRIS SANDRA SUE HARRIS DONNIE ROSS HATCHER KELLY WILTON HICKS BETTY ELLEN HIGGS DONNA GAIL HIGGS MAGDALENE JANE HIGGS JUDY KATHERENE HOLLANDSWORTH MARY LOU HOPPER LAYNE WILSON HOWERY LANE EDEN HUBBARD JERRY SIMON HUFF JOYCE MARIE HUFF Class of PHYLLIS ANN HUFF RICKIE WILLI A HUFF DAVID JACKSON HYLTON DAVID NELSON HYLTON HILDA JEAN HYLTON JOYCE ELLEN HYLTON BERNICE LEE JONES CALVIN TRUMAN KEITH RUTH ANN KENLEY KELLY ALBERT KIDD CAROLYN FRANCES KING GLEN WAYNE KING HAROLD WAYNE KING EUNICE RETTA LAYMAN BRENDA SUE LESTER 74 REGGIE CAROLYN LESTER RONALD KAY LIGHT LOIS ANN LINK BETTY JOYCE LORTON MARGARET FRANCES LOVELL VICKI LYNN MABERRY CLIFFORD WARD MABERY HENRY WALLACE MANNING PATSY JUNE McNEIL ELSIE CAROLYN MORAN RACHEL MARIE MULLINS CHARLOTTE MARIE MYERS CHARLOTTE JANE NAFF DANNY GARLAND NEIGHBORS RICHARD HARRISON NESTER 1967 WILLIAM MAYNARD NESTER HARVEY SHERMAN NICHOLS LILLIAN SUE NICHOLS WANDA LOUISE NIXON KENNETH EDWARD NOLEN GOLDIE JUANITA OUSLEY FRED STRATTON PALMER, JR. LINDA FAYE PAULEY MYRTLE MARIE PENDLETON DANNY DALE PETERS DONALD RAY PETERS DONALD LEE PHILLIPS STEVEN DUANE PHILLIPS DARLINE NORA POFF FRANCES MAY POFF 75 KAYE PHLEGAR POFF MARY DARLENE POFF LORETTA NELL PRATT WARREN LUTHER PRATT GEORGE WASHINGTON PUCKETT ABA REIDELL QUESENBERRY BETTY JEAN QUESENBERRY DANNY WALTER QUESENBERRY MARY LOUISE QUESENBERRY ROGER CALVIN QUESENBERRY SHELBY JEAN QUESENBERRY STEVE ALLEN QUESENBERRY GLORIA LOUISE RADFORD JERRY ROBERT RADFORD JIMMY LYNN RADFORD Class of NORMA JEAN RADFORD WILTON CLYDE RADFORD LINDA FERN REED LINDA SUE REED ROBERT EVERETT REED 76 CECIL WAYNE ROOP TOMMY SIMPSON RUMBURG JACK LEE SHORTT, JR. JAMES MAURICE SIMPKINS MARTHA SUSAN SINK LINDA LORENA SLUSHER ROBERT LEON SLUSHER ROBERT STEVEN SMITH VIVIAN SUE SNEAD MARGIE MARIE SOWERS WARREN C. SOWERS, JR. DONNA ANNETTE SPANGLER JAMES DWIGHT SPENCE PATRICIA BARBARA SPENCE GLORIA KATHRYN SUTPHIN 1967 DOROTHY MARIE TRAIL LARRY DALE TURMAN LOIS JEAN TURMAN MICHAEL EVANS TURMAN PAMELA SUE TURMAN ZELDA FAYE TURMAN JAMES WILSON TURNER LARRY HUBERT TURPIN LINDA LOU UNDERWOOD BILLY GARR VANCE ALDO LARRY VEST BRENDA LOIS VEST CAROLYN YVONNE VEST GLENN EDWARD VEST JAMES BERTHA VEST 77 LOIS ANN VEST ROBERT BERY VEST ROBERT MICHAEL VEST NIT A DAWN WADE MARY JANE WEBB JERRY WAYNE WEDDLE JAMES EDWARD WEEKS LINDA LOU WEEKS MARTHA SUE WEEKS MICHAEL ALLEN WEE KS PEGGY JEAN WEEKS RODERICK WINDFIELD WEST DIANA FAYE WHITE KERRY WENDELL WHITLOCK SANDRA LEE WILLIAMS SHARON LEE WILLIAMS JAMES EDGAR WIMMER JENNIFER CHERYL WORRELL BRENDA GAYUE YATES DOROTHY ANN YEA ROUT Class of 1967 Freshmen that are going to attend Saturday Session get their permission slips signed. 78 Class of 1968 Officers: Judy Thomas, reporter; Shirley Thomas, secretary; Patsy Phillips, president; Susan Wimmer, vice-president; Arthur Porter, treasurer. Co-sponsors: Mrs. Jacqueline Blackwell, Mrs. Clara Harman, Mr. Bob S t a t z e r, Mrs. Dorothy Vest, Mrs. Carolyn Lyons, Miss Beatrice Dickerson. MRS. DOROTHY VEST Sponsor 79 VAUGHNIA WINIFRED AGEE KATIE SUE AKERS LINDA SUSAN ALDRIDGE CARL FREDRICK BANNICK BETTY LYNN BELCHER CARLIS GENE BISHOP DONNIE WAYNE BISHOP MICHAEL WAYNE BOLT WALTER RAY BOLT JOYCE ANN BOLT MARTHA MAE BOYD ESSIE MAUREEN BRANSCOME DAVID ANDRE BRITT MARY ELLEN BROWN LARRY ROGER BURNS SAMUEL MARK BURTON BRENDA GAIL COCKRAM GARY ALTON COCKRAM BRENDA MAE COLLINS SHIRLEY OLENE COMPTON JOHN LARRY CONNER JUNE PRISCILLA CONNER PAUL DOUGLAS CONNER ROGER LEE CONNER ROGER WADE CONNER WILLIAM LANE COOK BLANCHE MARIE COX MARY ALICE COX JOHN WILMER CRINER WENDELL FRANK CRINER ROGER LEON DALTON SANDRA GAIL DEHART CHARLES GARY DEWEESE LARRY WESLEY DEWEESE DANNY DALE DILLON 80 GARY O ' DELL DILLON CHRISTINE GENEVA DULANEY GLENN THOMAS DULANEY PAULA GAE DULANEY BARBARA JEAN DUNCAN DENNIS GILES DUNCAN JOSEPH LEE DUNCAN LUCY MARIE DUNCAN MARTHA ELLEN DUNCAN VONA RAE DUNCAN JOHN DUNN CABEL EDWARD EANES RUBY JOYCE EDMONDS MARTHA SUE EPPERLY WILLIAM KYLE FREEMAN BENNY LEON GALLIMORE ROBIE LARRY GALLIMORE BILLY RAY GILLESPIE GLENN EDWARD GOAD DONNA SHARON GRIFFITH ELIZABETH ELLEN GRIFFITH DONNA GORDON GUTHRIE CHERYL DANESE HA GY LOUISE ANNETTE HALE JAMES LEE HALL Class of 1968 The eighth grade basket- ball team dribbles, pivots and shoots its way to its first victory. 81 HILDA MAXINE HANCOCK MARVIN DALE HANCOCK PEGGY LEE HARDEN ALLEN GREGORY HARMAN DALE MARTIN HARMAN JAMES TURNER HARMAN JUDY CAROLYN HARMAN BRENDA FAYE HARRIS LINDA KAYE HARRIS MAURICE GLENN HARRIS MELVIN EDWARD HARRIS PAULA JEAN HARRIS ROY ROGER HARRIS BETTY JOYCE HARTER CALVIN LEE HAWLEY MARY ELLA HICKS DALE RUSSELL HIGGS KERMIT LEE HILL CARL DAVIS HOWELL PRISCILLA ANN HOWELL ROSS AUGUSTUS HOWELL SYLVIA JANE HUBBARD LOUISE DIANNE HUFF BUEL DWIGHT HYLTON VIRGINIA MAE HYLTON CURTIS EDWARD JANNEY LARRY RAY JEWELL FRANCES ANN JONES WANDA LOUISE JONES LARRY DALE KING NANCY JANE KING ROGER DALE LAMPEY MARY MA LINDA LANE KAREN SUZANN IAWSON PEGGY FRANCES LESTER 82 SAMUEL LEWIS MALLORY ROGER HOWARD MANNON ELRICA KATE MARTIN JOYCE MARIE MARTIN JANET McALEXANDER EDMON MONROE McPEAK STEVIE LESTER McPEAK WANDA CAROL MILLS FLORENCE ANNE MOORE ROBERT CHARLES MUNCY LARRY ELTON MYERS BARRY JOHNSON NEIGHBORS BETTY LOU NOLEN GARY WAYNE NOLEN GEORGE DILLON PALMER GALEN RAY PATE JAMES ROBERT PERDUE KENDELL LOUIS PETERS DIANA LYNN PHILLIPS GLENNIS LEE PHILLIPS Eighth graders soon find that high school is not paradise and settle down to projects, homework, and tests . Class of 1968 83 Class of 1968 Ah! Such hard working annual workers. They con- tributed many ideas for the eighth grade pages while loafing around the annual room. MARILYN LOIS PHILLIPS MARY ELIZABETH PHILLIPS PATSY GAIL PHILLIPS RONALD SCOTT PHIPPS JUDITH DARLENE POFF LUCY JANE POFF MILDRED RUTH POFF ARTHUR CLINTON PORTER DAVID RAY PRATT MICHAEL LYNN PUGH DONNIE MITCHELL QUESENBERRY EDITH JUNE QUESENBERRY REBECCA LYNN QUESENBERRY RICHARD LEE QUESENBERRY BEULAH MARIE RADFORD BONNIE REGINA RADFORD JAMES ROBERT RADFORD LAURA FAYE RADFORD LILY DOVE RATLIFF SHARON LYNN ROBERSON CARMEN GARY ROOP CAROLYN SUE RUMBERC DEBORAH SUE SCOTT LARRY ARNOLD SCOTT TOMMY BENARD SCOTT 84 NANCY CAROL SHAVER WARREN LYNN SHELOR ROGER WARD SHORTT ALTON WAYNE SHOWALTER KAREN MARIE SIMMONS JIMMY ELWOOD SIMPKINS MARIE KATHERINE SLUSHER PAULA RUTH SLUSHER DOROTHY ALMA SMITH MARK DOUGLAS SMITH VERNA MARGARET SMITH CLYDE HARLAN SMYTHERS DOROTHY MAE SOWDER ARNOLD BRENN SOWERS BARBARA JEAN SOWERS CARMEN ERCELL SOWERS RJDITH MAE SOWERS AULLARD RUSSELL SOWERS KELLY CLINTON STEELE GENEVA ILENE SUTPHIN KATHRYN CLYDE SUTPHIN [ANET LYNNE THOMAS fUDY FLORENCE THOMAS MARY LEE THOMAS SHIRLEY ANN THOMAS BILLY THOMPSON, JR. CURTIS RANDOLPH THOMPSON, JR. DAVID HUGH TURMAN DONALD MADISON TURMAN JOE DAVIS TURMAN CHERYL LOIS VASS PATRICIA SUE VEST RALPH MILTON VEST SANDRA JEAN VEST TERRY STEVEN VEST 85 CAMELLIA ANN WADE WILLIAM EUGENE WEBB ALTON HARMON WEDDLE ALLEN LANE WEEKS DAVID PIERCE WEEKS JANE PAULINE WEEKS TYLER EUGENE WEST MELVIN WAYNE WHITLOCK PERRY LEE WHITLOCK DORIS JEAN WILLIAMS RICHARD MULLINS WILLIAMS KATHLEEN BELL WILLIS DONALD JEWELL WILSON SARAH PAULINE WIMMER SUSAN LYNN WIMMER RICHARD LEE WOOD C LONNIE HERMEN YEA ROUT RUTH ANNETTE YEAROUT Eighth graders participate eagerly in the school athletic program. Those playing J. V. football are as follows: First row: Eddie Eanes, James Hall, Terry Vest, Gus Howell. Second row: Billy Gillespie, Freddie Bannick, Ronnie Phipps, Roy Harris. 86 . . . in Organizations . . . Searching is a siren word beckoning all persons through myriad doors. A step across the threshold of this doorway finds one suddenly surrounded by friendly activity— the peppy, spirited world of clubs, a world where service is the key word. These club activities make Floyd County High a school of which all Floyd Countians can be proud. Through club participation, FCHS students broaden their train- ing in public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and group activity. In addition, club activities offer members a chance to share ideas and experiences with those persons with whom he has a common interest. Through his work in organizations, an individual develops his qualities of service, leadership, character, and initiative. It is through club activities that a student finds the foundation for membership in civic, political, cultural, andreligious organizations that will beckon to him in adult life. Initiation pranks, blindfolded first -year members, chapter sweethearts, cokes, the salty fragrance of popcorn, the recog- nizable blare of a record player— these are the things which consti- tute the humorous side of club activities. All these activities produce a big story, and every big story produces its own headlines. The organizations at Floyd County High are continually producing headlines— headlines which bring all the facets of their dedicated service before the public eye. From the Beta pinning ceremony to the proofreading of annual copy, each and every member of an organization knows that he is building new traditions which will continue to live at FCHS. A peekback through these doorways, disclosing friendly activity and dedicated service, offers a possible answer to our puzzling search. Is the unique theme to be found here in the varied activities of organizations? 87 The Student Co-operative Association " The SCA shall consist of every student enrolled in Floyd County High School. . . " so begins the constitution of the FCHS Student Cooperative Association. The entire school participates in the nomination and election of officers and each homeroom is represented. These representatives, with the class officers, make up the student council. These students make suggestions for administrative approval and strive to give the faculty a clear picture of school atmosphere from the student ' s point .of view. Committees and the executive council meet prior to the SCA council to make de- cisions about matters related to that meeting. Officers: Tommy Rakes, secretary; Mike Harmon, vice president; Mr. William Davis, sponsor; Glenn Gallimore, president; Randy Hallman, reporter. Not pictured: Donnie Reed, treasurer. Executive committee: Donnie Reed, Mike Harmon, Larry Gearhart, James Conner, Larry Thomas, Randy Hallman, Steve Hill, Patsy Phillips, Shelby Quesenberry, Janet Slusher, Tommy Rakes, Glenn Gallimore. The sock hop committee prepares to get the dancing started. Floyd County High serves as the host school for the New River District meeting. sponsors first Homecoming Projects undertaken in 1963 ' 64 by the SCA include: the Homecoming dance and program, school bulletin board assignments, the Madonna pageant, the Christmas tree, a trip to Saturday Session, and several sock hops. Changes in the school handbooks, locker inspections and music programs for the lunchroom were also carried out by the SCA. Following in the footsteps of the initial stude nt council, sponsors, Mr. Davis and Miss Dobyns, and the president of the student body, Glenn Gallimore, guided smoothly the student body activities and programs of work. As he broadcasts music to the cafeteria, Tommy Rakes finds that the " Beatles " have become a popular four-some at FCHS. Student Co-operative Association Although they haven ' t got the hang of a chorus line, the cast of an SCA play pre- sented an interesting and informative pro- gram on the importance of an education. Members: First row: Patricia Link, Doris Williams, Patsy Phillips, David Weeks, Bruce Rakes, Linda Weeks, Lorene Dalton, Judy Hollandsworth, Janet Slusher, Miss Catherine Dobyns, co-sponsor. Second row: Joyce Marie Conner, Linda Aldridge, Susan Wimmer, Yvonne Vest, Patricia Spence, Charlotte Wimmer, Sandra Williams, Mike Harman, Douglas Thompson. Third row: Glenn Gallimore, Janet Thomas, Sue Cox, Shirley Goode, Tommy Rakes, Randy Hallman, Arthur Spence, Samuel Hancock, Kenneth Hall, Ben Harmon, John Lemons. 89 Beta objectives include honor, Charlotte Wimmer, vice-president; Randall Hylton, president; Margaret Wimmer, sec- As they are officially accepted into the Beta Club, newly tapped mem- retary; Sandra Caldwell, reporter. bers receive congratulations from Mr. Ray Hollandsworth, principal. The Floyd County Beta Chapter is composed of those junior and senior students who are of worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement and commendable attitude and who have an academic average of ninety or above. Floyd County Betas are recognized for their good leadership qualities. Members who serve as president of various FCHS clubs for this school year are: Janet Slusher, FTA and Inter-Club Council; Nancy Harris, Science Club; Patty Belcher, Library Club; Charlotte Wimmer, FBLA; Sandra Caldwell, FHA; and Kenny Williams, FFA. Glenn Gallimore serves as president of the Student Council. Catherine Vaughn represents the FCHS yearbook, THE BISON, as editor, and Willa Dean Williams heads the County ' Crier , the school newspaper. Beta members have also been awarded other honors throughout the year. Sandra Caldwell was Homecoming Queen and received the D. A. R. Good Citizenship Award. Is the Beta Club strictly an honor group? The answer — it ' s honor— dedicated service — and fun. The Beta members work together on various projects which they feel will promote a good feeling among the students at FCHS. They have fun working together and making things worth- Beta members display their patriotic feelings each day as they raise our symbols of freedom upward toward the sky. 90 dedicated service, and fun Members: First row: Alicia Houchins, Velva Goad, Judy Slusher, Patty Belcher, Willa Dean Williams, Blondene Hollandsworth, Brenda Belcher, Shelby Dulaney, Susan Moore, Shelby Peters, Melanie Akers, Janet Slusher, Barbara Willard, Betty Hall, Advisor Mrs. Roberta Hewett. Second row:Beulah Harris, Betty Wimmer, Leona Jones, Glenne Rose Williams, Shelba Vest, Kay Simpson, Margaret Wimmer, Connie Harris, Judy Gearheart, Hope Belcher, Phyllis Sowers, Brenda Stuart, Barbara Taylor. Third row: Sandra Caldwell, Catherine Vaughn, Jo Ann Marshall, Glenda Weddle, Phyllis Alderman, Donna Clower, Paulette Conner, Joyce Harmon, Joann Harden, Barbara Keith, Wanda Turpin, Carol Vest, Larry Thomas. Fourth row: Charlotte Wimmer, Nancy Harris, Wanda Hollandsworth, Betty Hollandsworth, Phoebe Conner, L. T. Simmons, Wanda Hylton, Judy Lee, Margaret Sowers, Almeda Whitlock, Mozelle Duncan, Margaret Pratt, Anna Weeks, Linda Trail, Bonnie Epperly, Carol Williams. Fifth row: Kenneth Hall, Curtis Epperly, Kenny Williams, Wayne Mannon, Joe Horton, Glenn Thomas, Randall Hylton, Bill Quesenberry, Glenn Gallimore, Ben Harmon, Roger Bower, Roger Weeks, David Allen. Beta members try their hand in their own version of a favorite T.V. show, Klassroom Kwiz. Beta members plan for Beta Convention at Roanoke. Newly tapped Beta members display proud smiles and b ppy hearts. while. Most of the projects which these Beta mem- bers undertook proved to be very successful. One such success took many hours of hard work but gave the Beta another chance to work together toward a common goal. The project at first resembled only a large bundle of tissue paper, but developed into a first-place winner in the county Christmas Parade. The Snow Queen Float, sponsored by the club, carried three of its own Beta members. 91 A clearing house for problems Officers and advisor: First row: Janet Slusher, president; Charlotte Wimmer, secretary. Second row: Kenny Williams, scheduling committee chairman; Mr. William Davis, advisor; Patty Belcher, reporter. Members of the council ' s scheduling committee plan club activities and prepare a calendar of these activities to be posted on student bulletin boards. The Inter-Club Council is set up by the Student Council as a means of strengthening the club program at FCHS. The Council is composed of the presidents from each club. The president of the Council is appointed by the SCA president and reports regularly to the Student Co-operative Association. The Council meets prior to regular club meetings and club presidents present to the other members, for their approval, minutes of their last meetings and plans for the meetings to come. The council acts as a clearing house for all club problems, and it sche- dules all club activities. The purposes of the Inter-Club Council are to improve club programs, to strenghten the individual clubs, to help clubs work in unison, to help the clubs live up to the standards of their constitutions, and to guide and help plan club programs. The Inter-Club Council meets prior to regular club meetings and acts as a clearing house for any problems a club may have. Members: First row: Pat Spence, Junior Tri-Hi-Y; Linda Jones, Tri-Hi-Y; Second row: Glenn Gallimore, SCA; D. J. Keith, Varsity; Randall Hylton, Nancy Harris, Science; Charlotte Wimmer, FBLA; Janet Slusher, FTA; Sandra Beta; Sterling Howery, Hi-Y; Kenny Williams, FFA. Caldwell, FHA; Donna Clower, Quill and Scroll; Patty Belcher, Library. Inter-Club council 92 Members of Hi-Y clubs . . Officers: Charles Sutphin, historian; Billy Aldridge, reporter; Edward Weeks; vice-president; Sterling Howery, president; D. J. Keith, treasurer; Arthur Spence, chaplain; Tommy Rakes, secretary. To start the day off right, Steve Hill gives the morning devotions to the 814 students at FCHS. The membership of the Senior Hi-Y Club at Floyd County High School is composed of boys who demon- strate daily their qualities of moral responsibility and leadership. The members have proven themselves to be good citizens in the school, in the community, and in the church. The purpose of the organization, set up by the National YMCA, with which the Hi-Y is affiliated, is to create, maintain, and extend throughout the home, school, and community the highest standards of Christain character. The Hi-Y presents morning devotions over the public address system and sponsors other programs which promote spiritual relationships among the students. MR. JOHN HARMON Sponsor Hi-Y Pop. . .Pop. . . popcorn! Hi-Y members heed the cries of famished fans. Members: First row: Bruce Rakes, D. J. Keith, Tommy Rakes, Arthur Spence, Don Sabo, Bobby Morgan, Charles Sutphin, Billy Aldridge. Third row: Steve Sterling Howery, Ronnie Kidd, Edward Weeks. Second row: Ricky High, Hill, James Johnson, Dale Hall, Russell Hylton, Douglas Thompson. magnify the Christian principals Members: First row: Linda Jones. Second row: Bonnie Duncan, Melanie Akers, Brenda Belcher. Third row: Evelyn Belcher, Katherine Dunn, Patricia Link, Phyllis Janney, Carol Vest. Fourth row: Brenda Stuart , Barbara Taylor, Margaret Wimmer, Janet Slusher, Emma West, Margaret Conner, Polly Trail. Fifth row: Margaret Sowers, Carol Walker, Delores Conner, Judy Matherly, Joyce Perdue, Linda Trail, Susan Shelor, Sandra Surber. Sixth row: Wanda Hylton, Phoebe Conner, Frances Janney, Do nna Wimmer, Katherine Lucas, Almeda Whitlock, Mary Bower, Betty Wimmer, Pearl Via, Brenda Roberson, Katherine Yeatts, Charlotte Wimmer. Not pictured: Linda Goff, JoAnn McDaniel, Linda Poff. Officers: First row: Linda Jones, president. Second row: Carol Vest, vice-president. Third row: Betty Wimmer, chaplain. Fourth row: Margaret Wimmer, pianist; Melanie Akers, treasurer; Almeda Whitlock, secretary; Janet Slusher, reporter; Mrs. Ruth Harmon, sponsor. Fifth row: Wanda Hylton, historian. The Tri-Hi-Y is an organization concerned with the development of high ideals and character within the stu- dent body. The purpose of the club is to create, maintain, and extend throughout the home, school and community the highest standards of Christian character. The club ' s platform has four planks: clean speech, clean sportsmanship, clean scholarship, and clean living. Each member of the organization takes each plank and lives it day by day. The Tri-Hi-Y is affiliated with the YMCA. Members of the Tri-Hi-Y work hard to help the school. They present religious devotions every day and set Christian examples for others to follow. As a service to the school, Tri-Hi-Y members conduct Hungry customers keep Tri-Hi-Y members busy. devotions over the public address system three times a week. 94 of clean living Jr. Tri-Hi-Y MRS. LYNDA LEEDY Sponsor First row: Margie Gallimore, vice-president; Patricia Spence, president; Kaye Poff, secretary. Second row: Shirley Goode, treasurer; Yvonne Vest, historian; Linda Pauley, reporter; Donna Spangler, corresponding-secretary; Anne Moore, chaplain. The Teen-Angels Tri-Hi-Y, in its second year, has doubled its membership to over 40 members. The club is composed of eighth and ninth grade girls who help carry out the club ' s purpose— to create, maintain and extend throughout the home, school and community high standards of Christian character. The main project for the year was the selling of corsages for the Homecoming Dance. The club entered the Floyd Christmas Parade with the theme, " It is more blessed to give than to receive. " The club also sponsored a safe-driving campaigns, Easter Seal drive, and gave devotions over the intercom for the school ' s spiritual benefit. As a service project, the members also collected and distributed magazines to hospitals to help patients pass their time. " It is more blessed to give than receive " served as the theme for the Tri-Hi-Y Christmas float. Members: First row: Shirley Freeman, Joyce Huff, Martha Weeks, Donna Guthrie, Anne Moore, V icki Maberry, Yvonne Vest, Kaye Poff. Second row: Margaret Lovell, Charlotte Naff, Brenda Vest, Margie Gallimore, Linda Pauley, Judy Poff, Nancy King, Patricia Spence. Third row: Susan Sink, Wanda Nixon, Let a Enoch, Joyce Hylton, Sandra Williams, Dorothy Trail, Loretta Pratt, Hilda Hancock, Paula Harris, Martha Boyd, Donna Spangler. Fourth row: Mary Phillips, Donna Griffith, Annette Yearout, Melinda Lane, Shirley Goode, Ruth Ann Kenley, Joyce Edmonds, Brenda Conner, Blanche Cox, Jane Weeks, Janet Thomas. During initiation in the fall, members of the Teen- Angels Tri-Hi-Y were required to dress as angels. 95 Members of the Future Teachers One of the main FTA activities is a school-provided tour of a near-by college. FTA Through assisting faculty members when needed, members discover that student teaching can pro- vide valuable experienc e. FTA officers: Michael Harman, reporter; Joe Horton, vice-president;Janet Slusher, president; James Shaver, treasurer; Tommy Rakes, secretary. TheW.A. Compton Chapter of the Future Teachers of America is composed of students who are interested in a teaching career. This is the only requirement for ad- mission to the FTA organization; however, once a mem- ber, a person must be active in club activities. The chief purpose of the club is to help future teachers learn facts about the profession and the opportunities of teaching in their locality, state, and nation, and to cultivate character qualities essential to a good teacher, to study work of great teachers, and to develop student leadership. Some of the member ' s duties are baby-sitting for school programs, preparing bulletin boards, grading papers, and substitute teaching. Two highlights of the year are: sending a delegation, with the sponsor, to the State Conventio n, and taking the members on an educational tour of a nearby college. Members: First row: James Shaver, Danny Peters, Kelly Kidd, Bruce Rakes, Roger Vest, Michael Harman. Second row: Glenn King, Stephen Hill, Joe Horton, Kendall Peters, John Hale, Edward Weeks, Larry Tate. Third row: Douglas Quesenbeny, Benny Manning, Allen Bower, Tommy Rakes, Randy Hallman, J. C. Holden, L.T. Simmons. Not pictured: Gary Yearout. 96 " learn by doing " Edward Weeks, A 1 i c i a Houchins, Janet Slusher, and sponsor, Mrs. Thelma Houchins, prepare to leave for the state FTA convention at Richmond. FTA members find that work c a n be fun as they pop " tons " of popcorn for hungry fans. Miss Dobyns, along with several FTA members, presents a special production of " Tell It to the Camera. " Preparation of bulletin boards is only one of the many activities carried out by FTA members. Members: First row: Eunice Layman, Sandra Dulaney, Martha Hollandsworth, Shelby Peters, Lois Mabery, Myrtle Pendleton, Jeanette Conner, Wanda Peters, Carolyn King, Susan Moore, Durene Cole, Kay Simpson, Janet Slusher, Donna Spangler, Margie Gallimore. Second row: Linda Gallimore, Lorene Dalton, Leona Jones, Shelby Quesenberry, Phyllis Ballinger, Ronda Davis, Sandra Lawson, Glenda Weddle, Katherine Dunn, Jeaneal Higgs, Geneva Altizer, Barbara Cox, Reeda Burnette. Third row: Nannie Mae Boyd, Judy Matherly, Lois Thomas, Joyce Matherly, Sandra Williams, Darlene Hill, Betty Higgs, Judy Hollandsworth, Mary Jane Smith, Margaret Moran,. Connie Trail, Brenda Lester, Fourth row: Margaret Wimmer, Glenda Dalton, Sue Cox, Judy Slusher, Betty Hollandsworth, Alicia Houchins, Shirley Quesenberry, Bonnie Alderman, JoAnn Marshall, Diane White, Judy Weddle, Emma Lou West. Fifth row: Yvonne Vest, Vicki Maberry, Frances Hale, Betty Lorton, Brenda Turman, Peggy Turman, Wanda Hollandsworth. Sixth row: Leta Enoch, Wanda Nixon, Shirley Goode, Rose Epperly, Wanda Blackwell, Linda Horton, Katherine Yeatts, Sandra Surber, Cathy Falls, Susan Keith, Margarette Helms, Susan Shelor, Patsy McNeil, Brenda Vest. Not pictured: Marie Poff, Linda Poff, Bettv Wimmer. 97 Future scientists are moulded Members: First row: Mary Hopper, Mike Weeks, Anita Robertson, David Allen, Narlene Belcher, Roger Bower, Martha Weeks, Larry Thomas, Linda Pauley, Kelly Kidd, Kaye Poff. Second row: Cheryl Ninmann, Brenda Stuart, Bery Vest, Kenneth Hall, Darlene Poff, John Boyd, Warren Sowers, Jr. , Sandra Harris, Danny Peters, Patricia Spence, George Agnew. Third row: Richard Bishop, Douglas Thompson, Gary Gray, William Conner, Glenn Gallimore, L. T. Simmons, Nancy Harris, Roger Vest, Jerry Weddle. Fourth row: J. C. Holden, Phi 11 ip DeWitt, Joe Boone, Richard Nester. The concession committee gets things underway as they prepare popcorn to sell to the hungry football fans. Officers: Top to bottom: Nancy Harris, president; L. T. Simmons, vice-president; Martha Weeks, secretary; Larry Thomas, re- porter; Carolyn King, treasurer. The Science Club is a working organization for those persons interested in science. Eligibility for the Science Club is limited to those students with a B average and who have at least one year of science. Persons in grades nine through twelve may join. Each member is required to have an individual pro- ject for the science fair or to help with the club project. The Science Club is proud of its honorary member, Dr. Clyde Bedsaul. The club is affiliated with the Science Clubs of America, and the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. This year the Academy of Science will be held in April at Charlottesville. This is athree-day meetingfor all the Science Club members in Virginia. The importance of activities for individual and group improvement are stressed by the Science Club. Danny Peters finds that initiation into the Science Club can " taste awful. " 98 in the activities of the Science Club Mr. Max Thomas, sponsor, guides and directs Science Club activities. Committee experimentation on the club project— a study of the Blue Springs, a natural wonder in this area— proves to be fun as well as work. Science Club The Science Club entry in t ie Christmas parade was " Candlestick Special. " J. C. Holden finds his individual project on magnetism Patsy Phillips observes the " growth of penicillin. " very rewarding. 99 Library members run errands, Officers: First row: Patty Belcher, president. Second row: Donna Nixon, vice-president; Alice Epperly, secretary; Martha Hollands- worth, reporter; Hazel Ratliff, treasurer. Performing errand after errand constitutes a typical day to a member of the Library Aides. While they learn about the many phases of library operation, members serve their school by helping students and teachers in the library. During the year, members serve at the circulation desk, prepare new books for the shelves, file magazines, prepare bulletin boards, and assist in ordering new books. Members of the Library Aides find that they learn skills which benefit them in their school work as well as in many vocations which they may enter after graduation. At the Christmas party, members enjoy delicious refreshments and comment on the decorations. MRS. SALLY DALTON Sponsor Library Aides By using profits from the magazine campaign the library was able to add many new selections to its world of books. Bonnie Epperly, Shirlene Slusher, Sandra Hale, Wanda Hollandsworth, Judy Gearhart, Linda Rampey, and Roger Weeks exhibit some of the new books. 100 collect fines, and have fun MRS. JAQUELINE BLACKWELL Sponsor Michael Keith pilots Hazel Ratliff. Glenda Dalton, and Phyllis Aider- man in the Library Club ' s entry in Floyd County ' s Christmas Parade. Even with circulating books, collecting overdue fines, and processing books, the library aides find time to organize and have fun. The local club is a member of the District M Feder- ation of Student Library Assistants which offers them an opportunity to meet twice a year with students from sur- rounding schools, who have similar interests. At these meetings, club members can expect a day of training in library techniques and to have lots of fun. This year the Floyd County Chapter of Library Aides acted as host for the District M Federation Meet. Club members presented an original skit on the correct and incorrect ways to carry on a business meeting. Library Aides Initiation proves to be loads of laughs for Linda Gallimore, Sandra Dulaney, Glenda Dalton, and Betty Epps. This year new members were re- quired to dress as beatniks and, when confronted by old members, to do the twist and sing " If I had a book. " 101 Members of Bison staff search Paulette Conner, business manager, and Catherine Vaughn, editor-in-chief, discuss the financial problems of yearbook production. The BISON serves as a " storehouse of memories " for the students atFloydCountyHigh.lt combines the events which have made 1964 a highlight year at Floyd County. The staff has put forth great effort to produce a re- warding yearbook, having made several new additions this year. These additions include printing the school name on the backbone of the book, using black end sheets, and adding several pages which feature many new layouts and interesting pictures. Layout, pictures, and copy are only a part of the trying, but rewarding, task of compiling the 1964 BISON. The process of preparing a yearbook begins early in the spring when the editor-in-chief and business manager attend the annual convention of the Southern Interscho- lastic Press Association at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. MRS. NOLA S. ALBERT Yearbook Advisor Section Editors: First row: Betty Hollandsworth, JoAnn Marshall, Sandra Surber, Susan Wimmer, Yvonne Vest, Alicia Houchins. Second row: Janet Slusher, Donna Clower, Phoebe Conner, Shirley Vest, Joe Horton. Douglas Thompson, BISON photogra- pher, prepares to surprise someone else with his " candid camera. " Class Editors: First row: Susan Shelor, Katherine Dunn, Patricia Spence, Sarah Wimmer, Shelby Jean Peters, Donna Guthrie. Second row: Janet Slusher, Sandra Williams, Judy Slusher. 102 for the school’s ’ ' heartbeat” Work seems to be underway as the yearbook room becomes cluttered with problems which call for im- mediate attention. Business Staff : First row: Charlotte W i m m e r, Sandra Caldwell, Margaret Wimmer, Wanda Hylton, Mary Sowers. Second row: Martha Weeks, Margaret Cook, Joyce Perdue, Linda Trail, Carolyn King, Sandra Dulaney, Charlotte Naff. The Bison Associate Editors , Connie Harris and Katherine Yeatts admire an attractive layout. While at Lexington, the two BISON representatives attend lectures and discussions on the best way to plan, compile, and produce a school yearbook. Following the SIPA Convention the editor and business manager, for the first time, meet with their staff and pass on to them the knowledge gained at S.I.P.A. The staff is properly organized and each individual is assigned specific responsibilities. The members search for a theme, discover it, and disclose it in the 1964 BISON. They select vivid story- telling pictures and prepare interesting and informative copy. Yes, the task of preparing a yearbook for publication is a very complicated and trying job. Although the year- book staff knows in advance what the annual will contain, they swell with pride when the finished product is re- ceived, and they ' re as excited as the other students when the word seeps through the halls, " The BISON for ' 64 has arrived ! " Yearbook members accompany Mr. Stein, The proofreaders discover that correcting papers calls for hard company photographer, to make sure that work which, in turn, produces headaches, everyone has a " smile " in the BISON. 103 Teen tips and topics title edition Willa Dean Williams, editor, and Kay Simpson, associate editor, check over a layout before it is put into use. The COUNTY CRIER, award-winning newspaper of FCHS, stands for achievement. In its second year of publication the COUNTY CRIER has presented aspects of the school ' s forthcoming evalu- ation, promoted attractive bulletin boards, and kept students informed on all areas of school life. Published each six weeks, the COUNTY CRIER is the voice of the students. Both the staff and the sponsor, Mrs. Ruth Hallman, encourage students to write letters to the editor expressing their opinions. A letter often prompts an editorial. The journalism class serves as the newspaper staff. News stories are gathered by the staff from their " beats. " As they assist in getting out the COUNTY CRIER, staff members learn first hand how a newspaper is published. The student newspaper is eagerly read, not only by the present student body, but also by the alumni and other interested Floyd Countians. Coach Don Meredith laughingly answers questions put to him by Sports Editor, Joe Horton, and his assistant, Paul Phillips. County Crier Linda Jones, Margaret Cook, and Durene Cole are busy at work to meet the next COUNTY CRIER deadline. Shelby Graham, circulation manager, and Narlene Belcher, advertising manager, work on the financial problems of the COUNTY CRIER. Sponsor, Mrs. Ruth Hall- man, explains the use of an engraving to photog- rapher, Douglas Thomp- son. 104 Society encourages creative writing Members are officially accepted into the chapter as they receive their Quill and Scroll pins and membership cards. The William T. Harry Chapter of the Quill and Scroll, honorary journalistic society of Floyd CountyHigh School, is a nation ally affiliated organization. Members must have done superior work in writing, editing, or in business management, and must have displayed a genuine interest in journalism to be selected for membership. The highest objective of the society is to encourage and re- ward individual achievement in journalism. To carry out their objectives, members have carried on a successful campaign to interest students in the rewards of creative writing. Members prepare informative bulletin boards about creative writing which provide various opportunities for the interested student. Another major project of the society is the prepara- tion and selling of a student directory. Through their efforts to contribute to the advance- ment of young journalists, members of the Quill and Scroll prove that they " believe in the profession of jour- nalism for the present and future freedom of press and speech. " Quill and Scroll Officers: Kay Simpson, reporter; Willa Dean Williams, secretary; Donna Clower, president; Connie Harris, vice- president; Joe Horton, treasurer. Members: Judy Slusher, Catherine Vaughn, Joe Horton, Mary Sowers, Donna Clower, Paulette Conner, Willa Dean Williams, Kay Simpson, Connie Harris. A bulletin board display informs students about creative writing contests and the opportunities they provide for students. Quill and Scroll members establish contact with the community as they participate in the county Christmas Parade. 105 FBLA serves as county sponsor Officers: Betty Dillard, vice-president; Pearl Via, reporter; Charlotte Wimmer, president; Diana Goad, secretary; Paulette Conner, historian. Members prepare an attractive bulletin board to in- form others about FBLA activities. The Future Business Leaders of America is an organization composed of students who wish to pursue a career in the business field. The chief objective of the FBLA is to develop strong leadership so that these future business leaders may participate more effectively in the business and community world in which they will live. The club serves as an important means of bringing indi- vidual interests together and dealing with various vocational problems. Each year the FBLA sponsors school-wide and county-wide projects, spelling contests, and the March of Dimes campaign in Floyd County. Because of the interest of the club in preparing its members for the future, it strives to demonstrate the basic principles of parliamentary procedure. Acknowledging these principles, it strives to instill in each member qualities of determination and confidence so that students may fulfill the significance of the title " Future Business Leaders of America. " Members: First row: Velva Goad, Shirlene Slusher, Joyce Harmon, Polly Wimmer. Third row: Joyce Conner, Brenda Roberson, Donna Wimmer, Pearl Trail, Barbara Willard, Margie Cook. Second row: Blondene Hollandsworth, Via, Carolyn Reed, Linda Trail, Diana Goad, Paulette Conner. Shirley Quesenberry, Patricia Reece, Alicia Houchins, Betty Dillard, Charlotte 106 for March of Dimes campaign A group of FBLA members unpack materials for the March of Dimes Campaign. The March of Dimes Campaign is carried out in Floyd County each year under the direction of a county director. It is the duty of this director to co-ordinate all fund- raising activities. The Floyd County High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter has made the March of Dimes Cam- paign their major project for the year. The FBLA assists the campaign by preparing materials, typing letters, and conducting other March of Dimes business. The FBLA, in doing this, contributes the maximum secretarial a n d clerical service to the effort of the M.O.D., while at the same time, gaining the educational experience in- volved in handling supplies, office procedure, and mailing functions. The March of Dimes Campaign fulfills the needs for financial assistance to support 48 centers for treating birth defects and 29 centers for treating arthritis throughout the country. In 1963 the National Foundation awarded $3, 812, 000 to research centers. The Floyd County High School FBLA takes pride in the fact that they can be a part of this worthwhile effort for the abolishment of crippling diseases in children and adults. Members prepare to distribute the March of Dimes material to the various homerooms. The FBLA bulletin board emphasizes the importance and necessity of the March of Dimes Campaign. These members are responsible for preparing interesting Future Business Leaders of America " learn by doing. " and informative programs for their club meetings. 107 " We face the future with warm courage Officers: First row: Anna Weeks, vice-president; Phoebe Connor, secretary; Beulah Harris, treasurer; Susan Moore, reporter. Second row: Sandra Caldwell, president; Sandra Williams, song leader; Linda Lorton, historian; Catherine Vaughn, parliamentarian; Linda Blackwell, pianist. " FHA er ' s Develop Lasting Values " is the theme of the Floyd County Chapter, Future Homemakers of America for the year 1963-64. The chapter selected " You and Your Values " and " Teenage Consumer " as projects to be worked on during the year. A panel discussion, a talk by a minister, and a skit on degrees of achievement were som£ of the highlights of chapter meetings. Classroom instruction is closely correlated with chapter activities, and members are en- couraged to work on projects related to the chapter theme. " The Family That Prays Together Stays Together " was the theme of the FHA float entered in the Floyd County Christmas parade. FHA members portrayed a typical American family worshiping together in the living room of their home. With active participation in the activities and projects of the chapter, the members are continually striving to make the chapter theme become a reality. Advisors, Mrs. Nora Gardner and Mrs. Lillian Cockram, along with the program committee, guide the activities of the FHA chapter. Future Homemakers of America Participation in the community Christmas parade bring the FHA members and every- thing they stand for before the public eye. 108 and High hopes, foy we are the builders of homes” First row: Patty Belcher, Rose Altizer, Ruth Altizer, Pauline Cox, Brenda Collins, Sandra Cox, Karen Lawson, Dianne Huff, Judy Gearhart, Mary Joyce Conner, Claudine Sweeney, Brenda Yates, Evelyn Belcher, Brenda Belcher, Delores Myers, Linda Yates, Patsy Harmon, Ruth Harmon, Donna Jones, Lera DeHart, Cathy Falls, Wanda Peters. Second row: Linda Goad, Martha Alderman, Mary Ellen Brown, Lois Ann Link, Nancy King, Ruby Porter, Sandra Townley, Joyce Boyd, Lois Vest, Sandra Hale, Lucy Duncan, Patsy Harmon, Barbara Willard, Linda Keith, Brenda Bishop, Mary Lee Thomas, Virginia Hylton, Joyce Marie Conner, Sandra Lawson, Betty Higgs, Jeanette Conner, Connie Trail. Third row: Ethel Agnew, Kathleen Willis, Carol Bond, Barbara Boothe, Sue Epperly, Karen Simmons, Hilda Burnette, Barbara Conner, Geraldine Conner, Brenda Duncan, Mary Conner, Frances Poff, Nancy Howard, Frances Janney, Lillian Nichols, Bertha Martin, Cheryl Ninmann, Juanita Ousley, Rachel Mullins, Sue Cox, Margarette Helms. Fourth row: Patricia Belcher, Glenna Dillard, Velva Goad, Geneva Phillips, Gloria Radford, Darline Poff, Margaret Moran, Jean Radford, Dove Ratliff, Anita Robertson, Nancy Shaver, Helen Sloane, Dorothy Sowder, Barbara Sowers, Nancy Turman, Sue Turman, Patricia Vest, Hilda Hancock, Elizabeth Yates, Rebecca Quesenberry, Linda Aldridge, Janet Harris, Susan Keith. Fifth row: Delores Conner, Alice Epperly, Dianne Goad, Margaret Harris, Dianne Higgs, Hilda Hylton, Elsie Salmons, Janette Salmons, Susan Sink, Sandra Vest, Linda Underwood, Mary Jane Webb, Betty Shaver, Sharon Williams, Almedia Whitlock, Trena Yates, Dorothy Yearout, Mildred Poff, Lucy Poff. Senior Home Economics students put into practice the skills they learn in money management as they stretch their clothing dollar by making their own wardrobe. The well-arranged living room of the Home Economics department serves as a perfect place for students to learn about the selection of furniture and furnishings that contribute to the comfort and attractiveness of the home. Home Economics students lear n the basic fundamentals of planning, preparing and serving well-balanced and attractive meals. 109 ' Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, First row: Officers: John Blackwell, vice-president; Bennie Quesenberry, treasurer; Kenny Williams, president; Benjamin Harman, secretary; Joe Boone, sentinel. Second row: Advisors: Mr. L. J. Keith, Mr. H. E. Agee, Mr. H. P. Jennings. Not pictured, Harry Harman, reporter. The Future Farmers of America is a national organization of farm boys studying vocational agriculture. The organization was formed as a result of the program of vocational education in the field of agriculture. The primary aim and purpose of the FFA is to develop competent and aggressive agricultural leadership, co-operation, and citizenship. The FFA motto, " Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Learning to Live, and Living to Serve, " reflects the spirit and philosophy of the organization and its members. The Floyd County FFA Chapter participates in local and federation contests. Among contests held this year are: forestry management, crops judging, dairy judging, livestock judging, public speaking, and tractor driving. The Floyd County Chapter is affiliated with the national organization. The local chapter has a membership of 187 members, making it the second largest chapter in the state of Virginia. Crop judging team: H. P. Jennings, advisor; Donald Light, Gary Hylton, John Blackwell, Benny Quesenberry, Kenny Williams. Members: First row: Eugene Cox, Ronnie Graham, Roger Bower, John Blackwell, Kenny Williams, Norris Belcher, Howard King. Second row: Roger Weeks, Wayne Mannon, Ronald Smith, Willard Whitlock, Roger Cox, Benjamin Harman, John Hams, Dale Cox, Larry Harris. Third row: Kurtz Howell, Charles Aldridge, Michael Turman, Donald Light, Gary Hylton, Bill Joe Dillion, Larry Tate, Roger Moran, D. J. Keith. Fourth row: Bennie Quesenberry, Arthur Whitlock, Allen Cox, Allen Bower, Joe Boone, Morris Sumpter, Dale Pugh. Members: First row: Leon Dalton, Bennie Gallimore, Galen Pate, Michael Vest, Larry Jewell, Danny Quesenberry, Alton Weddle, Joseph Duncan, Roger Lampey, Glen Dulaney, Calvin Hawley, Ronald Green. Second row: Dale Harman, Billy Vance, Wendell Criner, Ralph Vest, Robert Munsey, Buel Hylton, David Turman, Terry Vest, Sammy Malory, Allen Weeks, Arthur Porter, Danny Scott, Donnie Bishop. Third row: Brenn Sowers, Gerald Vest, Richard Wood, Lane Belcher, Perry Whitlock, Billy Freeman, Willie King, Glen Goad, Alton Showalter, Kelly Hicks. Fourth row: Donnie Hatcher, Tommy Scott, Freddie Stuart, Dale Dillion, Roy Harris, Larry DeWeese, Wayne King, Michael Pugh, Larry Turpin, Eugene West. no Earning to Live, Living to Serve” The FFA is designed to supplement training opportunities for boys who are progressing toward the goal of establishment in a farming business. Through FFA activities, the cooperative spirit is fostered, and individual talent is discovered and developed. The organization is actually a school of experience in the art of working together for a common good. Members have a splendid opportunity to learn how to deal effectively with themselves as well as with others. The organization embodies the fundamentals of a true de- mocracy. Each member has a voice in setting up policies and making the rules and regulations by which he is governed. Each member has individual responsibility resting on his shoulders, but he knows that teamwork is essential to lasting accomplishment. Forestry Judging Team: Dale Pugh, Donald Light, Benjamin Harman, Mr. H. P. Jennings, advisor.. FFA Members: First row: W. L. Goad, Jerry Radford, Wilton Radford, Roscoe Hall, William Vaughn, Gary Weeks, Lakewood Cox, David Hylton, James Cox, Leon Slusher, Larry Belcher, David Hylton. Second row: William Conner, Donald Mitchell, Wendell Graham, Derwood Agee, Cecil Roop, Payton Cox, Gordon Harmon, Maurice Simpkins, Kerry Whitlock, Donald Peters, Kenneth Nolen. Third row: James Turner, Billy Thompson, Dean Conner, Douglas Cox, Charles Vest, Douglas Quesenberry, Gayland Boyd, James Vest, Raymond Reed, Donald Phillips, Jack Davis, Roger Wilson, Darrell Hollandsworth, Fourth row: Aldo Vest, Paul Conner, Steve Smith, Ronald Light, Delmar Belcher, Jimmy Radford, Dale Hall, Eugene Webb, Roger Belcher, Roderick West, Arman Show alter. At a joint Christmas party of the FFA and FFA Chapters, Kenny Williams presents Anna Weeks with the FFA Chapter Sweetheart jacket. Forestry Judging: First row: Michael Belcher, John Turman, Curtis Huff, James Turman, Freddie Alderman, Kelly Hi chs, Edmond McPeak. Second row: Coy Goad, Dale Pugh, Roger Bower, Thomas Farley, Eugene Webb, Arman Showalter, James Cockram. Civic minded students and bus drivers Members: First row: Joe Turman, Donnie Turman, Leon Slusher, Norris Belcher, Sam Hancock, Roger Lampey, Allen Weeks, Donna Guthrie, Lois Vest, Brenda Guthrie, Bertha Martin. Second row: Rosco Hall, Gary Shelor, Jerry Radford, Perry Whitlock, Alice Epperly, Carman Roop, David Cox, Hope Belcher, Linda Goad, Frances Weddle, Linda Hylton. Third row: Eugene West, Roderick West, Wayne King, Wayne Hawley, Ronald Light, Donna Wimmer, Evelyn Kenley, William Maxwell, Anne Quesenberry. Fourth row: Bill Ober, Bruce Conner, Stephen Smith, Roger Cox, David Allen. Fifth row: Dale Dillon, Charles Janney, Douglas Cox, Terry ' Reed, Joe Boone. Mr. Dennis Whitlock, bus maintenance supervisor, keeps things rolling around Floyd County High. Always ready with a smile, all around handy men, Mr. Jimmy Hylton and Mr. Noah Reed, keep things in shape. " Safety - - First! " is a motto by which each person pictured on this page rules his day. The mechanic, the drivers, the patrol members and the workmen are concerned about the safety of each student at Floyd County High. From home to school and from school to home, the students are in capable and well -trained hands. The Bus Patrol is an organization with the sole purpose of assisting bus drivers in transporting students in an orderly and safe manner. Bus patrolmen are selected by the drivers of their respective buses and are responsible for keeping order, helping students cross the highways safely, and assisting the driver in any possible way. SCWOOV BUS STOP STATE LAW SCHOOL r Bus Drivers: First row: Harry ' Hung ate, Henry ' Whitlow, Michael Smith, James Johnson, Larry ' Harris, John Harris, Frank Sweeney ' , Sherman Thompson, David Bower, Edward Slusher, Bennie Quesenberry, Howard King, James Conner, Larry ' Gearhart. Second row: George Pratt, Jr., Eugene Wilson, Joe Poff, Kurtz Howell, Arthur Whitlow, Dale Hall, Donald Phillips, Bill Joe Dillon, Allan Bower, Wayne Dulaney, Dale Pugh, Harmon Williams, Ronnie Vest, Harold Shockey, John Blackwell, Bennie Conner, Stephen Nichols. 1 12 maintain their motto " Safety first. " Members: Michael Vest, Danny Neighbors, Thomas Farley, Mr. Charles West, sponsor. " Parking cars is our speciality. " These boys are responsible for directing the parking of cars so that they may be conveniently moved at any time. The patrol parks cars at plays, at ballgames, and other school events. In all types of weather, they are there to help out the drivers. They work very much like mailmen, never letting the rain, sleet, or hail keep them from their work. This job, as most everyone knows, is a big one and takes big-hearted guys to handle it. " Now, let ' s do this thing right. " Mr. West gives the fellows a few directions for parking the remaining cars. Safety Patrol 113 " Easy Mister " — The boys guide a car into the right position. School spirit - let’s keep Sponsors: Mr. Ellis Enoch, Mr. Don Meredith, Mrs. Carolyn Lyons, Mr. Bob Statzer. Officers: Clifford Mabery, treasurer; James Conner, vice-president; David Keith, president; Jeannie Harmon, secretary; Glenn Thomas, reporter. Fun. .. laughter. .. sportsminded people— these things make up the 1964 Varsity Club. Members in the Varsity organization have lettered in basketball, in football, in track, in baseball, or in cheerleading. The Varsity Club is in charge of publicity for all home games, and it promotes good sportsmanship throughout the schools. This year the Varsity Club is placing special emphasis on school spirit. Through the use of bulletin boards, participa- tion in community parades, and just plain pep talk, the Varsity members have helped others to take an active part in the school ' s athletic program. Entertainment Committee: Nancy Mitchell, Mary Sowers, Richard Burton, Mr. Don Meredith, sponsor; Charles Sutphin, David Keith, Vernon Page. Members: First row: Anna Weeks, Russell Hylton, Betty Wimmer, Glenn Gallimore, Charles Sutphin, David Keith. Second row: Connie Harris, Willa Dean Williams, Jimmy Sutphin, Ronnie Kidd, Paul Phillips, Billy Quesenberry. Third row: Brenda Smith, Carolyn Reed, Gerald Vest, John Harris, Ken Hall, Ray Mitchell. Fourth row: Paul Williams, Arthur Spence, Donna Nixon, Shirley Vest, Linda Blackwell, Marcie Conner. Fifth row: Brenda Thompson, Jeannie Harmon, James Conner, Phyllis Williams, Glenn Thomas, Steve Tolbert, Richard Turner. 1 14 it " full to the brim " V arsity Club members get behind their school and push all the way. They understand the importance of a student caring about his school. They know that scholarship without a smile, a joke or two, and a little friendliness is of no real value to an individual. The Varsity Club undertook various money-making projects which were related to their promotion of school spirit. They sold hats and sweat shirts which bore the name " Buffaloes. " Selling concessions to hungry fans proved to be fun as well as profitable. To end the year on a high note, the Varsity Club sponsors an Athletic Banquet at which outstanding football and basket- ball players are recognized and presented letters and trophies. " Out of class again. " Varsity Club members decorate the goal post for Homecoming. " Anything for a picture... " Initiation day brings on new competition for FCHS girls. Varsity Club " Come on Mary, pour it in— this one ' s for me. " Varsity members begin another night of popping com. " They did too! " Jeannie Harmon displays Buffalo spirit. " I ' d rather have your money— but guess I ' ll settle for a Buffalo sweat shirt. " 1 15 They work to " Keep Virginia Green” Charles Williams, Chief Forest Warden. First row: John Turman, Kenny Williams, John Harris, Dale Pugh, Gayland Boyd, Allan Bower. Second row: Ben Harman, Larry Harris, Kurtz Howell, Harry Harman, Arthur Whitlock. Virginia is often referred to as the " Mother State, " and no one does more to preserve the natural wonders found here than the members of the KVG. The one great natural wonder which calls for most protection is the greenery of our forests and fields. The organization, operated much like that of the voluntary fireman, is on call during school hours to fight forest fires. Members of the club attend the annual training day sponsored by the Virginia Forest Service. During this time, the boys are instruc- ted on the correct fire fighting and prevention procedures. First row: Gayland Boyd, Allan Bower. Second row: Dale Cox, Carmen Roop, Roger Cox, Norris Belcher, Roger Bower, Leon Slusher, Ralph Vest, Roscoe Hall. Third row: Donald Phillips, Wendell Criner, Jack Davis, Danny Quesenberry, Ronnie Graham, Eugene West, Jimmy Radford, Ronald Light, Roderick West. Fourth row: Alton Show alter, Ronald Smith, Armen Showalter, James Turner, Billy Thompson, David Harris, James Johnson, Brenn Sowers. KVG K.V.G. Members: First row: Ben Harman, John Harris, Larry Harris, Arthur Whitlock, Kenny Williams. Second row: Charles Vest, Willie King, Steve Smith, Roger Conner, Charles Aldridge, Roger Wilson, Wayne King, Eugene Webb, Wilton Radford, Aldo Vest, Larry King. Third ro w: Morris Sumpter, Donald Light, Raymond Reed, Allen Cox, Gary Hylton, Darrell Hollandsworth, Michael Turman, Howard King, John Blackwell. Fourth row: Ronald Green, Donnie Hatcher, Jerry Radford, Michael Smith, Eugene Cox, Kurtz Howell Douglas Quesen- berry, Dale Hall, Benny Quesenberry. Fifth row: Donald Mitchell, Joe Boone, William Conner, Kelly Hicks, Roger Moran, Roger Weeks, Gordon Harman, Willard Whitlow, William Vaughn, Roy Harris, Gary Weeks, Bill Joe Dillon. 116 in Features • • • • • " Searching " is a siren word beckoning all persons through myriad doors. A peek through many of these doors oft ' time finds them rose -colored and adorned with tradition, old and new. These doors extend an invitation to rove where mirthful moments are many and where friendliness is contagious. These doorways frame the things that are apart from everyday happenings; and upon entering these special places, our hearts focus on friendly activity. Thoughts soar high as the campus queen reigns and candidates campaign. These happy, carefree days challenge students, and make them wise. Laughter adds new dimension to the world of study. These wonderful, swirling activities weave a fantasy of beauty throughout the year. From Homecoming to Graduation, in the span of a year, these are the things which will be remembered. As new traditions are begun, students see those who have worked hard beyond the call of duty to make the year successful. Their eyes fall on the bright awards and sparkling trophies that are being won day by day. The things they find as they go on their way remind them of dream worlds — the bright clouds of swirling lace and frill, blaring bands, cheering crowds, the merriment of a parade, delights, ex- citement— these moments of festivity all make up their happy world of special events. They travel further along and the tempo suddenly changes. They no longer hear the soft melodies of a waltz, but they find themselves listening to swinging rhapsodies and rhythmic, pulsating jazzy tunes. They float on a breeze as another sparkling phase of this world is unfolded before them. All the wonderful things to be found here— quiet, peace, senti- ment, laughter, joy, fun— seem to make the life of the activities whole within themselves, but as they look on they find quite a different story— the fun-filled evenings, the special recognition, and all the other things that make happy memories are outgrowths of the more serious side of school. These special activities are correlated with all other phases of school life. These wonderful times, these special places make wonderful memories and light up the school year. A peek through these doorways, disclosing fun in the making, offers a possible answer to our puzzling search. Is the unique theme to be found here, in the social life of our students? 1 17 Pretty faces, a hard fought game The excitement of the evening reaches its height as Mr. Alonzo Monday crowns Sandra Caldwell the first Homecoming Queen at Floyd County High. The Queen and her court leave the field to prepare for their reign over the evening ' s festivities. Homecoming! High spirits reign high as cheers ring through the halls, and yellow mums seem to come from everywhere — excitement is supreme. As the last rays of sun fade and disappear, the chilly November day turns to night and the game commences. During the half time ritual a Queen elected by the populace receives her flowered crown and begins her sparkling reign over loyal subjects, her regal radiance shining before the eyes of cheering fans. Queen and Court: Shirley Thomas, Johnny Criner, Carolyn King, James Vest, Lorene Dalton, John Weddle, Betty Hollandsworth, Larry Thomas, Charlotte Wimmer, Kenny Williams, Sandra Caldwell, Larry Gearhart, Nancy Howard, Randall Hylton, Linda Jones, Joe Horton, Brenda Turman, Dennis Wade, Donna Spangler, Fred Palmer, Doris Williams, Sammy Malory. 118 and the marching band complete the ’63 homecoming Fans hold their breath as the mighty Buffaloes set up to " charge. " The spunky sports supporters lead the fans in a brisk team booster. The entire evening proved to be an exciting smash with the Buffaloes ' trouncing of the Rural Retreat Indians, 23-0. An overflow crowd of enthusiastic fans saw history in the making as the first fieldgoal was kicked on the Buffaloe gridiron. Immediately following the game, thoughts left the brisk outside night, and hearts turned to the warm indoors and the polished dancing floor. The night ended and all that remains are the memo- ries of Rural Retreat ' s frown, Sandra Caldwell ' s crown and the dance combo ' s sound. " Hail! Hail! The gang ' s all here. " The spirit of Homecoming is evident in the smiling faces of the dancing couples. The peppy music provided by the Floyd County High dance combo swirls out onto the floor and keeps the dancing couples on their feet. Homecoming 1963 119 Class competition proves more than fun Class demonstrations enlivened the magazine assembly and stirred up plenty of class spirit. Magazine Campaign Competition among the classes was a feature of the annual magazine campaign. Each class tried to out-do the others by the use of banners, costumes, bands, and cheers. Each attempted to show that their class was the best. After three weeks of hard work, students who had reached their quotas were rewarded with fuzzy dogs, green frogs, wormy apples, and citations. Jeannie Harmon, campaign chairman, presided over the assembly which marked the end of the drive. The campaign proved very successful with a total sale of $3971.07 worth of magazines. Profits went for the purchase of new books for the library. Business managers, Curtis Epperly and Joann Harden, work with the sales sponsor, Mrs. Virginia Altizer, to make sure the records balance. Jeannie Harmon presents the 50 dollar mystery winner his reward for participating in the magazine sales. Steve Hill, president of t he sophomore class, and Sandra Surber, high salesman, accepted the school trophy as representatives of the highest-selling class. 120 Students discover new worlds in assemblies " But I need a new hat. " Students participate in a one-act play stressing the importance of education. Glenn Gallimore, SCA president, presides over all assemblies. Once a month, life at Floyd County High is brightened by interesting and informative assemblies. The purpose of the first 63-64 assembly was to recognize students who participated in summer related activities and to hear some of them tell about the highlights of their trips. Another example of the fine job which is done in preparing and pre- senting programs was the assembly which took place American Education Week. Special entertainment included a short play, " Reach for the Stars, " which was directed by Mr. John Sabo. The one-act play emphasized the importance of education. Kenny Williams, FFA President, stresses the importance of voca- tional agriculture in today ' s world. Members of the student body leave each assembly with a new insight on student problems. m ' lei raini! M — 1 Officers of the FFA stage a mock meeting for the benefit of the student body. 121 Laughter and more laughter Senior Playcast and committee members: First row: Brenda Page, Margaret Cook, Linda Keith, Carolyn Reed, Shirley Vest, Mary Louise Sowers. Second row: Kenny Williams, D. J. Keith, Brenda Robertson, Pearl Via, James Johnson. Third row: Billy Quesenberry, Larry Gearhart, Harmon, Curtis Epperly, Anna Weeks, Miss Marie Boothe, director. Not Pictured: Jeannie Put a little " umph " behind that line. The Form Divine , a three -act comedy, was presented by the Class of ' 64 on November 22 and 24. Under the direction of Miss Marie Boothe and student director, Patty Belcher, the production made the attentive audiences burst with laughter. The story concerns a girl by the name of Hoopy (Willa Dean Williams) who is in love with a boy named Jimmy (Ben Harmon). Hoopy is trying to attract Jimmy away from a flirtatious teenager (Nancy Howard). Jimmy has the idea that he can tell what a girl will look like 15 or 20 years from now by looking at her mother. Hoopy ' s mother (Jeanie Harmon) is rather drab in her looks and dress, so Hoopy decides that Jimmy will have to call for her at their friend Peggy ' s (Shirley Vest) house. Mother, in the meantime, is visited by an old sorority sister (Mary Louise Sowers) who lectures her constantly be- cause she is skinny. She also gets wind of Hoopy ' s plans so she inquires about a beauty school called " Beautiful You. " After talking with the school consultant, Miss Meadows, (Pearl Via) she and a friend Dorothy (Catherine Vaughn) enroll in the eight-week class. " Come on, Harry, cough. " So, what ' s new? We go through this " I ' m sure we can improve you. Anybody " Everyone has a reaction when every morning. could. " they swallow elbow remover. " as Seniors get in on the diet rage Patty Belcher, Phoebe Conner, Linda Lorton, Wanda Hylton, Catherine Vaughn, Harry Harmon, Vernon Page, David Allen, Gary Gray, Grey Edmonds, Nancy Howard, Willa Dean Williams, Glenn Gallimore, Charlotte Wimmer, Margaret Winner, Joyce Perdue, Randall Hylton, Ben Harmon. She hesitates to tell her husband, Arthur (Harry Harmon), for the class costs over $200. In the beauty class is a chorus girl, Paris Green (Anna Weeks), whose boy-friend Harry (James Johnson) is a sort of gangster type. Also enrolled is Miss Nitz (Carolyn Reed). After eight weeks of beauty school, Lucilla is transformed into a fashionable looking lady, whom Jimmy comes to like very much, thus ending the play on a happy note. The play cast and Miss Boothe spent many hours of hard work preparing this delightful play, but the play ' s success was also dependent on the work of the committees. The make-up committee is to be com- mended for its excellent job in changing the senior girls into women of forty or forty- five. The job per- formed by the boys back stage was as important as any, including the jobs in lighting and sound effects. The cast members have forgotten their lines and have changed their appearances, but the memories of the senior play will linger with each of them for years to come. , _ They ' re at it again, and even a German housekeeper can ' t help matters. Hard work and gooey faces— that ' s what it takes to be successful. 123 Portrayal of Madonna heads Christmas assembly The Christmas scene is portrayed by Madonna, Anna Weeks; Angel, Sandra Caldwell; and members of the Glee Club. The Christmas assembly this year centered around Madonna, Anna Weeks, and Angel, Sandra Caldwell. Six senior girls selected by the faculty were competing for this honor. They were: Janet Slusher, Anna Weeks, Glenne Rose Williams, Charlotte Wimmer, Sandra Caldwell, and Margaret Wimmer. Members of the Senior class made the final decision when each voted for the candidate of his choice. This is one of the most desired honors for a senior girl. The qualifications are that the candidate must show high Christian standards, and must have demonstrated her qualities of moral responsibility and leadership. She must have proven herself to be a good citizen in her school, community, and church. To be placed on the ballot is an honor in itself and will be one of the things these candidates will recall when their memories turn back pages to high school years. Madonna Candidates: Janet Slusher, Margaret Wimmer, Anna Weeks, Sandra Caldwell, Charlotte Wimmer. Randy Hallman, Kay Simpson, and Janet Slusher tell the Christmas story by use of Christmas s e 1 e ct i ons and scriptures. Madonna and Angel receive directions about their garments for the Christmas Assembly. Madonna 124 Winter beauties claim a blue ribbon vt a — Queen and court: Marge McAlexander, Charlotte Wimmer, Patty Belcher, Nancy Howard, Melanie Akers. Snow Queen, Patty Belcher, and her court reigned over festivities opening Floyd County ' s Christmas season. Nancy Howard and Charlotte Wimmer were Senior Attendants. Attendants from the Junior class were Marge McAlexander and Melanie Akers. The Queen and her attendants rode in the Christmas parade on a float designed and prepared by the Beta Club members. The float won first place recognition in the parade. Other entries included the FHA float, a home scene based on the theme, " The family who prays together stays together. " The FFA float was a workshop, and an office scene was depicted by FBLA members. The Teen Angels had an old-fashioned Christmas scene, complete with Grandma and a fireplace. Contrasting this the Science Club went modem and had Santa, seated on a missile, ready to go into orbit. The Beta Club float, which carried the Snow Queen and her court, won first place in the Floyd Christmas Parade. 1963 SNOW QUEEN OF FLOYD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Patty Gail Belcher Snow Queen 125 From our new music Band members: First row: Susan Shelor, Susan Moore, Kathe rine Yeatts, Yvonne Vest, Katherine Dunn, Pat Spence, Quinten Keith, Sue Epperly, Karen Lawson. Second row: Donna Clower, Connie Harris, Gus Howell, Janet Thomas, Charlotte Naff, Kaye Poff, Leta Enoch, Sterling Howery, Linda Blackwell, Anne Moore, Joyce Quesenberry, Curtis Epperly. Third row: Connie Trail, Edward Weeks, Linda Pauley, Jane Weeks, Linda Aldridge, Randy Hallman, Paul Williams, Wanda Blackwell, Jack Shortt, Robert Reed, Roger Vest, Brenda Lester, Lane Howery, Sandra Lawson, Alice Epperly, Lester Bond, Eunice Layman, Wanda Nixon, Sandra Harris. Fourth row: Jimmy Spence, Susan Wimmer, Clyde Smythers, Martha Weeks, Donna Spangler, Sandra Williams, Danny Peters, Cheryl Ninmann, Terry Reed, Arthur Spence, Ronnie Kidd, Don Sabo, Darrell Hollandsworth, Larry Turman, Bruce Rakes, Jack Kaufman, director; Gary Shockey, Benny Ninmann, Mike Weeks, Bobby Morgan, Gary Gray, Ricky High, Steve Hill, Mike Harman. One of the greatest assets to the name of Floyd County High School is the band. Under the able leadership of Director Jack Kaufman, the band plays for football games, for school parades, and for other parades sponsored by the community, for school assemblies, and for its yearly concerts. Members of the band work long and hard to become an accomplished group of musi- cians and we at FCHS know they have reached their goal. A Floyd County High " first " was the fire twirl performed by Susan Moore and Connie Harris. Floyd County High School Band All State Band members: Susan Moore, Susan Shelor, Curtis Epperly, Donna Clower, Charlotte Naff. 126 departments issue soft The band is a part of our school life and brings to FCHS high praise and awards. The soft melody of the flute and the brassy sound of the sax soar out into the halls and down the corridor and play on the ear of those who enjoy their fine musical qualities. In addition to the colorful and varied programs that it presents to FCHS students, the band competes in District and All-State Contests. Floyd County High students are proud of their band, and it will be one of the things always remembered. Drum major, Edward Weeks, drills potential material for future parade leaders. " No, No! Under the arm. " Future majorettes get some know-how from Leta Enoch. Drum major and majorettes: Susan Moore, Brenda Lester, Anne Moore, Edward Weeks, Connie Trail, Leta Enoch, Connie Harris. Danny Peters really adds volume to the band now. Practice and hard work— and pretty soon all those feet will be moving together. •jfim . i 127 . . vibrant echoes of musical beauty Members: First row: Virginia Hylton, Sandra Dulaney, Martha Hollandsworth, Lorene Dalton, Evelyn Kenley, Jo Ann Marshall, Betty Hollandsworth, Susie Goad, Christine Hollandsworth, Geneva Phillips, Bonnie Duncan, Sandra Cox. Second row: Glenne Rose Williams, Judy Hollandsworth, Linda Sue Reed, Brenda Vest, Leona Jones, Frances Weddle, Mabel Dulaney, Glenda Dalton, Rena Duncan, Linda Goad, Mrs. Clara Harmon, director. Third row: Kelly One of the main highlights of the year was a community concert presented by the music department. Floyd County High School Glee Club Kidd, Michael Pugh, Jerry Weddle, Danny Peters, Allan Bower, Janv Bowman, Larry Tate, James Cockram, William Nester, Roger Ward Short Fourth row: Linda Blackwell, Amedia Dalton, Linda Hylton, Patricia Belche Betty Dillard, Cathy Falls, Susan Keith, Margarette Helms, Judy Matherl Betty Quesenberry, Wanda Sue Cox, Shirley Goode, Charlotte Myers, Rach Mullins. Floyd County High is fortunate in having a chor group which furnishes entertainment on many occasion 1 The Glee Club now has 46 members. Three choral classes are taught by the director, Mr| Clara Harmon. The most talented and experienced st dents in class take part in special performances a concerts. Among other programs, the Glee Club sings at scho assemblies, and at a number of PTA meetings. One feature which has become an annual attract! for many people is the Christmas concert. This progra puts the holiday season into full swing at Floyd Coun High. Music was, also, a part of the school Christm assembly. Furnishing a musical background for th Madonna and Angel, the Glee Club helped portray tl Christmas scene. In spite of the long hours of practice, members glad to be a part of this important phase of school life I s aft. ife J Accompanists: Bonnie Duncan, Yvonne Vest, Glenne Rose Williams, Benny Ninmann. 128 Spring activities offer fun, work and honor Sun, fun, two parades, and the ocean high- light the band trip to Myrtle Beach. Princess Nancy Howard and Drum Major Edward Weeks smile proudly as they hold the Class C 1st place trophy at the Vinton Dogwood Festival. Band letters were presented at the spring concert: First row: Sophomores— R a n dy Hallman, Katherine Yeatts, Susan Shelor, Connie Trail, Katherine Dunn, Joyce Quesenberry, Bruce Rakes. Second row: Roger Vest, Steve Hill, Benny Ninmann, Darrell Hollandsworth, Paul Williams, Ronnie Kidd, Gary Shockey.. Third row: Juniors — Mike Harman, Ricky High, Sterling Howery, Edward Weeks, Arthur Spence, Cheryl Ninmann, Linda Blackwell, Sandra Lawson, Connie Harris, Susan Moore. Directed by Mrs. Clara Harman, the choral class provides graduation music at commencement. 129 Juniors host Seniors with . . . others hang a mural of a southern plantation. With a mist of heavenly moonlight, the Junior-Senior Prom, held May 15, 1964, became a perfect dream of rare memories. The evening was opened with a welcome by Junior Class president, James Conner; and Larry Gearheart, Senior Class president, responded with warm thanks. Special guests included the faculty and parents of the Junior and Senior Class officers. The floorshow began with a special dance for the Seniors and their dates to the theme song, " My Own True Love, " and other entertainment was provided by " The Elaters " of FCHS. As moonbeams and melodious strains floated aloft, the couples drifted into " dreams of Dixie " in the southern plantation atmosphere. 130 The Seniors are honored with a special dance to the theme song " My Own True Love " during the floor show. During the floor show, the own fabulous trio of FCHS, " The Elaters, " provides delightful entertainment. " The Embers " of Stuart provide music for the evening of memorable Dixie dreams. The prom is over, but the glowing memories of " Dreaming in Dixie " will be cherished for- ever. 131 Graduation exercises for Honored by excellent work, Vale- dictorian Donna C 1 ow e r addresses graduation guests at final commence- ment. Curtis E p p e r 1 y, second-ranking Senior, delivers salutatory speech to families and friends. Rev. William Young delivered the Baccalaureate Sermon May 24 which began the second graduation program of Floyd County High School. As the final week drew to a close for the Senior Class, the realization of a dream developed. The highlight came with graduation exercises May 29, at which Dr. Evans Thompson presented the com- mencement address. Ray L. Hollandsworth, prin- cipal, and William G. Davis, as- sistant principal, presented awards and scholarships to seniors meriting recognition and honor. Superin- tendent Alonzo Monday, Jr. con- ferred the diplomas. Marshals for the occasion were: Michael Harman, Betty Hollands- worth, Joseph Boone, Judy Gear- heart, Donald Reed, Durene Cole, Thomas Rakes, Phyllis Williams, John Harris, Marge McAlexander., James Conner, and Susan Moore. SENIOR CLASS OF ' 64— First row: Patty Belcher, Brenda Bishop, Barbara Willard, Barbara Boothe, Claudine Sweeney, Linda Yates, Bonnie Epperly, Kenneth Hall, Ronald Graham, David Allen, Elliot Richards, DeWitt Thomas, Kenneth Williams, Curtis Epperly, Ruth Altizer, Pauline Cox, Willa Dean Williams, Brenda Guthrie, Trenda McDaniel, Margaret Cook. Second row: Janet Slusher, Linda Keith Hodges, Charlotte Wimmer, Delores M. Alderman, Polly Trail, Eugene Cox, Tobias Phillips, John Lemons, Donnie Slaughter, Glenn Gallimore, Lawrence Brannon, Larry Gearheart, Paulette Conner, Margaret Conner, Donna Clower, Narlene Belcher, Murlene Reed, Nancy Duncan, Lois Thomas. Third row: Phoebe Conner, Charlene Thompson, Hilda B. Underwood, Brenda Harris, Rachel Criner, Shirley Vest, Gary ' Gray, Robert Morgan, Ronald Smith, John Turman, David Keith, Wayne Hindricks, James Johnson, Joyce Perdue, Judy Lee, Frances Weddle, Brenda Page, Bertha Martin. Fourth row: Margaret Wimmer, Shelby Graham, Betty Dillard, Mozelle Duncan, Diane Higgs, Catherine Vaughn, Harry Harman, Ben Harman, Charles Aldridge, James Sutphin, Richard Burton, Wayne Lester, Carolyn Reed, Pearl Vii, Brenda Roberson, Wanda Hylton, Brenda Link, Jo Ann McDaniel. Fifth row: Carol Williams, Nancy Howard, Linda Lorton, Sandra C. Pugh, Steve Tolbert, Kurtz Howell, Vernon Page, Lonnie Slaughter, Billy Quesenberry, Eugene Wilson, Joe Poff, Larry Smith, Roy Reed, William Maxwell, Delores Conner, Diane Goad, Mary Sowers, Linda Stuart. Sixth row: Anna Weeks, Linda Trail, Sherron Helm, Grey Edmonds, Willard Harris, William Aldridge, Ivan Phillips, James Salyer, Randall Hylton, Allen Cox, Roger Bolt, Paul Phillips, Charles Sutphin, Paul Taylor, Alice Salmons, Jeanie Harman. Not Pictured: Linda Goff, Mabel Dulaney, David Harris. 132 Class of 64 held May 29 «« «« 8uWl y.M»7 8 °° F 4 C ' trc«» uner -o God. Our H» ' P m s preiiAME " gig ' " l)T . K C. wW £ ■ Bt . v William ' •“ r C. S 5 «“ ° Pj h Gainbl rr Wa »r ' ut; T nnh o»rr , o00 D. 0 ®« U ' ‘ N 0 ’ Sr St Our hop - ° f%n , .in no ' Ida 1 - Ouf d »« « »• Us ' ’ A»d our eU ™ 1 btm ' c fl mav • ' • ' " sufl 4fOT »Vooc. SaHiciw ' • 1 And our dHtW . .ai. ,n ord« rtw. SU ’ j h«. r frmiB . o. Fro® rvctUrt.n 1 To cndk y esr i ... .. .o Thy . Oiou ' » n ■ . UW» a rnin ?0T,C ' . lh , ‘ ,h,- ..«» «■ • Short u tn w B «fcrr tho n B »«° ' ' »• a. i?r x ' n ' ‘ ,V7 »oo.. (Tjn AAo «a, t , . Ht h« Ss 01 S e«« JU| Aft ‘ ' “ ' “ ' " ' no.v _ «,, » ' fj C «£S • c v, , K L,, K ' TAr » , 4 » K ' (£ r u " ’ u “ U ' r -u,_ I s : c " }Z22$gQ ' ■ ' C " S CH B, ssr J ' " l .4. .. 800, Top-ranking Seniors are recognized for being granted various special scholarships. Head of Agricultural Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Dr.. Evans Thompson, delivers the grad- uation address. 133 Honors Donna Clower receives graduation awards for music and social studies along with the valedictorian award for maintaining the highest academic average. She was awarded a scholarship to Pfeiffer College. S alutatori an Curtis Epperly, having the second highest aca- demic average, is also recipient of mathematic award. The O. T. Wright general excellence award, the highest honor awarded to the most outstanding member of the graduating class, is presented to Kenneth Williams, along with the vocational agriculture award and a scholarship to VPI. Janet Slusher receives the English and girls ' citizenship awards. She also won a scholarship to Radford College. Paul Phillips receives boy ' s athletic award for demonstrating outstanding achievement in sports. 134 Murlene Reed is the recipient of the Floyd County High School PTA Schol- arship and scholarship to Radford College. Honors Barbara Boothe is presented the Health Careers Award scholarship given by the March of Dimes Foundation. Linda Yates, Shelby Graham, Brenda Roberson, and Claudine Sweeney are presented scholarships from the Hollywood School of Beauty Culture. The Alice B. Tise Tuber- culosis Association scholar- ship is awarded to W anda Hylton. w Receiving awards on Senior Day are Janet Slusher, dramatics award; Joyce Perdue, Underwood outstanding machine operator award; Anna Weeks, Crisco award; Harry Harman, De Kalb Agricultural Ac- complishment award; and Willa Dean Williams, journalism award. The Citizen ' s Telephone Co- operative scholarship is presented to Charlotte Wimmer. D. A. R. citizenship award winner is Sandra C. Pugh. 135 OTHER GRADUATION AWARD WINNERS: Catherine Vaughn, home economics award, scholarship to Radford College; Kenneth Hall, science award, scholarship to the University of Virginia, Clinch Valley Extension; Randall Hylton, boy ' s citizenship award, scholarship to University of Virginia, Clinch Valley Extension; David Keith, scholarship to Mars Hill College; David Allen, scholarship to Ferrum Junior College; Elliot Richards scholarship to Ferrum Junior College; Larry Gearhe art, scholarship to University of Virginia, Clinch Valley Extension; Billy Quesenberry, scholarship to VPI, Danville Extension; Mary Louise Sowers, scholarship to Radford College; Willa Dean Williams, scholarship to Radford College; Benjamin Harman, scholarship to Berea College. Janet Slusher, elected as junior counselor to Virginia Girls ' State, orients a future delegate. Dogwood Princess Nancy Howard represents Floyd County High School at the Vinton Dogwood Festival. Honors Joe Boone won the state tractor driving con- test and attended the national convention in Kansas City. V TheBlue Ridge Area Forestry Judging Team, Donald Light, Dale Pugh, and Benjamin Harman. Recipients of the FFA State Farmer Degrees: Kenneth Williams, Harry Harman, Benjamin Harman, and Michael 1 urman. 136 Kenny Williams is presented the Area Star F armer Award; he also won FFA Public Speaking Award. FFA Foundation Award Winners: Kenny Williams, Joe Turman, Howard King, Armon Showalter, Donald Light, Kenny Whitlock, John Blackwell, Ben Harman, Benny Quesenberry, and Mr. H. P. Jennings, sponsor. Honors Members of one-act play cast who received a superior rating in state competition: First row: Randy Hallman; Katherine Yeatts. Second row: Susan Shelor; Sandra Surber; Bobby Morgan; Jimmy Shaver; and Miss Marie Boothe, sponsor. Winners in Forensic participation: Kay Simpson, second-place in State; Larry Gearheart, second- place in district; Janet Slusher, first-place in district; Leta Enoch, first place in school com- petition; Randy Hallman, first-place in district; Danny Peters, third in district; and Cheryl Ninmann, first-place in district. State Homemaker Degree Candidates: Linda Lorton, Beulah Conner, and Hilda Underwood. Parkway Federation Officers: Judy Gear- heart, president; Joyce M. Conner, treasurer. 137 Larry Thomas, and L. T. Simmons, Floyd County ' s negative debate team, won first place in district competition. Honors Junior Division Science Fair first-place winners: Janet Thomas, Betty Quesenbeny, Jerry Weddle, and John Boyd. Galen Boyd, winner of the Floyd County Jaycee Road-e-o Con- test. Virginia Junior Aca- demy of Sci ence par- ticipants: First Row: Roger Bower, Nancy Harris, Brenda Stuart. Second row: Larry Thomas, J. C. Holden, RoqerVest. and David Allen. 138 Joe Horton, Connie Harris, and Betty Wimmer attended the SIPA Convention where THE BISON won an honor award. Willa Dean Williams, Douglas Thompson, and Katherine Dunn attended the SIPA Convention where the County Crier won a first-place rating. Honors First-place winners in the Quill and Scroll Creative Writing Contest: Betty Hall, Phyllis Williams, Kay Simpson, and Randy Hallman. L. T. Simmons, winner of the Quill and Scroll Current Events Contest. VFW Essay Contest Winners: Katherine Yeatts, and Larry Thomas. Creative Writing Folder Winners: Kay Simpson, Joe Horton, Randy Hallman, Paul Phillips, Yvonne Vest, and Cheryl Ninmann. 139 Convention animates SCA enthusiasm The second SCA election and cam- paign started off with a " bang " at the Nationalists and Federalists Party Con- ventions, again following the procedure from Girls ' and Boys ' State. Following the mock conventions, the entire stu- dent body went to the voting booth to cast their ballot for the most capable candidate, dropping the parties. The officers elected for ' 64- ' 65 were: Pres- ident, Tommy Rakes; Vice-President, Steve Hill; Secretary, Larry Thomas; Treasurer, Mike Harman: Reporter. Patty Belcher and Catherine Vaughn make cam- paign speeches in the Nationalist Party Convention. Delegates caucus and solicit for votes after nominations are made. Federalist Chairman, Larry Thomas, calls the convention to order. The student body goes to the " polls " to vote after candidates are selected in the conventions. For the second year, the student body elected an all-boy executive council. 140 . . . in Sports . . . Searching is a siren word beckoning all persons through myriad doors. Many of the doors through which students travel lead out- doors, indoors, and back to the outside. These are the many doors leading to the athletic aspects of school life. The athletic program at Floyd County High is based on a philosophy that fair play and the ability to work as a team are the fundamental principles of any sport. High interests in athletics and recreation prevail and the spirit of good sportsmanship upholds the ideals of the school. Alexander Pope once wrote that " true disputants are like true sportsmen, their whole delight is in the pursuit. " It ' s not the win or loss but the anticipation, the excitement of trying, the fury of physical exertion, and the chant of vivacious crowds that leave memories in the minds of the participants and spectators. Whild passing through these doors the students feel the fierceness of flexing muscles, they feel the tension and exceitemnt of young and active sportsmen. Into these feelings flow the sounds of ani- mated crowds led by vivid cheering squads, the collective groan that ripples through the bleachers swelling to a single cry of agony, and the crowd ' s intake of breath as the touchdown is scored and pandemonium reigns supreme. Asscenesof the gridiron battles, of loaded bases, of the stretch for that extra inch over the bar, and as the break away pivots pass before them, FCHS students realize that team spirit and the desire to win account for only two of the qualities that athletics instill in both its participants and the sports fans. These doors to spirited athletics call to students the thrill at razzle-dazzle of the gridiron season, and to the breath-taking cross- country runs and the stealthly crouch of the hind-catcher as the bases become loaded and the bat meets the ball for a " grand- slammer " across the home run fence carrying the supreme excitement into the spring season. Because of his participation in these activities, the restless and wonderful FCHSster comes to know the tumult of conflict, the tireless enthusiasm of a team called the " Mighty Buffaloes, " and the star-quality personalities on gridiron, hardwood, and cinder path. In these soul-restoring battles for championship, character emerges. Is the unique theme to be found here; in the rough and tumble of athletics? 141 Second year of baseball shows improvement Team members: First row: Larry Turman, Ralph Vest, Gerald Vest, Dennis Akers, Don Sabo, Bruce Rakes, Harry Harman, Micahel Turman, Steve Quesenberry. Second row: Wayne Lester, Paul Williams, James Sutphin, Donald Martin, Glenn Thomas, Ivan Phillips, Allen Cox, Michael Smith, John Woolums, Coach Statzer. Returning lettermen from ' 63: First row: Gerald Vest Mike Turman, Harry Harman. Second row: James Sutphin, Glenn Thomas, Mike Smith, Ivan Phillips. Having more experience and enthusiasm, the Buffaloes developed a better record than they had last year. With six wins and only eight losses, those returning for ' 64- ' 65 look forward to more success. Pitcher Ivan Phillips winds Excitement mounts as the up for the third strike. runner nears home plate. The baseball diamond was an addition to the athletic field this year. 1964 SCORES Floyd 1 Woodlawn 8 Floyd 5 Shawsville 13 Floyd 3 Woolwine 1 Floyd 2 Rural Retreat 18 Floyd 2 Shawsville 6 Floyd 0 Woodlawn 12 Floyd 6 Woolwine 3 Floyd 4 Fries 9 Floyd 6 Auburn 4 Floyd 7 Independence 5 Floyd 13 Auburn 12 Floyd 7 Rural Retreat 8 Floyd 1 Fries 6 Floyd 7 Independence 4 142 Track team works for stamina and speed This year marked the first time Floyd County par- ticipated in track on the varsity level. The squad was composed of only fifteen boys which greatly hampered their chances of victory. The boys trained hard but just did not have the depth to cope with the larger squads. The Buffaloes were defeated by Christiansburg in a dual meet and by Sparta, N. C. and Independence in a tri- angular meet. The District VI meet was held on the new track at Floyd. Independence edged Floyd for first place, followed by Fries and Rural Retreat. With the loss of only two Seniors, the future looks bright for the trackmen next year. Senior trackman D. J. Keith shows good form putting the shot in practice for the dis- trict meet. Gary Shockey crosses the finish line ahead of Mike Keith in an intrasquad relay. Paul Phillips, District VI high-jump champion, clears the bar. In the mile relay, Ray Mitchell pre- pares to hand the baton to the anchor man. Track members: First row: Raymond Reed, Mike Keith, Cliff Mabery, Paul Phillips, Steve Hill, D. J. Keith, Tommy Rakes. Second row: Coach Enoch, Fred Palmer, Randy Hallman, Joe Horton, James Conner, Gary Shockey, Mike Weeks, Manager Russell Hylton, Coach Meredith. 143 Banquet shows achievements of winter sports A happy herd of Buffaloes indicate the school ' s first district championship. They have just finished drubbing Independence 72-38 in the tournament finals. The season opened with only four re- turning lettermen on hand. The team im- proved steadily as the season progressed. A sound pressing defense and fast breaking of- fense proved to be the best weapons. By tournament time, the Buffaloes were playing theirbestball as was evidenced by their two resounding victories over Fries in the first round and Independence in the champion- ship game. Tommy Rakes shows good form in shooting over Pennington ' s 6 ' 7 " center, Mike Olinger. Tommy was named to the All-State Tournament second team. The Buffaloes played their usual good defense but experienced cold shooting in the spacious Virginia Tech Coliseum, as they lost in first round of the State Tournament. After playing even with the larger Pennington boys in the first quarter, the " Buffs " lost their shooting touch and never caught up. Pennington kept building the lead until the final score read 60-40. Mr. Tom Hawks, district chairman, presents the championship trophy to the Buffaloes tri -captains and Coach Meredith as Mr. Hollandsworth looks on. Recipients of outstanding player awards: Kneeling: James Conner, David Keith, Ken Hall. Standing: Paul Phillips, Tommy Rakes, Lonnie Slaughter. 144 Guest speaker Carol Dale addresses the annual Varsity Club Banquet. He is a f ormer VPI All-American, now playing with the professional Los Angeles Rams. Buffaloes rate number one . . Team members: First row: Arthur Spence, Lonnie Tommy Rakes, Ray Mitchell, Randy Hallman, John Slaughter, Mike Keith, Mike Harman, Gary Yearout. Harris. Second row: Joe Boone, Billy Quesenberry, Paul Phillips, For the second straight season Floyd County ' s basket- ball team has held its own in district competition. With thoughts of the district championship before them, the Buffaloes practice many hours to strengthen their co- ordination and teamwork. The Coach ' s criticism, loud but helpful, keeps the boys on the go. The county ' s number one indoor sport offers a player a chance to enjoy the mechanics of teamwork and sports- manship. In basketball each player learns that in order to win, he must carry out certain responsibilities. He learns to give everything he h as and he learns that only by doing this will he know the satisfactions found in fair competition. A player learns from his mistakes, and he realizes that the way he plays the game will reflect on the character of his school. These boys know that if they lose the game and have played fairly they are the best kind of winners. Co-captains and coach: Billy Quesenberry, Mr. Don Meredith, Lonnie Slaughter, Paul Phillips. Varsity . . . in district competitive standings J. V. team members: First row: Robert Reed, James Wimmer, Bery Vest. Second row: John Woollums, Ronnie Kidd, Darrell Hollandsworth, Denny Akers, Larry Turman, Bruce Rakes. Third row: Coach Bob Statzer, Richard Nester, James Vest, Dennis Wade, Lowell Yeatts, Bruce Agee. The Junior Varsity and Eighth Grade teams have worked hard and practiced long to learn the basic and fundamental traits of basketball. Although they seem awkward at first, these boys show reason to believe that they will add much to the Varsity team in years to come. Unsure of themselves now, they continue to learn. As they play day after day the boys on these teams begin to develop the skills of ball handling. They don ' t expect to know all and perform all now — for they understand that only through experience can one come close to perfection. Managers: Sterling Howery, William Conner. Eighth grade team: First row: Manager Jack Shorn, Gary Cockram, Alton Weddle, Galen Pate, Arthur Porter, Gary Dillon, Allen Weeks, Manager Ricky Williams. Second row: Freddy Bannick, Eddie Eanes, Bill Freeman, Ronnie Phipps, Garry Myers, Johnny Criner, Gary Nolen, Bill Cook, Coach Ellis Enoch. 146 Spunky sports supporters cheer them on Jeannie Harmon Captain Shirley Vest Willa Dean Williams Phyllis Williams Betty Wimmer Brenda Thompson Donna Nixon Kay Simpson Indoors, outdoors, the Buffalo cheerleaders lead the crowds in cries for victory. In its second year of Team members: First row: James Conner; Mike Keith; Glemi Thomas; Paul Phillips; Bobbie Gillespie; Lonnie Slaughter; Glenn Gallimore; Ken Hall; David Keith; Charles Sutphin; Wayne Lester; Vernon Page; Ray Mitchell. Second row: Joe Horton, manager; Clifford Mabery; Dorn Marks; Allan Harman; Ronnie Kidd; Bruce Rakes; Lowell Yeatts; John Woollums; Randolph Cromer; Jimmy Shaver; Gerald Vest; Rudolph Finny; Gary Shocky. VERNON PAGE Captain Senior Mr. Don Meredith, assistant coach; Mr. Bob Statzer, head coach. The school and community should be especially proud of its fine football team, which in its second year of participation, has produced a 5-3-1 record and has won a co-championship in District VI. This winning season was accomplished through hard work, a desire to win, lots of hussle, determination, and an understanding of the words " don ' t give up. Coach Statzer said that he " considered it a pleasure, honor, and privilege to have worked with such a fine bunch of yoQng men. " He also said he was " proud to- have been their coach and to have shared in the joy of their successful season. " RECORD Jefferson, N. C. FCHS They Bedford, Va FCHS They Fries, Va 0 ... 0 Drewry Mason Roanoke Catholic 7... Independence . . . 0 E.C. Class, J.V Fort Chiswell Rural Retreat 23. . . 0 points scored 83 83 JAMES CONNER Junior GLENN GALLIMORE Senior RANDOLPH CROMER Sophomore BOBBY GILLESPIE - Senior RUDOLPH FINNY Sophomore KEN HALL Senior existence the Buffaloes have . . . RONNIE KIDD Sophomore RAY MITCHELL Junior WAYNE LESTER Senior PAUL PHILLIPS Senior CLIFFORD MABERY Freshman BRUCE RAKES Sophomore DORN MARKS Sophomore JIMMY SHAVER Sophomore GLENN THOMAS Junior GERALD VEST Sophomore JOHN WOOLLUMS Sophomore LOWELL YEATTS Sophomore . . . captured a co-championship " Girls aren ' t the only ones. " Rugged football players keep in shape by exercising daily. Not even mud and exhaustion can dim the exuberance of the Floyd County Buffaloes after winning the champion- ship game. Touchdown! Ronnie Kidd outmaneuvers a Fort Chiswell player for needed points. J.V. team members: First row: Jimmy Hall, Jack Shorn, Jr., Kelly Kidd, Larry Turman, Lane Howery, Floyd Bain, Freddy Bannick. Second row: Billy Gillespie, Robert Reed, Eddie Eanes, Gus Howell, Ronnie Phipps, Richard Nester, Roy Harris. Third row: Darrell Hollandsworth, Lowell Yeatts, Paul Williams, Mike Weeks, Raymond Reed, Terry Vest. Fourth row: Coaches; John Houston, Ellis Enoch. 150 . . . in Advertisements . . . Searching is a siren word beckoning all persons through myriad doors. Many of these doors swing wide to reveal the loyal merchants who are interested in the education of young people. Students engage in shopping safaris, visiting the many stores and business places of our advertisers. Stu- dent feet tramping on cement sidewalks, as they scurry here, pausing there, admire the shining merchandise displayed in each window. The salespeople bring before the public the best products available. The staff wishes to thank these interested and civic- minded businessmen whose unselfish interest in today ' s youth proves the confidence they have in the students of FCHS. If it were not for the cooperation of these men and women, many of the activities at FCHS would not be possible. In fact, if it were not for these people publication of the 1964 BISON would not be possible. A peek through these doors portray the people who led the way— who set the pace for tomorrow, and here is seen a possible answer to our puzzling search. Is the unique theme to be found here, in the co- operation of our advertisers? 151 Congratulations FLOYD GARMENT COMPANY Skyline Sportswear Manufacturers of Quality Blouses and Sportswear Floyd, Virginia 152 Shank’s Garage Sa les-Service Floyd, Virginia GMC Trucks Massey-Ferguson Farm Machinery Dial 745-4225 Dial 745-4221 Nite Christiansburg Fuel and Supply Inc. R.M. Jones, President Guaranteed Garden Seed Open Formula Feeds Open Formula Fertilizers Coal - Cement Known Origin Seeds Sand - Lime Phone EVergreen 2-2984 " He profits most who serves best " Christiansburg, Virginia Kelly’s Gulf Service Cave Spring Meat Market (©TO?) and Processing Ki 1 1 Your Beef and Bring It to Us— Rt. 8, South We Will Cut and Wrap It The Way You Want It Christiansburg, Virginia 153 Thomas Motor Corp. Ford Car and Truck Salesand Service Also, Ford Tractor Sales and Service Day and Night Wrecker Service Floyd, Virginia 745-5300 W.J. AYERS INSURANCE AGENCY YOUR Insurance independent Serving Floyd AGENT With AI1 Kinds of nsurance SERVES YOU FIRST Dial 745-4477 Floyd, Va, FLOYD CLOTHING CENTER Quality Clothing At Low Prices For The Entire Family Phone 745-4815 Floyd, Va. STUART BOWLING CENTER MUSIC HOUSE AND Christiansburg, Virginia SKATING RINK " Montgomery County ' s Largest TV, Stereo, and Record Center " Garland Wi 1 lard. Owner Records Galore VAUGHN-GUYNN-McGRADY FLOYD AMOCO STATION CHAPEL, INC. " We Give S H Green Stamps " Directors of Funeral Service Floyd, Virginia Hillsville, Virginia Phone 728-3771 154 Floyd Automotive Supply Wholesale Telephone: 745-2515 Floyd, Virginia David Vest, Owner Floyd Jewelry Shop Bulova - Wyler - Elgin Keepsake Rings Fostoria Crystal International Silver Syracuse China Noritake China Floyd, Virginia Compliments of ROSE ' S of Christiansburg CONNOR BROTHERS AUTO SERVICE McCULLOCK DEALER OWen 4-5098 Stuart, Virginia HODGES ' STORE General Merchandise ST 9-2281 Willis, Virginia HALL BROS. FURNITURE CO. EV 2-3381 " Everything for the Home " Christiansburg, Virginia 155 WILLIS SHELL STATION Phone 789-4533 Auto Repairs — Welding Goodyear Products Willis, Virginia Compliments of Mick or Mack Stuart, Virginia Your Family Food Store 156 Harmon s Store Willis Phone ST 9-2291 Virginia Farmer’s Supply Corp. of Floyd Hardware, Furniture Paints and Oi Is Telephone 745-5665 A Service That is Distinctive But Not Expensive Experienced Personnel 24 Hour Ambulance Service 745-2121 Floyd, Virginia MABERRY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1 57 Compliments of ANGLE FLORIST Christiansburg, Virginia ' Any Time ' s The Time For Flowers " THE FLOYD PRESS Printers of Your School Newspaper and News of Your School Job Printing School Supplies Shop and Save At Floyd Food Market Groceries— Produce Cut and Grind Meat Satisfaction Guaranteed W.L. Slaughter, Proprietor 745-2630 A Three-minute Drive West From Floyd on Hwy. 221 Compliments of Bank of Christiansburg Building For the Future Duncans Texaco Service Firestone Tires, Batteries, and Accessories " A-l Stop Shop For Your Automobile " Russell Duncan— Owner, Manager EV 2-4351 307 West Main St. Christiansburg, Virginia 158 Isaiah W. SHELTON AND WALTERS Quesenberry m Men ' s and Boy ' s Shop Vj t TI JtACO -gs ' i r-Sg Christiansburg, Virginia Firestone Delco Tires Batteries CLOWER ' S FEED AND SEED STORE General Automobile Repairs Lubrication-Washing-Waxing Southern States Agency and DeLaval Milking Machines Phone 789-4718 Floyd, Virginia 745-4925 Indian Val ley, Virginia W. S. C lower Western Auto Davis Tires Wizard Batteries Truetone Radios TV Floyd, Virginia Woolwine Rutrough Drug Sundries, Cosmetics and Men ' s Toiletries Old Dominion Candies, Stationery, and Sheaffer Pens 159 Caldwell-Sites Co. Distributor of A. B. 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Church Ave. Roanoke, Virginia 1 864 Apperson Dr. Salem, Virginia CITIZENS TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE Floyd Virginia WEST END GULF STATION Tire Recapping Gulf Solar Heating Fuels (24-hour Service) Day Night 745-5981 745-2353 Floyd, Virginia The Bank of Floyd Floyd, Virginia Dial 745-4545 Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Lee Florist 745-5450 Flowers For All Occasions Floyd, Virginia 163 Conner’s Store 745-4761 Floyd, Virginia FLOYD ELECTRIC COMPANY .nOUMMH Frigidaire Appliances - Furniture P. L. Shelor " Christiansburg Shopping Center " Christiansburg, Virginia DAWSON - WILEY Christiansburg, Radford Montgomery, and Floyd County Record, Television Appliance Centers WESTERN AUTO Main Street Stuart, Virginia Dennis C . Mabe Rebecca A. Prillaman, Owners Phone 694-5481 HUDSON ' S DRUG STORE " Your Druggist in Sickness and Health " Stuart, Virginia Phone 694-2101 Compliments of REED SINCLAIR SERVICE Radford James Christiansburg, Virginia 164 BLUE RIDGE MFRS., INC. Christiansburg Virginia RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, INC. Oxygen Equipped Ambulance Service Christiansburg, Virginia 24-Hour Day ARTHUR ' S ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE RADFORD VANCE CO., INC. Motor Rebui Iding Hardware - Paint Generator and Starter Repair Appliances Route 4, Box 417 Cave Spring Roanoke, Va. Radford, Virginia Compliments of Bill Winkler Leonard Widner CAVE SPRING BARBER SHOP 133 Lewis Ave. BILL ' S DRIVE IN Christiansburg, Virginia Short Orders - Curb Service A. R. B. A. Thompson Floyd, Virginia 745-5100 165 Floyd Motor Company, Inc. 745-4640 Floyd, Virginia Chevrolet Sales and Service Parts and Accessories Wrecker Service Montgomery Mutual 1 nsurance Agency Nat S. Shifflette Pierce N . Weeks Christiansburg, Virginia RFD 2, Box 62 Ev. 2-4071 Floyd, Virginia St. 9-4111 ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE Savings up to 25% PINE TAVERN RESTAURANT BOYD AND DICKERSON Home Cooked Meals and Complete Line of Sweaters Skirts, Pants, and Shirts Southern Hospitality Groceries Floyd, Virginia Floyd Virginia JACKSON ' S HARDWARE BENT MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT Radford Specializes in Hamburgers and Milk Shakes Virgi nia Bent Mountain, Virginia 166 BANKS AND MORAN SHOE STORE Floyd, Virginia " Shoes for the Entire Family " ATION WIDE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY HOME OFFICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO rormtily: FARM RUREAU INSURANCE NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES JackW. Kitts 745-5222 Congratulations to Seniors of 1 964 Wood Funeral Home 745-4100 Floyd, Virginia 167 Harris Cleaners and Self Service Laundry Phone 745-5521 Floyd, Virginia For Cleaning Elegance U-TOLL-EM Restaurant-Motel 745-4845 Floyd, Virginia SMITH GROCERY STORE W. S. Smith, Owner GAS AND OIL - GROCERIES Copper Hill, Virginia BROTHERHOOD MEN’S WEAR Fashion and quality since 1889 Clothing for men and young men We give S H Green Stamps 107 S. Jefferson Street In Downtown Roanoke E. W. HARRIS GENERAL MERCHANDISE Groceries Shel I Gas and Oi I Telephone 789-4371 Floyd, Virginia STATE FARM MUTUAL STATE FARM INSURANCE ! T— J Automobile Insurance Company Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois Charles L. Kingrea WELDON ORGAN CO. " Everything in Music " STRINGED INSTRUMENTS PIANOS ORGANS 33 E. MAIN STREET Christiansburg, Virginia 168 WALLACE ' S SMARTWEAR Where Smart Women Shop Proprietor David Slglin Radford, Virginia SHELTON ' S GENERAL GROCERY American Gas and Country Hams Telephone 763-5121 Copper Valley, Virginia STUART DRUG STORE Robert L. Richardson W. C. Baughan Phone 694-3167 Stuart Virginia OVERSTREET FOOD PROCESSING CO. Meat Processing Fresh Meats 3761 Mount Vernon Drive 774-0136 THE COPENHAVER COMPANY Men ' s Wear Phone NE 9-3841 1110 Norwood Street, Radford, Va. MIRA FORK GENERAL STORE " We ' ve Got It or We ' ll Get It " Groceries-Gas-Feeds Route 221 3 Mi les West of Willis Floyd Pharmacy, Inc. Floyd, Virginia 745-4770 169 Ridinger Tire and Recapping Service Auto Accessories - Tires - Wheel Goods Christiansburg, Virginia Phone EV 2-3760 Harris Furniture and Appliance Co. Complete Home Furnishings All Top Quality Brands 745-5621 Floyd., Virginia DAIRY PRODUCTS Clover Creamery Co. LEE HARTMAN SONS, INC. Audio-Visual and Sound 3236 Cove Road, N.W. P. O. Box 329 Roanoke, Virginia EM 6-3493 WYSOR APPLIANCE CORPORATION Authorized Dealer for FRIGI DAIRE, ZENITH, SIEGLER and MAYTAG Sales and Service Norwood St., Radford, Va. Phone NE 9-4531 170 BOWLES SALES COMPANY 1715 Williamson Rd. Roanoke 12, Virginia Distributors of TOM ' S TOASTED PEANUTS Tom ' s Peanut Butter Sandwiches Tom ' s Candies GO TRAILWAYS T0 NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR When you, need a little lift — depend on Coke Rollie Phillips General Grocery Telephone State 9-4198 Indian Valley Virginia Lynchburg Foundry Company Division of WOODWARD IRON COMPANY Radford Lynchburg 171 Compliments of COBLE DAIRY PRODUCTS Congratulations to the Class of Copper Valley Virginia 1450 KC 5000 WATTS WRAD RADIO Radford The mighty voice of Southwest Virginia Music News Sports Compliments of FELTS TRANSPORT CORP. Galax, Virginia 172 PIGGLY WIGGLY SELF-SERVICE SHerwood 5-571 1 Floyd, Virginia 173 Turman-Yeatts Motor Co., Inc. Dodge-Chrysler-Plymouth All Chrysler made cars and trucks give you 50,000 miles of guaranteed service. Floyd Virginia Blue RidgeOffice Equipment, Inc. Office Supplies, Office Equipment, Typewriters, Calculators Adding Machines, Office Machine Service Dial 236-4821 110 E. Grayson St. Galax, Virginia S. B. Howery Everett Reed Mr. G Mrs. C. W. Harmon Mary K. Peters Eleanor L. Whitlock Mr. Mrs. Geo. M. Thomson P. R. Sutphin Ben Crouse Rev. Charlie C. Hall M. F. Shelor V O Beauty Shop Miller Drug Co. Lawrence Shelton Harmon ' s Dress Shop C.O. Perkinson— Home Beneficial Life Ins. Co. Montgomery Texaco Irby J. Payne Big Ed George— WHEO Howard T. Smith The Pantry W. T. Reirson ' s Store Mrs. C. J. Peters Cave Spring Hardware Dick Bryant — Excavation A Friend Amos O. Janney Roberson ' s Jewelry Alton H. Weddle Mr. Mrs. E. H. Kingrea Polo Anglin Tire Service Comptons Wood ' s Coal Storage Supply Patrick Restaurant H. L. Alexandria Cummings Service Station Hamp ' s Superette Christiansburg Vance Co. Tony Boothe Mr. Roy Showalter Mrs. A. T. Ratliff C. E. Hambin Texaco Wayside Furniture Appliance Center People ' s Bank of Radford Whitehall Drugs Carson ' s Drug Scott 5 10 Mt. View Drive-In Bobby Mitchell Roses of Radford Saunder ' s Sundries Cooper ' s Service Station Alleghany Newstand Jack Jill Loffman ' s Jewelers Cavalier Office Supply, Inc. HiWay Drive-In Dawson-Wiley of Radford Lee Hi Gulf Service Station R. V. Adam ' s Signs Carol Conner Wimmer Thomas ' s Texaco Jean Hylton Bob ' s Radio TV Oak Hall Cap and Gown United Elastic 174 Is the answer to be found in our candids? I wouldn ' t. . . mind. . . if they were just funny! 175 This caption censored for the sake of the children who read this annual! ! ! 176 Searching is a siren word, beckoning all persons through myraid doors. The journey has led through each doorway that leads to a way of life at Floyd County High. The search disclosed many things that are im- portant and essential for a successful year. Unfolded were the serious moods and the gala affairs reflected in boundless enthusiasm, the four phases of high school — the classes, the activities, the social events, and the athletics. The salty smell of popcorn, the sparkling glare of tinsel, the velvety softness of newly fallen snow, the democratic sounds of a government class, the wonderful aroma of a warm lunch, the brisk cold of a football game, the warm " good morning " of a teacher, the chilly rattle of snow chains, the yellow mums of Home- coming, the gentle tap of a gavel, the melodious sound of choral voices, the clanging of a homeroom bell, the clank of a locker as it is hurriedly closed, the small explosion produced in a chemistry class, the sleep- walking scene in Macbeth, the feeling of pride when someone mentions our school— these things have lured FCHS students to open many latches, hoping that each would open and reveal to them the " heartbeat " for which they search. From the broad panorama of school life no single answer can be found. As they think back over what they ' ve seen, over what they ' ve ventured, an image emerges from the span of the search. 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