The pictures are as represented in the Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia yearbook or annual of the year indicated on the page. The Memory pictures may not be complete and pictures and names may have been removed by request of the person involved. Also, it does not offically indicate the year of graduation and/or that the party in question graduated. This section of the website is dedicated to the memories of all alumni and are found in personal items that alumni have saved and were kind enough to allow it to be shared with others. Thank You. If you are not represented in your class, or have other pictures for the memories section you may submit a photo to be added. John “Eddie” Lee ’68.
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Faculty & Staff
Homecoming Queen: Stella Caravas
Maid-of-Honor: Kathy West
Senior Attendant: Marion Bazemore
Senior Attendant: Maureen Mihilasky
Junior Attendant: Terry Manley
Junior Attendant: Christine Copeland
Stella is escorted by Richard Yarbrough.
Marion is escorted by Durwin Cromwell.
Maureen is escorted by
This is the 1971 Homecoming Court.
Kathy is escorted by Harrell Pittman.
Christine is escorted by Randy Long.
Mr. Ryder and Roddy take their places on the field.
Terry is escorted by Danny Rollins.
And Their Escorts
Wilson Twirlers Add Zest to Band
Left to right: Theresa Trowbridge, Susan Gray, Barbara Hudson, Holly Marshall, Connie Smith, Donna Wilkinson-Head Majorette, Lillian Thayer-Head Majorette, Vickie Waycaster, Connie Donaldson, Mitch Ann Dickerson, Gail Mozelle
Mitch Ann Dickerson
The WWHS Majorettes were led this year by Donna Wilkinson and Lillian Thayer. They strove to promote school spirit, and the results of their year-round practice was seen at assemblies, parades, and half time shows. During the homecoming game, the majorettes twirled fire batons.
Mix-up day of Spirit Week had a new twist. The majorettes and cheerleaders exchanged roles during the assembly. The result of this was tremendous fun.
An out-of-town trip with the band to Baltimore was a highlight of the year. All-in-all, the majorettes, the band, and Mr. Ruzek had a very successful year.
CONTRA BASS CLARINETS
James Dalla Villa
Jo Lynn Brown
Wilson works with Norcom to perform joint pre-game display.
Dwain Hewitt sounds off at football half time show.
Drummers keep in the line during morning practice.
Wilson band lines up for half time pageantry at Cradock.
Band prepares to perform at half time.
During the past football season, the band presented a new innovation in its half time shows-DANCING. Under the capable leadership of Drum Major Lorenzo Hainsworth, they performed many spectacular gyrations. Who at Wilson could forget the first performance of Issac Hayes' "Shaft" arranged especially for the band by two students at Norfolk State College? Don't think, however, that the band's work ended with the half time shows. There was ALWAYS something going on-whether it was parades or concerts. And if you don't believe that, then just ask a band member why he carried that odd-looking case around with him constantly.