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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Distributive Education is a program that teaches students skills that are necessary for securing and holding a job in the areas of marketing, merchandising, and management. There are three labels DE I, DE II, and DE III. Students have the opportunity to receive practical work experience under the supervised conditions in DE II and DE III classes along with classroom instruction, plus earn a salary of two credits. Interest in any of the following areas would mean that DE has something to offer you:
Advertising, Communications, Display, Human Relations, Merchandising, Mangement, Product Service and Technology, Store Operations, and Selling.
HAVE YOU GOT . . .
Have you got the spirit? That is one of the cheers that this group does. And these girls do have the spirit. They are the W.W.H.S.V. Cheerleaders. Their bright uniforms and cheerful smiles brighten all our football and basketball games. They always are cheering the team on even though we might be losing. This year our Varsity cheerleaders cheered us to the top. What would Wilson be like with our the Spirit they bring us.
THE SPIRIT ?
BUSINESS AS USUAL
THE SINGING PRESIDENTS
Wilson's choral music department includes four classes; English Grade chorus, Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, and The Presidents and First Ladies. Students enrolled in these classes presented a number of concerts and assembly programs for the school and community during the year in addition to participating in All-city and Regional Choruses. Coral students also attended concerts and recitals, and participated in fundraising activities and social events during the year. The highlight of the year for the chorus was All-Virginia Chorus. Wilson hosted the larger group of the students in May. 240 outstanding choral students from all over Virginia were selected to participate in the event and were accompanied by more than 100 members.
Above; Row 1; Dara Daughtry, Cynthia Bratchers, Darlene Pearson, Beatrice Hall, Crystal Jones, Kim Landy, Dana Mayn, Michelle Bennette, Barbara Hailes, Christine Johnson, Martha Farrow. Row 2; Earnestine Brantley, Shirleen Drew, Shelia Riddick, Veronica Clark, Brenda Thomas, Muriel Young, Lisa Watson, Phyllis Boone, Mary Farrow, Melvin Bailey. Row 3; Clint Gainey, Fred Ferguson, Fred Bellany, Reggie Sykes, George Odom, Dwight Newsome, Richard Hickman, Jeff Grimes, Louie Sanders, Mary White, Hetth Holly.
1980-81 D.E. Club
Sponsor Mrs. Simmons stops talking and gives us a smile
Thelma Gaillard likes working at McDonbald's.
Denise Gibson can't wait till time to go home.
Dianne Keyes gives service with a smile.
L to R; Top Row: Cheryl Jefferson, Tammy Mateo, Paula Pittman, Crystal Spindel, Brenda Warren, Miss Mackey, Sharon Montique, Annis Roberts, Billy Kay Whitaker, Shelia Prince. 2nd Row: Tammy White, Rammuada Scott, Beth Sinmpson, Kim Langreder. Seated: Teri Robertson (co-captian), Patte Yates (captian), and Brenda Anderson (co-captian).
Fellow Prexies jion in the cheers.
Sponsor of the Varsity Cheerleaders Miss Macky
Annie Roberts stands in amazement as the fighting Prexies do their thing.
Varsity Cheerleaders get the spirit going during the pep rally.
Varsity Cheerleaders practice in '50s style.
1980 - 81 members of the Future Business Leaders of America
This year's FBLA has 85 members. The cocurrical club concentrated on activities that in-creased business knowledge and skills as well as leadership and promotional, school and commu- nity, service, financial and social activities.