We are confident that West Point High School competed in sports with other schools in the area. Most of
the nearby three-year high schools competed with other schools in the sports of basketball, baseball, and track.
We are in need of this information as well as the West Point High School team mascot, uniform colors, fight song, coaches
names, and season records.
TRACK AND FIELD
Research from Keith Bruns discovered the following information regarding West Point High School:
May 3, 1930
"Basco High School sponsored a track and field meet in which all five of the three year high
schools of Hancock County were entered. The schools were Fountain Green, Ferris, Burnside, West Point, and Basco. West Point won first, Burnside was second, and Basco was third. The article lists the student
that won each competition as well as the time or distance. A music and declamation contest was held the same day with
the same schools competing. The results were the same as the track meet."
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES &
There may have been many "extra-curricular" activities
that were offered as part of the educational plan too. FFA, FHA, GAA, band, chorus, and many other events probably helped
to make the West Point school a special one.
MEMORIES AND FACTS
**From Keith Bruns:
An article in the "Carthage Republican" newspaper of June 3, 1931 announced that 13 juniors
would be leaving West Point High School. The eighth grade examination was first followed by the high school ceremony. The
names of the seven pupils in the eighth grade and the thirteen juniors are listed in the article.
Do You Have Information to Share
About West Point High School?
Several questions posted above remain
unanswered. We would still like to hear about memories of the high school that were handed down to the generations afterward.
If you have ANY information you wish to share regarding West Point High School please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to us at:
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