Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1997

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 15, 2019

Couriering the area this week in 1997 — There are eight candidates vying for the three seats up for grabs on the Clemmons Village Council. The following had filed — Mary Cameron, Robert Dorsch, Dewey Edwards, James Hayes, Jr., Chris Jones, William Roberson, JoAnn Stone and Rod Vitty.

Two candidates filed for the seat of mayor in Lewisville — Bob Stebbins and Jim Lucas. Those seeking seats on the Lewisville Town Council were Grady Dull, Fred Franklin, Mike Horn, John McPherson, Jr., Dan Pugh, Ken Sadler and Jane Welch.

Patrick Wellington Canupp, former Clemmons resident and 1987 graduate of West Forsyth High School, received his Ph.D. degree in graduation ceremonies at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Peter D. Donofrio, of Clemmons, was promoted to professor of neurology (neuromuscular diseases) at Bowman Gray School of Medicine.

Arun Thoppe Subramanian, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, was among 40 students inducted into the Xi Sigma Chapter of Order of Omega, a national Greek leadership honor society.

One hundred and two football players suited up for West Forsyth High School’s football team with contact drills and two-a-day practices.

Southwest Forsyth minor division all-star blue squad placed third in the district. Members of the team were — David Hyatt, John Mullen, Jonathan Hutchens, David Angel, David Boyles, Nick Siega-Riz, Lance Emert, Jonathan Dobbins, Matt Hutchens, Justin Coggins, Steven Peters and Kyle Musumeci, Ron Hutchens was the manager. Coaches were Gary Coggins, Bobby Emert, Tony Hyatt and Gene Siega-Riz. Sherry Boyles was the director, Debbie Hyatt was the scorekeeper and Rosie Hutchens was the team mom.

Playing in the prestigious Future Masters Golf Tournament in Dothan, Alabama, 14-year-old Jason Harris bested 679 competitors to win over-all championship.

A former college coach with an impressive basketball resumé, David Layton, was named the new West Forsyth High School’s varsity basketball coach.

Marine Cpl. Jeremy H. Cheek, a 1989 graduate of West Forsyth High School, deployed on a six-month deployment. He was a member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which conducted non-combatant evacuation operations in Sierra Leone. He joined the Marine Corps in October 1989.

Julia Pitts, a Hanes Middle School student, was the winner of the Pilot Mountain Area Star Trek Fan Association’s essay contest. As the winner, she attended the U. S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Her father, Joe, was one of the three Forsyth County teachers to apply for the “Teacher in Space” program with NASA that ended due to the crash of the space shuttle Challenger.