(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL A goal to raise $10,000 for members of Cosby High School Class of 2013 members continues to gain support. From left CHS seniors Drew Schreder and Lindsey Williamson, CHS Principal Brad Flatford, and Cosby Academy co-sponsors Tina Williamson and Shawna Murrell accept the latest donation.
Friday, February 08, 2013Author: Duay O'Neil
(Last modified: 2013-02-08 18:33:52)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
COSBY-Cosby High School Class of 2013 members have a special distinction, in that they will graduate during the school's centennial year.
Work to establish Cosby Academy, a Baptist-operated school, officially began in September of 1913 when community residents began soliciting pledges from local citizens and businesses to build the first building of what would become a complex of structures including dormitories and classrooms. At its peak, the Academy welcomed students from outside Cocke County, who boarded at the school and received excellent educations which left them prepared for success.
In 1934, the Baptist School was purchased by the Cocke County Board of Education and operated as a K-12 school for many years. In the last decade, the school was divided into Cosby High School and Cosby Elementary School, each with its own principal and vice-principal.
A grand celebration is planned for Saturday, April 14, at Cosby High School in observance of the school's 100th year.
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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