(C)2013 NPT PHOTOS BY DUAY O'NEIL AND CHRIS EDMONDS
Former Superintendent of Schools Beth Freeman, left, CHS Class of 1946,
chats with Cosby Principal Brad Flatford and CHS Vice-Principal Chiquita
Crowe during Cosby's celebration on Saturday.
Published: 8:28 AM, 04/16/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil Source: The Newport Plain Talk
COSBY-An estimated 500-700 people filled the halls of
Cosby Elementary and Cosby High Schools on Saturday to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the establishment of Cosby Academy, the Baptist forerunner to
the present institutions.
The afternoon's activities included student-led tours of
both buildings, displays of school-related memorabilia, live music by Beth
James, Judy Bryant, and Amy Evans, Carter Moore and Mountain Edge, and Sammy
Shults, and time for alumni to visit and reminisce about their student days.
Later in the afternoon, over 400 people gathered in the
school cafeteria for a more formal program highlighted by the keynote addresses
from Hazel Bell Kuzsmaul, 1937 Cosby High Valedictorian, and Roger Butler, 1961
At least five states, plus Tennessee, were represented
with alumni coming from Texas, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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