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Cosby Celebration: Hundreds attend Cosby Academy's Centennial


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 CHS Valedictorian.

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.

Also, see videos of the event at the Newport Plain Talk's new YouTube page: ;

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