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Covington School Class of 1925 when in 5th or 6th grade

This is a picture of the same class of 1925 Covington graduates when they 
were younger. I think my Aunt Celia Knowlton  is the one with the braids. 
They look like 5th or 6th grade.  I think it is a cute picture. 
Carole Knowlton 

School: Covington School
Township: Tioga County
Class of 1925 when younger
Year: 1920s
Photo Submitted by: Carol Knowlton & Diana Pequinot
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Covington School 1957 Photo

Teacher: Eunice Kane 
Eunice Kane also taught at Charleston School 2nd grade in 1939-1940. Barbara Gee was one of her students at the Charleston school, Barbs son Steve is in the Covington school picture. Eunice was his kindergarden teacher. 

Front row Left to right: Unknown, Gary Vandruff, Gene Freeman, Bill 
Hilfiger, Steve Gee, David Parsons, unknown. 

Second row: Romain Pequignot, Gary Gardner, Diane Arlidge, Steve 
Brueilly,unknown, Matt Weiskoff,  Cowan, Katie Erway. 

Third Row: Patrica Wood, Linda Giamiehael, unknown, Diane Berguson, Marilyn Mitchell, Elaine Smith, Velma Wheeler, Sandy Davis. 

                                                 Diana Pequignot

Covington School Bus 1937/38 
Claude Coons driver. 
Photo sent in by Esther MAYS Harer
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The handwriting on the labels identify these as Bates photos
Wellsboro Gazette,  August 1, 2007
Class of 1957 Alumni, The Last to Graduate from Covington High School 50 years ago, were among the 118 people who attended the 93rd Covington Alumni Banquet. Shown are: [front row, from left]: Beverly Munson Cummings of Pultney, NY, Wilma Erway Dawson of Mansfield, Dorothy Wilson Chamberlain of Lawrenceville, and Ellen Coons LeBlanc of Covington; [second row, from left]: Jean Bower Odgen of Blossburg, Pauline [Polly] Richards Wood of Jamestown, NY, Raymond Kendrick and Paul Bogaczyk both of Blossburg; [back row, from left]: Patricia Wilson Kaminski of Blossburg and Ed Marvin of San Antonio, Texas. Marvin was also honored for having traveled the furthest distance to attend the alumni gathering.

Wellsboro Gazette,  August 1, 2007
118 attend 93rd annual Covington Alumni Banquet; 2008 coming up
By Diane Eaton
A total of 118 people attended the 93rd annual Covington Alumni Banquet, held on Saturday, May 26 [2007], at 6:30 p.m. at the Covington Community Center, the former Covington High School. Harland’s Family Style Catering of Wellsboro catered the banquet. An alumni variety show, coordinated by Mary Starks Pritchett, Class of 1967, was held. Those attending sang “America,” “God Bless America,” and the school’s “Alma Mater.” Traveling the furthest to attend the banquet was Betty Haverly Crowe of Newport News, Virginia, Class of 1940, and Ed Marvin of San Antonio, Texas, Class of 1957.

The 93rd annual event was billed as the last Covington Alumni Banquet that would ever be held due to lack of interest. During the business meeting, held that night with outgoing president Martha Bastian presiding, those attending decided to continue the banquet. Many volunteered to help Alumni officers for 2004 through 2007 included: President Martha Bogaczyk Bastian, Class of 1949; Vice President Sandy Higgins, Class of 1967; Secretary Janet Higgins Zimmer, Class of 1959, and Treasurer, Marcile Smith Cleveland, Class of 1949. Newly elected officers for the 2008 banquet include: President, Johnny Berguson, Class of 1967; Vice President, Gerry Wilson, Class of 1961 and Secretary-Treasurer, June Teague and Susan Lisowski Strassburg, both of the Class of 1964.

Covington High School was closed in 1957 and the elementary school in 1977. Students were then bused to North Penn High School in Blossburg, which was part of the Southern Tioga School District. The last Covington High School Principal was Glen Whittaker who died earlier this year, at the age of 96.

The oldest living Covington High School alumnus is Claude Coons, Class of 1928, who resides at Country Terrace in Charleston Township. Class of 1935 living members include: Harriet Higgins of Covington, who attended the 2007 banquet, and Miriam Fessler Marvin who lives at Country Terrace. Class of 1937 members include Betty Sumner of Covington and Bob Hall of Downey, California.

This was the 50th year celebration for the Class of 1957; the last class to graduate from Covington High School. This class included 15 students, eight girls and seven boys. Ten of those graduates attended the May 26th banquet, including: Dorothy Wilson Chamberlain of Lawrenceville, Polly Richards Wood of Jamestown, NY, Ellen Coons LeBlanc of Covington, Jean Bower Ogden, Patricia Wilson Kaminski, Paul Bogaczyk and Ray Kendrick, all of Blossburg, Wilma Erway Dawson of Mansfield, Beverly Munson Cummings of Prattsburg, NY and Edward Marvin of San Antonio, Texas.

Those attending the 2007 banquet from each of the other anniversary classes were: Class of 1937 - no one and Class of 1947 - Bonnie Casselbury of Blossburg, Pete Cleveland, Charles Fessler and Lewis Hilfiger, all of Covington.

Others attending included: Honorary - Fran Bogaczyk of Mansfield, James Bogaczyk of Blossburg; Class of 1935 - Harriet Higgins of Covington; Class of 1938 - Winona Messer of Covington; Class of 1940 - Beulah Carson Palmer of Mansfield, Betty Haverly Crowe of Newport News, Va., Seany Hane Starks of Covington; Class of 1941 - Raymond Watkins of Covington; Class of 1942 - Marian Ames of Covington; Class of 1943 - Kathryn Holton of Mansfield; Class of 1945 - Adrian Fay of Tioga, Leonard Gee, Grover Cleveland, Marian Watkins, all of Covington; Class of 1946 - Ruth Phillips Tuttle of Bellview, Fla., Dorothy Michaels of Blossburg; Class of 1948 - Joyce Garrison of Wellsboro; Class of 1949 - Virginia Case of Mansfield, Martha Bastian of Blossburg, Marcile Cleveland of Covington, Joyce Park of Waverly, NY; Class of 1950 - Pauline Harding of Covington, Norma Kilmer of Athens; Class of 1951 - Leona Mesuch, Tom Bogaczyk, both of Blossburg, Dorothy Mae Koviak of Pine City, NY, Joe Connelly of Lindley, NY; Class of 1952 - Mary Etta Luke, Joan Antes, both of Mansfield; Class of 1953 - Erma Stanley of Blossburg, George Copp of Covington; Class of 1954 - Mary Jane Ehlich of Covington; Class of 1955 - Janet Zimmer of Covington; Class of 1956 - Bernita Tipple of Blossburg, Donald Wickman of Morris Run, Marcia Greer of Covington; Class of 1958 - Pete Greer, Ivan Erway, both of Mansfield, Danny Watkins of Covington, Bill Messner of Arkport, NY, Howard Wilson of Wyalusing; Class of 1959 - Foster Marvin, Reed Zimmer, both of Covington, Tom Watkins of Blossburg, Donna Johnson of Sayre, Howard and Lois Crary of New Castle; Class of 1960 - June Higgins, Joann Wemesfelder, both of Covington; Class of 1961 - Richard Marvin, Gerald Wilson, George Hilfiger, all of Covington; Class of 1962 - George ‘Bud’ Brooks, Robert Bower and Ginny Ogden, all of Covington; Class of 1964 - Susan Strassburg of Covington and June Teague and Patty Jones Hutcheson, both of Mansfield; Class of 1965 - James Weiskopff of Mansfield, Juanita Cron of Sayre, Esther Harer of Covington; Class of 1967 - Joanne Marvin of Covington, Mary Starks Pritchett of Bath, near Allentown; Class of 1973 - Janet Adams McNeal of York.

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