MAY 9. 1935
Year at Cove C
Sunday night marked the close of
one of the most successful years in
the history of the Cove Creek High
School. The school has enrolled 278
elementary and 237 high school students
this year, totaling 515, and making
an average attendance of 92 per
cent for the entire year.
Of these students, about 250 ride
in on the four buses operated by the
school, some of them coming as far
as IS miles. All the buses in order to
transport the large number of students
have had to make two leads
both morning- and afternoon. One bus
lias been operated over the lower
Cove Creek and Watauga River road
which has been in a very bad condition
for several months. Despite this
the buses have run every day, with
but few tardies and not an accident
so far to their record.
The physical equipment of the
school has been greatly improved du*
ring the year. Principal S. F. Horton
has been instrumental in carrying on
a Work Relief program which has
given employment to an average of
12 men and two women since December.
An appropriation for materials
was secured from the government
which was increased locally. The basement
of the high school building has
been developed with a commodious
reading room, a stack room for library
books, a manual arts workshop
and an enlarged dining room in connection
with the lunch room built last
year under the C. W. A. A tennis
court has been excavated and the dirt
used for raising the front lawn. This
lawn has been sowed in grass and uic
members of the Community Club have
donated shrubs and flowers for its
beautification. The county had a 208foot
well drilled on the school grounds
last fall and the purnp, pressure tank
and pipe lines have been installed by
E. R. A. workers.
100 Fed Daily
The school has averaged feeding
100 students daily since the lunch
room opened in December. The lunch
linderweicht thn nnrtor.npiwilooro^ ""-l
for the children of those parents who
were on the relief roll. Students who
could, brought produce to exchange
for lunch tickets, others paid cash for
their lunch, while those on relief were j
given lunches free. The lunch room!
is equipped with two large pantries,
a Majestic range, oil stoves, kitchen
sink, cabinets, cooking utensils and a
commodious dining room that will
seat 200 children at one time. Miss
Annie Dougherty, home economics
teacher, assisted by Crs. Charles Fletcher
and Mrs. Ralph Bingham, are
-S responsible for the success of the
lunch room project this year.
One new department was added this
xjZ*. year, a course in Typing, shorthand
2g|| and bookkeeping. Under the instruction
of Mi*. Roy Ellison, this departmeni
has made splendid progress. The
, State Department of Vocational Edu-'
cation appropriated $200.00 with
which to purchase typewriters and to
pay tlie salary of the instructor for
teaching those students who were
taking the course as a vocational subject.
This appropriation has been supplemented
with fees sufficient to pay
for the equipment in full.
Agricultural Class Progresses
The class in agriculture under the
instruction of George G. Farthing, has
done an immense amount of good.
The farmers from far around in the
neighborhood have come to look upon
the department as of last mg benefit
because of the large auicunt of
practical work that has been done by
the class in the community, and because
of the farm projects that the
boys are. making arrangements to
carry forward this summer. A feay
ture that deserves special mention
- was the community fair held last fall
and also the series of meetings held
this spring over the entire high school
The coach has made an enviable!
record in athletics. Under the leadership
of Coach C. P. Pyattc the boys'
basket ball team was able to go into
the final game in two of the strongest
tournaments held in this section
of the State, that of Mars Hill and of
Winston-Salem. In both of these, how. |
ever, they lost the final game with a
narrow score. It has been the policy
of the school for every student to play
a certain amount each day, whether
or not he is on the athletic team.
Classes in physical education have
provided volley ball, indoor baseball,,
football and other forms of fun-loving
play. This policy has proven successful
in lessening problems of discipline,
in improving health conditions
and in a higher standard of
Perhaps the most outstanding need
of the school is for additional books
for the library, both elementary and
high school. Our aim for, next year
is to develop this field and also better
equip the laboratory for the teaching
of science. The teachers in the
PlPTYlPnf'nrif OPhAnl rinth/Mit owt. Anf
side aid, have already secured a fairly
adequate supplementary set of
books for each room.
New Plan of Club Work
A new plan of club work and home
room programs has been inaugurated
this year by the principal, Mr. Horton.
Clubs have been inaugurated
which meet on alternate weeks, thus
giving every student an opportunity
of belonging to two clubs. There were
nine different clubs. Home Economics,
Agriculture, Debating, Nature Study,
French, History, Girl Scouts, Leadership,
and Glee Club. Each club was
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supervised by a teacher. The first 30 ^
minutes each morning was given over F
for chapel two mornings a week and S
on the other m jmings this time was a
used in home room activities. This !i
plan has worker very successfully in
j Liidi. it iit?j give i every child an op
j portunity for self-expression within o
his own group. lour periods providj
ing for supervised study have been
used throughout the rest of the day. p
Through skating parties, commun- 12
;ty fair receipts, sale of season tick- b
ets and basket ball game receipts, the tl
gymnasium management has been G
able to pay a 25'.' dividend ar.d the
interest on the indebtedness on the d
gymnasium. It is Imped that this buil- ^
ding can be paid for in full within E
another year. Thus far, the school and B
local community have taken carc of tl
the indebtedness on this building. u
Members of the school faculty are: tl
S. F. Iiorton, principal; Miss Annie __
Dougherty, home economics: G. G.
Farthing, agriculture; Roy Ellison,
English and Biology; Mi's. S. F. Horton,
history and civics; Miss Mildred
Griffin, English; Miss Jennie Love,
i French and English; Miss Juanita
Worthing ton, history and mathematics;
C. D. Pyatte, mathematics and
coach of athletics; Dean Swift, scveulh
grade; Miss Blanche Stokes,
sixth grade; Mrs. Charles Lewis, fifth
grade; Miss Annie Mao Sherwood,
fourth grade; Mis3 Grace Bingham, j
third grade; Mrs. \Y. T. Payne, .second
grade; Mrs. J. C. Mast, first
grade; Mrs. Maude Spainhour, piano
and Mrs. Howard Simpson, art.
The children of the grades presented
an operetta, "Peter Rabbit," on
Friday night, April 19. This program
was well given and was enjoyed by
On Friday morning of last week
the seventh grade graduates of the
entire district met in the auditorium
!of the schfin! and ivprp nrrlr>r? rH -
plomas by Superintendent W. H. Walker.
There were 97 who received diplomas.
A reading and declamation
contest was held in which Ruth Banner
of Cove Creek School and Glenn
Farthing of the Valle Crucis School
won the prizes for first place. Perfect
I attendance certificates for the year
were given the following students: *
First Grade: Leo Mast and Barbara
Second Grade: Gordon Spainhour.
Third Grade: Louise McConnell,
Clara Norris, Gordon Bingham. Sophronia
Banner, John Bingham.
Fourth Grade: Mary Dotson. Mary
Ruth Greene, George Hill, J. V. Miller,
Cap Ward, Fred Ward.
Fifth Grade: Albert Moody. Bennie
Sixth Grade: Maririr Rnirri RUixr I
Harmon. Ruby Bingham, Margaret
McConnell, Bobby Brooks. Rachel
J Seventh Grade: David Graham. Sue
| Mast, Frankie Ward.
| Eighth Grade: Erylene Hartley, Marian
Graham, Chloe I'almcr, Georgia
McConnell, Lewis Farthing, Shetton
Dugger, Gordon Spainhour, Hay Johnson,
Carroll Shook, Hoy Isaacs, A. I'.
Glenn, Conlcy Presnell, Jack Grogan.
Ninth Grade: Roxana Bingham.
I Blanche Fletcher. Beryl Graham, Jamie
Harmon, Maxine Moody, Ersal
Presnell, Brady Campbell. Lenwood
Blair, Lynn Isaacs (7 years).
Tenth Grade: Fred Greene, Durward
Hartley, Russell Oliver, Ruth
Johnson, Olive McGlnnis.
Eleventh Grade: Bob Bingham, Dottie
Glenn, Wheeler Farthing, Paul
Phillips, Ruby Glenn, Elizabeth Johnson.
Reading Circle Certificates
Reading Circle certificates were
also awarded to the following students:
Second Grade: Gordon Graham,
robert Presnell, Fred Walker. Hons- I if si
or Mast. Herbert Tester, Dean Tes- this
or, jimmy Billings, Billy Billings, schc
loyt Edmisten. fact
Third Grade: Everette Tester, Lora
Jreene, Earl Tester. Louise McConiel!.
Gene Reese, Sophronia Banner. BlSI
3 race Banner. Hjyg
Fourth Grade: Howard Cole, Ruth Kj
Greene, Jard Presnell, Margalee Pal- ?g
ner. Junior Williams. J. V. Miller. Bg
Seraldin Bingham, Eugene Smith and g
r'aul Brown. ^
Fifth Grade: Junior Swift, Robert J?
hng'nam, Albert Moodv. ?
Sixth and Seventh Grades: Ruby m
Vtkins, David Graham. Frar.cis Oragg ; g;
Elizabeth Bingham, Harold Mast, j
rrankie Ward, Lillie Presnell, LucfUe
Valker, Smith Walker, Rachel Hen- jj?
ion, Clyde Tester, Margaret McCon- | 5|5
xell. Ruby Bingham, Ernest Lewis, ^
Class Exercises fi|;
On Friday night the Senior Class K
lad full sway for their class oxer- |p
rises. The tneme was ' Attic Memoics"
and was carried out in an ap>ropriate
setting. The stage was dec- | fji.
rated with ferns, Easter lilies, palms rej
l id the class colors, lavender and S|
jold. At the close of this exercise gr
Tommander Wilson Norris of Watau- fej
a Post of the American Legion, precntcd
citations and medals to Miss j&j
Lima Smith and to Wheeler Farthing,
vho hod been elected by popular vote |g
>f fellow students as the best citi-1 ag
.ens of the school. Immediately fol-1 S?
owing this presentation, Principal S. j
Horton awarded diplomas to the j &
ollowing members of the Senior' j||
lass: j i lJ?
Alfred Adams, Margaret Adams, j ?$:
amcS Barlow Marion fe
Singham, Bob Bingham, Loy Brown, ??
Sculah Baird, Wheeler Farthing (Sal- i g|
itatorian), Fuby Glenn, Dottie Glenn, j ! w
J tan ley Harris i Valp(fiR(nrinnj I nuis ! ?5
lartley, John Henson, Jack Henson, j 2
}ean Jennings, Ned Jest.es, Elizabeth j jfi
ohnson, Ruby Johnson. Thomas, Law- ?
ence, Pauline Mast. Ora Mast, Luther ; 9
Tiller, Harold Moody, Nannie Mundy, g|
'aul Phillips, Loy Presncll, Alma 9
Imith, Her.sel Stokes, Sclnia Thorn- , 9
s, Dewey Thomas, Grady Tyree, Doi- ' 9
e Warner and Beatrice Winebarger. m
The classes in Home Economics 9
o?o q fachinn qhnw nt fho hi'mntlinr i H
f this program. B
Saturday night the Senior class *|j
resented its annual play, "Ted J j H
Tops In." This play was perhaps the R
est. ever presented here. Music for j j S3
lis exercise was rendered by Mr. G. ' ga
Far tiling and his orchestra.
The final exercise was given Sun- ! H
ay night at the Benson's Chapel j
iethodist Church when the Rev. E.
>. Butt, pastor of the Church of the I I
foly Cross at Valle Crucis. preached I gp
if- baccalaureate sermon. He urged KH
pon members of the graduating class ' BSB
le importance of character building 895
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