Monday, June 11, 2012

Covina Union High School 1910 Commencement

It's kind of amazing what we find our files- like this 1910 Commencement program from Covina Union High School. There were fifteen graduates in the Class of 1910, including our own Founder and Patriarch, Irven G. Reynolds. The class flower was the red carnation, the class colors were blue and gold, and the class motto "Esse Quam Videri" is a Latin phrase meaning "To be, rather than to seem," which pretty much sums up the philisophy that Irven G. Reynolds Sr. used to run both his business and his personal life.  

It's worth noting that there were ten teachers and two administrators for a Senior Class of fifteen. All told there were probably about sixty students in the High School. The program is in excellent condition, especially for a document that is one hundred and two years old. We've scanned it for your enjoyment.

Kind of a nice reminder that, even as we enter our ninety-seventh year in business under the same family ownership, we've been part of the fabric of Covina and West Covina for even longer. And we hope to be for many years to come. 

Aerial view of Covina Union High School from the Cardinal yearbook, 1954

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