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R.L. Cousins alumni celebrate 45th reunion
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The R.L. Cousins class of 1965 celebrated their 45th reunion with activities from Sept. 17-19.

Class members assembled at the home of Willie H. and Bertha Johnson for food, fun, fellowship, dancing and memories on Friday night.

Saturday night was a banquet in honor of all members of the class. The ceremony was emceed by Ms. Janet Goodman and Mr. Roger Smith. Special recognition was given to all former teachers, administrators and their spouses who were in attendance. The late Mr. Charlie Tinsley was recognized as the adviser of the class. The late Mr. R. L. Stewart was recognized as the principal.

Johnny Johnson, captain of the 1965 Wolverines basketball team, made a special presentation of a team picture, honoring the members of the team and their coach Jimmy Wright. Mr. Johnson also donated a banner to be hung in the newly renovated R. L. Cousins gymnasium commemorating the accomplishments of the 1965 team. The team never received proper recognition for winning second place in the state. The accomplishment was not in the local newspaper. This lack of recognition was confusing to residents of the Covington community. This lack can be attributed to the mentality of individuals at that time. An encased basketball will also be placed in the trophy case.

The weekend culminated with the class attending morning service at A.M.E. Church Sunday and sharing dinner together at a local restaurant.

The next reunion will be held in 5 years.