Board honors two ‘outstanding’ seniors

By Sam Wildow -

COVINGTON — The Covington Board of Education honored the Outstanding Senior Boy Adam LeFeld and Outstanding Senior Girl Anna Dunn during their meeting Thursday evening.

“These are two of the finest kids I’ve ever worked with,” Superintendent Gene Gooding said.

LeFeld and Dunn are two of Covington’s five valedictorians.

LeFeld is the son of Steve and Michelle Lefeld. He will be attending the Ohio State University with a major in history with aspirations to become a lawyer. In high school, LeFeld’s activities included National Honor Society, student council, class officer, library aide, peer tutor, Key Club, football, basketball, and track.

Dunn is the daughter of Steve and Kim Dunn. She will be attending Wright State University with a major in marketing. During high school, Dunn was a member of National Honor Society, student council, class officers, Spanish Club, Art Club, Key Club, Drama Club and cast, yearbook staff, the cross-country team and the track team.

“They’re two of our best and brightest,” Gooding said. “I know you’re leaving, but you’re welcome back anytime.”

Also during their meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Rick Fry as Covington Elementary School principal. Fry spent six years with Covington and 41 years in education. The board also accepted the resignation of Matt Pond as associate srincipal and transportation director as well as the resignation of Covington High School teacher Biffy Nutter, who taught for nine years at Covington schools.

The board later approved an administrative assistant contract for Roger Craft, on an as-needed basis, at a daily rate of $240, effective Aug. 1.

The board then approved Ashley Johnson as district athletic director at her current daily rate, not to exceed 10 days, effective June 1 through July 31.

The board also approved participation with ACE Digital Academy, an internet-based educational delivery system that provides alternative education options for credit deficiencies, alternative programs, students being schooled at home, summer school programs, and so on.

Gooding also gave updates on an ongoing project and a possible repair project. Gooding is working on getting a quote from Piqua Lumber for the storage building. A survey will also be done at the new school site at a location where there might be a potential drainage issue.

The board ended their meeting by going into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel.

Board President Dean Pond and board member Mark Miller were absent from Thursday evening’s meeting.

By Sam Wildow

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336