Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ella Pearl Cofield, Blue Mountain College

Pearl Cofield graduated from Tremont High School in April, 1926. While in high school, Pearl was an average student as evidenced by her report card, and not surprisingly, given her love of plants and gardens, Pearl's best subject was botany. The report card was signed by her teacher Mr. W. C. Friday and her guardian E. A. Harbor. Upon graduation, Pearl attended Blue Mountain College where she earned a teacher's certificate in 1928. Mississippi then issued her a license which was valid for a period of three years, and Pearl taught school when she returned to Itawamba County. After the three-year period was up, additional coursework was necessary to renew the license. By that time Pearl was married and the country was in a depression. For whatever reasons, Pearl did not complete the additional courses and thus never taught school again.

The photos of Pearl were taken while she was a student at Blue Mountain College, a small college for women located in north Mississippi. The college was founded in 1873 and became affiliated with the Baptist Convention in 1920.


rebekah said...

Now there is you some flapper fashion for sure!

Don Dulaney said...