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By Ruth Lauritzen
Green River Historic Preservation Commission 

From Katana to Covey at Monroe Intermediate


New principal at Monroe Intermediate School, Anne Marie Covey, recently took charge of a renovated building with a history that is close to her heart. The school originally opened in September of 1963 under the administration of Tony Katana, who happens to be Covey’s grandfather. Katana, who passed away in 2013, was a well-respected educator and administrator who spent 20 years as principal at Monroe.

Covey is proud to carry on the heritage of her grandfather who, she says, was, “a humble man, but a great man who had a huge impact on his teachers and his students. He admired the profe...

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