If you want to learn the fine points about Fly Casting, see Lawrie Covich.
This month, the long-time Steilacoom High School English teacher was honored as the school’s selection as Rotary Teacher of the Month. The award was presented Feb. 24 at the monthly Lakewood Rotary Club luncheon.
Mr. Covich is an outstanding educator, says SHS Principal Jan McCrimmon. Teaching in the district for 24 years, the WSU alumni has influenced hundreds of SHS students through his AP English, 11th grade Honors English, and 11th grade English classes. Production of a memorable Yearbook has long been his specialty.
About those fly fishing lessons: An avid fly fisherman, for many years Mr. Covich has presented a tutorial about the joys of fly casting. Casting sessions usually are held in the school Commons.
Last summer two SHS students were so much taken with learning the sport, that they joined Lawrie at one of his favorite fishing lakes. No word, however, about the outcome of that venture. (He subscribes to the “Catch and Release” school of thought).
— Submitted by Nancy Covert