Dottey Cottey goes back to 1940 when Doris Kingsbury Gayzagian, Class of 1942, created the character to illustrate a typical Cottey student in the student newspaper. From that time onward Dottey took on a life of her own, appearing in publications, calendars, note cards. She was incarnated into a doll, and her likeness even appeared on lapel pins. Today seniors dress up as Dottey to emulate their version of the old-fashioned Cottey ideal.
Emanon is a nightclub-style senior class fund-raiser complete with skits, spoofs of campus happenings, and songs. One thing’s for sure…you are bound to laugh.
Come evening, don’t be surprised to hear a group of seniors break out into song in front of a group of freshmen, or to see freshmen singing to seniors. Serenades are a loved tradition at Cottey and can either bring you to tears or make you burst out laughing, either way you’ll love the experience.
This is where freshmen are let into some of the senior class’ secrets. They get to hear the senior songs for the first time, learn more about the senior class mascot (the aforementioned duck) and get a look at those duck jackets.