The back of the photo says Souvenir de la IV classe 1927-1928, Varna .
Fanny is the eager-looking girl with the pink collar.
My father had to leave school at twelve and go to work to help his mother. Their younger brother, Victor, the only of the three still alive and well, with a very good memory, was the only child who got a degree.
To know more about the bilingual school system in Bulgaria, you’ll have to read French
The names read Moggov Kosta , Kovalev Georgi , Samatumov M., Kovo (for Covo) Victor
got a Bulgarian diploma when he graduated summa cum laude from the local Commercial High School of Burgas.
His year was an exceptional one apparently as four students were not required to take the final examinations from having scored a straight 1 (= A) all along their secondary studies. They even got an article in the local press including their photos showing them in their school uniforms with their school caps on