The entire East Meck community is celebrating our beloved Principal, Rick Parker. His enthusiasm for his Eagles is contagious! He was recently honored as being the Principal of the Year for the entire Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. We are so lucky to have his leadership here at East! Read more about his accolades in this Charlotte Observer article HERE.
Members of the Class of ’87 have been diligently planning their 30th Reunion for the past year. Eagles will flock to Raintree Country Club on September 16th for the event 30 years in the making! Tickets can be purchased using their website: http://www.eastmeckhighclassof87.com/
If you’re not a member of ’87 but have friends who are, you are also welcome to join in the celebration! Buy your ticket and come on over! Looking forward to seeing you all there!
East Meck Class of 2017 is gearing up for their Graduation on June 10th at 4:00 p.m. We are looking forward to welcoming this newest crew of alum to the amazing Eagle Legacy. Go Eagles!
Keep us informed about where you fly!
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, alumni, friends, teachers, staff and families came together to honor the best of the best at East Meck High School. Four alumni were inducted to the Wall of Fame: Ed Chesnutt ’58, Libby Whitescarver Privette ’59, Joan Nesbit Mabe ’80 and “NoLimit” Larry Mims ’95. Our newest inductees were introduced by Richard Vinroot ’59, Rachel Harkey Helms ’59, Larry McAfee and David Davis respectively.
The Foundation’s newest endeavor was then announced: the All Star Eagle Educator Hall of Honor. At that time, 3 educators were recognized for their dedication and commitment to the East Meck High School Community. Mr. D.K. Pittman was remembered for being our first Principal and leading East for 23 years. Mr. Gene Morgan received a standing ovation for his 49 years as Teacher, Assistant Principal and Volunteer at East Meck. The crowd was then brought to its feet again as Mr. Larry McAfee, Teacher and Coach, was acknowledged for dedicating his career to East Meck students.
The program closed out with remarks from Jerry Helms ’59 who encouraged some friendly fundraising competition between the decades, explaining that the Foundation set up 6 separate funds, one for each decade of East Meck graduates. He then led the entire Auditorium in a beautiful rendition of our Alma Mater.
After the program, all attendees headed to the cafeteria where a delicious meal was waiting for them. Dinner was prepared and served by the award winning Culinary Arts Department. While enjoying their meal, alumni and friends filled out pledge cards and made donations to the Foundation to help the continued support of East Meck Teachers.
The Class of ’97 will convene during Homecoming Weekend, October 6-8, for its 20th Reunion. For the most up to date conversation, join their facebook group East Meck H.S. 1997 Alumni. The group is planning to attend the home football game versus Garinger on Friday evening. A Saturday evening event is also in the works. We look forward to welcoming our Class of ’97 Eagles back to the nest!
On Tuesday, January 17th, the Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA) broke ground on a new art installation going in right across the street from East Meck. Art@thePoint will give community members an opportunity to participate and make their mark on the significant interactive sculpture that is slated to be completed in late summer. More information can be found on the project by visiting the MoRA website.
Here at East, we are excited about the possibilities that come with this new sculpture right across the street. It will be a wonderful space for alumni events and provide a cool back drop for Reunion Class pictures! We are very excited to be a school with a view!
Principal Rick Parker and other key stakeholders break ground for Art@thePoint.
Rendering of Art@thePoint
The Classes of ’52 & ’53 are planning to get together this summer. Their Reunion is scheduled for June 23rd and 24th. Alumni from those classes can get more information by contacting Graham Wilson ’52 at 704.483.6489 or Billie Biggers ’53 at 803.831.1917. Let’s hear it for our amazing Eagles who attended East Meck when it first opened in 1950!!!
East Meck Class of ’87 will celebrate its 30th Reunion the weekend of September 15-16. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by visiting their website: Class of ’87 Reunion. In addition to purchasing tickets for the Reunion, you can also find information regarding where to stay if you’re coming from out of town. We look forward to seeing our 1987 Alumni and hope you’ll support the Foundation in honor of your 30th. Please DONATE now! List “Class of ’87 Reunion” in the payment notes. Thanks, Eagles!!!
In March of 2016, East Meck students performed the first musical in the auditorium in 25 years. Choral teacher, Kathryn Heinen, and drama teachers, Bernadette MacLeod, asked the Foundation for help purchasing the rights to the show Footloose. Students welcomed this new opportunity with open arms and everyone who attended the performances left with a bounce in their step and a smile on their face. The Foundation is honored to have helped get the program off the ground and we’re looking forward to seeing the 2017 production of The Wiz. East Meck has some truly talented kids and luckily we have amazing teachers who are dedicated to helping these students grow!