Class of ’87 preps for 30th

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!

Class of 2017 Gears up for Grad

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!

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Decade Challenge: What Decade Has the Most Eagle Spirit?

 

During the Wall of Fame Dinner on April 25th, the Foundation launched its Decade Challenge.  Jerry Helms ’59 laid out the basics at the event.  Each decade of graduates will combine efforts to jointly make contributions to the East Mecklenburg High School Foundation.  On the evening of the event, jars for each decade were set out and subsequently filled with checks.

If you would like to contribute to your decade’s effort, please click the donate button and find your decade’s fund.  If you prefer to send a check, please write your class year in the memo line and send it to:

East Mecklenburg High School Foundation

6800 Monroe Road

Charlotte, NC 28212

After the event the 2000’s were in the lead, followed closely by the 80s.  The Challenge will continue throughout the month of May, so get your gift in soon to make it count.  Spread the word to to your classmates so your decade can have the Ultimate Eagle Bragging Rights!!!

Go Eagles!!!

 

Foundation Honors Alumni and Educators

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.

Class of ’97 sets Reunion Date

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!

Class of ’52 & ’53 Plan Summer Reunion

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!!!

 

Class of ’87 gears up for 30th Reunion

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!!!