Eyrie Returns

Many Alums fondly recall the Eyrie Literary Magazine at East Meck. Students have begun work on reviving the long-defunct publication.  Students will have a creative outlet for the first time in many years, allowing them to share their poems, short stories, short fiction, essays, reviews, photos and art within this publication. This will encourage and support the work of English teaching, especially creative writing. They work after school and a small group meets newspaper class. The goal is to establish a strong literary magazine publishing each spring reflecting the artistic work of students, which then becomes an official elective class each year.

The students working on the Eyrie gain skills in writing, editing, publishing, judging entries, creating graphics, doing layouts with programs like InDesign and developing designs.  Ideally, this project will become a permanent elective in the school under the English department.

The Eyrie will contain student works of:

-Poetry
-Fiction
-Screenplays
-Non-fiction
-Memoirs
-Paintings
-Drawings
-Digital art
-Photographs

The Foundation is proud to provide the seed money for this endeavor and we are extremely grateful for the enthusiasm and hard work of teacher, Bill Allen.

East Meck Culinary Brings Home Gold!

 

East Mecklenburg High School students, Blair Riggsbee ‘17 and Jensine Crowder ‘19, competed at the Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Culinary Competition, February 10, 2017 at Johnson and Wales University.  The team scored a perfect 100 and brought home the Gold to East Meck.  Their stellar performance preparing a Spinach and Arugula Salad with Almond Coated Goat Cheese and Vinaigrette, Herbed Apple Glazed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Butternut Squash with Brown Butter not only landed them a perfect score, but earned both girls scholarships to Johnson and Wales University.

Riggsbee and Crowder, along with their Culinary Arts teacher, Dale Richardson, will represent East Meck at the National Competition in Nashville, TN scheduled for July 2-6.  This with be the first time either girl has visited Nashville.   They are excited to travel, compete and represent East Meck.

The Foundation is proud to support the Culinary Arts Department.  It’s an honor to provide funding for such a successful program!