You’re Invited!

On Friday evening, October 6th, East Mecklenburg High School will welcome Alumni, Students, Staff, Parents, Neighbors and Friends on to campus for 2017 Homecoming.  The Varsity Eagles Football team will take on Garinger with a 7 p.m. kickoff.  Come on out an enjoy a fun evening filled with football, fans, concessions, the Homecoming Court, the Pep Band and LOTS of BLUE & GOLD!

If you’re an Alumnus of East Meck, please be sure to stop by the Alumni Welcome table and check in!  We look forward to seeing our stand filled with Eagles from every generation!  GO! FIGHT! WIN!

Golf Tournament Rescheduled for Nov. 6th

We were all set for the 9th Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for September 11th when Hurricane Irma decided to rain on our East Meck tradition!  No worries–we’ll just get together on November 6th at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation and celebrate then!  The Tournament operate on the same schedule, just a new date.  We are looking forward to having everyone out that day.  We are still taking on new sponsors and adding foursomes and individual golfers.  Please contact Robin at robin@emhsf.org to participate in the Tournament!

We are also selling entries to our 50/50 Raffle.  The winner will be selected at the conclusion of the Tournament on November 6th and will split the total pot with the Foundation.  Entries are $100.  You don’t need to be present to win!  To purchase your entry please visit: http://emhsf.org/fundraisers/golfpay/

 

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!

2017 Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 11 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation. All proceeds from this fantastic Eagle Tradition go to the East Mecklenburg High School Foundation and support the teachers and academic programs at East Meck.  To sponsor the event or register to golf, please fill out the form below.

 

2017 Golf Registration & Sponsorship

 

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 ’67 Reunion

The Class of ’67 is planning its 50th Reunion!

October 14, 2017 @ the Marriot SouthPark

Please contact Lynn Thompson Broadway at lynntbroadway@yahoo.com for more information.

 

JROTC Serves the Community and Greater Good

East Meck’s JROTC program is one of our most active programs on campus.  Over the winter, they’ve visited Greenway Park Elementary with Junior Achievement, sponsored a campus blood drive through the Red Cross and cleaned up Monroe Road through Adopt-a-Highway.  This group of dedicated and disciplined students, along with their fantastic teachers:  Major Cox, Sergeant Waller and Chief Knowlton, are an integral part of our East Meck High School community and always ready to lend a helping hand.  Thanks, Eagles!!!!

Annual Fund Campaign

Spring is upon us and the Foundation has once again launched its Annual Fund Campaign.  Funds raised during the campaign support programs such as the All Star Teacher Initiative, the award winning Culinary Arts department, the Academy of Engineering, the International Baccalaureate magnet school and the Eagle Flight program for at-risk freshmen.  The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the teachers of East Meck–please help us today!