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!

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!

 

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!

View from Campus Gets a Little More Artistic!

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