East Celebrates Community One Year After Tragedy

One year ago today, a drive-by shooting on the edge of the East High School campus left one former student dead and two students injured. In the days and weeks that followed, Scarlet Strong became words that people in the community and across the state rallied around to show their support and care for the students and staff at East High.

Some of the Scarlet Strong Week events underway include:
Yesterday more than 130 students were honored with Scarlet Strong awards “in recognition of their dedication to East High School and passion for living their life ‘for the service of humanity.’”
Tonight, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, the school will host an Eastside Community Night with events including a community art project, SEL and mental health session, and community resource fair, and an orchestra concert.
Tomorrow, 8th graders from Hiatt and Hoyt middle schools will join the East High School choir in concert.
On Thursday, students and staff will participate in a day of service with activities ranging from making bags for the food pantry to cleaning and beautifying the campus.
The week will conclude with a student-staff basketball game and recognition of the school’s Unified Champions basketball team.