East’s Varsity Track and Field Teams will be sending their strongest team members to two sectional meets this month. On June 17, they’ll be up against ten other schools at Pioneer Central High, and on June 24, they will be competing against eleven teams at Hamburg Central High.
The East’s Varsity Boys’ tennis team has had a successful season so far. Led by Coach Monkarsh, they have worked very hard and put in a lot of time to be where they are today.
Despite this, track has yet to receive any of the renovations that football, soccer and baseball have. Over the past couple years, these other teams have gotten new fields and turf while the track team has yet to receive any comparable renovations.
Despite the setbacks, the girls still have a positive attitude. Co-captain and shortstop Abbie Stellrecht said, “I think everyone’s a lot more grateful just to be on the field since our last season was nonexistent.”
As one of the largest chapters in the state, East proved itself to be a high-performing school yet again, competing in a total of 49 events and sending three candidates running for State Office.
Excitement levels are high all across East. From a survey where 81.4% of participants were involved in the music department, a considerable 92.7% of students and faculty said that they were excited about the expansion.
Different teachers across the school’s various departments have employed an assortment of new strategies to assess if students are genuinely learning, while trying to minimize both cheating and technological hurdles. Students have had to adjust their studying habits while enormously increased screen-time puts their dedication to the test.
Seven seniors responded to a survey to share what they learned about grades, socialization, school clubs, and what’s important. What they said can help us to make our years of high school the best we can make it.
While it enabled some individuals to spend more time with their pets and families at home, it has also stripped many from meeting their family and friends that live elsewhere. This situation has consequently had positive and negative effects depending on an individual’s personality, lifestyle, and their perspective on socializing.
On March 4th, the East Literary Digest met with poet Keith S. Wilson, author of Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, over Zoom to listen to him read and discuss his work.