On Thursday, October 13th, Eastern alumni came out strong to support their alma mater in the football game against Wilson. Alumni spanning over 50 years cheered on the Ramblers including alumni cheerleaders who were so lively, they were hard to tell apart from the class of 2015 cheerleading team who made their first home game debut. Eastern’s Blue and White Marching Machine performance was a much-anticipated affair with the band, drum line, flag team and band dancers providing great entertainment and another great reminder of why Eastern is the Pride of Capitol Hill.
On Friday, October 14th, The Eastern High School Alumni Association of DC (EHSAA) inducted officers for the first time in over 40 years. There were over 100 people in attendance to initiate or renew their commitment to serving the current students and alumni of Eastern. After a meet and greet session, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells joined Principal Skerritt and Winifred Jackson ’61 to give welcoming greetings, followed by an alumni class year roll call and then the formal induction of officers. Many alumni stayed after the ceremony to chat or get a tour of Eastern’s recently renovated facility including the debut of the Hall of Fame Room where they found newspaper articles, trophies, and other lore from the Eastern of yesteryear.
Congratulations to the newly inducted EHSAA Executive Officers:
President- James Preston, Sr., ‘65
Vice President- Tamika Tillman, ‘93
Assistant VP for Alumni Communications- Tamikka Scott, ‘91
Assistant VP for Alumni Activities & Fundraising- Carolyn Robinson, ‘66
Secretary- Tenia Pritchard, ‘93
Treasurer – Cynthia Howell, ‘78
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