EATON — Eaton High School hosted its annual Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on Tuesday, April 11. Prior to lunch, entertainment was provided by the high school music department, including the jazz band, seventh and eighth grade choir, and a selection from Seussical the Musical.
The event brought senior citizens living in the Eaton Community School District to the very school they might have graduated from. One woman in attendance who graduated from Eaton Schools 71 years ago.
During Principal Scott Couch’s opening comments, he noted, “It’s a special day for us. It gives our students the opportunity to interact with our community. It brings you into the school to see what we’re doing here.”
Superintendent Dr. Barbara Curry added, “This is one of my favorite days of the whole school year. It’s so fun to sit and watch the reunion that takes place, and the energy. It’s truly like a homecoming, like coming back to our family.”
Dr. Curry told the audience about herself and her relationship to Eaton schools. “I’m just so blessed that my children graduated from Eaton and I’m very excited that my grandchildren are part of our school family too,” she said.
President of Student Council Jacob Hickman got the chance to say a few words to the visiting seniors. “I think this is a really great event for the community, to bring us all together,’ he said. “I see a lot of familiar faces out in the crowd.”
Senior Class President Grace Miller gave the invocation.
Jazz band featured Kaity Benge, Brenna Fogle, Max Lawson, Maddie Staight,and Mackenzie Waxler. Students volunteered to greet and work the event.
The meal was sponsored by local organizations, businesses, and high school clubs, including: Jennifer Cross and her Family and Consumer Science Students, Pam Lohnes and the cafeteria staff, Gina Melling and the National Honor Society, Mr. Sollenberger and the cast members of the Spring Musical, Paul Bingle and Abby Hinson and the Jazz Band, Mrs. Pioske and the choir, Preble County Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, Eaton Hometown Furniture, Eaton Floral, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, and Eaton Place.
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