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Harvest Queens - 90th Anniversary of Coronation!

posted by John Pearson   [ updated ]

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of East Alton-Wood River High School’s Coronation of the Harvest Queen.  In recognition of this milestone, we are inviting all former Harvest Queens to participate in this year’s Coronation, which will be held September 30th at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Gymnasium. All former Harvest Queens are asked to arrive at the Gym by 7:00 that evening. 

We will introduce all former queens at the beginning of the ceremony and you will be seated in a special, reserved section on the floor.  

Please RSVP to Allison Beachum at

AT&T Internet Offer!

posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:05 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 11:29 AM ]

Families who receive SNAP assistance can apply with a brand-new program from AT&T to get low-cost ($10 per month) Internet access in their homes. This is not to be confused with EAWR's Sprint WiFi router program (see information elsewhere on the Home Page. Please see the attached flyer for details. Or, click here ...

Honor Rolls for 2nd Semester Now Posted!

posted Jun 13, 2017, 12:12 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 12:17 PM ]

Below are the High Honor and Honor Rolls for the 2nd Semester at EAWR High School:





Brenden Allen, Joel Biesk, Jesse Brewer, Caroline Campbell, Abigail Cathey, Ashlyn Cole, Kaylee Dailey, Desiree Ferrari,

Kirstin Forgy, Brian Fudurich, Tyler Hayes, Ryleigh Hinkle, Steven Hornbeck, Hunter Jones, Victoria Kallal, Jacob Kerpan, Brianna Lewis, Calli Martin, Jordan Mellenthin, Allison Mitchell, Marrisa Morrison, Mackenzie Munn, Timothy Oseland, Griffin Parko, Ian Patton, Lauren Robinson, Rachel Rodriguez, Devin Rudd, Emilee Sabatino, Jordan Schmidgall, Haley Shewmake, Danielle Shimchick, Amanda Smay, Emily Smith, Raechel Springman, Brayden Stone, Alyssa Troxtell, Jacob Vassos, Alyssa Volk, Hannah Walker, Heather Watson-Thomason, Lauren Wayman, Jordan White, Brianna Yenne, Kaleigh Young , Joseph Ziegler




Joseph Barnerd, Courtney Bazzell, Xavier Collman, Zachary Davis, Anthony Ellison, Justin Englar, Thomas Forrester, Wyatt Fry, Delaney Gibbons, Jennifer Hallstead, Austin Hammond, Nicholas Hayes, Zachary Kincade, Ashley Knight, Tristan Lawson, Sebastian Ledesma, Jacob Martin, Tyler McLain, Jessica Moore, Morgan Moxey, Blake Neiworth, Rebekah Null, Caitlyn Olinghouse, Dalton Pryor, Alison Rush, Lora Ruyle, Adrianna Stangle, Rachel Staten, Blake Unterbrink, Chase Wallendorff, Zachary Wells, Morgan Wiegand, Emily Wilder, Zaide Wilson, Jason Womack,

Zachary Womack, Brittany Yenne, Peyton Young



Lindsey Bailey, Gage Booten, Katelyn Booten, Austin Compton, Adam Copeland, Devin Curtis, Trenton Darr, Makayla Dolbee, Krizza Domingo, Ethan Fillop, Alli Franklin, Kaitlin Goodbrake, Fiona Hamiti, Allison Hill, Damian Holbrook Blair, Janie Hughes, Alyssa Kissee, Jared Liley, Alissa Little, Alyssa Malley, Hailey Marshall, Shawn McKee, Jacob Mellenthin, Nicholas Munn, Gage Nalley, Annelise Neathery, Carrie Price, Jacob Sarich, Dominic Scroggins, Autumn Shoppell, Sydney Slayden, Phillip Tierney, Maegan Wallendorff, Chance Walter, Ryne White, Gavin Whiteside, Colin Wilken, Jordan Yenne




Jillian Barber, Kate Baskin, Alexander Cox, Macy Flanigan, Summer Fulkerson, Breanna Gernon, Hannah Gibson, Jordyn Gibson, Alexa Kincade, Trent Klabough, Kameron Kueck, Nicole Lane, Reghan Levinson, Seth Lile, Eryn McLain, Kendall Moore, Taylor Norman, Leigh Nottke, Taylor Parmentier, Hailey Peck, Michael Peterson, Justin Pfister, Andrew Raymond, Joshua Rector, Ashley Reed, Aubrey Robinson, Isabella Romero, Morgan Ruden, Alice Slattery, Cody Smith, Jacquelin Stephen, Kathleen Tierney, Lacey Tretter, Madisyn Tucker, Brittany Wall, Ethan Walter, Jacob Wells, Damien Wiseman





Cailee Brown, Cameron Brown, Zane Butkovich, Austin Carlisle, Blyghn Carter, Sierra Henry, Ashley Johnson, Hanna Lamere, Susan Phinney, Clayton Robbins, James Roustio, Ashli Shewmaker, Andrew Sobol, Brenden Springman, Andrew Tankersley, Jonathon Wright




Chenoa Akins, Adelynn Bentley, Austin Breckle, Shania Butler-Williams, Alexus Clark, Ciara Evans, Kylee Gust, Hunter Hall, Cody Jones, Kevin Kearby, Carl Klabough, Paul Magurany IV, Emily Morse, Rebecca Nottke, Katherine Pyle, Darin Redden, Alexis Reinke, Jason Shea, Matthew Shea, Kathlyn Sutter




Gabriel Briagas, Bethany Clark, Caitlin LeMond, William Malone, Hunter Morales, Kristen O’Dell, Katelyn Powers, Tony Rangel III, Hope Springer, Noah Strebler, Elizabeth Summers, Lucas Vogt-Edwards, Madyson Voudrie




Alexis Akins-Meyers, Alexander Arnold, Breanna Belfield, Caleb Bogus, Kayla Brantley, Dezarae Crotts, Alexander Dilks, Nicolas Ellis, Gavin Fillop, William Glass, Holly Goble, Aubrie Johnson, Jenna Lang, Torrie Lenon-Starner, Ethan Moore, Kalieb Runyan, Caiyla Ryan, Samantha Shimchick, Joseph Vassos, DaeShawn Warren, Kayla Wiegand

Memorial Gym - Graduation

posted May 16, 2017, 10:35 AM by John Pearson

Due to the forecasts calling for a 20% chance of scattered showers or storms tomorrow (Wed., May 17th) and the huge logistical issues in setting up on the football field, only to possibly tear it all down and move it indoors to the Gym if a storm cropped up, we will hold Graduation Practice (9:00 a.m.) and Graduation (8:00 p.m.) - both in Memorial Gym.

Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. Seating is not reserved and no admission tickets are required. Some space will be made available on the floor for handicapped seating. An district employee will be glad to assist those who need special seating. Be advised that the Gym is not air conditioned.

We thank you for your patience in this ....


Senior Recognition Assembly

posted May 12, 2017, 10:45 AM by John Pearson

On Wed., May 10th, the Class of 2017 was recognized in front of the annual all-school Recognition Assembly, held in Memorial Gym. 

Many seniors were recognized as recipients of awards and college scholarships. Here are the award winners: 

Big Sisters Scholarship: Mackenize Munn and Lauren Robinson
Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete: Carly Campbell
U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award: Drew Sobol and Carly Campbell
East Alton Rotary Scholarship: Ashley Johnson and Mikayla Freeman
Merle Bassett Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Wayman
Shelter Insurance Scholarship: Lauren Robinson
Pump House Scholarship: Victoria Kallal and Joe Ziegler
Student Council Scholarship: Mackenzie Munn
Masonic Scholarship: Emilee Sabatino
Meghan Hickerson Christian Teen Leader Scholarship: Mackenzie Munn
East Alton American Legion Scholarship: Hannah Lamere and Brenden Allen
Shirley Thatcher Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Robinson
Midwest Credit Union Scholarship: Lauren Robinson
Midwest Credit Union "Oiler of the Month Scholarship: Brenden Allen
Marines All-American Award: Zach Kincade (Junior)
Senior Art Purchase Award: Cameron Brown
Scott King Memorial Scholarship: Raechel Springman
Toni Fry-Hilgert Memorial Scholarship: Marrisa Morrison
Wood River Lions Scholarship: Abigail Cathey
Wood River Rotary Scholarship: Raechel Springman and Brenden Allen
EAWR Educators Scholarship: Mackenzie Munn, Lauren Wayman, and Lauren Robinson
Orville & Kathleen Brunjes Scholarship: Marrisa Morrison
Wood River American Legion Howard Oetting Memorial Scholarship: Brenden Allen
DAR Award: Marrisa Morrison
SAR Award: Brenden Allen
Illinois State Scholars: Marrisa Morrison and Raechel Springman
Presidential Academic Award: Raechel Springman, Rachel Rodriguez, and Zach Hudson

Those entering into the military after graduation are: Brian Fudurich and Jake Roustio (Army National Guard) and Christian Hunter (U.S. Army - Active Duty)

The Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Marrisa Morrison, was introduced to the audience.

Mrs. Robinson recognized our two retiring faculty members: Susan Ledford (English) and David Sobol (Industrial Arts)

Also recognized were the Distinguished Graduates: Brenden Allen, Joel Biesk, Jesse Brewer, Caroline Campbell, Abigail Cathey, Kaylee Dailey, Brian Fudurich, Carissa Gilreath, Tyler Hayes, Sierra Henry, Hunter Jones, Hanna Lamere, Brianna Lewis, Katelyn Lindquist, Allison Mitchell, Marrisa Morrison, Mackenzie Munn, Timothy Oseland, Lauren Robinson, Rachel Rodriguez, Emilee Sabatino, Jordan Schmidgall, Haley Shewmake, Allison Shook, Amanda Smay, Emily Smith, Andrew Sobol, Raechel Springman, Brayden Stone, Jacob Vassos, Alyssa Volk, Lauren Wayman, Kaleigh Young, Joseph Ziegler.

Finally, the Class of 2017 selected two teachers to be the Senior Faculty Award winners. These two teachers will read the names of the graduates during Commencement on May 17th: Sarah Jones (Science) and Kelly Gardner (English).

RBGA Young Adults Committee Recognition

posted May 11, 2017, 9:38 AM by John Pearson

EAWR senior, Haley Shewmake, and junior, Nic Hayes, were recognized at the Center in downtown Alton this morning for their work with the YAC in engaging in community service for their chosen charity: the Salvation Army. 

The Riverbend Growth Association sponsors the Young Adults Committee, which is composed of two students each from Alton, CM, EAWR, Marquette, and Roxana High Schools and provides them meeting time and space to work with some designated non-profit groups in the area. Each school's representatives have a designated non-profit organization to assist. 

Haley spoke about how meaningful their service was and the learning experience they had during the 2016-17 school year, and apologized for Nic, who could not attend.

Also introduced was EAWR's newest representative, Kate Booten, sophomore, who will join Nic Hayes next year on the YAC. 
Congrats, Haley on your two years of great service to the Young Adults Committee. Good luck and best wishes to Kate and Nic in 2017-18!

New Water Bottle Filling Stations at EAWR

posted May 11, 2017, 8:50 AM by John Pearson

(By: Jesse Daniels, EAWR History Teacher)

East Alton-Wood River High School installed a new water bottle filling station today as part of a conservation initiative through the school's Green Schools Program.  EAWR senior Brenden Allen authored the application for the funding through the Madison County Green Schools Program and secured the Green Seed Environmental Grant.  EAWR Green School Coordinator, Sarah Jones, oversaw the entire process that started in September 2016 and witnessed the installation of the first of two water bottle filling stations on campus.  The Madison County Planning and Development Committee made the funds available early this year for the project.

IPA Student Breakfast

posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:06 AM by John Pearson

On Wed., April 19, 2017, two accomplished EAWR Seniors, Mackenzie Munn and Brenden Allen, were honored by the Illinois Principals Association-Southwestern Division, along with many other students selected by their principals from schools all over the Metro-East. The Student Recognition Breakfast was held at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.

Students were selected for their academic success and contributions to their school and activities. Elementary, junior high, and high school students were all recognized at the breakfast. The keynote address was given by Dr. Kelly Stewart, former teacher and administrator, and currently an Asst. Professor at McKendree University. Congrats to Brenden and Mackenzie!

Silver Medallion Awards

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:38 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:08 AM ]

Last night (April 20, 2017), our top 8% of the Class of 2017 was honored at the annual Silver Medallion Awards Dinner, held at Lewis & Clark College. Over 900 students and their guests represented 21 area high schools.

EAWR's Silver Medallion Award winners and their respective collegiate plans are: 
Brenden Allen (SIUE - Pharmacy)
Carly Campbell (Wabash Valley College - pre-Business and pre-Law) - Softball Scholarship
Allison Mitchell (SIUE - Creative Writing and English Literature)
Marrisa Morrison (Lindenwood - Belleville - Biology and Theater and Pre-Veteranary) - Soccer Scholarship
Mackenzie Munn (Lewis & Clark College - pre-Secondary Education)
Lauren Robinson (Lewis & Clark College - Early Childhood Education)
Haley Shewmake (Wabash Valley College - pre-Pharmacy) - Softball Scholarship
Raechel Springman (Oklahoma City University - Biology and Dance)
Brayden Stone (University of Missouri at Kansas City - English and Creative Writing)
Lauren Wayman (Lewis & Clark College - pre Anesthesiology)

Also joining the students and their guests were the students' nominee for Teacher of the Year, Ms. Kelly Gardner.

Congrats to the Top 8% of the Class of 2017 and best of luck to you in your college careers!

EAWR Trebuchet Team Takes 3rd!

posted Apr 10, 2017, 7:59 AM by John Pearson

On Friday last week the annual Trebuchet Tournament put on by Lewis and Clark Community College took place.  We had five teams representing the school.  All of the teams performed well with one team finishing in 3rd place.  That team was comprised of the following:

Brenden Allen
Xavier Collman
Jennifer Halstead
Chase Wallendorf
Zach Womack
Joey Zigler

They were the Meme Team and they worked very well as a group.

Some candid photos of the event can be accessed here (off-school Website)

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