East Union High’s golden anniversary date — Sept. 6 — is 25 days away.
To mark the school’s 50th year a series of events are planned in September. Also, EU alumni, as well as former and present faculty and supporters can make the Circle of Honor possible.
Upcoming events include:.
A school assembly with a program highlighting East Union through the years on Sept. 6 that marks 50 years to the day when East Union started its initial year. It will include a slide show depicting changes at East Union through the decades.
A wine social at Delicato Vineyards on Sept. 17
Homecoming celebration on Sept. 23 starting with an 11 a.m. parade through parts of North Manteca including past Neil Hafley School and George McParland School, a tailgate party at 4 p.m. and then the game against Lathrop High. Until Sierra High was built in the 1990s, Lathrop students were among the ranks of Lancers.
Alumni band members being brought back together to perform.
The Circle of Honor project is centered around a metal sculpture of a knight armed with a lance atop a pedestal ready to do battle that will grace the East Union High campus.
The project is being funded with commemorative bricks now on sale through the school’s website (mantecausd.net/high school/east-union).
The 8-inch by 8-inch bricks that allow for up five lines with 20 spaces each as well as three different clip art options are centered around either the 50th anniversary, the school’s block letters or the Lancers logo are available for $100 each. The 4-inch by 8-inch bricks are $50 each.
The goal is to encourage people to honor anyone who has been part of the East Union High Lancer legacy or for former students to show their support of their ala mater by having their names and/or messages stamped on the bricks.
The Circle of Honor is being designed in part by East Union High graduate and professional architect Eric Wohle whose projects around Manteca include the Manteca Transit Center and the Manteca Animal Shelter. It could be dedicated during the spring of the 2016-2017 school year of brick donations are robust.