Lakota East Lights the Sky to Celebrate 20 Years

Lakota East Lights the Sky to Celebrate 20 Years
Posted on 09/27/2017
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photo of East's fireworksThe scene at Lakota East's Sept. 8 home football game, and the week leading up to it, was like no other the school has hosted in its 20-year history.

"Over the course of 20 years, a lot of people have been involved in shaping the community we all know as Lakota East today," said East Principal Suzanna Davis. "We wanted to make the 20-year anniversary a big celebration for all those people, past and present."

A week-long staff spirit week covered everything from black-tie formalwear to a proud display of staff's college alma maters.

"A good number of our staff were here when East first opened its doors," Davis said. "Their enthusiasm, especially, was infectious and really helped bring tremendous energy to the week, among both students and staff."

The Friday night game included a staff picnic, activities and a parade for all of Lakota's future Thunderhawks, a band night for eighth- and ninth-graders, as well as a halftime recognition of two recent state champions.

To top it all off was a 16-minute fireworks display, for which the student body was invited to watch from the football field. All activities were made possible by the financial support of the East PTSO, the Class of 2018, the Upbeat Club and the Athletic Boosters.

Lakota West, in partnership with its student support groups, is celebrating 20 years with displays of fireworks at each home game this football season. Other activities are being planned to take place at a home basketball game later this year.