The Eads High School community made the most of a non-traditional 2020 Homecoming week as they battled through wearing facemasks on the dress up days, limitations on all their events, a cold windy pep rally that turned into the actual crowning of the King and Queen, and an impromptu away football game. Oh, and forget about a Homecoming Dance. But through it all these resilient Eads students (and staff---do not forget the staff) took it all in stride, created a lot of fun and good memories and, most of all, maintained some semblance of an important school tradition keeping it alive for the next groups of youngsters coming up behind them. Eagle pride is alive and well!
When I was around 8 years old, I watched the first man walk on the moon. Laying on the living room floor in front of our black and white console television, I knew what I was witnessing was an amazing event, and I don’t think I ever looked at the moon in the same way again. But, aside from the awe I felt at seeing what human beings were capable of doing and all that capacity implied, life – at least, my life – went on relatively unchanged. I remember the first time I logged on to a computer. It was intriguing and confusing and truly unlike anything I had ever done, and it would only dawn on me slowly just how much it would eventually change the way daily life would be lived by millions of people. I don’t remember the first time I heard about cell phones. It seems like they weren’t even around and then were suddenly everywhere being used by everyone as they obviously became a huge, accepted part of life for people around the world. All of those events, those creations, signaled massive change in the world as we know it.
Life can be so frustrating sometimes--plans change and opportunities slip away. None of this is ever expected and can be difficult to accept with grace.
Kiowa County School District RE-1 is pleased to announce the completion of the rehabilitation of the “Old Gym,” a significant structure on the campus of Eads schools. Thanks to grants from the Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) and Department of Local Affairs (DoLA), which made the rehabilitation of this local icon possible, students and community members will continue to utilize the gym for many years into the future.
The Youth Perspective
Many times, people look down on youth students and their ideas because they are “too young” or “not experienced enough.” This perspective has led to lost opportunities for many communities. Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow; their ideas will eventually shape what the world looks like around us. Because of this, it is important to help our youth develop the skills needed now so that they can become active participants and strong leaders in our society.