Moving Memories

Edgewater High School students are moving to an $83 million campus this month, and some of the icons that have helped define EHS are being given places of honor in the Eagles’ new nest.



Photo By Norma Lopez Molina

EHS Basketball Court

The big “EHS’’ at center court in the old gym will be carefully cut out, framed and displayed in the new gym. Eagle emblems elsewhere on the old floor will be auctioned to raise money for the school.
 


 

Totems

Edgewater and Boone high schools—with Eagles and Braves as mascots, respectively—opened on the same day in 1952. And the totems of the respective schools have borne the brunt of the heated rivalry over the years, with Edgewater’s wooden original enduring choppings, totem-nappings, spray-paintings and toilet-paperings, all in good fun, of course. That mother of all totems has a place of honor atop a lighted stand in the administration building of the new Edgewater school. There are two other totems on campus—another wooden one at the south end of the football field, which will remain there, and a hard-foam specimen, which has been placed on the new cafeteria patio and has an appointment with some art students for refurbishing.
 


 

Eagle Mosaic

This tile icon, dedicated by the Class of 1959, resided at the original entrance to the old school, on the south end. And if you walked on it back in the day, you could be in big trouble, to the point of being forced to clean the bird art with a toothbrush. Later, a low brick wall was built around the mosaic (and presumably toothbrush sales in College Park declined). The class got the idea of creating the revered symbol from a scene in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which James Dean catches hell after stepping on the insignia of his new high school. The mosaic is being relocated to just off the outdoor dining patio. There will be no wall, but the pride of ‘59 will be in a spot where students can’t easily tread.
 


 

Wooden Eagle

Carved by a Tennessee mountain craftsman, this imposing figure has had a place of honor in front of the speaker’s stand during graduation ceremonies for more than a decade. When not giving its blessing to departing students, it will reside in the administration lobby of the new school on a platform that bears the inscription: “May the pride of being an Edgewater Eagle be with you always.”
 

Edit Module
Want to read the whole issue? Download and read this issue and others on Magzter.

Add your comment:
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

 

Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags

Guides & Resources

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2014

More than 75 Central Florida chiropractors make our inaugural list.

Fall Getaways

Fall is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando.

Real Estate's Hot 100

Whether you’re trying to buy or sell real estate, getting the best deal means finding an agent who possesses savvy and know-how and gets results. This list showcases some Central Florida agents who have demonstrated those skills.

Spotlight on Plastic Surgeons 2014

This special advertising section highlights the accomplishments of plastic surgeons, who tell about their commitment to helping people look their best.

Orlando's Best Lawyers of 2014

Get informed with our annual list of more than 400 Orlando-area attorneys, compiled by Best Lawyers in America. The annual selection features lawyers in 78 areas of practice.

Spotlight on Lawyers 2014

Our special advertising section featuring profiles on local lawyers.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

MoreRecent Blog Posts

Fall Maintenance

Now is the best time to get outside and take care of a few must-dos in the yard and around the house.

Where To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Orlando

Several of the top restaurants and resorts in town are offering an amazing Thanksgiving spread—and you don't even have to do the dishes.

Coastal Excursions

Five Space-Coast spots you should check out.

Handmade Home: Tabletop Entertaining

Delight your holiday dinner guests with these uniquely elegant tabletop items.