Warren Easton High School celebrates seniors and Hall of Fame Scholarship Winners

May 18, 2020 - 09:58 AM

CASEY FERRAND (WTDN) - It was a speial morning for the Warren Easton High School Class of 2020 as school staff hosted a celebration for their seniors Monday. Students and their families drove down Salcedo Street between the school building and Legacy Field, where they were cheered by staff and given senior supplies and memorabilia.

The celebration was held to honor the students who have missed the major milestones of their senior year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A total of 41 students were also awarded $120,000 in scholarships by the Warren Easton Hall of Fame Committee. Those students were presented with a commemorative check at the Warren Easton Alumni House directly behind the school. Major donors and sponsors include Sandra Bullock, Gulf Coast Bank, Phoenix Suns' Kelly Oubre, Zito Companies, and many Warren Easton alumni donors.

Warren Easton conducts its annual Hall of Fame Scholarship campaign for seniors graduating from the oldest public high school in Louisiana. Over the years the HOF has awarded more than $900,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and presented faculty with more than $24,000 in teaching excellence awards.

Since 2007 Warren Easton has graduated 96-100% of its senior class; the school is one of the top-rated in the city. It is an open enrollment charter school with a student population that is approximately 82% economically disadvantaged.

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