EASLEY — The first week of the 2014-2015 school year at Easley High School was a great success. EHS Student Council has worked hard every day to improve school spirit as a whole, involve the Easley community, and promote their fundraising for Meals on Wheels.
The EHS Student Council hosted a tailgate prior to the game to pump up the student body before the rivalry game between Easley and Pickens. The rivalry between the two schools has been a highlight of the football season since the first game in 1923. Student Council feared that the forgotten tradition of tailgating had fallen by the wayside.
However, this year’s tailgate was attended by many diverse groups of students.
Joe Niles, president of the Student Body, claims the tailgate “has made a comeback and will continue throughout the football season. Everyone connected through this event.”
Another way Student Council increased school spirit was selling T-shirts, green wigs and pom-poms supplied by Sam Wyche in an effort to raise money for Meals on Wheels and the Food Fight Bowl.
Easley has received numerous donations from churches, businesses, and community members. Fundraising is continuing through Sept. 18. Meals on Wheels provides meals to the community’s shut-ins daily.
The Ultimate Food Fight trophy will be awarded to the school raising the most money for this charity. Pickens has won for the last six years. EHS hopes to change that this year.
Anyone wishing to donate can donate online at www.pcmow.org. Click campaigns to make a donation under Easley High’s tab.
While donations are still being collected to determine who raises the most money for Meals on Wheels, the Easley High School football team easily defeated Pickens with a final score of 52-7. This week, Easley takes on Daniel at home and EHS Student Council hopes school spirit continues to increase.