We are working hard to incorporate our past into our future. The elm tree that had to be cleared for the new campus was carved into a regal Eagle statue at the Community Council Homecoming in August 2016. The statue was stored for the last two years waiting for its new home.
On Thursday, November 16, 2016 the eagle was moved to its new home on a concrete base in the new High School courtyard. A plaque will be placed at a later date with the details.
Thank you to Tom Herbster and Mike Dimond for helping to preserve the wood by applying the wood preservative and to Michael McDade for moving and storing the statue. It will be a popular meeting spot for years to come.
From an earlier news story - August, 2016
Saving a piece of
history for our new campus:
You asked - we listened! Two of the
trees - a Butternut and an Elm - cleared in the spring of 2016 as part of the
site work for the new 6-12 campus hold historical and sentimental value for our
North Olmsted community. At the annual Community Council Homecoming
weekend 8/25 through 8/28- 2016 - the
trees were transformed into eagle sculptures that will be part of the new
campus. The trunk of the Elm tree is now a "perched" eagle and the
gnarled and knotty trunk of the Butternut tree is now an eagle
sculpture. Here's an article from the Westlife that gives more of