Members of the Eastview Community-
Thank you for your continued support of our students at Eastview and especially the Class of 2020 during this difficult time. We empathize with the frustration and sadness you are all experiencing as our spring and early summer athletic seasons have come to an early end. The “Be the Light” campaign was a powerful way to recognize and celebrate our student-athletes, especially our graduating seniors. “Be the Light” was started around the state as a campaign to specifically honor the student-athletes who no longer had the opportunity to compete in the activities that they love.
We have put together a video tribute that captures footage of “Be the Light” at Eastview along with sharing a heartfelt message to the Class of 2020 put to video and music using just some of the many hundreds of photos capturing a few moments from this past school year. Thank you to the students of EVHS for being the inspiration for this video as you truly are our shining lights. Special thanks to Eastview alums Hayley Miller (2019) for compiling all of the footage and editing the video and Sam Bauler (2005) of Valley Images for providing many of the images. Thanks also to Eastview Senior Parent and longtime Eastview announcer, Jim Carroll, for providing the voice over script and delivery and to Emily Raiche (sister of Eastview Dance Team Coach Jenny Raiche) for providing the music and sound editing. We hope you thoroughly enjoy this special tribute:
Please note that across District 196 Monday, May 11 was the last night we will be turning our stadium lights on across the district as construction has begun on the turf projects at Eagan and Rosemount (we look forward to this process at Eastview in the Summer of 2021!) and as the weather improves and as it stays light longer into the evening we cannot guarantee proper social distancing and health protocols are adhered to at our stadiums. Be the Light has served as a great bridge to several upcoming events that will be happening in the days and weeks ahead to honor our Seniors.
Next Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. will be the official “premiere” of our Virtual Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony (link will be on @EVHSAthletics on Twitter as well as on the www.eastviewathletics.com home page on Wednesday). It will also be available for viewing after the premiere.
In addition to this special event, in the coming weeks we will also be hosting a virtual All School Awards Ceremony and a virtual Military Recognition Ceremony. Stay tuned to future communications and weekly announcements for all of the details about these events including dates, times, links etc.
Finally, all District 196 Schools will offer seniors and their families a graduation experience featuring some of the key moments that define graduation, done in a very different and appropriately distanced way due to the pandemic. Click here for the full district press release: https://www.district196.org/about/news/article/~board/district-news/post/district-196-high-schools-to-offer-socially-distanced-graduation-celebrations