We were pleased to host the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mr. Paolo DeMaria, as well as multiple other dignitaries and political officials for the presentation of the Purple Star award from the Ohio Department of Education. Eastwood was selected to host Mr. DeMaria for a student assembly where the banner was presented to Mr. Jim Kieper, EHS principal, and our students. The ceremony was streamed via Facebook and Twitter and can be viewed on You Tube.
The Purple Star is awarded for schools that are friendly to military families. Thanks to Mr. Kieper’s exemplary application, Eastwood was selected to host the announcement this year. There are several highlights to the presentation including comments from Lt. Colonel John Cupp, Supt DeMaria, and in particular Mr. Howard’s thoughts at the end. Congrats to all those who had a hand in making the day possible!