The class of 1978 of Ecorse High School was one of the most decorated classes to graduate from the halls of EHS. With 163 graduates on commencement day, about a quarter of the alumni showed up for the 35th Class Reunion, October 4-6 weekend, at the Marriott Hotel, Metro Airport.
The celebration was an exhilarating event that included special guest: the first class sponsor, Ms. Willa Lowe Royals and former Fire Chief, Reginald Dalton. Community Service awards were extended to the special guest. Comedian, Koolaid was on hand to bring the laughter.
Ecorse High School had a strong diverse population in the 70’s and earlier years. It was common for African Americans, Caucasians, Hispanic, etc… to mix and mingle.
As the years have gone by, there has been a thinning of communication with classmates – nothing unusual, and there had been a number of deaths, approximately 12.
The class president of 1978, Vance Gleton, expressed his joy, as well as, dismay about the absence of his classmates, and he would like to see a change.
The bittersweet event did not hold back the joy of being “Back Together Again,” indicative of the theme. View the photos for yourself.
The reunion committee put their best foot forward, and stuck out two years of planning to celebrate with old friends and get reacquainted. "They ate well during the meeting," expressed Committee Chair, Gleton
The final destination was a gathering at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Ecorse, where the pastor is Rev. Alfred L. Davis, Jr.
Going forward, the chair of the committee already has plans in motion to extend the classes resources to the Ecorse community and have a 40-year reunion too!