On May 17, Warren Easton Charter High School Foundation will host its annual Warren Easton Hall of Fame ceremony at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 3019 Canal St. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Six outstanding alumni of Easton have been selected to be added to the Hall of Fame. Criteria for selection are contributions to the community, excellence of character, significant professional accomplishments and demonstrated love for Warren Easton. This year’s inductees are: LT. Colonel Ralph Brown ’32 (deceased), Frank Methe ’47, Colonel George Smith ’59, Philip Daroca, M.D. ’60, Niquelle Lackings, PhD ’92, LT. Colonel Merrick Green ’93,
In past years as part of the ceremonies, college scholarships in excess of $50,000 have been awarded annually to Easton students through the Foundation. Contributions to the scholarship program come from alumni and friends of the school. This year with the help of Actress and Honorary Hall of Fame member Sandra Bullock, The New Orleans Rotary Club and the People’s Choice Awards we are again privileged to continue this most worthy program for our students.
Over the years, the Hall of Fame has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors, provided the school with needed equipment and supplies, and presented faculty members with cash awards.
Warren Easton, the city’s oldest public high school, is the only such institution in New Orleans to have established a Hall of Fame. Since 1991, there have been 139 people inducted.