A bevy of elected school and city officials were on hand at Evanston Township High School’s homecoming Friday afternoon to perform a ribbon-cutting on the school’s newly redesigned front entrance.

Fresh from a pep rally at the end of the school day, the school’s cheerleaders started the ceremony with a rousing cheer as Superintendent Eric Witherspoon welcomed the dignitaries to the entrance on Dodge Avenue.

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, a former member of the District 202 School Board, lauded the school as “the glue that holds our community together.”

District 202 Board member Bill Geiger stands at the new entrance to the high school.

Witherspoon dubbed the occasion as “one more step forward for ETHS.”

A number of school board members and city aldermen were on hand to help celebrate.

Top: Superintendent Witherspoon helps Mayor Tisdahl and School Board President Gretchen Livingston wield the ceremonial ribbon-cutting scissors.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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