Eastwood alumni, staff and students can be a part of new campus

El Paso News

A lasting legacy that could help students for years to come get to college. 

The Deby Lewis Foundation, named in honor of Eastwood High School graduate, teacher and former YISD School Board Member Deby Lewis, is selling custom engraved bricks that will be laid out in walkways in the newly renovated Eastwood High School.

The bricks are intended to honor students, alumni, faculty and staff that have helped shape “El Paso’s Finest” since 1965. 

The money for the brick sale goes toward scholarships that will ultimately help students get to college.

Lewis, who lost a battle to cancer in 2015 has been remembered in many ways at the campus since her death, having Linum St. renamed to Deby Lewis Dr. and renaming the tennis courts in her honor.

The latest project aims to honor other Troopers who also helped shape the culture of the eastside school.

Lewis’ nephew, Jake Reagan says that the idea of bricks started with a memory he and his aunt shared when he was a kid. “My Aunt Deby bought me a brick at the summer Olympic Games in Atlanta and I was actually able to go back this summer and see it,” he said.

“I want to see the community get back together, especially after the school is demolished – just to kind of start a new tradition,” Reagan told KTSM.

The bricks are available on the Deby Lewis Foundation website for $100 each. The bricks will accommodate three lines of text with fifteen characters in each line (spaces count as a character). Organizers say orders will be accepted for a few months, but are encouraged to buy early to help the contractor determine the best location to install them on the renovated campus. 

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