The site of the former EHS.
In June of 2007 I was allowed to go into my high school one last time. While I walked the halls of EHS one last time I took these photographs.
When I drove into Enterprise months after the tornado had hit, the one memory I will always take with me were the trees. So many of them were broken or damaged and then there were the ones that stood without a single leaf. The photo below was taken looking into Bates Memorial Stadium. The trees you see in the forefront appear untouched, yet as you look past them you see numerous ones that had taken a hit from the storm. So many fun times took place in that stadium, my mother was in the first graduating class, my senior year we won many games in that stadium and it landed us in the state championship game, my first kiss took place there and I walked across that field in my cap and gown.
The greenhouse below is a place I spent many hours.
This was the classroom for Agriculture. I took AG all through high school, I loved it! Considering it was right beside the greenhouse it didn't appear to be as damaged.
This view is from what we referred to as Second hall looking out to Third hall.
This is an interior view of Third Hall.
What I knew as Enterprise High School was torn down. The new high school was built on a new location, the new school is spectacular...all the bells and whistles. The only problem with the new school for me is it isn't MY high school, that school is gone. On the site of the former EHS stands a memorial to those that lost their lives.
Each brick column represents the students that lost their lives on that fateful day.
Many thanks to my cousin, Melissa for snapping the photos of the Memorial.