EGHS Now Has A Real Avenger

The gift from the Class of 2012 – a nearly life-size knight on a horse – has been delivered and is just inside the gates of Carcieri Field awaiting its permanent placement.

It's sitting just inside the gates of Carcieri Field, a 600-pound, 11-foot-tall statue of an Avenger on a rearing horse – the gift of the Class of 2012. 

The class recalled by their advisors at graduation last June as being larger than life has left a gift that will ensure they will not soon be forgotten. The metal statue came from Wynn Betts in Colorado. It was sent to Texas to have the Avenger welded in place and then driven across country in a U-Haul. It arrived in January.

"I feel this was the perfect gift for our Class of 2012 to give to the school," said Chris Millman, class treasurer, via email. "By our senior year, we truly embodied the school spirit of true Avengers. It is symbolic for the growth and ability that all students gain at EGHS, not just the most recent graduating class. We give this gift in hopes that it can foster these feelings of school spirit for many future classes."

According to EGHS Athletic Director Chris Cobain, the class officers came to him with the idea last year and he thought it would be a great way to tie together the high school's athletic fields as one complex.

"It makes it our athletic complex, the Avenger complex," he said. There's Carcieri Field and the other fields that may be named in the future but, said Cobain, in total, it is "the home of the Avenger."

The statue will either be set in concrete or mounted – the exact placement is being discussed.

An amendment (added March 29, 2013):

According to class officer Taylor Knoop, the statue cost about $5,600.

"The money was raised through class dues and various fundraisers over our four years. Some examples are our carnation sale freshman year, several car washes, an Ultimate Frisbee tournament, the traditional dodgeball tournament and, of course, prom in our junior year."


Dana Gee February 06, 2013 at 02:10 PM
My kids and I noticed it last weekend -- what a fabulous gift from the Class of 2012! I you have not seen it, definitely worth a trip to the field as it is larger than life and very well done.
Mutato February 06, 2013 at 06:50 PM
They better mount in an area with security cameras. Because sadly, it will become a vandal magnet.
Katrina Timperley February 06, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Wow! I love it.
Mark Thompson February 06, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Very cool....sure beats whatever the heck it was that my Class of '71 left behind as a gift!


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