The History of Everett High's Creative Rock

KXA 1520 - Monday, April 24, 2017
The History of Everett High's Creative Rock

(Photo taken by Nathan Senff)


On the Everett High campus, as of last week, displays the school mascot,the seagull, and the letter "E" to show school spirit.

Written by: Nathan Senff

A decision after a tree was uprooted on the campus of Everett High School allowed for students and community members to be creative.

On the corner of 25th street and Colby Ave. on the Everett High School campus sits a rock. This rock is not just a rock, but a rock of creativity. Students, staff and community members help create a colorful and decorative symbol for the school and the community of downtown Everett.

Michele Waddel, assistant principal at Everett High School, said the rock was given to the school when a tree was uprooted on the street corner.

The uprooting of the tree convinced an ASB member’s parents to donate a rock for the street corner for leadership purposes.

The decorating of the rock has been a tradition 10 years in the making.

ASB President Elect Gabe Maggio said the rock brings a positive image to the school campus and makes the students and community feel closer together by portraying what we feel, see and do.

Some of the paintings the rock has displayed have been shamrocks, school logos and seasonal backdrops.

Maggio said community members chime in when students start painting the rock for the next design. It just makes the rock even more interesting as people look to it in anticipation of what is to come.

But the best display Maggio said was the Halloween jack-o’-lantern. “The bright orange just grabbed people’s attention.”

Besides the fun seasonal paintings the rock has also served as a way to represent people of the school and community.

Last August, Maggio said, a teacher passed away and the rock was a big part of mourning and yet a way to celebrate.

One simple thing such as an uprooted tree can lead to a big meaning.

Maggio said, “the rock of creativity is to commemorate, advertise and display how Everett High School students and staff closely connect to each other.”

(More Pictures to be added soon)


country music Snohomish County PUD Harry Potter Jet City Bethany Lynnwood racing Gabe Maggio Boeing Health Cassie Franklin Rotary of Port Gardner Mount Vernon Washington State University skagit Rotary of Arlington Sky Valley Highway 2 Trestle Marysville Batman Monroe Everett Fire Department Archery Casino Road Initiative soccer Pioneer Place Lakewood Interview La Conner Beer and wine Lineup Paws With Cause Silver Lake, Washington Legion Memorial Day Paine Field Aviation Day Skagit County News Everett Jets FC Lake Stevens KRKO Smoke alarms rodeo Nathan Senff Everett Jacob Hilkin Ferndale Girls on the Run Snohomish Jim Creek History Paine Field ronald mcdonald house Habitat for Humanity Marvel Glacier Peak Marysville Getchell Mayor Cassie Franklin Cascade Bicycle Club Startup Carl Gibson Senior Center Everett Transit wildlife Legion Bluff Boating Marysville Fire Department Snohomish County News Everett Library Tankfest Ellensburg rodeo USS Sampson auction Arts WW2 Broadway Popcorn in the Park Coastal Community Bank IPO Marysville Pilchuck Gym Everett PD Recruitment Maury Eskenazi fire Darrington Weather Lowell Bayside Bikes Team USA USS Ralph Johnson Leonard J. Martin Rotary of Port Pardner Funko Rucker band Students Everett Metro Plan WSDOT Dagmar's Marina Flying Heritage DUI Show Granite Falls Everett Naval Base Kla Ha Ya Days Olympics Everett Community College community ChildStrive USO Everett Historic Theatre Everett High School Arlington DC Legion Park Snohomish Ana Perdomo Stanwood Everett News Kayla Lemmon JJ Harrison Elders Compass Health Building Communities of Hope biking Nascar Boating Season Grand Opening Monte Cristo Everett Police Department Tim Hunter polygraph Edmonds Navy