Our EHHS Class of 1963 was the second EH class to have attended all 3 years at the new school. Although we may not have attached much significance to that fact at the time, the fact that a class had attended all 3 years at EH meant that essentially none of the students in that class knew any other high school experience. That was a significant difference from the first 2 EHHS graduating classes, 1960 & 1961. Before EHHS opened in 1959, members of each of those first classes had attended either Poly or Handley High schools as underclassmen.
During our fall 1962 senior semester, the Cuban Missile Crisis played out in the Atlantic and in the Gulf of Mexico. On October 22, 1962, the United States military services were placed on DEFCON 2, the highest post-WWII alert status our country has ever been on. And the country remained on DEFCON 2 until November 15, 1962. During those few weeks, our Highlanders played football games against Carter Riverside, Paschal (yes, the famous 8-7 win!), Poly, and North Side, winning 3 of those 4 games!