The Fighting Eagles

As the oldest public high school in New Orleans, Warren Easton demanded a certain amount of respect. Yet after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, some suggested it remain closed. Hundreds of students, parents, and faculty members rallied to "Bring Easton Back." Since 2006, the working-class school has outpaced its contemporaries in the classroom as well as on the field, becoming a city and state powerhouse.