Weston-McEwen High School
|Weston-McEwen High School|
|540 E. Main
Athena, Oregon, Umatilla, 97813
|School district||Athena Weston School District|
|Number of students||217|
|Color(s)||Red,Black and White|
|Athletics conference||OSAA Blue Mountain Conference|
Athena Weston School District was created in the 1970s with the merger of when the Athena and Weston school districts merged. Weston High School and McEwen High School were also merged, along with their respective mascots—the Tigers and the Scots—to form the new mascot TigerScots.
In 1952, a girl's pep band was organized at McEwen High School in Athena. Attempting to continue the community's Scottish heritage, six girls were selected annually as a highland dancing team. Called the "Highland Lassies", they performed the Highland Fling to the school band at sports events. In 1958, the group acquired a set of pipes. In 1972, the group was transformed into a full-fledged pipes and drums unit. In 1980, the first male players joined and the group's name was officially changed to the Weston McEwen Pipes and Drums.
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