Eugene IHS Students Make a Difference: Through the Penny Wars event that Eugene IHS Student Government organized in 2018, the Eugene IHS student body raised over $2000. Student government chose to donate the money raised to two organizations (one local and one international):15th Night in Eugene and Tahirih Justice Center, which provides a broad range of services to protect immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. Thank you to the Eugene IHS student body for making a difference.
Click here to read a special thank you letter from the International Organization for Migration who Eugene IHS Student Government donated to last year.
Click here for a Historical Timeline of Eugene International High School highlighting how our school was formed and where we are today.
Eugene International High School, winner of the 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation prize for Excellence in International Education, began 27 years ago in the Eugene School District.
Asia Society proudly presents the Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education. The national competition recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievement in the field that promotes cultural awareness, world history, and a global curriculum as essentials in the development of the next generation of young Americans. Our school celebrated by hosting a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Lane Community College Center for Meeting & Learning. The theme for the evening was “Looking Back, Moving Forward.” The program included Dwayne Adcock, original founder of Eugene IHS who spoke about the history of the school, former student and Eugene IHS benefactor Brian O’Kelley spoke on the future of international education, and Halle Shirk, a current student and Project Our Turn creator offered her insights on the importance of an international education. The evening kicked-off with the Lion Dancers from the Chinese American Benevolent Association and student performances from musicians to dancers provided wonderful entertainment! The event was attended by alumni, retirees, parents, and current staff and students. Click here to see pictures of our 25th Anniversary Celebration. Eugene IHS was also the winner of the 2004 International Studies Schools Association (ISSA) Award for Excellence in International Education.
Swansong, a former Eugene IHS literary magazine, achieved a high ranking from the National Council of Teachers of Engilsh (NCTE) for the 3 years in a row in which it was published.
NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines recognizes students, teachers, and schools for producing excellent literary magazines. The program’s mission is to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines, seeking excellence in writing and school-wide participation in production. Swansong 2008 received a rank of “Superior,” and 2009 and 2010 received a rank of “Excellent.” Click here to view our recognition or view the NCTE website.