Last week I asked fans to answer a survey question about where the slogan "East Kennewick Ugly" came from. Fans of the Kennewick High School Lions embrace the term. My friend thought it came from a locker room pep talk by former coach Ed Troxel. No one who answered the survey could 100-percent confirm that, and several had differing stories. One of them is quite disturbing.
Went to a Kennewick High School football game a few weeks ago with my friends. I was surprised to see kids wearing T-shirts that read, "EKU: East Kennewick Ugly." Someone told us where they thought the slogan came from. I'm curious what you've heard.
As the Kennewick High School class of 1971′s 40th reunion approached, an email was sent around relaying the sad news that seven of their 900 graduates had been murdered over years. The news was so shocking, the local paper published a story about it.
However, only six members of the class of ’71 had been murdered, and the seventh, Cheri Taylor, was very much alive.