June 7, 2019 Achievements

Sioux City East High honored by statewide group for gay-straight alliance activities

Sioux City East High School has been named as the winner of the statewide Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year award by the Iowa Safe Schools group.

East will receive the honor at the 10th annual Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards in Des Moines on Oct. 4.

According to a release, the Spirit Awards showcase the work of students, educators, individuals, organizations and corporations who have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

“The efforts of these entities have proven life-saving to many queer youth across the state of Iowa. We are thrilled to have such exceptional individuals who stand up for our LGBTQ youth,” said Nate Monson, executive director of Iowa Safe Schools.

View the full article by Bret Hayworth on the Sioux City Journal.