The Zionsville Alumni Association (ZAA) has announced a memorial tree project for Zionsville Community High School.

"Over the last few years, the ZCHS lost a few shade trees next to our Eagle Plaza and the thoughts churned ideas to a memorial tree project" at ZCHS, said Tim Ottinger, ZAA president.

The Eagle Plaza, incorporating the main ZCHS sign along Mulberry Street and the Engraved Paver Program, is a very visible project directly in front of the school and adjacent to the Mulberry walkway.

The memorial tree program will only have about six trees with naming rights in perpetuity. The program will have one or two tulip poplars, the Indiana state tree, and others chosen for their beauty and suitability to the location.

Naming rights will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis with a long lasting memorial to someone in support of the Zionsville Community Schools and the ZAA.

The ZAA began in 2005 with a mission of connecting alumni, teachers and staff over the years. The group supports schools, offers scholarships to graduating ZCHS seniors each year, hosts the all-class reunions and partners with other local groups on special projects and programs.

The ZAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To learn more visit or email

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