by Marcus Espinoza

The IBF Lightweight World Champion and Bowsher graduate of 2010 returned to his old stomping grounds to celebrate Homecoming Weekend for the Bowsher Rebel's.

Easter Jr. served as the Grand Marshall of the homecoming parade and was honored for his accomplishments in boxing at a ceremony held at the Rebel's football stadium just before the game.

For Easter Jr. this was something he had always planned.

“In a way I believed this was going to happen," said Easter Jr.

Vice Principal at Bowsher High School, Jesse Duckworth see's a man for the kids in the community to be looked up to.

“Great character, very humble, to be the champ…that just speaks a lot. These kids need to see a good role model in front of them and someone that actually lives in their own hometown and even go to their own home schools," said Duckworth. 

Robert was presented with a varsity letterman jacket at a ceremony honoring his accomplishments.

He also signed a pair of boxing gloves to be put on display in the high school, no doubt inspiring generations of students to chase their own dreams and be proud of where you come from.