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School Renovations

Summer projects refresh the high school.
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The walls of the kitchen in the cafeteria were painted.

Over the summer, the high school has made a lot of improvements in the building. The maintenance and custodial staff worked hard to upgrade the cafeteria’s kitchen, and lunchroom, and remove old unnecessary equipment. These are just a few of the significant things the staff had done over the summer.

Improvements inside the building consisted of upgrading the kitchen, painting the wall’s school colors, replacing flooring and lockers, and patching walls and the auditorium stage.  The nutrition group is happy with the improvement in the kitchen that was made in their area. The auditorium stage was patched and painted, which the drama club appreciated. The walls were patched from holes that were caused by moving equipment. After, the walls were painted the school colors to improve the look. A staff member, Mr. Catherman states “Instead of larger projects we concentrated on making the inside and outside more aesthetically pleasing.”

Improvements done to the outside of the school are as follows: replacing stones in islands, painting all the parking lot lines and numbers, and cleaning up the outside of the school. Junk metal was taken into Noveys for recycling to clean up the outside of the school. Mr. Catherman said, “This not only cleaned up the building but also profited the school.” The school board stated that they “noticed a difference in the facilities.” A little bit of landscaping was also done. “Landscaping was a large undertaking by improving the looks.” Stated Mr. Catherman.

The staff members weren’t the only ones to help out with the improvements that were made. There were also three students who helped with the summer maintenance. “They made a big difference and hopefully even learned something they could use later in life. This was the first year since I have been here that we had the approval to use student workers.” Mr. Catherman states.

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Julia Hurley
Julia Hurley, Staff Writer
My name is Julia Hurley. I’m a sophomore at West Branch High School. My hobbies are riding horses and 4-wheelers. I love hanging out with my friends. I'm not in any school activities. I plan on taking a realty course and becoming a realtor.