Thursday, January 24, 2013
When I heard about the bond to modernize Walla Walla High School, I was very excited. I’ve gone to Wa-Hi for four years and am now a senior, and every single problem I can name about Wa-Hi is fixed with the new design.
One of the biggest problems I’ve found with Wa-Hi is the academic and science building classrooms. They’re all very small, and trying to fit as many as 30 students in a class is no fun.
The proposed design includes expanded classrooms, all of which have AC, something that all students will greatly appreciate in the early and late summer months when classrooms can get unbearably stuffy in the afternoon.
By far the biggest perk of the new design is the music and drama building. Currently, drama has to hold classes in the auditorium, there is only one practice room for hundreds of music students, and the bathrooms are terrible.
If I had to propose just one change, it would be to get new bathrooms. Every student will appreciate the new bathrooms.
The design creates a whole new building for music, and drama gets the existing building for classes and for prop and costume storage. This is a huge step up for drama, giving the already amazing productions an opportunity to be even better.
Even though the new design will not be completed any time before I leave, I hope that some day I’ll be able to come back and visit and see a new-and-improved Wa-Hi.
I hope you will vote Yes for Wa-Hi.