Reporter’s Notebook: Students give campus fresh coat of paint

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

About 18 students spent their summer painting the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, according to Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy.

The painting involved switching the school colors at what was Gattis Junior High from gray and green to the high school’s signature purple and white.

“The kids that have been there are going to see a big transformation,” he said. “The kids that haven’t been there are going to think that things are pretty cool because there’s a lot of cool stuff there.”

Split into three groups, the students did most of the paint work on the campus, Stacy said.

Aside from paint work, students put in new pads and light fixtures in the gymnasium and moved athletic equipment to and from the campus.

The students were paid for their work, Stacy said.

“I kept a time log on each of them and turned that in,” he said. “And that was one of the things that they really enjoyed, too, was being paid for the work that they were doing.”

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Gabriel Monte. Suggested items may be mailed to Managing Editor Rick White at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, NM 88102. The e-mail address is:
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