Student to Student
Park Record intern
If you drive into Park City from Quinn’s Junction on State Route 248, you will go by what looks like a movie set for a World War II film.
This is actually the high school, but without the sign there is really no way of telling.
Parents are angry that their kids have to go to school in trailers or walk through a construction site to get to their classes, and of course we have no problem with spreading rumors about toxic waste in the halls, drywall falling from the ceiling, or fumes from the paint lowering everyone’s IQ’s.
These rumors add to the firestorm that the news and gossip have made of the construction at the school. It has been a favorite topic of conversation among concerned parents and anyone else who happens to take notice at how the front of the school looks.
The only people who don’t seem to be outraged over the construction are the students. I am not saying there isn’t a fair amount of complaining going around, but that’s not saying much for Park City High students since we tend to be particularly outspoken.
These complaints usually don’t, most of the time get support, kids just shrug and say something along the lines of "yah I guess it is kind of annoying" so basically students don’t see it as that big of a deal.
This is because the construction looks much worse than it really is. Sure it is an inconvenience to take a two-minute detour to get to class, but contrary to Park City’s stereotype we are not nearly rich and spoiled enough to get upset over something like that.
The only problem I really have with the remodeling is the fact that the school seemed fine before it. And that the money could go much more important things, but I figure that the people making the decision know more about it so I am not going to pretend that I know enough about the public school system’s fiscal matters to overrule the people whose job it is to make those decisions.
There is no doubt that the construction is a eyesore and kind of an embarrassment when driving by and telling a friend from out of town that the pile of rubble over there is your school, but besides that there is no immediate danger or unreasonable hassle that the construction brings.
Finally for all the seniors and juniors when the construction starts to get on your nerves, just think of the good news, at least you’re not a sophomore and have to deal with it for 3 more years.
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