by Jillian Zuidema (2017)
Construction has been going on for quite some time now at Wethersfield High School. Classrooms are being renovated, redesigned, or even just completely remade. The school is just about three quarters done and we all are anxious to see it completed.
Allison Appel, a freshman at WHS said about about her transition to the high school, "Well, it was really cool and I could tell that the library was going to look really nice."She was very happy to share her excitement regarding the improvement “everything is coming together piece by piece.” She said.
After getting the views of a freshman, I decided to gain another perspective. I talked with Maddie Giolito, a senior at WHS. Maddie Giolito has experienced the school before all of the construction. So it was very interesting to compare her views to Allison Appels who has only experienced the school with all of the construction.
"It was the old school, there wasn’t any construction workers around or all the noise that you hear now. It was basically just the same school that has been here for how many years. There was no tearing down walls like now." Maddie Giolito said about the school before the construction started.
Maddie Giolito talked about her favorite part of the school, “It would probably be the band room because it's so new and that's where I spend most of my time. It’s really nice because the old band room was so outdated and that was one of the first things to get renovated.” She said.
The construction has its pitfalls though, especially going from class to class. It can get to be quite a burden to walk all the way around the school just to get to a staircase, but the good outweighs the bad by far. Although the school under construction can be chaotic at times it is coming together beautifully. And like many, I cannot wait to see it done.