GHS gym gets fresh coat of paint

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 15, 2000

News Editor

GOSHEN – Students at Goshen High School are up to their elbows in gray and gold paint.

The students have embarked on a huge project to give the high school a facelift before they get out for the Christmas holidays.

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"The Junior ROTC have worked hard on this project," said Major Lane, assistant principal and boys’ basketball coach. "The JROTC commander Chief John Kloos has worked with the students for their school support project."

Lane said he is pleased with the work the students have done in the gym.

"They have done an outstanding job," he said. "We expect the project to be completed by this afternoon."

The paint was supplied by the Pike County Board of Education, but most of the work was done by the students with a little help from the teachers, Lane said.

"Coach Thornton and some of his football players came in and helped," Lane said. "This has really been a team effort. You would be surprised what you can do when you put everybody together and they work together."

The newly painted gym will be gray, yellow and off-white. The Goshen Eagle will still be on the wall along with photos of teams and banners of school and student achievements.

The top of the wall in the gym is not part of this project but Lane said he hopes they can repaint it in the future too.

"That part will take more work because we will have to bring scaffolds in to get to the top," he said.

Lane said the gym has not had a fresh coat of paint since about 1993.