CLINTON — Students at Clinton High School will get the chance to leave their mark on the school for years to come. Industrial arts students designed and planned several pieces of work for display in the new athletic addition.
The school decided to have students design and create as much of the decor for the new section as possible. The students created several designs and logos showing their school spirit.
The class cut these designs out on their plasma burn table using several 4-by-8-foot sheets of 14-gauge steel.
The students worked together as a team and divided the work among themselves. The decor will go in four different spots in the athletic section, according to the students. The project took around a month, but included many hours of cutting. There are 50 pieces total.
After creating the designs, they needed the pieces primed and painted. The school contacted Drew McEleney to see if the McEleney ABRA Auto Body & Glass would be up to the task, McEleney Marketing Director Jenn Clydesdale said.
Drew McEleney and Ernie Rock, manager of McEleney’s-ABRA, toured the school and the project, and decided to do the painting. When Rock contacted their paint supplier CARQUEST, they too wanted to be involved. CARQUEST donated the primer and paint for the project and McEleney ABRA Auto Body & Glass donated the labor. The students were invited to the shop to watch the painting process Thursday. The designs will be painted red and black, Clinton High School colors. Without the help of McEleney’s and CARQUEST, the project would have cost the school about $2,000.