NCHS aesthetically brighter; Students proud of campus upgrades

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This new maroon and gold mural covers the brick wall of the gymnasium. BethAnne Methvin

BethAnne Methvin
After several years of a drab, grey campus, Natchitoches Parish Superintendent Dr. Grant Eloi and Finance Director Lee Waskom suggested some aesthetic additions to Natchitoches Central High School.

Maroon and white avenue banners adorn the once bare light poles in the parking lots, and a bright maroon and gold mural covers the entirety of the brick wall of the gymnasium. Most noticeable of all, a new maroon and gold sign proudly identifies the school, where small grey letters once stood. Colorful letters also now label the outdoor Athletic Practice Facility, complete with the school’s logo.
Principal Micah Coleman says he appreciated the suggestions and enjoyed working with the school board to design the additions. “After collaborating, we were able to choose designs that I feel represent the positive changes we are making inside the school. The way our school looks on the outside is important because it gives current students and alumni something to be proud of,” Coleman said.
The students also appreciate these emblems of chief pride. Senior Shelbi Sampson offers, “I think our campus looks so much better, and it makes me proud to be a Chief.”

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