Photo Maham Shah
PREPARE—Brian Olinger of Combined Building Specialties works to install new bleachers in the auxiliary gym Sept. 28.
All-new auxiliary gym welcomes WHS athletes
Summer renovations include expansion to storage
By Maham Shah, Jhoseline Fuentes and Emily Wilcox
Summer was a hectic time at WHS as workers from Combined Building Specialties raced to finish the renovations and additions to the food service and gym areas.
For the first time, the WHS auxiliary gym will feature a brand-new wood floor and bleachers that will accommodate 300 fans.
Activities principal Nate Malchow said he is excited for the renovations to be complete.
“Everybody is excited to have the new mini gym up and running,” Malchow explained. “The wood floors are down, and the brand new bleachers should be set in time for the events taking place next week.”
The original soft-textured floor was in place since the building opened 25 years ago.
Along with the gym renovations, WHS has added custodial garages for tractors and PE storage behind the main gym and the kitchen has received new freezer and dry storage space.
Freshman Selena Gonzales, a member of the dance team, said she is pleased the auxiliary gym is nearly ready for use.
“It will be easier to turn on,” she said. “I think it looks great, much better than before.”