Make Me Sick
High Point Academy 2004
The fabulous new
stadium seating is now opened to all students, sports fans, and faculty!
workers returned to High Point in the summer of 2003 to begin their work
on the new seating. Work on the stadium seating lasted for more than
10 months. The construction company worked day in and day out in
order for the High Point students to enjoy the stadium seating as soon
as possible. The bleachers are a great new addition to High Point's
lower campus and have added class to our field. The seating expands
around the north side of the field where junipers used to grow on the hillside.
The entire student body and faculty should be able to fit into the seating
with the more than 380-390 seats.
While many of the
8th graders are upset that they will not benefit from the seating for very
long, other grades are ecstatic to be able to have a new place on the field
to watch the sports games and sit with their friends during recess.
The seating will be used for all-school presentations and assemblies.
It may even serve as a backdrop for drama performances. However,
construction begins next summer for a new amphitheater where plays will
High Point Academy's
new stadium seating has been an all around great new addition to the school's
campus. -- Leanne F.
Mr. Higgins agrees that the stadium seating is a great addition not
only to the sports department, but also as a place for outdoor assemblies.
At this point the school has decided not to include metal benches on the
rest of the stadium seating. This decision has many advantages.
Students will now be able to sprawl out while they do their homework and
other activities. Mr. Higgins states that the decision not to include
the metal seating was the best possible determination that could have been
made. After the softball and baseball seasons conclude, the decision
to add aluminum benches will be re-evaluated.
By the end
of the year, an all-school assembly will most likely be arranged to honor
the stadium seating. Charles Gray of the eighth grade says that he's looking
forward to the seating and that he really enjoys the professional design
benefit of the cement seating is that balls will not be lost in the seats.
On average, more than three balls were kicked in this area every day, sometimes
never to be found. Mr. Higgins recalls that more than 20 balls were
found when the plants were removed. Some of these balls could have
been lost for more than 10 years. The new bleachers will also stabilize
the hillside that was beginning to erode.