Klamath Union High School grand opening

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath Union High School was ‘re-dedicated’ Saturday afternoon, following a renovation that took nearly 5 years.

Senior Brandon Whitney has been at Klamath Union since renovation work began in 2014.

“It feels good, because I’m actually inside a school now.”  Notes Whitney.  “I’m really glad that they got it finished my senior year.”

The ceremony included visits from K.U. grads from across the country – placement of a time capsule to be opened by the class of 2069 – and the formal opening of a new auditorium in the James Ivory Arts Center, named after an Academy Award winning 1946 K.U. graduate.

The day was also a big one for Klamath Falls City Schools Maintenance Director Wayne Huggins.  “My heart is just very grateful that it’s done, that I got to spend the day with my daughter and walking around the school, giving tours of alumni.”

The renovation cost nearly $50,000,000, but Whitney believes it was worth it.  “I’m proud, and really glad that it looks like this – I’m going to a school that’s top-notch!”

 

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