Foundation adopts SHS

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

A local organization is hoping a new coat of paint will help students learn better.

The Freedom Foundation wants the community to come together and give about 50 classrooms at Selma High School a fresh coat of paint.

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The Selma High students and their parents couldn&8217;t agree more.

Rydarrius Brown will be a senior at Selma High School this school term. He said the building looks the same as it did when he came in the ninth grade.

Not only does he think the school needs paint, but it could use some renovation.

The school&8217;s auditorium is in need of painting and updating, and some of the sinks in the bathrooms do not work.

The foundation is working with the Selma City School System to finalize the details of the project. In the meantime, the foundation is soliciting help from churches, individuals or civic clubs.

Selma School Board president Barbara Hiouas is in support of the idea.

Chelsie Perry believes the students should take some ownership in the project.

She thinks the students who mess up the walls should help paint them.

He mother, Valerie Perry, is also in support of the project. She said she is willing to help in any way she can.

If her work schedule permitted, Chy Garrett said she would be more than happy to help out. Garrett, a 1980 graduate of the school, said not much has changed since she left. Garrett believes better surroundings would promote a better learning.

For more information or to volunteer, call 375-3606.