“I’d like to see them get a new one, because they’ve made do for a long time with very little. I graduated five kids and one grandson from East Knox.”

Mary Ridgeway, Howard

“No. I’m going to give you my opinion, when I grew up in the school, we sweated. They don’t need coleslaw or nothing. That’s just my opinion. I’m not saying kids don’t deserve that, but kids will tear it up [a new building.] I mean, don’t let them be in filth and asbestos, but that’s been outlawed since the ’70s. They just built a new $10.4 million high school up here in ‘95, I graduated in ‘94, but ‘95 was the first class to graduate from it. I did go to school here for 12 years. I have nothing to hide, I’m an American.”— Shawn Conrad, Howard

“Well, if they can renovate the old one, just let them go ahead and renovate the old one. It seems like, didn’t we just get a new school? Well, you know, the Europeans keep buildings for years and years and years. and I don’t see why we can’t keep ours and renovate them.”

Dolores Carroll, Howard

“I’ll be honest, I’m from Lucas, so I don’t exactly know. From what I’ve heard, though, from talk, we’ve just moved here a year ago, but we have neighbors that have went there. They think that it’s been there long enough that it’s time [to build a new one.] Yeah, it’s time.”

Chelsie Davis, Howard

“They probably ought to get a new one, that’d be my opinion, if it’s that old. Well, yeah, I mean, a lot can be done when they build a new facility.”

Tony Bellman, Howard

“Yes. I actually graduated from there, so it was getting old when I went there. I graduated in 2011.”

Erica Beltz, Howard



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