More Than Just a Fresh Coat of Paint

More Than Just a Fresh Coat of Paint

A crown of over 200 gathered in front of the new entrance of Roswell Independent School District’s Sunset Elementary to christen and tour the 5.1 million dollar renovation and expansion.  Master of ceremonies and principal Mireya Trujillo was very proud of all the staff and students who overcame the 18 month construction project.  Retired Master Sargent Ponce presented the new American flag to the school, which was flown over the base at Jalalabad Afghanistan during his last tour there.  Gloria Salas, constituent representative for Congressman Steve Pearce read a letter prepared by the Congressman. 

As Mrs. Trujillo started to draw the opening ceremony to a close she thanked the Roswell Job Corps Center for the mentoring program that started on Make a Difference Day 2010, and will continue starting the 18th of August.  Trujillo stated,”It was a tremendous blessing having the Job Corps students mentoring and tutoring out students and everyone benefited.  The students adopted a class and really bonded with our students.  It was a tremendous opportunity and we look forward to this school year.”

The teachers are looking forward to their Job Corps student mentors.  Many are already planning their class schedules with special activities for those days.

Sunset Elementary is located near the Job Corps center, and its student population comes from a similar background of many Job Corps students.  As mentors the Job Corps students have been tremendous roll models of inspiration for the elementary school students.

This ribbon cutting and open house was covered by the Roswell Daily Record and our local NBC affiliate KOB channel 8.

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