Logan schools open new performing arts center

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun

The last building in a $7.2 million improvement project was officially recognized Monday at Logan Municipal Schools.

The performing arts and multipurpose room, which includes a stage, opened with a song and dance performance by Logan’s elementary students.

“Performing on the new stage was a lot better than being on the old stage. We could hear the stage creak when we walked across the old stage,” said fourth-grader Anthony Martinez. “Before we had to pull out the old stage and set it up and put it back up when we were finished. It was easy doing the dance on Monday. We had done it before last year during the spring program and it took us three days to go over the steps again to get it right.”

In attendance at the opening were present and former school board members, Carolyn Franklin, former superintendent, Kirk Steinnhaus, vice chair of N.M. Public Schools Capital Outlay Council and Bob Gorrell, executive director of the N.M. Public Schools Facility Authority.
Logan interim superintendent Doug Hulce welcomed guests and presented plaques to Franklin, Steinnhaus and Gorrell in appreciation of their help in making the improvements possible.

“It was great to have all the people present who helped to make all these projects possible,” Hulce said.

Guests also toured other facilities constructed under the $7.2 million project, including:
l An elementary wing
l Cafeteria and lunchroom.
l ITV and computer lab classroom
l Library
l Vocational classroom

The improvements at Logan schools began in 2001-2002 school year and were completed this year.