Performing Arts Center rededicated at special ceremony
After a year of construction and 80 years of history, the USD 490 Performing Arts Center was rededicated during a ceremony on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
With the script taken straight out of the annals of history, El Dorado High School Drama students reenacted yearbook memories while acting as tour guides through the decades, giving the audience a glimpse into days gone by.
The program included music by the El Dorado High School Orchestra Ensemble, Encore and Jazz Band as well as El Dorado Middle School Drama Students and students from Blackmore, Grandview and Skelly.
USD 490 Board of Education Vice President and EHS Class of 1984 Alumnus, Tom Storrer shared his joy at being “...part of the PRIDE...” and recognized all the EHS graduates and current students in the audience. He then invited everyone to join the El Dorado High School Student Council members in singing the Alma Mater.
USD 490 Superintendent, Sue Givens, acknowledged Gravity Works and Simpson Construction for their dedication and persistence in creating a beautifully renovated building. But stated it was the vision of the school board, whose courage and confidence brought the project to this day. Additionally, she recognized the Facility Task Force who crafted the plan to renovate the building and the Kid’s Committee, led by Sharon Waugh and Jean Plummer who ensured the board’s vision would be accomplished through the Bond Campaign.
A special song was presented by 1997 EHS Graduate Katie Banks-Todd as dedication to the building and joining her on stage to sing, “For Good” was Ms. Givens.
Following the program, guests were invited to tour the newly renovated facility.
To view the video, go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2aS--rAUqg&feature=youtu.be