Killeen: Students help design new high school

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Some Killeen ISD students are adding their ideas to the design of the district’s sixth high school.

(Photo by Alex Cano)

In October, six students from the KISD Career Center’s architecture program were invited to create designs for classrooms and other departments at the new school.

“I gave an input on the classroom, finding out a budget for the classroom and what we needed in the classroom,” senior Tina Truong said.

Truong and her classmates worked on specific details and designs for the new school including “Where the seats are and how the seats are supposed to be for the students and see if the seats are convenient for them.”

Even though Truong will graduate before the school opens in 2022, she didn't want to miss out on an opportunity to have a say in how it will look.

“I know I’m not going to be at the school but it's awesome to know that my ideas will be presented for the next generation to come,” Truong said.

The district says it is involving students in the planning for all the new schools and renovations projects parts of the bond program.

“When I come back and see my ideas it will be awesome I can say I actually input my ideas in this" Truong said.

The new high school will be built in the southern part of the city.

Ground should be broken next year.