Engstrom: Project account, by the numbers
The following jocular account by Coronado High Assistant Principal David Engstrom followed the first performance (by the Wind Ensemble) in the new auditorium
“I feel I need to make this announcement. Parents, please resist the urge to rush the stage just to give your child a hug. We have security in place to detain you if necessary.
“You are probably aware that we are all about numbers in education. With this auditorium project we had our own 'CSAP' - Coronado Spectacular Auditorium Project. Let's go over the data together, shall we?
“Number of cougars moved: 1.
“Truckloads of sod: 5.
“Installation of big rocks: 9.
“Number of trees: 12.
“Days of planning: 250.
“Days of construction: 400.
“Number of seats: 792.
“Numbers of gray hair: Countless.”
“There is a very good reason why we did it: The students.”
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