EUREKA- After four years Winship Middle School in Eureka re-opened their doors and Congressman Jared Huffman was there to show his support Monday.
Students were welcomed back for their first day of school after the building closed in 2009 due to budget cuts. The school said they have about 400 sixth and seventh grade students this year and an eighth grade class will be added the following year. Over the past five weeks volunteers from the community have been cleaning up the school by re-seeding the field, resurfacing the asphalt, and adding new basketball hoops. Congressman Jared Huffman was there alongside Humboldt County First District Supervisor Rex Bohn and said the reopening was a story about teamwork and a community coming together.
"Never give up, never give up on our kids, and never give up on our community. It is part of a comeback story that I think can be part of a bigger narrative for California and maybe a broader comeback story for America because we are coming back and stories like this help energize us and remind us how resilient we are and what we can really do when we work together," said Huffman.