West St. John Elementary students show off school at grand opening
by Jennifer Boquet
nola.com / 11.05.2011
West St. John Elementary School students proudly showed off their new school to public officials and members of the community during the grand opening of the Edgard facility on Friday.
The students acted as tour guides, pointing out the amenities in the nearly $11 million project that was financed as part of a $46 million bond issue approved by voters in 2008.
Two of the tour guides, 12-year-old Paige Young and 13-year-old Deandria Webb, both seventh-graders, said the new school building is a lot different from the old one they had been going to since kindergarten.
The biggest difference, Webb said, is the ... more