Southwest seniors leave mark at new high school auditorium

Southwest High School seniors signed their names on the new school’s auditorium floor Thursday, permanently etching their marks in the facility set to open in August.

A new Southwest is being built for $34.9 million, paid from portions of a countywide penny sales tax.

Since seniors won’t be able to use the new facility they were still able to leave their legacies behind with their signatures.

“This is special because in the 59 years that Southwest has existed, it has never had an auditorium,” Principal Tyrone Bacon said. “It’s going to be a great addition to the student body and community.”