Like it Or Not, Denfeld Students Ready for Transition

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2010 Updated Dec 16, 2009 at 10:36 PM CDT

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In a vote that took nearly three hours the Duluth school board decided that going from three to two high schools a year earlier than planned would help the district save money and keep students safe during construction.

For students who have to make the transition next year to Central, there's a mix of emotions.

"I'll be excited but it will be a long time you know. (It will be) a long bus ride and a lot of gas money for my mom," John Lewis, a sophomore at Denfeld said.

Many at Denfeld also said they are worried about what will happen to their teachers, their sports and their school traditions.

Superintendent Keith Dixon was on campus Wednesday to help shed some light on those issues.

For those who are leaving Denfeld for good, they said these last few years at the old Denfeld, will be unforgettable ones.

"I was glad to be here because of the traditions we had all four years of our school year," Jeanne Lind, a senior who will graduate from Denfeld this spring said.

And when the next school year starts at the new Denfeld in 2011, students hope those old traditions will remain.