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Tour of Chiawana High School

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PASCO, Wash--  After nearly 20 months of construction, the $100 million Chiawana High School is almost ready to open its doors.  KNDU takes you on a sneak-peak tour.

"I think what it means is they can establish their own traditions," says operations director John Morgan, when asked what it means to be a Chiawana Riverhawk.  "They get to establish the way they want their school to be remembered."

"One of the things people will notice is the glass, energy efficient glass, for lighting purposes as well as to give it an aesthetic sense."

"The state of the art theatre.  You move into the science labs were you have some very modern equipment to be used.  You work your way around into the classrooms, which are all as advanced technologically as you can be at this period in time."  

"Everything flows together to meet at the student mall.  When you come into this room you'll see the serving area for breakfast and lunch all in a central area that moves into a gymnasium area."

"As you move upstairs, you have a media library center with classrooms and lecture halls in it.  I think you will see the school flows very well."

When open, the school can house more than 2,000 students.