Trego Community High School

Trego Community High School recently installed a new LED messaging sign adjacent to Highway 283. The sign has “been a long time coming,” according to Principal John Luhrs.

“After seeing signs in front of other schools across the state, it was clear that our community would benefit from another source of information,” said Luhrs. “School signs provide the essential means of communication between the school and its community, parents, students and teachers.”

Several weeks elapsed while sign companies were contacted and designs were being emailed back and forth. In the end, Stewart Signs came up with the design features and ease of programming essential for one to easily update information in a format that grabs the attention of people passing by. With a design that will withstand winds up to 120 miles per hour, the sign will provide many years of use.

Students played a role in the acquisition of the sign. For example, the Eagle logo featured on the sign was created by Chad Uhrich, a 2011 graduate of Trego Community High School. Also, funding for the sign came from generous donations by T-Club, Weight Club and the Concession Stand. The only expense to USD 208 was for the concrete and labor to install the sign.

The cost to USD 208 was minimal and does not take away essential funding for programs, daily operations or salaries. Energy for the new sign, as well as the Goldsmith sign, also located on the northeast corner of the football complex, is being donated by Midwest Energy.

Wakeeney, KS

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