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Alcona updates court for first time in 19 years

Alcona School District updates gym floor.

ALCONA, Mich. — Alcona High School’s gymnasium received a tune-up this past week, and now fans can look forward to cheering for the Tigers on a brand new shiny, surface. The Alcona School District updated their gym court for the first time in 19 years. One of many projects included in the school’s sinking fund from 2015. This is phase four of five.

“Athletics is often one of the phases that people tend to see a lot in schools,” said Superintendent Dan O’Connor. “It brings a lot of folks in from out of town as well as in the districts, so we want our facilities to look as awesome as they can be.”

New court coating and gray tones between the paint and arc add a state of the art look. O’Connor believes the renovation of the new hardwood floor is a huge step that will make an impact in the community.

“I know the students are excited,” said O’Connor. “They’ve been peeking in the windows while we’ve had it shutdown, so we want keep our facilities top-notch, taking care of what we have and this is just hopefully another step in that direction.”

The first high school home game will be held on the court for Tigers volleyball on Wednesday, September 4. The gym was originally paid for by the 2000 bond.