November 2, 2017
By Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
DIAMOND BAR, CA--Diamond Bar High School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new gymnasium floor on Wednesday.
District and school officials, coaches, along with 75 student-athletes attended the special event to commemorate the renovation project.
The new gleaming hardwood flooring features a gold brahma logo at center court with purple-shaded key areas.
“This floor that we’re standing on has really been the vision of one person, coach Tony McCabe, who is currently leading the girls golf team at the 2017 CIF State Championships in Roseville,” said Principal Reuben Jones.
“He picked the colors, layout, the logos.”
Members of the girls volleyball team, currently in second round CIF playoffs, girls and boys basketball, six-time CIF State Champion badminton team, and pep squad lined the perimeter of the court during the ceremony.
The student athletes are excited about their modernized home court.
“Our new gym is brighter and more inviting,” said 12th grade basketball player Kaitlyn Lee after the ceremony.
“The sleek floor will allow us to agilely sprint across the court with ease.”
The previous 32-year-old floor was scheduled to be refinished in July, but had to be completely replaced after termite damage was discovered.
Jones thanked district staff, school personnel, and parents for their support during the massive project.
Brahma Boosters took charge of relocating weekly bingo fundraisers to Chaparral and South Pointe Middle Schools during the 10-week construction project.
After the official ribbon cutting, the winter sports teams took to the court for demonstrations, followed by impressive basketball, badminton, and volleyball shots with officials.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony! WVUSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor, DBHS Principal Reuben Jones, Board Members Dr. Helen Hall, Tony Torng, Cindy Ruiz, Layla Abou-Taleb, and student athletes officially open newly renovated gymnasium on November 1.