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KWHS Celebrates Renovated Backyard Complex

The pandemic complicated an already challenging project but the end result is a state-of-the-art facility that will serve the school for years to come. The school district's Project Manager Doug Pryor said, “This was a true team effort by the school district, Harvard Jolly Architecture, Ajax Construction and the subcontractors from the initial design phase through construction.  Attention to detail and fulfilling the vision was always at the forefront.”  The Backyard project upgraded the outdoor facilities to include synthetic turf on fields used for football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and softball. Natural grass was used on a multi-purpose practice field utilized by the band.  It has an International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) certified track surface with specific areas for high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot put and discus.  LED lighting was installed along with new bleachers, press boxes with high tech sound systems, concessions stands, bathrooms, security fencing, walkways and a marquee entrance.

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Ribbon Cutting:  Superintendent Theresa Axford and Chairman of the MCSD School Board John Dick cut the ribbon to celebrate the renovation of Key West High School’s Backyard athletic complex.

School Board:  Members of the School Board attended The Backyard ribbon cutting celebration including Bobby Highsmith, Sue Woltanski, Mindy Conn, Andy Griffiths, John Dick and Superintendent Theresa Axford.

Coaches – Input from Key West High School coaches, pictured here, administration and community stakeholders went into the vision, planning and construction of The Backyard athletic complex. 

Ribbon Cutting KWHS – The official ribbon for the celebration of the Key West High School Backyard athletic complex was held by dignitaries including the MCSD School Board, Superintendent Axford, staff and members of Ajax Construction and Harvard Jolly Architecture.