When I describe Loomis to friends who have never been there, I say it’s like a college town but with a high school instead. Del Oro and its traditions have been central to our community for nearly 60 years.
Every year, we enjoy the homecoming parade down Taylor Road, attend football games, numerous other sporting events and theater productions. Families from far and wide come on campus to attend sporting events with children of all ages since youth clubs and high school teams all use the Del Oro facilities. Local businesses proudly use the Golden Eagle in their logos and we even claim to bleed black and gold.
In the November midterm election, families in the Del Oro attendance area had the opportunity to vote Yes or No on Measure D, a bond measure that would fund construction of sorely-needed new classrooms and many necessary renovations to the 60-year-old campus. For me,who championed the campaign, and likely many of you, the Election Day returns were both surprising and disappointing. But modern-day elections are not necessarily decided in one day. Slowly but surely, as the final mail-in ballots were counted, it turned out that Measure D had indeed achieved more than the 55 percent needed to pass.
On behalf of the committee and dozens of volunteers who worked so hard on this campaign, thank you for your commitment and support. Our high school will celebrate its 60th birthday by building for the future with improvements that will meet modern academic standards and help provide the high-quality education that our local students need to compete for the best colleges and careers.
Our community has pulled together once again to ensure that Del Oro can serve the students of today and tomorrow just as well as it has served students in our community for generations. Soar high, current and future Golden Eagles!
Grace Kamphefner, Yes on D Committee chair