Greenville students paint high school parking spaces. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GHS students paint parking spaces

Greenville Senior High School students take ownership of parking lot spaces

GREENVILLE – The junior class officers spearheaded painting parking spaces at the Greenville Senior High School.

“Ella Strawn was instrumental in getting the parking lot painted by our students,” said GHS Principal Stan Hughes. “It’s a cool way for kids to express themselves in a different way that’s not in school and it allows them to take ownership a space on the campus that’s different from what they’ve done before.”

“I think it is going to be a great thing for us,” he added. “We are trying it out this year and hopefully it will become a big tradition for us.”

“It was a collective idea from our class officers,” Strawn noted. “We heard it from our student body and decided we are going to try to get it approved and we were successful.”

With board approval some of the students took ownership of their parking space with a creative design.

“We got really good feedback from the school board,” said Strawn. “Jody Harter had a lot to play into that so we really appreciate that from her.”

“I know it’s going to be hard to pick up speed this year because it was such late notice but I’m expecting it to continue on and become more of a family event in August for the school,” Strawn added.

One of the parking spaces featured Seagulls from Finding Emo painted by Ella McLear, a project that took about eight hours to complete.

“We are all really excited about the project,” said McLear.

Greenville senior class officers include: Ella Strawn, President; Kylie Hamm, Vice President; Carson Pope, Secretary; Sami Friens, Treasurer; Tessa Fine, Reporter.

Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

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Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at or 937-459-9547.

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