Lakeside improving campus over summer

By Josh Beavers

Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School is getting a bit of makeover over the summer.

Principal Denny Finley told The Journal that the South Webster school is 20 years old and there are many areas that have not been updated.

“Lakeside is blessed to have the very best of everything due to the people that live in this district,” Finley told us. “The school is 20 years old this year, and the parking lot is one of the few things that has not been updated. The one eyesore was the parking lot, so it was time to give it a makeover.”

The parking lot project is a year or more in the making. Benton and Brown won the bid for the work.

“They are working around the clock to ensure that it is completed by the beginning of school,” the principal said. “It is a blessing to get a local contractor because they have ties to the community.”

Finley said Lakeside is a hidden gem down in South Webster Parish, adding that the facilities are top notch and getting better everyday.

“It is hard for people that have never visited the campus to picture just how nice it is,” he told us. “We are far from finished and will always strive to give the people of South Webster Parish the very best.”

Other projects that will be completed by the end of the summer include: The ag building is about to get a facelift, the halls are being painted, and the office is being remodeled.

“The athletic facilities at Lakeside are already beautiful, but more improvements can be expected in the future that will really make them stand out,” Finley said. “Lakeside has many things to offer other than a wonderful campus like, top quality academics, sports, clubs, and some of the best teachers in the state of Louisiana.”

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