Agua Fria

The Agua Fria High School ribbon-cutting ceremony featured governing board members, Principal Autumn Daniels and the Lowe’s team. (Agua Fria High School/Submitted)

Agua Fria High School recently celebrated the opening of a new and improved space on the back of T-building, thanks to the partnership with Lowe’s and Chasse Building Team. 

Agua Fria High School District officials and staff, along with representatives from Lowe’s and Chasse, joined the construction program students on Jan. 24 to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of this career and technical education project.

A $250,000 grant from Lowe’s was awarded to the Agua Fria Union High School construction program to upgrade the workspace and materials. The improvements included a tool cage, material storage cage and an outdoor workspace, which consisted of an extended cover and a flat surface for proper drainage.

“The motivation behind this project was the extreme need for beautification of the area to help the skills and trade of the construction program,” Principal Autumn Daniels said.

This project not only provides this program with a larger workspace, bringing it up to OSHA’s industry standards, but it helps students get ready for a post-secondary education in construction.

“Lowe’s is happy to support the students of this community by giving them the tools and the training to enable them to go into the field right out of high school,” said Greg Jiron, Lowe’s manager.

The Agua Fria Union School District hopes to attract more students to the program, potentially leading them to a career in this field.

Kyle Brumbaugh, construction instructor, expressed his gratitude to all the organizations that made this possible. 

“We are so thankful for Lowe’s, Chasse and everyone at Agua Fria High School for putting in the time to make this happen. At the end of the day, this project illustrates the importance of an innovative environment which brings about a greater sense of community within the Agua Fria High School District.”