Evans Elementary ready for new school year

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News 12 at 11 o'clock / Friday, August 2, 2013

Evans, Ga (WRDW) - "Too big, too big," said Hunter Powers, a second-grader at Evans Elementary School.

It was his first thought when he walked in the doors of his brand new school. His mom was feeling the same way.

"It's very exciting and it's like this place is beautiful, it's amazing what they did," said Hunters mom.

They both got to walk down the halls of Evans Elementary for the first time today.

"You're in Ms. Davis's second grade class," she explained to Hunter.

She and her son are among the many that will walk into the new building come August 6.

It's also a new start for Naesha Banks.

"We can really begin to grow as a family," the principal told News 12. "We're walking into our new beginning, our new school."

And the 17 million dollar project is all paid for. It'll give students like Hunter, a fresh start in their education.

"It's phenomenal, it has been a process, but I tell you, it's all worth it," Banks said.

With new technology in every classroom and no leaky roofs, it's a major upgrade for Banks, her staff, and her students.

"During this process, we had students that were so anxious to get in the building to see what it looks like," she said.

"We just now walked in and it's beautiful," Hunters mom said.

A project that's more like an opportunity to give kids like Hunter a better education.

"I'm excited that my son gets to be a part of this," she said.