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MHS Dawson Center reflects student design work
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Manteca High’s Dawson Center received a facelift over the summer, with the wall that once separated the quad area outside of the cafeteria and the nearby classroom wing now gone. The albino Buffalo mascot will be in full view to those entering that part of the campus. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT/ The Bulletin
Manteca High students will welcome a new look to the Dawson Center.

The once enclosed outdoor cafeteria area where students often meet for lunch was expanded during the summer.

Gone is the wall that separated the quad to that of the nearby classroom wing, with more tables equipped with umbrellas added along that western corridor.

The Dawson Center facelift of sort was initiated by the group project of Sam Dolson’s Architectural Design class.

All told, 14 of his students were involved in the six-week effort that was accomplished last school year. According to Dolson, they worked in teams to produce, design, and come up with plans of their concept of the Dawson Center.

He said the plans were “technical and artistic.”

They were also well-received by Principal Doug McCreath, who provided the stamp of approval.

Many students had a chance to view the new-look Dawson Center during registration held last week.

The entire student body will have a chance to enjoy the area when they return to class today.