Thank you, construction workers

Tyra Christopherson, Staff Writer

Every day, students are united under a single complaint, claiming that the construction at Liberty is awful and that the construction workers are unmotivated people. However, there is something very wrong with this commonly held opinion.

Students have chosen to look for the negative parts of construction workers, so that’s what they find. All they see are the quick breaks taken, the instances of standing still, and the brief conversations among workers. But the construction workers at Liberty do put in hard work, and they work more than they rest. Where would our school be without them?

Although our school may not be exactly the way we want it to be, there are two things to keep in mind. First, at least Liberty is under construction. No matter what speed progress is made at, it is still being made, so it is still better than what our old school was. Second, our school is still a work in progress. We are not looking at a finished product here, and the minor flaws will be fixed by the time construction finishes.

The neon hats adorned by our dutiful construction workers aren’t a fashion statement. Hard hats are a constant reminder of their job’s risks, and yet the construction workers are willing to valiantly move onward in the face of danger to improve our school for our sakes.

Give a hearty thanks to the next construction worker you pass in the halls. They are doing us a huge favor, and they deserve all of our appreciation. Thank you, construction workers.