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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Student Voice: New HHS Makes Us Feel Like Somebody Cares About Us

Student Voice: New HHS Makes Us Feel Like Somebody Cares About Us

What is the Value & Impact of a New, Modern School Building?

Student at podium giving speech

“This school makes us feel like somebody cares about us, so we want to come to school and we want to learn. I hope that Tyee and Evergreen have the same opportunity for a beautiful, modern school, so they can also thrive.

My favorite things about the new Highline High School are the quiet spot in the hallway, the big Promethean boards in the classrooms, the multiple staircases, the water bottle fountains where you can fill your water bottle, the comfy chairs, and the list just goes on. This building has a college vibe to it, so I feel like I’m in college already.  

Thank you, voters, for the beautiful new school.” 

—Dominique Taylor, HHS class of 2022

(From her speech at the Opening Celebration in June for the new Highline High School building.)

As vice president of HHS’s Black Student Union, Dominique helped plan and was a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly, helped organize the Beauty in Blackness art showcase for students and cooking sessions to showcase Black and African cultural foods. She helped found and was vice president of Girls Group at HHS.

Dominique is now attending Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, planning to get degrees in social work and business, so she can help families and create a non-profit organization to help homeless families off the streets and to a better future. 

Dominique is seventh in our 2022 Highline Schools Bond series spotlighting student voices to explain the value and impact of a new, modern school building.

If voters approve Prop. 1, the Highline Schools Bond in November, it would ensure our students have equitable access to safe and modern schools by replacing three aging school buildings.

It would provide funding to rebuild Evergreen and Tyee high schools and Pacific Middle School and to make critical repairs and improvements districtwide—without raising the current tax rate. 

Get informed about the November 8 school bond.

2022 BOND

Student at table in Commons area of HHS


Student at table in Commons at Highline High School