It's back to school for Central Union High School

It's back to school for Central Union High School

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EL CENTRO, CA. - As summer break comes to a close in Imperial County, hundreds of students woke up bright and early this morning for their first day of school.

Staff members at Central Union High School hung balloons made up of school colors on the front gate and trees around campus Monday morning.

Banners welcoming students back and displaying excitement for the new year also adorned the high school campus.

In the administrative office, staff was plenty busy with last minute paperwork and attending students with their many questions.

For first year principal, Mike Sterner, the school year couldn't have started out any better "I'm excited", he says, "The kids area great, the teachers are great, love the district. Just excited to be here because it has a strong culture and I'm really looking forward to being a part of it".

Principal sterner took the time to visit every classroom on campus this morning.

"Everyone seems to be excited", says Sterner. "First period, everyone looks a little tired sometimes but once the school day gets going they're excited to be back in school after a long summer."

While returning students picked up their schedule, identification cards and reacquainted themselves with the campus and friends, new students were just trying to get to their classes in time.

Hundreds of freshmen now form part of the Spartan family at Central Union High School, all with one goal in mind, to graduate in four years.

According to school staff, Central Union will have over one hundred more students than they had last year.

Central Union High School is rich in tradition and is one the oldest in Imperial County, as it turned 104 years old this year.

And through those many years, central union has established quite the sports excitement in the county, something that Principal Sterner, a former professional basketball coach and player, is looking forward to.

And he won't have to wait long as football season at central union starts in less than a month

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