HOUSTON (KTRK) --A Houston-area school that was damaged during a flooding event early this year is proving the power of the motto they stand by: We are one.
As the saying goes, when you are a Cy-Falls Eagle, you fly together as one. Even through the storms, the school came together to recover from the natural disaster.
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"These kids stepped up," said Principal Becky Denton "About 90 percent of the bottom floor was flooded."
Photos from that day in April show the destruction. Hallways were left soaked with flood water, and puddles could be seen everywhere. The Eagles gym was ruined.
"It was honestly heartbreaking. We had to be relocated and it was hard for us to begin our season because of the flood," said Alyssa Deloney.
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In the auditorium, the water was the deepest, at about four feet.
"Every time I turned a corner, there was more water. I remember being in the front foyer feeling simply overwhelmed like how are we going to get this cleaned up," said Denton.
Their anxiety, fueled their effort to clean up the mess and the school they loved so much. The Eagles came together.
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"It wasn't like a teacher and a student. It wasn't like a principal and the student, we were all in this together making our school, getting it back together so that we could have school," said Denton.
Within days, the carpets were ripped out, desks where cleaned, drywall was removed and those hardwood floors in the gym were torn out and replaced. And in the process of it all, many students learned a valuable lesson.
"It put a feeling in me where I felt like I needed to give back to everybody who was pouring their heart into our school," said Zach Nichols.
And so they have. They now help out senior citizens and other schools that have been flooded like them. The students united to help a school that was flooded in Louisiana.
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