LANSING, Mich. — School's not just out for the summer at Lansing Eastern High School's Campus on Pennsylvania Avenue, it's out forever.
Friday, June 7 was the last time students will fill the halls.
For many it was a bittersweet day.
Principal Marcelle Carruthers said, "I'm going to miss it, I'm going to miss Eastern High School."
Some of the teachers have been teaching in the building on Pennsylvania Avenue for years.
"It's a very special place that a lot of people wouldn't know about unless you're inside," said Adam Fedewa a Math Teacher for 7th and 8th Graders.
Generations of families have gone to Eastern High.
"All my sisters and my parents graduated from here, so it's kind (of) sad to see it closing down," said Ninth Grader, Liliana Morales.
But students are looking forward to the new building and what it will have to offer.
"I'm excited for it," said 8th Grader Nilisa Bynun.
"I'm looking forward to it, just being more up to date cause I feel like that will help, education wise," said Morales.
Even though this building's doors will be closing the memories will always be there.
Carruthers said, "It brings back memories, memories I will cherish for a lifetime."
Eastern High School will be moving into what's currently Pattengill Middle School next fall.
Sparrow Health System bought the Eastern High School property.
It's still working out development plans.
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