A better learning experience and better scores could mean a brighter future for students, and Hastings Senior High students said they're now getting that experience in the school's updated science wing.
The students started off the new semester by stepping through the doors of their newly built science wing, and many are appreciating the learning experience a little bit more.
Science teacher Comron Yazdgerdi said, "With teaching physical science and physics there is so much space needed to deal with motion, to deal with forces, and it's (the new classroom) made it a lot more convenient."
Pablo Morales, a junior at Hastings Senior High said, "I plan on being a doctor in the future, and go through college and medical school."
"It's really awesome because I think we'll be at an advantage, maybe help our school in general do better in science," added Morales.
Morales hopes to someday contribute to the field of science and said the move to better equipment and facilities could help.
The federal government has been pushing for all of America's students to improve in science, technology engineering and math (STEM).
Science teacher Jim Fielder said, "With the current push in STEM this is setting our kids up to prepare them better for the future."
The older labs were built in 1955.