Students See NBC Show's Detroit School Makeover

Posted: 08/06/2010 12:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An aging Detroit high school has gotten a makeover thanks to a television reality show.

Students and teachers on Friday were among those who got a peek at the newly renovated Communication and Media Arts High School. They chanted and clapped as a red ribbon was cut following a week of work.

Highlights of the renovations include newly redone classrooms, an updated intercom system and new lighting.

District emergency financial manager Robert Bobb nominated CMA for the NBC show "School Pride" after learning producers were looking for schools. He removed it from the district's list of school closures once it became a finalist.

The show has said the school was selected because its poor physical condition and passionate students and parents.

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