Phase II of the renovation and construction project at the Scottsbluff High School ended on Saturday, April 7, with a grand opening and tour at the high school.
The project four years in the making now provides students with some of the latest in technologies and education.
“It’s a marvelous facility, I’m proud of what the school has done and particularly proud of the people in our community who said yes, it is time to make our change,” said former Nebraska legislator John Harms.
Harms added the school will be a positive economic point for businesses and it will be essential in drawing not only businesses, but also people.
“When they see what this school is capable of and how much our community cares, it will be a drawing point,” he said. “The public should be proud of what they have accomplished here.”
Phase II includes a new Library/Media Center, Freshman Academy, Ag and Construction Trades classrooms, Athletic Facilities and Air Force Jr. ROTC classrooms.
“Regardless of what the students career goals may be or what their interests may be they see a future here they can build and they are genuinely excited about coming to school,” said Scottsbluff Public Schools Superintendent Rick Myles.
The grand opening included tours of the newly finished areas, where parents and other members of the community could walk the halls and learn about the newly added rooms or renovated areas.