Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One Year Ago Today!

One year ago today, September 19, 2007

we officially broke ground for our new school and campus.

We've Come a Long Way in 365 days!

At that time, the property was without recognizable features of the campus. Standing in the pasture just off Daniel Boone Drive gave no actual references for our campus.

A crowd of nearly 200 guests gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking. Twenty five shovels and fifty people made the symbolic gesture toward a dream of our future.
In this photo we see teachers, students, a principal, a superintendent, parents, board of education member, and state legislators.

Guest speakers included Lowell Younce, Bobbie Short, and Jim Deal.

In one year much has changed in this valley. At that time it was hard to imagine even where our main building would be located. The site of the ground breaking is seen in the left photo. That location was on the south side of Daniel Boone Drive which would have crossed approximately between the 1st two wings in the photo on the right. The actual spot was approximately where the theater will be built. Daniel Boone Drive is/was in the center of this photo along the trees between the two pastures.

This pasture view is now the location of the Stadium.

Our entrance to our property was not even open and two streets had yet to be closed to gain access to Old 421.

Now our drive is open and curbed and clearly a new landmark on Old 421.

These two aerial photos are from the same point of view, looking north and east across campus, you will notice how much progress we have made under the management of Mike Kesterson and Barhill Vannoy Construction. It is the goal to have our main building under roof and walled in before winter rolls into these mountains.

Our future is a dream becoming a reality.

The past is a memory we hold forever in our campus heritage;

an archived reminder of the way we were.

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