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Yes, it’s summer, a time to rebuild a great school

So, we’re well into summer, and perhaps our children would tell us it’s way too early to have any thoughts about school.
Yet there are some positive vibes that came out of a recent tour of the Snow Hill High School renovation and addition construction site.
The building is in its first phase of construction covering areas that will turn into the cafeteria, gym and auditorium.
It’s important to remember that during the next two years of construction, Snow Hill High School will double in size to 121,000 square feet. This will eliminate the need for portable classrooms. Once the construction is completed, the school will educate its students in state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, science wing and other amenities including a brand new athletic complex.
And what is equally exciting is the school’s new geothermal heating and cooling system. This system is expected to bring the 50-year-high school’s infrastructure well into the 21st century.
Yes, we are in the hot, sticky days of an Eastern Shore Summer. It’s good to see the rain providing moisture for the growing corn. And it’s good to see people at work, building what will certainly be a wonderful asset to the children, faculty and staff of the Worcester County Public School System.
The project is costing $50 million, and its construction started last February. It’s money well spent that will make an already well respected public school system that much better.
And we’re only talking at this point about the first of three phases of construction. Yes, there’s much more to do, but already there’s a feeling among Snow Hill area students and faculty of excitement.
Even in the middle of the summer.