New Lewiston High School Breaks Ground
LEWISTON, ID —
Work has begun on Lewiston's newest education milestone. The school district and others involved in the project broke ground on Lewiston's new high school Tuesday night.
The site of the future high school on Warner Avenue was alive with celebration as around 250 people participated in the ceremony.
While the ceremonial turning of the dirt earned cheers, the real work has already begun with machines moving large patches of earth.
Nearly a year ago, over 75% of Lewiston's voters approved the measure allowing this project to move forward. School district Superintendant Bob Donaldson says despite the cold, the turnout proves this is an important date in Lewiston history.
"Seeing I think it was about 300 people here on a day like this and the words of the speakers just brought it to the forefront that it's not just about any one person or small group, this is about the community."
Construction is expected to last two years, with the new school's first graduates being the class of 2121.