Minnehaha Academy Students, Staff Celebrating Construction Milestone

October 22, 2018 07:12 PM

Staff, students and families are celebrating a milestone at Minnehaha Academy Monday.

A construction crew raised the final beam into place, marking an important milestone in the construction of the new Upper School.

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Members of Minnehaha Academy's class of 2019, were able to sign the beam before it's put into place.  Senior Emma St. Andrew was one of them.

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"I think rebuilding means a new start, but I also think it means we'll keep the same community which is really important," she said.

She says she hopes to leave more than her name behind.

"Our class has a lot of spirit, having our names here will keep that spirit alive," she said.

RELATED: Minnehaha Academy's Upper School to be Rebuilt at Existing Site

The new Upper School building should be complete in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

A natural gas explosion on Aug. 2, 2017 at the school's upper campus killed two staff members and injured nine other people.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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