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.


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.


Rebecca Omastiak

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