The official opening ceremony for New Glasgow Academy took place Monday, recognizing the hard work that went into pulling everything together.
There ceremony saw a former board member of Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, Jamie Stevens, and Superintendent of Schools Gary Clarke as well as chair of CCRSB Trudy Thompson and Minister of Education Karen Casey all make remarks at the celebration. Paul Fraser, chair of the NGA enhancements committee, also spoke about all the work that went into raising more than $285,000 for the school that went into expanding the gym and assisting the music program.
“It takes a village to raise a child,” Fraser quoted in his speech, thanking everyone who made exceeding their $200,000 goal possible.
Each of the guest speakers echoed the thoughts, noting that despite the challenges of putting the whole thing together, the school is now thriving and giving its students a new collective identity and school spirit.
The band and choir also took part in the ceremony.
Karen Casey and two of the school’s students, Teia Desmond and Timothy King, revealed the plaque that will later be mounted on the school, signifying the official opening.
“It’s a nice way to celebrate all of their hard work,” said school principal Allison McNeil-Wilson.
“It’s an honour (to be principal). I’ve been working on the school for three years.”
Students Caleb Wilson and Dylan Wagner, Grade 8, seemed to like their new school so far.
“The music program is really good,” said Wilson.
“I really like the building itself,” noted...