Beam signing held at Perry High School construction site

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Perry High School staffers, from left, maintenance worker Joel Hernandez, Sande Construction Site Superintendent Adam Henderson, PHS Building and Grounds Supervisor Kevin McLaughlin, PHS Principal Dan Marburger, PHS Assistant Principal Brad Snowgren, Perry School Board President Kyle Baxter and Perry Superintendent Clark Wicks, pose after a ceremonial signing of a support beam, being raised at rear, for the new wrestling/multi-purpose room at PHS Wednesday. Photo courtesy PCSD


Several members of the Perry High School and Perry Community School District staff were invited Wednesday to sign a support commemorative beam that was then erected as part of the continuing construction on the north side of PHS.

Site Superintendent Adam Henderson of Sande Construction welcomed PCSD Superintendent Clark Wicks, Perry School Board President Kyle Baxter, PHS Principal and Assistant Pprincipal Dan Marburger and Brad Snowgren, Building and Grounds Supervisor Kevin McLaughlin, PHS maintenance worker Joel Hernandez and others to a brief ceremony.

Henderson saluted the leadership of those involved, proclaiming that both the new wrestling and multi-purpose facility under construction on the north side of the property and the expansion of the industrial technology area would benefit Perry students and the community for many years to come.

Permanent markers were used by the invited guests to sign the beam, which was then raised into place.

Work has been steady on the project, but much of the progress has been underground or to interior structures, with little evidence of the ongoing advancement visible to the public.

All of that changed in recent days, as frame construction began, giving passersby some idea of the physical size and scope of the project. Work is expected to be completed in time for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year.

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