New school is ready for the future growth of Lake StevensCavelero Mid High celebrated its ribbon cutting
The building of the new school was made possible by voters who passed a $65.5 million dollar bond in February of 2005.
On Monday, Oct. 1, the school had its dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony which was open to the public where they could also tour the new school.
Showcasing the 220,000 square foot facility were various city members and district officials including Senator Steve Hobbs.
The intention of the newest and largest school in the district is to prepare for growth and the future of its students who attend the school.
As population grows, and the number of students increase Cavelero Mid High will shift to becoming the second high school in the district sustaining grades 9 12.
Principal John Gebert dedicated the cutting of the ribbon to the thousands of students who will be attending Cavelero Mid High, and called forth two current students to officially cut the ribbon.
The two students, Duke Dolphin and Mahea Puha came forward and were presented the giant scissors to cut the ribbon.
As Dolphin held one end of the ribbon, Puha did her best at cutting the ribbon which was not cooperating.
After several tries at cutting the ribbon, the crowd chuckled with warm hearted feelings for the two kids on stage.
Finally, Gebert assisted the students by holding the loose end of the ribbon allowing Puha to use the giant scissors to cut the ribbon.
The crowd cheered and clapped as the three stood on stage with smiles and satisfaction.
“I felt kind of funny, because I couldn’t cut it,” Puha said, "but it was fun.”
Dolphin said he thought it was funny too.
“I thought it was pretty exciting, and I thought it was pretty funny how she couldn’t get it to cut,” he said.
Janae Schultz, who sang the National Anthem at the opening of the ceremony, said that she was a bit nervous, but not as nervous as she might have been if it wasn’t for her singing solos in school last year.
Principal Gebert made his rounds shaking hands and talking to parents and students.
“It’s just so exciting, and hard to believe this day has arrived,” Gebert said as a crowd of people gathered to listen to him and congratulate him.
“If you knew the looks on their faces on the first day they walked in, we had over 1,200 kids who had never set foot on this campus, and their eyes were just so big and wide and so full of excitement that you couldn’t believe it,” Gebert said.
Gebert went on to say how much the kids have taken to the campus and how excited they continue to be.
“The kids are thrilled,” he said.