(Published in print: Wednesday, October 28, 2015)
GREENFIELD — The mayor and the Greenfield High School Building Committee will hold an official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Greenfield High School Friday.
Guests for the noon ceremony are to include Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, and Jack McCarthy, executive director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, according to Mayor William Martin’s office.
Local people invited include former and present town councilors and School Committee members, as well as two participants from the 1958 high school dedication ceremony, Edmund “Skip” Hammond, then president of the GHS Student Council, and Betty Nee, long-time GHS office manager. The legislators, McCarthy, Martin and Greenfield Superintendent Jordana Harper are to speak.
Reconstruction of the high school is largely complete, with students and teachers in all of the new building. Punch-list items and outdoor areas, including a new all-weather track, remain to be completed. The building was open to the public Oct. 24.