LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County High School hosted a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the project that was years in the making.
Sunday's ribbon cutting of Lee County High School's new 47,000 square foot building is a momentous day for students, faculty, and staff.
"I think it's a great way to showcase our community's commitment to education to providing the best for our students. Whether it's in the classroom or on the athletic field," said Lee County Schools Superintendent Jason Miller.
The building faces the football field and connects to the high school. There's a lecture hall, classrooms, and a weight training room.
Head strength coach Jim Kremer said he's never worked in a facility of this caliber.
"I don't think, honestly, I don't think you'll find anything like this in the state of Georgia and perhaps the nation," Kremer said.
The Lee County community supported the school's growth.
"This is definitely a step up. It's been something that, you know, is due for this school and they've definitely earned their stripes," Kremer said.
Student-athlete Griffin McDowell is a senior committed to playing football for Mississippi State University. He's just one of one 115 students who can train in this gym at one time, a big difference from before.
"Now we can fit like the whole offense and the whole defense in here now," McDowell said.
There are 23 stations set up for both guys and girl athletes to train before school every morning. Miller said he wants to see a lasting impact.
"We hope this will serve our students for years and years to come and be a point of pride for our community," Miller explained.
Some student athletes have been using that gym all summer.
As for the lecture hall, Superintendent Jason Miller says the school could start using it for faculty meetings starting in August.
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