Groundbreakings and ribbon-cuttings are occurring all across North Carolina as new schools, built with the help of hundreds of millions of dollars raised by the lottery, provide up-to-date, state-of-the-art places for students to learn.
- Washington County plans to break ground soon on a major new school campus for preschoolers to high schoolers.
- Educators in Caswell County cut the ribbon to open the new Bartlett Yancey Senior High School in October.
- Middle school students in Granite Falls in Caldwell County settled into their new school this year.
- Elementary students in Ahoskie in Hertford County are enjoying their second year in their new school.
These projects and more result from the state’s decision to put more of the money raised by the lottery into helping counties build the new schools they need. Educators say the new schools are making a big difference.
“It’s exciting,” said Dr. Jeff Church, who oversaw the building of the new Granite Falls Middle School as associate superintendent for auxiliary services for Caldwell County Schools. “You see the excitement. You see a lot of daylight. You see the new furniture. You see the new opportunities. You see the new technology. You see the excitement on student faces. You see the excitement on teachers’ faces. It is just a wonderful opportunity.”
Here at the N.C. Education Lottery we’re proud to do our part to build new schools. Thank you for playing lottery games and raising money so communities get the new schools the children there deserve.
Check out this slide show to see some of the new schools built with your help.
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