On Saturday evening, as Upper Dublin Community Day was winding down, school officials, faculty, and school board members gathered to dedicate the completed Upper Dublin High School.
High School principal, Chuck Rittenhouse, who is also a 1982 graduate of Upper Dublin School District, opened the dedication ceremony by thanking the community for their support "on every level."
Dr. Michael Pladus, Superintendent, said at an Upper Dublin Community Day four years ago, the district celebrated the official ground breaking for the new high school. On Saturday, however, he said that they all gathered together with "great pride" because today Upper Dublin has a high school like no other.
"On behalf of the board of school directors, I thank all of you," concluded Pladus.
Joseph Chmielewski, School Board president, said this celebrates a new chapter in the history of Upper Dublin.
He continued that Upper Dublin has become a haven for educational excellence.
"Upper Dublin is a premiere school district," he continued.
Four kindergarten students, one student representing each of the four elementary schools, helped cut the ribbon to dedicate the high school, to represent the future of the district.
The students who helped cut the ribbon were: Alayna Carhwheel, of Thomas Fitzwater Elementary; Tobin Ebarvia, from Jarrettown Elementary; Jayne Gamburg, from Maple Glen Elementary; and Kieran Lodewick, of Fort Washington Elementary. The students are part of the class of 2025.