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Nearly 4 years after historic quake, new Louisa High opens

Posted at 12:22 AM, Aug 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-10 06:16:21-04

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. -- Hundreds of Louisa County students will head to a new school when they start classes Wednesday August 12.

Teachers and administrators dedicated the new Louisa County High School Sunday afternoon. Sunday's ceremony featured speeches, videos and music, and both students and alumni were there.

Louisa High School opening Ceremony

Louisa High School opening Ceremony

This comes nearly four years after a powerful earthquake damaged six schools, two of which were destroyed.

“It will be really real Wednesday, when I can walk the halls and students are in class, then I'll know that it has really happened, there will be no limits to what are students can achieve," said Louisa County School Superintendent, Deborah Pettit.

The new facility features reinforced structures. The new high school is also slightly bigger and able to fit about 300 more students than the old one.

Students and families can get a closer look at the new school during an open house Monday.