COLUMBUS – The high school was open for residents of Columbus to check out during Monday night’s open house, and did the people of Columbus take advantage. Over 300 people were seen lining up before the doors opened at 6:30, and many more continued to file in throughout the course of the night.
“This is important for the community and just validates the interest we have and makes it that much more special. It’s exciting as a school district we’ve been able to build the excitement and the anticipation of the citizens, as they are really excited about the new high school,” said principal Steven Woodside.
The ceremonious ribbon cutting took place during the morning, but that didn’t stop the general public from flooding the new building during the evening portion of the open house.
“It’s just an amazing experience to be part of an organization and a community that is so vested in the community itself. That is truly unique to Columbus. I’m proud and humbled to be a part of that. There’s no better place that could pull something like this off than Columbus, Nebraska,” said Woodside.