Despite the rain, former senator and astronaut John Glenn and his wife Annie picked up their shovels and broke ground for the addition being made to John Glenn High School. New Concord is getting bigger and the students are growing out of the current school. Frank Gregory, Principal at John Glenn said that construction begins in June. The plans call for a new gymnasium and locker rooms to be added. The district then plans to expand the music department. The following year, the new science laboratory and a new cafeteria will be built. The whole project should be completed by 2004.