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A decade of planning, labor and dedication was celebrated Sunday afternoon with the official dedication of Zanesville High School.
The completion of Zanesville High School marks the last phase of Zanesville City Schools $92-million Facilities Project. The project was made possible by the bond levy in 2002 along with 67% of matching funds. The support came at a time when Superintendent Terry Martin said the local economy needed a boost, as well as community pride. Principal Mark Ulbrich agrees.
"It shows we are poised to educate our student well into the future," said Ulbrich. "In the age of digital technology and new technologies we stand poised to provide our students with the best opportunity to be successful."
Since the 1800's Zanesville High School has continued to grow and meet the demands of the community. As one of the largest Ohio School Facilities Projects in Southeastern Ohio, the state of the art technology and capacity should meet the needs of the community for years to come.
"As you look around this facility this is probably one of the premiere high schools in the state of Ohio right now and we are focusing on the whole student, academically, socially with athletics, music and the arts and the whole nine-yards," expressed Zanesville Alumni association President Janice McFerren. "We want well rounded students going out of our high school to go onto what ever endeavors they choose."
In addition to the new high school, a middle school and two elementary schools have been completed. The new high school has been in use since last fall after it was completed.