A&A Building Breaks Ground, ‘Realizing the Dream’

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By Katrin O’Grady

September 8th 2013 marked an extraordinary day in the history of Montrose School. Students, parents, teachers, siblings, alumnae, as well as school founders and trustees gathered in front of the future Arts and Athletics center for the official groundbreaking ceremony.

Father Dick opened the ceremony with a prayer and blessing before Neil Jacob, Chairman of the Board, explained to the expectant crowd all the work that led Montrose to where it is today. He recalled the two previous groundbreaking ceremonies in Medfield, but he called this one, “the most important for the future of Montrose.” He also thanked everyone who donated money for the new building.

Then, Dr. Bohlin spoke positively about the project, remarking enthusiastically, “‘I love construction!” She said she loved parking her car every morning and looking at the progress as she walked into. She was realistic about the challenges of the undertaking, but looked hopefully toward its completion in the summer of 2014.

The last speaker, William Noonan, parent and board member, invited parents and friends to several reception events where they can learn more about the project and pledge support .

Finally, Fr. Dick gave another blessing as Dr. Bohlin, Mrs. Ginnetty, executive student government, and board members donned hard hats and shovels and officially “broke the ground.”

As Mr. Noonan said, “‘We will see you all next year to cut the ribbon for the new Arts and Athletics Center!’”



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