The Bobcats of Sage Creek High School celebrated the dedication of their new school on Friday. Over 500 students, staff, and special guests were in attendance in the school’s gymnasium.
Ninth-grader Brooke Kibby sang the national anthem as a color guard from Camp Pendleton presented the flag to open the ceremony. Principal Cesar Morales and Board President Elisa Williamson welcomed the crowd, introducing the many attendees who had contributed to the vision, design, and construction of the school. Tex Barnhart of Balfour Beatty Construction presented the school with a podium to commemorate the day.
ASB President Caleb Strachan received a standing ovation from his classmates as he challenged them to go out and make their marks in the world. PTSA president Eddie Buscher spoke of the SCHS parents’ dedication to their school.
Architects Ralph Roesling and Chikako Terada of RNT described many of the unique energy and water saving features of this CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) verified project.
Student singers Miranda Colvin, Karina Hull, Elena Trask Thalia Morales and Taylor Moseley entertained the audience with a cappella performances.
State Senator Mark Wyland and Assemblyman Rocky Chavez’s offices presented a joint resolution honoring the school and its team.
Superintendent Suzette Lovely closed the dedication with a challenge to the students. “Sage Creek isn’t just a building. It’s an expression of the attitudes and beliefs you hold about yourselves as learners, as innovators, as athletes, as club members, as citizens. What you leave behind will remain forever embedded in the walls of this campus. I urge you to take advantage of the opportunities before you, make connections, take risks, and find the niche where you can contribute most to this amazing team. And, in four years, we’ll be down on that field – making history again – handing out diplomas to the Class of 2017.”
After the ceremony, guests were invited to take tours of the campus led by student tour guides.
Principal Morales stated: “It was an exceptional experience to have our visionaries of this project side by side with our architects, construction company, and those who have brought Sage Creek to life, our students, staff, and parents. I am proud to be the principal of Sage Creek High School and the great students who chose to contribute to creating a second-to-none high school experience.”
–CUSD press release