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Monte Vista High School celebrates latest step for new event center

Posted at 8:38 AM, Oct 09, 2019

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - Monte Vista High School is celebrating a milestone with a topping out ceremony of the school's new event center on Wednesday.

"It’s been a long process," said Monte Vista High Principal Joel Tropp. "We’ve been doing construction since about December, so it was a big dirt pile for a really long time so we’re super excited to see bricks go into place, walls being built and steel getting hoisted up."

Students and staff will have a chance to sign the highest beam before it is hoisted into place, then the school’s band will give a performance and school officials will make remarks before the beam is put in place at 10:20 a.m.

The $17.4 million project is scheduled to be fully completed in summer 2020.

The new energy-efficient, multi-use facility will include an event center, a black box theater, digital music classroom, an outdoor stage with amphitheater-style seating and more.

The project was funded by Proposition U and Measure BB.