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Posted: March 14, 2013 7:51 p.m.

New NHS revealed to NCSS officials

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The gym at the new Newton High School, which will accomodate 2,500 spectators.

Newton County School System officials toured the new Newton High School on Thursday, where new classrooms, gyms and offices were revealed to school officials.

The smell of fresh paint and newly rolled out carpet filled the new school, which includes a 500-plus seat auditorium; an open commons entrance area; a gym which would accommodate 2,500 spectators; a practice gym; science labs; band and choral classrooms that are connected with rehearsal areas; a ROTC wing that includes office space and classrooms; engineering, agricultural and art classrooms and even elevators for students and teachers to get to the different floors of the school.

NCSS Superintendent Gary Mathews, who toured the school with officials and architects from Cunningham Forehand Matthews and Moore based out of Atlanta, said the new school is a testament of a job well done and something that students and future generations of students could be proud of.

“If ever there was a worthwhile expenditure/investment, this school certainly represents that,” Mathews said. “And for generations to come, children of Newton High School will be extremely well served because of the citizens and tax payers of this community.”

The new school, located between Jack Nelly and Crowell roads, is set to open in the fall to NHS students, teachers and faculty.

For more on this story and to see more photos, visit CovNews.com or pick up the Sunday, March 17 edition of The News.

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