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Covington Catholic Sets Date for School's Expansion Groundbreaking

Covington Catholic will soon embark upon the expansion of its campus - with a new academic building that will house its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program, drama and music classes, and a new 200-person classroom/auditorium, along with a south campus building addition with new benefits including flexible expansion of the cafeteria space as a student center and for gatherings.
 
A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m., the school announced this week.
 
The $7.6 million capital campaign also includes a major stadium renovation (dedication for that is planned for August 18), and the Yung Family Tennis Complex, which was completed last year.
 
Diocese of Covington Bishop Roger J. Foys is expected to attend the groundbreaking along with donors, other community supporters, construction contractors, school officials, and students. Many will participate in shoveling the first ceremonial pieces of dirt. All of the community is welcome to attend the ceremony, the school stated.
 
The “Bright Minds...Bright Future: A Blueprint for Success” campaign reached its Phase I goal of $7.6 million by June 30, 2016. The Diocese of Covington reviewed and approved the project to begin initial steps of construction, starting with the stadium renovations which are progressing, and followed by the construction of the new academic wing and south campus building additions.
 
Phase II of the overall campus master plan will include gymnasium renovations and a new multipurpose gymnasium, requiring an additional $2.8 million.
 
-Staff report
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