Students in Watford City will say goodbye to crowded hallways and portable classrooms as they transition to a newly constructed high school today.
Yesterday, the dedication of the $53 million school took place with a ribbon cutting and a standing room only attendance in the grand hallway of the 163,000-sqaure-foot building.
According to the Fargo Forum, the completion marks a new era for the school district that has seen enrollment nearly triple since the beginning of the Bakken oil boom.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., was one of numerous dignitaries on hand for the dedication.
This morning the first classes were held in the new building. And although school starts at 8:30, some were in the building by 7, according to KFYR-TV News.
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