What's The News In Watford City?

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.

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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.

“They needed it, they’ve gone from about 500 students to something about 1,300 students. This is first class. Congratulations to the Watford City Wolves. Really Great,” Hoeven said to KFYR-TV News.

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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.

For more information and stories on the new Watford City High School, visit the links below.

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New Watford City High School allows “Room to Grow.”-Fargo Forum

New High School Set to Open-McKenzie County Farmer

New High School Dedicated in Watford City-KFYR-TV

New High School Opens in Watford City-KFYR-TV

New Watford City School Ready for Students-KX News

New High School Opens Tuesday in Watford City-KX News

JLG Architect Renderings and Information

Watford City High School Official Web Page